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DC Announces New 52 Valentine's Day Special

Because everyone wants more love in their comics.

Many think that comic books are mainly about superhero action. Clearly that isn't the case. Comics are full of love and romance. I even wrote an article about it a year ago. DC Comics realizes that readers do enjoy the romance (and complications) in comic books (look at all the talk about Superman and Wonder Woman sharing a kiss).

Today, DC has announced more love in comics coming your way. On February 6 (just in time for Valentine's Day), YOUNG ROMANCE: A NEW 52 VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL #1 will be headed to a comic shop near you.

Featuring characters such as Wonder Woman, Superman, Batgirl, Catwoman, Batwoman, Aquaman, Mera, Apollo, Midnighter, and Dick Grayson, YOUNG ROMANCE: A NEW 52 VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL #1 will also include perforated Valentine’s Day cards featuring the stars of its stories.

The anthology will feature stories by Andy Diggle, Ann Nocenti, Cecil Castellucci, Peter Milligan and Lauren Beukes, and art by Gene Ha, Emanuella Luppichinno, Phil Jimenez, Sanford Green and more.

It might be easy to dismiss this as a bunch of lovey-dovey hogwash (does anyone use 'hogwash' anymore?), but when you look at the creators involved, you know there will be some good stuff here. Plus, it's love. Love is all you need, right?

No word on the price. For 64 pages, I imagine it'd be priced less than the recent Vertigo comic GHOSTS, that had a cover price of $7.99 for 80 pages. But with that cover by Kenneth Rocafort, I imagine people will want to pick this up. Plus, everyone enjoys love in their comics. They just might not want to admit it.

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Posted by sirderpity

Thanks dc I was planning on spending forever alone awareness day at my comic shop being forever alone but fine I shall be forever alone somewhere else