It would seem that DC Entertainment (DCE) is calling June 12th the Man of Steel day and they’re going to make it count at your local comic book retailers and bookstores.
The latest Superman movie, called Man of Steel is opening in theaters on Friday, June 14th. And there’s much to be excited about this film for. It’s produced by Christopher Nolan, (who co-wrote the script) who legitimatized the Batman character in his Dark Knight movies. It’s directed by Zack Snyder, who has an eye for the visually stunning. He’s been behind such movies as Sucker Punch, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Watchmen and 300.
The movie stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, with Michael Shannon as General Zod.
The movie shows Clark facing his off-planet origins when others from his planet show up and invade.
I think Warner Bros has a hit coming up on their hands, and how they handle this movie as a potential lead-in to their own universe of comic book characters will be interesting to see. I’m secretly expecting a quickie reference to Superman taking a moment for a bomb in Gotham city… oh, oops, I guess that’s not secret any more.
But regardless, DC is going to make the most of it and tease you into comic book retailers with “a free copy of ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION comic book by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly.”
There will also be “MAN OF STEEL promotional posters and bags,” a new comic, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 for sale, 12″ collectible statues from Man of Steel.
DC will also be distributing some goodies at local libraries, but being there only 1,000 of so locations, but they’ll be offering buttons, bookmarks and Superman comics.
Digitally, keep your eyes peeled for that free comic title to be available for download also, courtesy of Sears.
AND, there will be a bunch of 99 cent titles via comiXology, Kindle, iBookstore, Nook platforms.
Man of Steel Opens in the U.S. on June 14th, while Japan gets stuck with a August 30th opening date!
Below, are various international locations and their opening dates for Man of Steel:
Philippines 12 June 2013
Argentina 13 June 2013
United Arab Emirates
Bulgaria 14 June 2013
Belgium 19 June 2013
Switzerland (French speaking region)
Cambodia 20 June 2013
Switzerland (German speaking region)
Austria 21 June 2013
Finland 26 June 2013
Australia 27 June 2013
Estonia 28 June 2013
Brazil 12 July 2013
Japan 30 August 2013
[DCE Press, IMDb]