DC Comics Commercials Return To Television!
Jan 19, 2018
by Troy-Jeffrey Allen
If you were a kid in the '90s then you'll likely recall the following TV spot featuring several of the DCU's most popular heroes, heroines, and villains...
Like Lobo said, "These ain't your daddy's comics, boy". Except, a few decades later...now they are. Which means it was time for an upgrade! And with DC's "New Age of Heroes" line-up hitting comic stores, it was time to give the DCU new commercials for the HD era.
From DC Comics:
The DC Universe is bigger and better than ever with the arrival of the New Age of DC Heroes -- and now, DC announces two new 30-second ads spotlighting these new titles that will run on TV networks across the nation!
The first ad features DAMAGE, THE SILENCER, SIDEWAYS and THE TERRIFICS -- and you can see it here!
The second ad features THE IMMORTAL MEN, NEW CHALLENGERS, THE CURSE OF BRIMSTONE and THE UNEXPECTED, and you can see it here!
These ads are slated to run in 40 million homes on major networks including TBS, El Rey, Syfy, Adult Swim, TruTV and TNT, and on CWTV.com and the CW app during hit TV series including Arrow, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and the brand-new Black Lightning!
The ads will also run online on Google, YouTube, Facebook and Reddit.
Now, of course, these aren't the first DC TV promos in the last 20 or so years. Far from it. The company did similar spots for New 52 and Rebirth. Still, a trip down nerd memory lane is always appreciated.
You can find the debut issues of the "New Age of DC Heroes" line-up -- such as Damage (OCT170201), The Silencer, Sideways (DEC170221), The Terrifics (DEC170222), The Immortal Men, New Challengers, The Curse of Brimstone (JAN180237), and The Unexpected -- at comic shops and available to pre-order inside upcoming issues of PREVIEWS.
Troy-Jeffrey Allen handles social media and community outreach for PREVIEWSworld.com and the DCD family of sites. His comics work includes BAMN, Fight of the Century, and the Harvey Award-nominated District Comics.