DC New 52 Midnight Release Party

Meltdown Comics

Flashpoint #5 and Justice League #1 are the only two new DC books this week, heralding the beginning of the New 52 initiative, giving us 52 new #1 issues to make a big ground floor for new readers to get in on.  Several places across the country had midnight release parties, and Los Angeles was no exception. 

At Meltdown Comics, not only did the shindig sport appearances by Scott Lobdell (Superboy, Teen Titans, Red Hood & The Outlaws), Mike Costa (Blackhawks), Josh Fialkov (I, Vampire) and Kyle Higgins (Nightwing, Deathstroke), but it also drew out the cosplayers, and seriously, that's all you really want to see, right?

Check it out, forgive me for shoddy iPhone photography and wish you were there.


Hathaway all you want – Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman is never going out of style.



Arisia is always the most adorable Green Lantern.  You heard us, Ch'p.


Green Arrow and Black Canary

Black Canary and Green Arrow, your 2am contest winners…


Poison Ivy

You should see the tatts Poison Ivy here is hiding.  She's a big Bat-fan.



Zatanna is magic.  Fishnets are never an incorrect choice.



Thrillkiller Barbara Gordon and a guy dressed up like Bendis, maybe?


Wonder Woman

I can't apologize enough for the blurriness on Wonder Woman here.  She was lovely.



Let's bookend it with modern era Catwoman.  Do right by her, Judd Winick.