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In Pictures: DC Exhibition – Dawn of Super Heroes opens in London

Concept art on display as part of DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes. Image: Joel Meadows
Concept art on display as part of DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes. Image: Joel Meadows

We trailed its opening a couple of weeks back, but the DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes has now opened at the O2 in London – and looks really good, Tripwire magazine’s Joel Meadows was at the launch and has kindly shared some of his photographs with downthetubes…

Batman costume. Image: Joel Meadows
Batman costume. Image: Joel Meadows
Batman sculpture. Image: Joel Meadows
Batman sculpture. Image: Joel Meadows

“The DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes currently happening at the O2 offers something between an overview and a whistle-stop chronology of all things connected with the publisher,” notes Tripwire‘s senior editor Andrew Colman.

A unique exhibition presented by with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products in collaboration with Art Ludique-Le Musée, this one-of-a-kind exhibition celebrates DC’s rich history, unique mythology and iconic Super Heroes and Super Villains such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and The Joker.

Penguin and Joker costumes, part of DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes. Image: Joel Meadows
Penguin and Joker costumes, part of DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes. Image: Joel Meadows
Harley Quinn costume. Image: joel Meadows
Harley Quinn costume. Image: joel Meadows

DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes features more than 200 original comic pages, around 300 preparatory sketches and concept artworks for the cinema, together with 45 original costumes, models and props used in the iconic films.

“There are timelines explaining the development of the company in the late 1930s and early 1940s,” notes Andrew, “that chart its meteoric rise to supremacy in the nascent industry, coupled with endless breath-taking exhibits focusing on all facets of their media profile.

“Although the exhibition doesn’t provide that much depth regarding its subject (its curator correctly opting to not be too dry with his subject), it is unsurpassed in its true remit – bringing an immersive experience of the publisher’s history. It’s a satisfyingly ambitious effort.”

You can read Andrew’s review in full on the Tripwire web site here

More pictures from the exhibition here on downthetubes

DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes 23rd February – 9th September 2018, The O2, London – check web site for opening times | Tickets: Adult £22/Child £11/Concession £19.80/Family of 3 £39.60/Family of 4 £55/Family of 5 £60.50. All tickets are subject to a booking fee | To book, visit www.DCExhibition.co.uk | Find DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes on Facebook: @DCexhibitionUK | Follow DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes on Twitter @DCexhibitionUK

Man of Steel costume. Image: Joel Meadows
Man of Steel costume. Image: Joel Meadows
Daily Planet model. Image: Joel Meadows
Daily Planet model. Image: Joel Meadows
Wonder Woman costume. Image: Joel Meadows
Wonder Woman costume. Image: Joel Meadows

Our thanks to Joel Meadows for his photographs. TRIPWIRE MAGAZINE is the magazine of genre culture, examining comics, film, music and so much more. It was created by Joel Meadows, back in the day, as an incidental fanzine and evolved into an comprehensive window into the things people love and consume, including a great online resource

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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