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‘AQUAMAN’ AND ‘TITANS’ WRITER DAN ABNETT SIGNS WITH DC ENTERTAINMENT

DAN ABNETT SIGNS WITH DC ENTERTAINMENT

Fan-Favorite Writer to Pen AQUAMAN and TITANS

As Part of DC Universe: Rebirth

BURBANK, Calif. (May 26, 2016) – DC Entertainment continues to add top-flight talent to its creative roster, announcing today that it has reached an agreement with writer Dan Abnett to create comic book content solely for the company’s DC and Vertigo imprints. In addition to writing Aquaman: Rebirth #1 and Aquaman #1 in June, Abnett will also pen Titans: Rebirth #1, continuing threads from his storyline in his current Titans Hunt miniseries. Shipping twice monthly, the Aquaman art team includes talented artists Phil Briones, Scot Eaton, Oscar Jimenez, Jesus Merino and Brad Walker, while the monthly Titans will see artist Brett Booth accompany Abnett on the book.

“Dan Abnett is the perfect fit for Aquaman and Titans,” said DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee. “He skillfully balances great dialogue and high-octane action, making for great reads every time. DC is excited that he’ll be giving fans more great stories in both books as we enter into our line wide REBIRTH re-launch in June and beyond.”

AQMREB_Cv1Aquaman continues the story of Arthur Curry, the King of Atlantis, as he seeks to reconcile his dual heritage of land and sea. A citizen of both worlds, Arthur seeks to unite Atlantis with the rest of the global community. But his plans will be thrown into chaos with the return of his arch-nemesis Black Manta, who seeks to destroy the careful balance of peace, and bring Aquaman’s world crashing down.

Titans continues story beats from Abnett’s run on Titans Hunt, with teammates Wally West, Donna Troy, Arsenal, Garth, Lilith and Nightwing all reunited after the disastrous consequences of having their memories lost. Now, with their memories intact they will attempt to reunite as a team, and stop the demon that broke them apart and is a threat to reality itself.

“I was delighted by Dan DiDio’s invitation to sign exclusively with DC,” said Abnett. “My recent work for DC, on projects like He-Man, Earth 2 and Titans Hunt have been both rewarding and enjoyable, and now with Aquaman’s Rebirth in the mix, and the Titans as a new series, it seems like the ideal time to really focus on DC work and do my best to knock each and every issue out of the park.  Not that we have baseball parks in the UK. We have cricket pitches. But the point stands, anyway…”

Abnett makes his REBIRTH debut on Aquaman: Rebirth #1 (on sale June 8) and Aquaman #1 (on sale June 22) beginning an all-new story arc, blasting out of the events of the DC Universe: Rebirth #1 special, written by Geoff Johns (Justice League, Green Lantern: Rebirth, Flash: Rebirth), that went on sale May 25. As part of the REBIRTH line wide re-launch, Aquaman will ship twice monthly, and at a lower price of $2.99.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

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To hear more from Dan Abnett on his titles, you can check out this interview with Newsarama: CLICK HERE.

Cynopsis Sports Summit Returns on June 22

Top executives from networks, leagues, brands gather to discuss future of sports, media, advertising and technology.

New York, NY (May 6, 2016) – Cynopsis Sports, the leading daily publication for sports media executives, will hold its fifth annual Sports Business Summit on Wednesday, June 22 in New York City. The event brings all corners of the industry together to examine the game-changing developments taking place on multiple platforms and behind the scenes in the business today.

Executives from global brands, agencies, networks, and leagues, will share key perspectives on growing engagement, monetizing value and building communities by tapping into the unrivaled passion of the sports fan through content, context and digital connectivity. While the full list of speakers will be unveiled in the coming weeks, the June 22 Summit will feature a lineup of executives from companies such as AEG, Atlanta Braves, CSE, Eversport, FIBA, FOX Sports, Instagram, Intel, Learfield, Bruin Sports Capital, NBC Sports, Neulion, NextVR, Octagon, Oculus, Perform Media, Sportradar, Turner Sports, and Whistle Sports Network to name a few. In addition, attendees will hear a keynote from FIBA’s Secretary General Patrick Bauman and enjoy a Q&A with Octagon Founder and President Phil de Picciotto.

“As technology continues to profoundly impact how fans, media and sponsors interact with the game, we will explore its impact on marketing, engagement, and media as well as its impact on sports itself,” said Chris Pursell, Director of Sports Content at Cynopsis. “I look forward to hearing about how companies can prepare themselves for the changes ahead.”

New this year is a “Hall of Fame” networking luncheon and presentation, honoring the people who have taken sports and transformed it into a pop culture phenomenon. Details of this year’s class will be announced shortly.

The Summit, sponsored by NeuLion, Sportsradar, and rEvolution, will be held at the New York Athletic Club in New York City and will feature content-rich sessions focused on the state of the industry, new technologies and the new world of sports content distribution. For more details, go to http://www.cynopsissportssummit.com.

For questions about registration, contact Sarah Martinez at sarah@cynopsis.com or go to http://www.cynopsissportssummit.com. For sponsorship information, contact Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mike Farina at mike@cynopsis.com.

About Cynopsis Media:
Cynopsis Media is what the TV industry reads first every day. The Cynopsis Media family of products includes the media industry’s most-read daily, Cynopsis, plus sister dailies Cynopsis Digital and Cynopsis Sports, the Cynopsis Jobs board and special reports. Serving TV, agency and brand professionals, Cynopsis Media produces conferences, webinars, and awards programs that are second to none. Find out more at cynopsis.com.