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It’s been an exciting week for superhero movie fans, especially if you love DC Comics. This week, James Gunn and Peter Safrawho together run DC Studios at Warner Bros., revealed the launch of their 8-10 year plan to bring DC heroes love Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman return to their rightful place at the top of the comic book culture mountain.

But that plan — 10 projects, five on HBO Max and five in theaters that make up the first part of the first chapter in a larger, connected universe — won’t begin for a while. The first movie Superman. Heritage, is slated for release by July 2025. That’s too far. So, at the same time, to help satiate that thirst and excitement for these properties, Gunn posted on Twitter giving fans insight into the special comics that inspire the movies he and his team are developing for Superman, Batman, Supergirl and Swamp Thing, as well as the big screen debut of the Wildstorm franchise.

Gunn didn’t provide links to them, but that’s what we’re here for.

First, it doesn’t appear there, but it is mentioned Supergirl: The woman of tomorrow By Tom King. You can get it at that link. Then there is All-Star Superman. The Deluxe Edition: which you can get from that link, Batman by Grand Morrison Omnibus Vol. 1: available at that link, and An absolute swamp thing by Alan Moore, available there.

Unfortunately, Omnibus of Power Gunn’s tweet was published, but its stories are available in other publications. You can find more about that here.

And, again, it’s important to consider the other part of Gunn’s tweet. While the sets with these characters, writers, and artists inspire the DCU in their “feel,” “look,” and “tone,” don’t expect the exact stories to be brought to theaters. These are just “touchstones”.

To learn more about the all-new DC Universe slate, Click here. To read more from Gunn and Safran about their vision, Click here.

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