The closest we’ll get to reprints of the guides — at least for the time being…
Oh, boy, isn’t this cool: DC and Trends International will be publishing a 2024 calendar featuring the lovely, fan-favorite 1980s DC Style Guide art by the great Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (as well as illos by a couple other big names).
Dig this official description on Amazon:
2024 DC COMICS JUSTICE LEAGUE (CLASSIC) WALL CALENDAR
Take your scheduling to new heights this year as you soar “up, up, and away” with Batman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash at your side, along with their fellow team members, of course. These incredible superheroes will help you defeat your enemies and leap to victory each day in this 2024 DC Comics The Justice League Calendar! DateWorks Wall Calendars feature a calendar page for each month of 2024, as well as the last four months of 2023. Each monthly calendar spread features enough room to write down notes – making them perfect for staying organized and productive all year long. 2023-2024 Calendars make a great gift for anyone on your list!
— THIS 2024 THE JUSTICE LEAGUE (CLASSIC) WALL CALENDAR features monthly pages for January to December 2024, as well as the last 4 months of 2023
— 13 HIGH-QUALITY IMAGES printed on premium paper
— STAY ORGANIZED AND PRODUCTIVE by keeping track of important dates – perfect to hang on a wall, cork board, or bulletin board at home, school, or the office
— PERFECT SIZE – Calendar Dimensions are 12″ x 12″
A few thoughts:
— Three other images were also released: Two months and the back cover. Check ’em out:
— The calendar is due July 7, 2023, and lists for $17.99.
— Fans have been clamoring for DC to release the Style Guides themselves as a book. Why the publisher hasn’t is a matter of conjecture but I do believe it’s leaving big money on the table.
— UPDATED: My eyes deceive me. A few of the months appear to have been done by other artists — Batman and Robin by Neal Adams, for example, should have jumped out at me. Check out Chris Franklin’s note below. Thanks, Chris! Still a really groovy calendar with lots of great art by JLGL (and others)!
— Cliff Chiang Channels JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ’s DC Style Guide For New WORLD’S FINEST Cover. Click here.
— JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ: Dig This Groovy DC STYLE GUIDE Art Up for Auction. Click here.
April 25, 2023
It’s so cool seeing the Master’s art for this upcoming calendar.
April 25, 2023
Man, this is good news. I really wish they’d release at least selections from the style guide over the years (it changed with additional art added to the original 1982 version), but it’s a start. I believe the image of Superman, Aquaman, Flash and Green Lantern is actually by Eduardo Barretto, who did supplemental work in the guide around the mid-80s. The Super-Gals art is from the 2000s, but is by JLGL. The Batman and Robin piece, busting through the paper is by Neal Adams, I believe. And it looks like Dick Giordano drew the odd Clark Kent/Wonder Woman piece. The rest appears to be JLGL with Giordano on inks. But it’s wonderful to see these classic DC artists, and their art, get a spotlight!
April 25, 2023
Thanks for the clarification, Chris! Nothing gets by you!
April 27, 2023
Some of the art is taken from the 2009 style guide, which had most of the art done by Jerry Ordway.