DC Universe Presents is the name of two DC Comics publications. The first is part of the UK 'Collector's Edition' line of DC Comics published by Titan Magazines. Beginning March 2007, it was originally titled Superman Legends and was published alongside Batman Legends. Titan also later released several other DC comics following on from the success of Superman and Batman Legends. The book was retitled as DC Universe Presents at issue 33 but despite the change in title and some of its content, the magazine continued the issue count of Superman Legends.
The second was a title published as part of DC Comic's The New 52. The premise of the book was similar to that of DC's original Showcase and DC Comics Presents series. It would introduce characters and concepts into the rebooted universe. The final issue of this series, #19, was published in April 2013.
Contents of Superman Legends
Stories that were printed in Superman Legends include:
- Issues 1-12 Superman: For Tomorrow
- Issues 1-3, 5-9 All-Star Superman
- Issues 1-2 The last two issues of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
- Issues 3-7, 10-11 Camelot Falls from Action Comics
- Issue 4 Justice League Of America #0
- Issue 8-11 Superman Confidential
- Issue 13+ Various comics from Action Comics including Last Son and Bizarro World
- Issue 14+ Justice
Change to DC Universe Presents
Superman Legends became DC Universe Presents after issue 33. It continued the stories and issue count of Superman Legends while adding stories featuring other characters such as Green Lantern and Flash. Issue 40 featured no Superman content because of a focus on Green Lantern due to the film. Issue 43 marked the first time that any of The New 52 comic strips were published in the UK. It featured the first issues of the new Justice League, Action Comics and Green Lantern comics. According to the response to a fan letter, these stories are due to continue being printed in DC Universe Presents for the foreseeable future although Action Comics and Green Lantern were dropped in favour of Justice League Dark and Justice League of America. Later the comic was relaunched as DC Universe Presents Justice League Trinity and featured Forever Evil and Justice League United.
Titan announced that a new comic, simply titled 'Superman' will launch on 30 May 2013. The series lasted 6 issues and was replaced with Batman/Superman.
Volume Two (Justice League Trinity)
- Issue 10 Justice League #32, Justice League United #2, Justice League Dark #35, The Flash #4
- issue 11 Justice League #33, Justice League United #3, Justice League Dark #36, The Flash #5
- Issue 12 Justice League #34, Justice League United #4, Justice League Dark #47, Wonder Woman #1
The New 52
|DC Universe Presents|
|Publication date||September 2011–April 2013|
|No. of issues||19 and issue numbered 0|
This series presented multi-issue and single-issue stories about different DC characters, each by a different creative team. It was published in the First Wave of new comics that DC released under The New 52 banner after Flashpoint. The series ended with the 19th issue.
- Issues 1-5: Deadman
- Issues 6-8: Challengers of the Unknown
- Issues 9-11: Vandal Savage
- Issue 12: Kid Flash
- Issue 0: OMAC, Mister Terrific, Hawk & Dove, Blackhawks, Deadman : This issue featured characters from titles cancelled when the Second Wave of The New 52 was announced.
- Issues 13-16: Black Lightning and Blue Devil
- Writer: Marc Andreyko
- Artist: Robson Rocha
- Issue 17: Arsenal
- Writer: Joe Keatinge
- Artist: Ricken
- Issue 18: Starfire
- Writer: Joe Keatinge
- Artist: Federico Dallocchio
- Issue 19: Beowulf
- Writer: Tony Bedard
- Artist: Jesus Saiz
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- "ROBINSON TAKES VANDAL SAVAGE TO "DCU PRESENTS"". Comic Book Resources. February 3, 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
- Campbell, Josie (May 30, 2012). "FABIAN NICIEZA "PRESENTS" KID FLASH". Comic Book Resources.
- Campbell, Josie (July 4, 2012). "EXCLUSIVE: ANDREYKO SEES BLACK & BLUE IN "DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS"". Comic Book Resources.
- Rogers, Vaneta (October 18, 2012). "ANDREYKO Brings 'BLACK & BLUE' To the NEW 52". Newsarama.
- Nagorski, Alex (November 9, 2012). "Arsenal Takes Center Stage in DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #17". DC Comics.
- Rogers, Vaneta (December 7, 2012). "DCU PRESENTS: STARFIRE in One-Shot Feature". Newsarama.