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Outstanding collection of artwork, costumes and movie props
Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are the stars of a new exhibition opening at London's O2 on February 23, 2018. The comic book heroes feature in DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes, which celebrates the publisher's rich history, unique mythology and iconic Super Heroes and Super Villains.

DC Exhibition Dawn of Super Heroes, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, O2 London, Comic Books

Visitors will see more than 200 original comic pages, around 300 preparatory sketches and concept artworks, together with 45 original costumes, models and props used in the iconic films.

Fans will be able to walk through the exhibition, which runs in chronological order, with each room offering guests a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the mythical DC Universe. Featuring artwork of Super Heroes and Super Villains such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, The Penguin and Mr. Freeze, the exhibition will bring fans closer to the world's most iconic characters.

DC Exhibition Dawn of Super Heroes, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, O2 London, Comic Books

Highlights include:

Exclusive artworks from the 2017 Wonder Woman film, directed by Patty Jenkins;

Costumes and props from more recent films such as the Batman franchise directed by Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher, the acclaimed The Dark Knight trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Justice League;

Original drawings of DC's stable of Super Heroes and Super Villains;

Original costumes from blockbuster DC films, including the famous cape worn by Christopher Reeve in the Superman movies and Lynda Carter's iconic Wonder Woman costume from the 1970s.

DC Exhibition Dawn of Super Heroes, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, O2 London, Comic Books

The exhibition, accompanied throughout by original soundtracks of the DC films and series, will showcase original drawings of DC's characters, as well as iconic scenes and landmarks, from world-renowned artists including Jim Lee, Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller and Alex Ross.

The exhibition showcases almost a century of artistic creations that followed the introduction of an innovative new genre imagined by two adolescents from Cleveland, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, the creators of Superman. First introduced in Action Comics #1 in 1938, Superman, the world's first Super Hero, quickly revolutionised the era, influencing art, literature, fashion, TV and film.

The exhibition runs at the O2 until September 2018. Adult tickets are priced from 22.
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Why? Major exhibition of DC Comics' Super Heroes and Villains
When: February 23 - September 9, 2018
Phone: 020 8463 3359
Where: The O2, north Greenwich, London
Cost: Adult: 22/ Child: 11/ Concession: 19.80/Family of 3: 39.60/ Family of 4: 55/ Family of 5: 60.50
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