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Batman, Superman, Justice League and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics | Photo by Culture Trip
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The Blockbuster DC Exhibition Brings Your Favourite Comicbook Characters to Life

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Film Editor
Updated: 22 February 2018
The new DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes, launching in London and running until September at the O2, is set to be one of the highlights of the year for film, and comics fans everywhere.
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With the DC Universe series of films continuing on screen, Aquaman is set to be released later this year, there’s never been a better time to go back and revisit the origins of some of the most iconic characters from modern pop culture.

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Paying homage to all incarnations of the characters, from gothic heroes to nefarious villains, the DC Exhibition features some truly unique drawings, models and costumes that have been ingrained in the minds of fans all over the world. The tour can be enjoyed as a leisurely stroll through a series of connected rooms, all themed to the characters they focus on, and there’s the additional option of taking an audio-assisted tour to get that extra bit of inside information.

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Organised in chronological order, the exhibition starts with Superman and runs through the big screen, TV and print versions of you favourite characters. One particular highlight is the Wonder Woman area, which shows the dramatic transformation Diana Prince and the Amazonian alter-ego have undergone in recent years.

Throughout the space, you’ll also be able to see interviews with influential DC creatives on several screens as well as music from some of the most popular soundtracks from the Warner Bros. films and associated TV shows.

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Batman, Superman, Justice League and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics | Photo by Culture Trip

Superman and Batman, arguably the two biggest names in all of comicbook mythos, are particularly well represented. There are several versions of the costumes we’ve seen in the films, and there’s a chance to compare ones from the earlier periods – Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Richard Donner’s Superman (1978) – through to the Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder incarnations of recent years.

You can also take a closer look at the first edition comics where the characters made their debut. The progression is quite staggering in places, especially when you take into account the gaudy spectacle of the beloved 1960’s Batman TV series.

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Batman, Superman, Justice League and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics | Photo by Culture Trip

DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes

Opening Date: 23 February 2018

Closing Date: 9 September 2018

Tickets: Adult £22/Child £11/Concession £19.80/Family of 3 £39.60/Family of 4 £55/Family of 5 £60.50.

All tickets are subject to a booking fee. To book, please visit www.DCExhibition.co.uk

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