Standards Manual releases ‘1982 DC Comics Style Guide’

the front cover for 1982 DC Comics Style Guide featuring a group of superheroes and the old DC comics logo

Standards Manual is reissuing the DC Comics Style Guide from 1982, and you can pre-order it now. Here’s the blurb:

Reproduced from a rare original copy, the book features over 165 highly-detailed scans of the legendary art by José Luis García-López, with an introduction by Paul Levitz, former president of DC Comics.

First issued in 1982, the Style Guide aimed to assist licensees in delivering a consistent look for DC’s Super Heroes. The reissue is based on the original copy held by Standards Manual, containing an amalgam of pages added by the owners of the original from ‘82 to ‘85.

If you order before 4th July, you pay the early-access price of $90 (after that, it’s $95). The downside: it’s currently only available in the US and Canada. Sorry, rest of the world. Maybe in the future. Or on another Earth…

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