We recently finished the pack-out check for DC Comics The New 52 Trading Cards, and everything is looking really awesome! We are very excited to launch the DC Comics Trading Cards this fall, and can't wait for all the fans out there to collect their favorite New 52 characters!
As most are aware, the base sets for the DC Comics Trading Cards are a bit smaller than some of the sets that we do for television shows like Smallville or The Big Bang Theory. This is because we are creating all-new original art for the entire base set. This has been a lot of fun for me and George Nadeau because we get to work with some really stellar artists, well-known for their trading card and comic book art.
Our process starts by getting our character roster approved by the Creative Services team at DC. Coming up with the character list is very collaborative and involves lots of people in the office, even those that don't necessarily work on trading cards - just fans of the the DC Universe!
Once we've agreed which characters should be featured, we start writing art descriptions which we supply to the artists. George starts simultaneously booking artists to start on the cards.
Once we receive initial sketches, we send them to the DC Creative team to review, and if everything looks good, we move on to full-color. Once the finished art comes in, we build the cards by putting the finished art and the copy together in the frame, and submit those for approval for one last look.
It is a fun process to work with so many talented designers, artists, and copy writers just to finish the basic base cards. As a special treat for the fans eagerly anticipating this release, we have put together a little preview of some of the base cards for the upcoming DC Comics The New 52 Trading Cards!
Batman - Greg Capullo
Starfire - Ryan Odagawa
Swamp Thing - Melike Acar