James Gunn shares some of the comics inspiring the DCU

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What will be influencing the early days of the DC Universe? DC Studios Co-CEO James Gunn has shared some of the books the team are looking at.

Following the announcement on Tuesday of Chapter 1, “Gods & Monsters,” of the DCU, Gunn is now giving us a bit of a look behind the curtain of what books are being used to influence what audiences will see. He took to social media on Thursday to show off four books: All Star Superman, The Auhtority, Batman by Grant Morrison, and Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing.

Gunn said of the titles:

We’re [sic] talked a lot about Woman of Tomorrow, but these are more of the comics inspiring #DCStudios and the new #DCU in these early days. That doesn’t mean we’re adapting all these comics, but that the feel, the look, or the tone of them are touchstones for our team. Check ’em out!

Some of the titles he mentioned aren’t surprising, but it’s nice to have them confirmed so we have a better idea of what to expect during the long wait until the first releases from DC Studios.

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