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DC Debuts Jan. 12-13 ‘Black Lightning,’ ‘Gotham by Gaslight’ in D.C.

Pop culture event brings superheroes from the TV screen and the comic book page to the nation’s capital for two days of screenings, panels and celebrity guests.

DC Entertainment will debut its new series ‘Black Lightning’ at the DC in D.C. event Jan. 12-13 in Washington, D.C.

BURBANK, CALIF. -- Get ready for DC in D.C.

During the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Warner Bros. Television Group, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will team up for DC in D.C., a landmark pop-culture event that brings together the worlds of entertainment and public service to illuminate the story of America and current issues through the lens of comics and super heroes.

Events will take place Jan. 12-13 at the Newseum, and will culminate with the world premiere screening of the upcoming DC series Black Lightning — based on the first African-American DC Super Hero to have his own stand-alone comic title — in the Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. A party follows at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

DC in D.C. brings together stars and producers from Warner Bros. Television’s DCTV series, as well as comic book writers and artists from DC Entertainment, who will join invited guests from politics, government service, entertainment, business, academia and more. The event will explore the intersection of comic books, culture, entertainment and enlightenment through a series of panel discussions open to the public.

Additionally, DC in D.C. will present the premiere screening of the DC Universe animated movie Batman: Gotham By Gaslight (for ages 18+) at the Newseum.

Scheduled participants include:

  • The stars of Black Lightning -- Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, Damon Gupton and James Remar -- along with executive producers Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil
  • Executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, Black Lightning, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl, upcoming Titans) plus television series stars Caity Lotz (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Candice Patton (The Flash), Danielle Panabaker (The Flash), J.W. Cortes (Gotham), Russell Tovey (Freedom Fighters: The Ray) and others to be announced.
  • DC comic book writers and artists such as DC Entertainment’s Jim Lee, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Shea Fontana, Agnes Garbowska, Tom King, Steve Orlando, Alice Randall, Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley, Mark Russell, Mariko Tamaki and DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns, the best-selling author of Rebirth and Doomsday Clock.
  • Luminaries from media, politics and government service.

Visit www.DCinDC2018.com for updates and ticket info.

Source: Warner Bros., DC Entertainment

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.

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