ComicConBox has announced that their July subscription box will contain an exclusive Dan Panosian variant of Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, and Terry Austin’s Detective Comics #474, the first appearance of Deadshot.  The original comic appeared on newsstands cover dated December, 1977, and you can follow this link to see the classic cover and contents of this famous first appearance on Wikia.  Panosian’s cover is modeled after Rogers and Austin’s.

Official announcement:

ComicConBox™ To Include Exclusive ‘Detective Comics #474’ First Appearance Of ‘Deadshot’ Exclusive Variant Cover by Dan Panosian In July

Virgin Covers Also Available To New ComicConBox Subscribers

Detective-474-333.jpgEL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 30, 2016 —Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Marvel today announced that the “Detective Comics #474″ with variant cover by Dan Panosian, an issue which marks the first appearance of “Deadshot,” will be included in the July ComicConBox™. Monthly subscribers will receive the color variant cover while new subscribers can select a virgin cover edition as a gift, available only through ComicConBox.

After the Batman and Robin have put the Penguin behind bars, they split ways as Robin goes back to college. In prison the Penguin brags to Floyd Lawton/Deadshot how he is about to escape again. He is about to demonstrate with his laser lens monocle, when Floyd suddenly grabs it from the Penguin and cuts a hole in his prison cell wall and escapes. The Batman visits Boss Thorne to end the “cease and desist order”put on him. Then the Ghost of Hugo Strange visits Boss Thorne for a second time.

Bruce Wayne and Silver St. Cloud have a lunch date and bump into Commissioner Gordon at Gothams Exhibition Hall (where Silver works) when they learn of Deadshot’s escape and is bent on killing the Batman. That evening while the Batman is on patrol a bullet whizzes by just missing him. The Batman chases Deadshot which ends at Gotham Exhibition Hall and captures him in a giant typewriter there.Silver is still there working late and witnesses the battle. She calls out to the Batman. He turns and they have a moment of recognition. Silver then realizes that Bruce Wayne is the Batman.

Panosian is a graphic designer who specializes in comic books, advertising and storyboards based in Los Angeles. He has worked on dozens of titles, including Marvel’s Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk and many others, and Image Comics booksWitchBlade, Prophet, Cyberforce and more.

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