1982 DC Comics Style Guide

Featuring the legendary art
of José Luis García-López


Coming soon

Coming Soon


Ships Aug.



The long-awaited reissue of the DC Comics Style Guide is now available for pre-order.

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.

Order before July 4th for early-access pricing. Currently only available in US/Canada.


384 pages
165+ image plates
9.5 × 11.5"
24.1 × 29.2 cm
CMYK + 1 Pantone® spot color
Stochastic screen offset
Perigord Matte 135 gsm paper
Case-bound (hardcover)
Soft touch laminated cover with spot varnish
Printed in Italy
Individually packaged in custom protective mailer

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DC Comics Style Guide
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DC Comics Style Guide
Published by Standards Manual, 2024

Design by Order
Editors: Jesse Reed & Hamish Smyth
Scanning: Camila Perez
Comms: Daly

Note: Final book layout, design, and specifications are subject to change between the pre-order period and the delivery of the book for print. Standards Manual’s number one priority is quality, and any necessary material changes to specifications will be communicated to purchasers.

More details will be released about this title as production progresses.