Running Press is publishing The DC Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book ($49.95) in October.  This chronicle of America’s oldest comic publisher contains more than 25 plastic-encased archival pieces for readers to pull out and examine.  Included in the collection are exact reproductions of early sketches, covers, memos, press materials, a working model of a 1942 Junior Justice Society of America Decoder, plus original pencils and inks from Wonder Woman #63.


Running Press is planning to support the launch of The DC Vault with national and local TV and radio publicity, online marketing targeting fan sites, a major review campaign, and a cross-promotion arrangement with DC Comics.  Based on its success with The Marvel Vault in 2007, Running Press has ordered a massive first printing of 100,000 copies.