24 titles, brand new DC Universe.
DC Comics has announced new titles after their Convergence event. Coming this June, DC will be launching 24 new titles, alongside the 25 series surviving post-Convergence.
Here are the 24 new titles:
Robin, Son of Batman by writer/artist Pat Gleason
Black Canary by writer Brenden Fletcher and artist Annie Wu
Martian Manhunter by writer Rob Williams and artists Ben Oliver and Paulo Siqueira
Earth 2: Society by writer Daniel H. Wilson and artist Jorge Jimenez
Midnighter by writer Steve Orlando and artist ACO
Bat-Mite by writer Dan Jurgens and artist Corin Howell
Batman Beyond by writer Dan Jurgens and artist Bernard Chang
Cyborg by writer David L. Walker and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
Dark Universe by writer James Tynion IV and artist Ming Doyle
Doomed by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Javier Fernandez
Harley Quinn/Power Girl by writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, with artist Stephane Roux
Red Hood/Arsenal by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Denis Medri
Starfire by writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, with artist Emanuela Lupacchino
We Are Robin by writer Lee Bermejo and artists Rob Haynes and Khary Randolph
Justice League of America by writer/artist Brian Hitch
Bizzaro by writer Heath Corson and artist Gustavo Duarte
Prez by writer Mark Russell and artist Ben Caldwell
Omega Men by writer Tom King and artist Barnaby Bagenda
Mystic U (tentative title) by writer Alisa Kwitney and artist Mauricet
Section Eight by writer Garth Ennis and artist John McCrea
Dr. Fate by writer Paul Levitz and artist Sonny Liew
Green Lantern: Lost Army by Cullen Bunn, art by Jesus Saiz and Javi Pina.
Justice League 3001 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Howard Porter
Constantine: The Hellblazer by Ming Doyle and Riley Rossmo
And here are the 25 continue titles:
Action Comics by Greg Pak/Aaron Kuder
Aquaman by Cullen Bunn/Trevor McCarthy
Batgirl by Cameron Stewart/Brenden Fletcher/Babs Tarr
Batman by Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo
Detective Comics by Brian Buccelato/Francis Manapul
Batman/Superman by Greg Pak/Ardian Syaf
Catwoman by Genevieve Valentine/David Messina
Deathstroke by Tony Daniel/Tony Daniel
Flash by Rob Venditti/Van Jensen/Brett Booth
Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan/Brenden Fletcher/Karl Kerschl
Gotham By Midnight by Ray Fawkes/Juan Ferreyra
Grayson by Tim King/Tim Seeley/Mikel Janin
Green Arrow by Ben Percy/Richard Zircher
Green Lantern by Robert Venditti/Billy Tan
Harley Quinn by Amanda Conner/Jimmy Palmiotti/Chad Hardin
Justice League by Geoff Johns/Jason Fabok
Justice League United, writer TBD/Travel Foreman & Paul Pelletier.
Lobo by Cullen Bunn/Cliff Richards
Secret Six by Gail Simone/Dale Eaglesham
Sinestro by Cullen Bunn/Brad Walker
New Suicide Squad by Sean Ryan/Carlos D’Anda
Superman by Gene Luen Yang/John Romita Jr.
Superman/Wonder Woman by Peter Tomasi/Doug Mahnke
Teen Titans by Will Pfeifer/Kenneth Rocafort
Wonder Woman by Meredith Finch/David Finch
Titles missing from this June lineup are: Batman and Robin, Constantine, Earth 2, Justice League Dark, Justice League 3000, Red Hood and the Outlaws and Supergirl. However, Batman and Robin is possibly Robin, Son of Batman now; Constantine is Constantine: Hellblazer; Earth 2 is now Earth 2: Society; Justice League Dark is possibly Dark Universe or Mystic U; Justice League 3000 is Justice League 3001, and Red Hood and the Outlaws breaks into both Red Hood/Arsenal and Starfire. The only exception is Supergirl, as it’s unclear which book that becomes.
There’s a lot of new titles I’m looking forward to here. Black Canary is interesting, and she’s one of the most underplayed female superhero in the DC Universe. Martian Manhunter is an obvious choice for a solo title, even though I don’t have much hope. Earth 2: Society is going to be great. Even though it spoiled the fact that Earth 2 will survive the destruction, it also means the new title will focus more on the “team” aspect of Earth 2 heroes.
Cyborg got his own title! Finally! Harley Quinn/Power Girl is a spin-off of the recent popular arc in Harley Quinn’s solo title, and it’s going to be great. I’m also looking forward to other humor books such as Bizarro or Bat-Mite. Bat-Mite’s own solo, in the year 2015, who would believe that.
Batman Beyond, Dark Universe and We Are Robin or seem like great series too. Justice League of America is a strange one, and it’s “new tales of the world’s greatest heroes, implying a loose — or perhaps even nonexistent? — tie to continuity in the greater DCU.” Don’t really know what that means yet.
At the end, I’m glad to see Starfire’s new look.