DC Comics Announce “Second Wave” Of New 52 Titles
Starting May 2012, there will be six new ongoing titles on the shelves from DC’s historic “New 52” relaunch.
The new titles are billed to help build on the new universe which DC is shaping in the aftermath of the New 52, with DC Entertainment Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras saying:
“The excitement of the initial launch of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 was in seeing the re-imagining of these classic characters and concepts. The ‘Second Wave’ is all about world-building.”
Details on the new six titles, as well as which six titles they will be replacing, are below the cut.
This second wave of titles will feature:
“BATMAN INCORPORATED – Writer: Grant Morrison. Artist: Chris Burnham. The acclaimed ongoing writer of ACTION COMICS, Grant Morrison, presents a fresh take on BATMAN INCORPORATED, in which the Batman brand is franchised globally in preparation for a major international threat.
EARTH 2 – Writer: James Robinson. Artist: Nicola Scott. The greatest heroes on a parallel Earth, the Justice Society combats threats that will set them on a collision course with other worlds.
WORLDS’ FINEST – Writer: Paul Levitz. Artists: George Perez and Kevin Maguire. Stranded on our world from a parallel reality, Huntress and Power Girl struggle to find their way back to Earth 2. Perez and Maguire will be the artists on alternating story arcs.
DIAL H – Writer: China Miéville. Artist: Mateus Santoluoco. The first ongoing series from acclaimed novelist China Miéville, this is a bold new take on a cult classic concept about the psychological effects on an everyman who accidentally gains powers to become a hero.
G.I. COMBAT – Writer: J.T. Krul. Artist: Ariel Olivetti. Featuring the return of a classic DC Comics series, THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT, along with rotating back-up stories and creative teams – including THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, with writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Dan Panosian; and THE HAUNTED TANK, with writer John Arcudi and artist Scott Kolins.
THE RAVAGERS – Writer: Howard Mackie. Artist: Ian Churchill. Spinning off from TEEN TITANS and SUPERBOY, this series finds four superpowered teens on the run and fighting against the organization that wants to turn them into supervillains.”
Looks like DC is trying to keep a variety of genres out there, which is a good thing if you ask me. Out of those titles, the first four actually look quite appealing. I’m hopeful for Earth 2, and if the story is naff, then at least the art will be beautiful.
World’s Finest and Dial H both look like very promising titles too, so I’ll definitely be picking up their first few issues. And Batman Incorporated probably won’t be half bad either.
Making way for these six new titles are the lowest selling New 52 titles, which will end with their eighth issues in April. And the titles are…
- HAWK AND DOVE
- MEN OF WAR
- MISTER TERRIFIC
- STATIC SHOCK
No real surprises for me there.
So it looks like I’m losing no titles from my Pull List, while maybe adding another four come May.
Well played DC, well played.