Thursday, January 12, 2012

DCnU 52 Cancels 6 and Adds 6 New Titles

Cover for Dial H one of the new titles

The first casualties of the new DCnU New 52 relaunch have been revealed and they are Blackhawks, Hawk and Dove, Men of War, Mister Terrific, O.M.A.C. and Static Shock.  They will be replaced by six new titles and two of them are not really a big surprise as they have been rumored for months.  The new titles arriving in May are:

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 MiĆ©ville. Artist: Mateus Santoluoco. The first ongoing series from acclaimed novelist China MiĆ©ville, 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.

I'm looking forward to a couple of the titles but some of them I don't have an interest in.  I will miss Blackhawks and Hawk and Dove as I was enjoying those books.  I guess I was the only one enjoying them as they got shoved to the scrap heap.  You can read the full DC Comics press release here.

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