DC relaunches/rebrands 24 titles

From http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=59090

The New 52 is no more.

Earlier today, DC Comics announced its plans to follow up its 2-month "Convergence" event with an overhaul of its publishing line. Consisting of both continuations of current series and a slew of new titles, the post-New 52 DCU is billed as designed to "allow us to publish something for everyone, be more expansive and modern in our approach and tell stories that better reflect the society around us," DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio said in a press release.

The publisher has now released its entire lineup -- and some artwork -- of planned post-"Convergence" titles, with 24 new or retitled/rebranded series and 24 current titles continuing on, some of them with new creative teams and/or directions.

New/Rebranded Series

Batman Beyond -- W: Dan Jurgens, A: Bernard Chang
Bat-Mite (6-issue limited) -- W: Dan Jurgens, A: Corin Howell
Bizarro (6-issue limited) -- W: Heath Corson, A: Gustavo Duarte
Black Canary -- W: Brenden Fletcher, A: Annie Wu & Irene Koh
Constantine: The Hellblazer -- W: Ming Doyle, A: Riley Rossmo
Cyborg -- W: David Walker, A: Ivan Reis
Dark Universe -- W: James Tynion IV, A: Ming Doyle
Green Lantern: Lost Army -- W: Cullen Bunn, A: Jesus Saiz & Javi Pina
Doomed -- W: Scott Lobdell, A: Javier Fernandez
Earth 2: Society -- W: Daniel Wilson, A: Jorge Jimenez
Dr. Fate -- W: Paul Levitz, A: Sonny Liew
Harley Quinn/Power Girl (6-issue limited) -- W: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner, A: Stephane Roux
Justice League of America -- W: Bryan Hitch, A: Bryan Hitch
Justice League 3001 -- W: Keith Giffen, A: Howard Porter
Martian Manhunter -- W: Rob Williams, A: Ben Oliver
Midnighter -- W: Steve Orlando, A: ACO
Mystic U -- W: Alisa Kwitney, A: Stay tuned for artist info!
Omega Men -- W: Tom King, A: Alec Morgan
Prez -- W: Mark Russell, A: Ben Caldwell
Red Hood/Arsenal -- W: Scott Lobdell, A: Denis Medri
Robin, Son of Batman -- W: Patrick Gleason, A: Patrick Gleason
Section Eight (6-issue limited) -- W: Garth Ennis, A: John McCrea
Starfire -- W: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner, A: Emanuela Lupacchino
We Are Robin -- W: Lee Bermejo, A: Khary Randolph

 

Ongoing Titles

Action Comics -- W: Greg Pak, A: Aaron Kuder
Aquaman -- W: Cullen Bunn, A: Trevor McCarthy
Batgirl -- W: Cameron Stewart & Brenden Fletcher, A: Babs Tarr
Batman -- W: Scott Snyder, A: Greg Capullo
Detective Comics -- W; Brian Buccelato & Francis Manapul, A: Francis Manapul
Batman/Superman -- W: Greg Pak, A: Ardian Syaf
Catwoman -- W: Genevieve Valentine, A: David Messina
Deathstroke -- W: Tony S. Daniel, A: Tony S. Daniel
The Flash -- W: Robert Venditti & Van Jensen, A: Brett Booth
Gotham Academy -- W: Becky Cloonan & Brenden Fletcher, A: Karl Kerschl
Gotham By Midnight -- W: Ray Fawkes, A: Juan Ferreyra
Grayson -- W: Tom King & Tim Seeley, A: Mikel Janin
Green Arrow -- W: Ben Percy, A: Zircher
Green Lantern -- W: Robert Venditti, A: Billy Tan
Harley Quinn -- W: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner, A: Chad Hardin
Justice League -- W: Geoff Johns, A: Jason Fabok
Justice League United -- W:Stay tuned for creative team info!, A:
Lobo -- W: Cullen Bunn, A: Cliff Richards
Secret Six -- W: Gail Simone, A: Dale Eaglesham
Sinestro -- W: Cullen Bunn, A: Bradley Walker
New Suicide Squad -- W: Sean Ryan, A: Carlos D'Anda
Superman -- W: Gene Luen Yang, A: John Romita, Jr.
Superman/Wonder Woman -- W: Peter J. Tomasi, A: Doug Mahnke
Teen Titans -- W: Will Pfeifer, A: Kenneth Rocafort
Wonder Woman -- W: Meredith Finch, A: David Finch

paw comments:  I really don't see how you can spin this as anything other than the new 52 was a failure.   I can understand tweaking the line here and there, but revamping 1/2 your titles? 

*insert Kurt Osiander catch phrase here*

I haven't ever really followed DC like I have Marvel, but doesn't it seem that DC does this all of the time?

I don't really care regardless, and I wonder how many out there are just like me.

MM-eh - 


I haven't ever really followed DC like I have Marvel, but doesn't it seem that DC does this all of the time?



I don't really care regardless, and I wonder how many out there are just like me.



I think that's a fair comment to make.  The new-52 is 3 (?) years old and this seems like a significant relaunch.  Even 3 years in, it's honestly not clear to me what is in DC continuity and what isn't.  It's also not clear to me what stories are important and what are elseworlds.  (For example, there's a Future's End event/thing going on....but it doesn't seem to be reflected in "main" DC titles...so it that important or an elseworlds?)



DC can talk all they want about inclusion and easy entry for new readers all they want, but each time they reboot/relaunch, it gets more confusing for me and I've been around comics for a while.  I can't imagine a new reader isn't going to be completely befuddled.

LOL @ Prez!




Read this line: Bizarro (6-issue limited) -- W: Heath Corson, A: Gustavo Duarte

as Hugo Duarte on art - lol at me

Know what?

I wish Dead Again were still with us. Would love to pick up some of those titles.

I have a vague appreciation that the New 52 exists, however I don't have the foggiest idea what that means.

I have no adversity to DC, it's just that for some reason they haven't been able to capture my interest.  When I first got into comics in a serious capacity, it was the sense of family/comaraderie of the John Byrne, Claremont, Paul Smith X-Men that really drew me in and made me care.

I will read DC titles occasionally at the book store, but they're like one-offs to me and don't make me want to follow them long term.

I was about 60/40 between Marvel and DC before Flashpoint changed it all, then went to more 95/5. Just didn't like jumping in with an entirely new continuity and dropping everything I've read my whole life. Phone Post 3.0

From http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/02/06/story-will-trump-continuity-batgirling-dc-comics/

With co-publisher Dan DiDio saying “In this new era of storytelling, story will trump continuity as we continue to empower creators to tell the best stories in the industry”.

 

paw comments:  So I guess DC doesn't care about continuity at all then.

i dont know the track record of meeting deadlines most creators except the time paw posted rob liefeld's tweets about stephen platt and how prophet was delayed cos of platt's inability to meet the deadline

but wonder if these titles will suffer?

Justice League of America -- W: Bryan Hitch, A: Bryan Hitch
Robin, Son of Batman -- W: Patrick Gleason, A: Patrick Gleason

Deathstroke -- W: Tony S. Daniel, A: Tony S. Daniel


and i don't recall seeing this before:

Constantine: The Hellblazer -- W: Ming Doyle, A: Riley Rossmo
Dark Universe -- W: James Tynion IV, A: Ming Doyle

Ming Doyle writes one book and pencils another? Why not work on the same book then?

They can do what they like, but DC still and will always suck.