by Rey Beltran GoGaGaH|
While we’re already in the middle of DC Comics’ 8-issue Convergence, allow us to say that this major comic event will end the New 52 DC Universe. No, it’s not a reboot nor it’s a return to pre-New 52. It’s still a continuity of the storylines established by the imprint.
But DC Comics will not be publishing 52 comics a month. Instead, there will be 24 brand-new comic books, plus 25 ongoing titles from the New 52.
DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio stated in a press release that “This heralds in a new era for the DC Universe which will 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. Whether you’ve been a DC fan your whole life, or whether you are new to comics – there will be a book for you beginning in June.”
As mentioned earlier, we’re right smack in the middle of the DC Comics’ Convergence. Convergence showcases all the universes in DC Comic’s multiverse gathered by Brainiac to battle with each other. (So very Battle Royale. Or dare I say The Hunger Games?) Also introduced in this comic event is a new villain, Telos.
This 8-issue comic book will be the jumping point of what will be the new status quo in the DC Universe. And naturally, it’s called…
To celebrate Free Comic Book Day on the first Saturday of May (May 2), DC releases Divergence. It contains three 8-page previews for DC Comics that will be released this June, namely: Batman by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, Justice League by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, and Superman by Gene Luen Yang and John Romita, Jr.
June also brings us new titles from DC Comics. They are:
Batman Beyond by writer Dan Jurgens & artist Bernard Chang
Cyborg by writer David L. Walker & artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
Dark Universe by writer James Tynion IV & artist Ming Doyle
Doomed by writer Scott Lobdell & artist Javier Fernandez
Harley Quinn/Power Girl by writers Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner & artist Stephane Roux
Red Hood/Arsenal by writer Scott Lobdell & artist Denis Medri
Starfire by writers Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner & artist Emanuela Lupacchino
We Are Robin by writer Lee Bermejo & artists Rob Haynes and Khary Randolph
Justice League of America by writer/artist Brian Hitch
Bizzaro by writer Heath Corson & artist Gustavo Duarte
Prez by writer Mark Russell & artist Ben Caldwell
Omega Men by writer Tom King & artist Barnaby Bagenda
Mystic U (tentative title) by writer Alisa Kwitney & artist Mauricet
Section Eight by writer Garth Ennis & artist John McCrea
Dr. Fate by writer Paul Levitz & artist Sonny Liew
Robin, Son of Batman by writer/artist Pat Gleason
Black Canary by writer Brenden Fletcher & artist Annie Wu
Martian Manhunter by writer Rob Williams & artists Ben Oliver, Paulo Siqueira
Earth 2: Society by writer Daniel H. Wilson & artist Jorge Jimenez
Midnighter by writer Steve Orlando & artist ACO
Bat-Mite by writer Dan Jurgens & artist Corin Howell
Constantine: The Hellblazer by writer Ming Doyle & artist Riley Rossmo
Justice League 3001 by writers Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis & artist Howard Porter
Green Lantern: Lost Army by writer Cullen Bunn & artists Jesus Saiz, Javi Pina
to be continued…