New DC Books/Creative

DC Launching New Books With New Creative Teams

By: Dave Clark

Beginning June 3rd DC Comics is going to do away with the New 52 moniker and start a few new books. There will be a vast number of ongoing books that will remain, but we're going to get some interesting new titles as well.

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. In this new era of storytelling, story will trump continuity as we continue to empower creators to tell the best stories in the industry.
— DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio

Story trumping continuity has me a bit afraid. I love me some continuity. I haven't been a fan of the new incarnation of Batgirl written by Brenden Fletcher and knowing he's going to be writing the new Black Canary book has me a bit worried about one of my favorite character's future. I am excited to see a new Starfire series, however. Check out the expansive list of upcoming new titles and ongoing series:

New Titles:

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

Continuing Titles:

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

So how do you guys feel about this news? Did some of your favorite titles get the axe? Which new books are you looking forward to seeing? Is this a bad move by DC? Leave your comments below!

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