DC issued a comic book store and drive a hoopty *this guy*. On August 31st, DC will only publish two comics: the last issue of Flashpoint and the newly-renumbered Justice League #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.
DC just announced ten titles which will “receive historic new first issues spinning out of the pages of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s Justice League.” Those ten are:
- Wonder Woman #1 by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang
- Aquaman #1 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis
- Flash #1 by Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul
- The Fury Of Firestorm #1 written by Ethan Van Sciver and Gail Simone with art from Yildiray Cinar (cover by Ed Benes)
- Hawkman #1 by Tony Daniel and Philip Tan
- Green Arrow #1 by JT Krul and Dan Jurgens (cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund)
- Justice League International #1 by Dan Jurgens and Aaron Lopresti
- Mister Terrific #1 by Eric Wallace and Roger Robinson (cover by J.G. Jones)
- Captain Atom #1 by JT Krul and Freddie Williams II (cover by Stanley “Artgem” Lau)
- DC Universe Presents #1 a Deadman story by Paul Jenkins and Bernard Chang (cover by Ryan Sook)
What’s coming after that? CBR might have an idea:
After speaking with multiple sources throughout the industry on the condition of anonymity, CBR News has learned some of the salient details of DC’s September roster, starting with the perhaps telling news that the publisher plans to launch a full 52 monthly titles with #1 issues across the month with 13 new titles shipping each week. The number holds some significance for longtime DC readers as 52 is the number of parallel earths making up DC’s multiverse, and CBR has confirmed that the #1 launches will be accompanied by a major reboot of continuity with many pieces of DC’s current status quo being rewritten and undone including character relationships and even the existence of some cast members. [CBR]
Some highlights of the rumors over at CBR. Note: none of this is official:
- A new Superman title written by Grant Morrison (Yes please.)
- The new Birds of Prey #1 may not involve Gail Simone (NOOOOOOOOOOO!)
- Philip Tan is rumored to be the artist on Hawkman #1
- The changes made to Wonder Woman by J. Michael Straczynski are probably going to be discarded.
- There’s going to be an Aquaman #1 to remind us Aquaman still exists.
DC hasn’t commented if “Action Comics” and “Detective Comics” are going to start over at #1, and we’ll have to wait and see how much retconning they do on all the characters. They can start by retconning Aquaman into something more interesting.