DC Comics will launch a new line of comics titled Dark Matter spinning out of the previously announces Dark Nights: Metal event. The titles will include a new version of The Challengers of The Unknown by Scott Snyder & Andy Kubert with additional series by James Tynion IV & Jim Lee, Dan Abnett & John Romita Jr, Dan Didio, Justin Jordan, Justin Jordan’s beard & Kenneth Rocafort, Robert Vendetti & Tondy Daniels. More details at EW
DC Comics will be releasing a new Wildstorm 25th Anniversary hardcover collection featuring not only comics from the imprints past, but new stories from the original creators of the titles including work from Warren Ellis & Bryan Hitch, Brandon Choi & Jim Lee, Brett Booth, J. Scott Campbell & more. Details at CBR
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Like Marvel comics has had before them, today I’m taking a look at the new DC Comics Rebirth lineup of titles announced last weekend. DC Comics attempted to reboot in the summer of 2011 with their New 52 initiative. Though initially successful, readers quickly tired of the redundant writing & art styles that was often overtly in your face with little substance and dated concepts, while creative talent left the books in droves over accusations of overreaching editorial mandates. In 2015, the publisher began walking away from the concept; first with their Convergence event whose story was used to reestablish the Multiverse and then the DC You initiative, a sincere attempt to diversify the style and creative talent on their line of books. In spite of some really great comics, DC You failed to reestablish the publisher’s already shrinking market share while the one two punch of Star Wars & Secret Wars allowed chief competitor Marvel Comics to dominate the direct market. During WonderCon 2016, DC Comics announced another new initiative with a relaunch of the publishers comics with new #1’s and creative teams for their series of titles. Some look great, some of the creators brought in during DC You have leveled up, some familiar faces are sticking around, some new writers have been brought into the fold and some comics vet’s are returning after years away from the publisher. Some books look great, some have potential, some look kind of bland and some look like hot garbage. Will divide the contenders from the pretenders with Yay, Mayhaps or Nay. As always, remember that not even all of the creative teams have been announced let alone all the possible series so this lineup is subject to change.
Artists and DC co-publisher Jim Lee will be providing interior illustrations for the relaunched Suicide Squad series during DC’s Rebirth. More details at Newsarama
At Comics Pro 2016, Dan Didio & Jim Lee offered retailers (and through them the fans) the first concrete information on how the DCU will be reborn. Titles will receive a special “Rebirth” issue, followed by a new relaunched series. This “relaunch” will effect the whole line, renumbering most books in the process.The big exception will be Action and Detective Comics which will resume their old numbering.
No news on creative teams yet.
Also, starting with Rebirth, all series will return to a $2.99 price point.
Relaunching/new titles announced today are as follows:
DC Comics will be launching several Hanna Barbera properties as ongoing comics series from creators like Jim Lee, Amanda Conner, Jeff Parker, Evan Doc Shaner and more. Initial titles will include Scooby Doo, Johnny Quest, Wacky Racers & The Flinstones. More details at Entertainment Weekly