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DC Comics Announces New Line of Titles and Talent Coming This June

New Books, New Creative Teams: The Complete List of New and Continuing DC Comics Titles
Justice League of America 
Starting this June, DC Comics bids adieu to the New 52 (it's been slowly phasing it out anyway) and saying hello to a new batch of titles from high profile talent and some beloved characters. Don't worry DC hasn't forgotten about their best selling books either. There'll be some new creative teams that will certainly reignite the interest of some fans who've sat out the New 52 experiment. 


The publisher made the announcement this morning and they claim this new direction will be more "expansive and modern" in the way they approach storytelling while reflecting our diverse society.
 “Beyond character and creators, the June slate will showcase different styles and approaches to storytelling as we add offbeat, irreverently funny titles such as BIZARRO, BAT-MITE and PREZ,” said [co-publisher Jim] Lee.  “Truly there will be something for everybody as we simultaneously celebrate our rich legacy while embracing new voices and concepts.”
The line-up shuffle will come post-Convergence, with 24 new titles joining the continuing 25 books. See the full list below. It also marks the return of Bryan Hitch and Garth Ennis to DC. Ming Doyle gets expanded duties while Eisner-winner Gene Luen Yang joins John Romita, Jr. on Superman.

Some the new titles include Black Canary with Brenden Fletcher, Starfire with Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, We are Robin with Lee Bermejo, and Midnighter with Steve Orlando among others. 

Check out the slideshow of preview art, the official statement and DC All Access video below:


DC Comics' Reboot of 2015 by Slidely Slideshow

Official Release from  DC Comics:
This summer, DC Entertainment launches a bold new direction for the DC Universe (DCU) that is even more inclusive and accessible to a wider group of readers as the publisher continues to evolve comic storytelling for its next generation of fans.  Award-winning, critically acclaimed writers are headlining the June 2015 slate of DC Comics’ new periodicals and graphic novels, including Gene Luen Yang, Bryan Hitch, Garth Ennis and Ming Doyle. 
Beginning June 3rd, the DC Comics line of comic books will consist of 24 brand-new series that will begin at issue number one, as well as 25 on-going, bestselling fan favorite series that will continue without a break in the issue numbering.  The total number of periodicals in the DCU will be 49, with additional new titles debuting throughout the year.
“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,” said DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio.  “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.”
DC Comics will be keenly focused on going back-to-basics with its legendary characters, like BATMAN, SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN, while also reinventing key characters, such as BLACK CANARY, BIZARRO, CYBORG and STARFIRE, with a new contemporary tonality to ensure a diverse offering of titles.  Top writers and artists, as well as emerging fresh voices, are on board to help create an expansive lineup of comics that appeals to a broad audience of fans.
Depicting some of these iconic characters in a more contemporary light include National Book Award finalist Gene Luen Yang who will join artist John Romita Jr. in the ongoing adventures of SUPERMAN.  Comic superstar artist Bryan Hitch will write and draw new tales of the world’s greatest heroes in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. The pitch perfect team of Garth Ennis and John McCrea returns to DC Comics for a limited series called SECTION EIGHT featuring characters from their popular Hitman comic.  VERTIGO creator Ming Doyle will be lending her talents to DC Comics, penning CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER along with newcomer artist Riley Rossmo.
“More than ever before, DC Comics fans are being exposed to our rich portfolio of characters through multiple sources, including an unprecedented number of highly successful TV shows, video games and upcoming major motion pictures,” said Co-Publisher Jim Lee.  “We are looking to extend that experience within publishing to ensure there is a comic book for everyone.  For example, fans of the ARROW television show may want more stories about BLACK CANARY. Now they can find modern, fresh takes on the character in the pages of her standalone series both in stores and digitally.”
Breakout star, Brenden Fletcher, co-writer behind the all new, highly successful BATGIRL book will also be  writing the new BLACK CANARY series launching in June.  Fan favorites Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti will be the creative team on new titles STARFIRE and HARLEY QUINN/POWER GIRL and will continue to  helm the perennially bestselling HARLEY QUINN.
“Beyond character and creators, the June slate will showcase different styles and approaches to storytelling as we add offbeat, irreverently funny titles such as BIZARRO, BAT-MITE and PREZ,” said Lee.  “Truly there will be something for everybody as we simultaneously celebrate our rich legacy while embracing new voices and concepts.”
A first look at upcoming storylines will be the focus of DC Entertainment’s Free Comic Book Day issue – DC COMICS: DIVERGENCE – available Saturday, May 2, featuring three 8-page previews for the June releases of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s BATMAN, as well as Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok’s launch of the Darkseid War within JUSTICE LEAGUE featuring the biggest villains in the DCU – Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor, and Gene Luen Yang's DC Comics debut with celebrated artist John Romita, Jr on SUPERMAN.  More than half-a million free issues of the DC Entertainment sampler will be given away at comic book retailers globally.
“In this new era of storytelling, story will trump continuity as we continue to empower creators to tell the best stories in the industry,” said DiDio.

There are some huge changes in store for the DC Universe this summer, and DC All Access has the lowdown. After this morning's big comic announcement, we list off the eight new and returning summer titles you absolutely cannot miss. So which one has you counting the days till June?

New Titles

TitleCreative Team
Batman BeyondW: Dan Jurgens
A: Bernard Chang
Bat-MiteW: Dan Jurgens
A: Corin Howell
BizarroW: Heath Corson
A: Gustavo Duarte
Black CanaryW: Brenden Fletcher
A: Annie Wu
Constantine: The HellblazerW: Ming Doyle 
A: Riley Rossmo
CyborgW: David Walker
A: Ivan Reis
Dark UniverseW: James Tynion IV
A: Ming Doyle
Green Lantern: Lost ArmyW: Cullen Bunn
A: Jesus Saiz & Javi Pina
DoomedW: Scott Lobdell
A: Javier Fernandez
Earth 2: SocietyW: Daniel Wilson
A: Jorge Jimenez
Dr. FateW: Paul Levitz
A: Sonny Liew
Harley Quinn/Power GirlW: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner & Justin Gray
A: Stephane Roux
Justice League of AmericaW: Bryan Hitch
A: Bryan Hitch
Justice League 3001W: Keith Giffen
A: Howard Porter
Martian ManhunterW: Rob Williams
A: Ben Oliver
MidnighterW: Steve Orlando
A: ACO
Mystic UW: Alisa Kwitney
A: Stay tuned for artist info!
Omega MenW: Tom King
A: Alec Morgan
PrezW: Mark Russell
A: Ben Caldwell
Red Hood/ArsenalW: Scott Lobdell
A: Denis Medri
Robin, Son of BatmanW: Patrick Gleason
A: Patrick Gleason
Section EightW: Garth Ennis
A: John McCrea
StarfireW: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner
A: Emanuela Lupacchino
We Are RobinW: Lee Bermejo
A: Khary Randolph

Continuing Titles

TitleCreative Team
Action ComicsW: Greg Pak
A: Aaron Kuder
AquamanW: Cullen Bunn
A: Trevor McCarthy
BatgirlW: Cameron Stewart & Brenden Fletcher
A: Babs Tarr
BatmanW: Scott Snyder
A: Greg Capullo
Detective ComicsW: Francis Manapul & Brian Buccelato
A: Francis Manapul
Batman/SupermanW: Greg Pak
A: Ardian Syaf
CatwomanW: Genevieve Valentine
A: David Messina
DeathstrokeW: Tony S. Daniel
A: Tony S. Daniel
The FlashW: Robert Venditti & Van Jensen
A: Brett Booth
Gotham AcademyW: Becky Cloonan & Brenden Fletcher
A: Karl Kerschl
Gotham By MidnightW: Ray Fawkes
A: Juan Ferreyra
GraysonW: Tom King & Tim Seeley
A: Mikel Janin
Green ArrowW: Ben Percy
A: Zircher
Green LanternW: Robert Venditti
A: Billy Tan
Harley QuinnW: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner
A: Chad Hardin
Justice LeagueW: Geoff Johns
A: Jason Fabok
Justice League United
Stay tuned for creative team info!
LoboW: Cullen Bunn
A: Cliff Richards
Secret SixW: Gail Simone
A: Dale Eaglesham
SinestroW: Cullen Bunn
A: Bradley Walker
New Suicide SquadW: Sean Ryan
A: Carlos D'Anda
SupermanW: Gene Luen Yang
A: John Romita, Jr.
Superman/Wonder WomanW: Peter J. Tomasi
A: Doug Mahnke
Teen TitansW: Will Pfeifer
A: Kenneth Rocafort
Wonder WomanW: Meredith Finch
A: David Finch

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