DC Comics recently announced their “second wave” of titles as a continued edition to their New 52 initiative, which of course means that six titles have to be replaced. The new series will start in May and the replaced series will end in April with their eighth issue.
Speculation of this move has existed since the the titles first started to be announced and it was obvious that some could probably not carry an ongoing series.
Speculate no more.
Unless you want to speculate the “Third Wave.” Then speculate away.
That’s four “speculate(s)” in four sentences.
The canceled series are: Blackhawks, Hawk And Dove, Men Of War, Mister Terrific, O.M.A.C. and Static Shock. No surprise there; if anything it’s impressive that series like Resurrection Man, Voodoo, and Grifter look to be getting at least 12 issues.
The new titles are:
BATMAN INCORPORATED – Writer: Grant Morrison. Artist: Chris Burnham. The acclaimed ongoing writer of ACTION COMICS, Grant Morrison, presents a fresh take on BATMAN INCORPORATED, in which the Batman brand is franchised globally in preparation for a major international threat.
EARTH 2 – Writer: James Robinson. Artist: Nicola Scott. The greatest heroes on a parallel Earth, the Justice Society combats threats that will set them on a collision course with other worlds.
WORLDS’ FINEST – Writer: Paul Levitz. Artists: George Perez and Kevin Maguire. Stranded on our world from a parallel reality, Huntress and Power Girl struggle to find their way back to Earth 2. Perez and Maguire will be the artists on alternating story arcs.
DIAL H – Writer: China Miéville. Artist: Mateus Santoluoco. The first ongoing series from acclaimed novelist China Miéville, this is a bold new take on a cult classic concept about the psychological effects on an everyman who accidentally gains powers to become a hero.
G.I. COMBAT – Writer: J.T. Krul. Artist: Ariel Olivetti. Featuring the return of a classic DC Comics series, THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT, along with rotating back-up stories and creative teams – including THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, with writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Dan Panosian; and THE HAUNTED TANK, with writer John Arcudi and artist Scott Kolins.
THE RAVAGERS – Writer: Howard Mackie. Artist: Ian Churchill. Spinning off from TEEN TITANS and SUPERBOY, this series finds four superpowered teens on the run and fighting against the organization that wants to turn them into supervillains.
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