I think that for the most part, the DC New 52 was pretty well accepted. There were a lot of people who were angry because of the disregard for the current characters *cough Stephanie Brown as Batgirl cough* and stories but after all is said and done… it was necessary. Let’s face it comic book fans… if you’re a devout follower, it’s all fine and dandy to go to your local comic book shop and just pick up where you left off, but for people wanting to get into comics? Where the heck does a comic newbie begin when they step into a store and see Batman Issue# 624? It’s enough to make anyone step away and reconsider what he or she is spending their money on.
The DC New 52 is giving people a way to start all over again and to jump in and be able to follow the stories with relative ease. However, some of the comics aren’t doing as well as others and as such… it’s time to announce the first titles that will no longer be a part of the DC 52. Six titles are getting cut, but since it IS the DC 52, six new titles will be added to the roster. So there will still be 52 titles so that we can keep calling it the DC New 52.
Without further delay, plan your farewells to the following comics: Blackhawks, Hawk and Dove, Men of War, Mister Terrific, O.M.A.C. and Static Shock. All of these titles will be no more as of April and all six will have had an 8-issue run. DC Entertainment Editor-In-Chief Bob Harras spoke on the fate of the characters: “Many of the characters from our canceled books will appear in DC Comics-The New 52 titles, and in some very surprising ways. We’re developing stories that reach from cultures around the globe to parallel worlds. We’re just getting started.”
Now which titles are getting added in? From what I can tell, it’s a pretty awesome mix of comics that’ll be joining the DC 52. The comics 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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