Monday, June 6, 2011

DC Reboot Update

DC has been revealing the books and creative teams behind them with this new "reboot" (DC claims it's not a reboot, it's a new DCU...). Here are some that stick out more for me.

Wonder Woman
All that was said about this was pretty much the team of Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang but that is all I need to know I'm on board. Azzarello is the amazing writer of 100 Bullets (one of the best, overall series Vertigo has ever done), the Joker graphic novel and Lex Luthor: Man of Steel. The dude writes dark and gritty and I'm real excited to see what he brings to Wonder Woman and the Amazons. Should be great stuff.

The Savage Hawkman
Batman writer Tony Daniel takes on Carter Hall along with artist Philip Tan. Tan's art on Hawkman will probably be amazing but I'm more intrigued by the fact that the description seems to imply that this character in completely starting over. Others just sound like new story but this one sounds like an origin. Could be interesting to see what, if anything, is changed if it is.

Green Lantern books
Johns is still on Green Lantern with Doug Mahnke and it's staring Hal Jordan. I'm there.
Peter J Tomasi is coming back onto GL Corps with artist Fernando Pasarin and it's got Guy and Stewart leading an "elite Green Lantern strike force to keep the peace". Could be pretty awesome and I love Tomasi. Thumbs up.
GL: The New Guardians is Kyle leading a "team" consisting of a member of each Lantern faction. Again, could be pretty cool but it's written by Tony Bedard and I am not a fan of his Lantern stuff up to this point so I may end up skipping it. Bummer.
Red Lanterns is written by Peter Milligan with art by Ed Benes. "Atrocitus and his Red Lantern Corps return in their own series, battling against injustice in the most bloody ways imaginable. This Lantern Corps takes no prisoners, they are judge, jury and executioners!". They had me sold at Ed Benes on art.

Red Hood and the Outsiders
Jason Todd is Red Hood once again and he has a little team of "antiheroes" to join him. It's written by Scott Lobdell with art by Kenneth Rocafort. I loved Lobdell on X-Men back in the day so that helps sell it and Rocafort's art is very unique and cool but I love what has mostly been done with Todd since his return. Put him in charge of Arsenal and Starfire, and it just peaks my interest even more. However, Arsenal appears to have both his arms, even though he lost one in Cry for Justice the other year. Again, we'll see what kinda changes Flashpoint brings and to whom.

There has been a lot of books and some may be great. Most will probably be duds but with "new direction" behind all of them, who actually knows what may or may not be a good read. Here's all the other titles they have announced, followed by writers and artists.
Justice League of America by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee
Aquaman by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis
The Flash written and drawn by Francis Manapul
The Fury of Firestorm co-written by Ethan Van Sciver and Gail Simone and art by Yildiray Cinar
Green Arrow by JT Krul and Dan Jurgens
Justice League International by Dan Jurgens and Aaron Lopresti
Mr. Terrific by Eric Wallace and Roger Robinson
Captain Atom by JT Krul and Freddie Williams II
DC Universe with each story being by different writers and artists
Batwing by Judd Winick and Ben Oliver
Nightwing by Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows
Batgirl (Barbara Gordan) by Gail Simone and Ardian Syaf & Vicente Cifuentes
Batwoman by JH Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder
Catwoman by Judd Winick and Guillem March
Birds of Prey by Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz
Batman by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
Detective Comics written and drawn by Tony Daniel
Batman and Robin by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason
The Dark Knight by David Finch w/ Jay Fabok
Batman Inc by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham

And that's just 27 titles. Only half way to what we were promised...

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