DC Comics Reveals Details on The First 10 of its Newly Rebooted Series!


jla_cv11 I imagine you all know this by now, but on Tuesday, DC Comics made the surprising announcement that they will be rebooting their entire universe in September, and releasing 50 new ‘#1′ issues (find out more here). I didn’t say too much at the time, because I’m not best pleased about the announcement. I don’t want to get all negative and cynical on you, but after 20 years of reading DC titles, I’ve seen it all before, and don’t believe their promises of  a fresh and uncluttered continuity. Over the last few years they’ve attempted to reboot their continuity so many times that it’s new beyond a joke. Also, I’ve fallen for the #1 trick too many times. Yeah, it all sounds great, a new series featuring one of your favourite characters, but six months to a year down the line, and they will cancel it due to low sales, and go back to publishing 50 Superman and Batman books a month!

See, I told you I didn’t have anything good to say, I’m just going to stop myself here!

Anyway, when they made the announcement, they also revealed that September would bring a new Justice League #1 from by top creators Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, featuring a cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams. However, they didn’t reveal any of the other titles and creative teams involved on the relaunches. That is until today, when they announced the teams for 10 of the new series.

I have included all the information on the new books below. Three of the series announced star characters who already have an ongoing series (Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Green Arrow), but seven of them star characters who haven’t had their own titles for some time, if ever! Some of the titles have good potential, but I honestly think that titles like Mister Terrific, Hawkman, and Captain Atom are only going to be of interest to dc aficionados like myself, and have zero chance of attracting new readers to DC. I mean come on, how many people even know who Mister Terrific even is?! (For the record, Mister Terrific is one of my favourite characters, I even have an action figure of him!)

OK, rant over, here are the details on the new series, and the covers for the #1 issues:

Wonder Woman

New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello, author of The Joker and 100 Bullets, teams up with the immensely talented artist Cliff Chiang (Neil Young’s Greendale) for WONDER WOMAN #1, an exciting new series starring the DC Universe’s greatest superheroine. The cover to issue #1 is by Cliff Chiang.


Geoff Johns, one of comics’ greatest storytellers, reunites with GREEN LANTERN and BRIGHTEST DAY collaborator Ivan Reis to bring you a thrilling new take on the fan-favorite hero of the sea in AQUAMAN #1. The cover to issue #1 is by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

The Flash

Rising superstar Francis Manapul, fresh off his acclaimed run on THE FLASH with Geoff Johns, makes his comics writing debut in THE FLASH #1, sharing both scripting and art duties with Brian Buccellato. The Flash knows he can’t be everywhere at once, but what happens when he faces an all-new villain who can? The cover to issue #1 is by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato.


Welcome to a major new vision of the Nuclear Man as writers Ethan Van Sciver and Gail Simone team up with artist Yildiray Cinar to deliver THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #1. Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond are two high school students, worlds apart – and now they’re drawn into a conspiracy of super science that bonds them forever in a way they can’t explain or control. The cover to issue #1 is by Ed Benes.

The Savage Hawkman

Batman writer Tony Daniel will team up with artist Philip Tan (GREEN LANTERN: AGENT ORANGE, THE OUTSIDERS) for THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #1. Carter Hall’s skill at deciphering lost languages has led him to a job with an archeologist who specializes in alien ruins – but will the doctor’s latest discovery spread an alien plague through New York City? No matter the personal cost, Carter Hall must don his cowl and wings and become the new, savage Hawkman to survive. The cover to issue #1 is by Philip Tan.

Green Arrow

Oliver Queen is an orphan who grew up to fight crime as the Green Arrow, a billionaire playboy who uses his fortune to become a superhero – able to fight the most powerful super-villains in the universe with nothing but a bow and arrow. JT Krul will write GREEN ARROW #1 with art by superstar artist Dan Jurgens. The cover to issue #1 is by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund.

Justice League International

A team of internationally-drafted superheroes fight each other and their bureaucratic supervisors as much as they do global crime in JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 from writer Dan Jurgens and artist Aaron Lopresti. The cover to issue #1 is by Aaron Lopresti.

Mister Terrific

He world’s third-smartest man – and one of its most eligible bachelors – uses his brains and fists against science gone mad in MISTER TERRIFIC #1, the new series from writer Eric Wallace and artist Roger Robinson. The cover to issue #1 is by J.G. Jones.

Captain Atom

Captain Atom has all the power in the world, but no hope of saving himself. Charged by nuclear energy, possessing vast molecular powers, he has the potential to be a god among men – a hero without limits. But the question is this: Will he lose himself in the process? JT Krul and artist Freddie Williams II take the character in a bold new direction in CAPTAIN ATOM #1. The cover to issue #1 is by Stanley “Artgem” Lau.

DC Universe Presents

The anthology series gets a new look in DC Universe Presents, a new series that will focus on multi-issue story arcs each featuring a different superhero from the DC Universe’s rich cast of characters, told by some of comics’ most exciting writers and artitsts. DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #1 kicks off the first arc of the series: a Deadman story by Paul Jenkins and Bernard Chang. The cover to issue #1 is by Ryan Sook.

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