DC Comics is having another big facelift come June when the publisher introduces 24 new titles with a focus on diversity….
When DC Comics introduced the ‘New 52’ in 2011, the idea was the make long time comics more accessible to new fans who hadn’t followed story continuity for a particular book or character for years while essentially resetting the entire universe.
Well another major change is about to kick off following DC’s latest crossover event titled ‘Convergence’, which will see all of the comic books in the company’s line go on a two month hiatus before restarting things in June.
Starting June 3, DC Comics will launch a total of 49 books — 25 ongoing series along with 24 brand new series — with a focus on diversity as well as an aim to make storytelling a priority instead of continuity.
“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,” DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio said in a press release on Friday. “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.”
The storylines and characters from the New 52 aren’t going away, but instead the concept itself is fading as DC looks to build upon core characters and create new and exciting content to draw readers in. DC will also diversify the writing and art staff with a ton of new talent and established veterans joining the team.
Here’s a list of the 24 new books with the artists and writers working on the title:
|Batman Beyond||W: Dan Jurgens
A: Bernard Chang
|Bat-Mite||W: Dan Jurgens
A: Corin Howell
|Bizarro||W: Heath Corson
A: Gustavo Duarte
|Black Canary||W: Brenden Fletcher
A: Annie Wu
|Constantine: The Hellblazer||W: Ming Doyle
A: Riley Rossmo
|Cyborg||W: David Walker
A: Ivan Reis
|Dark Universe||W: James Tynion IV
A: Ming Doyle
|Green Lantern: Lost Army||W: Cullen Bunn
A: Jesus Saiz & Javi Pina
|Doomed||W: Scott Lobdell
A: Javier Fernandez
|Earth 2: Society||W: Daniel Wilson
A: Jorge Jimenez
|Dr. Fate||W: Paul Levitz
A: Sonny Liew
|Harley Quinn/Power Girl||W: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner & Justin Gray
A: Stephane Roux
|Justice League of America||W: Bryan Hitch
A: Bryan Hitch
|Justice League 3001||W: Keith Giffen
A: Howard Porter
|Martian Manhunter||W: Rob Williams
A: Ben Oliver
|Midnighter||W: Steve Orlando
|Mystic U||W: Alisa Kwitney
A: Stay tuned for artist info!
|Omega Men||W: Tom King
A: Alec Morgan
|Prez||W: Mark Russell
A: Ben Caldwell
|Red Hood/Arsenal||W: Scott Lobdell
A: Denis Medri
|Robin, Son of Batman||W: Patrick Gleason
A: Patrick Gleason
|Section Eight||W: Garth Ennis
A: John McCrea
|Starfire||W: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner
A: Emanuela Lupacchino
|We Are Robin||W: Lee Bermejo
A: Khary Randolph
Look for the 24 new titles to start appearing in comic book stores and online digitally as of June 3.