DC Comics Undergoes Massive Shift with 24 New Books Launching in June

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:

Title Creative Team
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.

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