With Multiversity in full swing, and convergence just around the corner, DC Comics has announced 24 new ongoing titles will join 25 regular titles coming in June.

It all kicks off on June 3, 2015, with 24 brand new series that begin with issue number one.  In a press release from DC Comics, new titles will also arrive, but at launch date the New 52 will only have 49 titles. While it is only s few comics shy of 52, the company looks to be moving away from the New 52 moniker it had for several years as it released that many books each month.

“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,” said DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio.  “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 approach to new comics includes “going back to basics” with Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, while also “reinventing key characters”.  These include Black Canary, Bizarro, Cyborg, and Starfire. Speaking of Starfire, check out her new costume as Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti take on the Starfire, Harley Quinn/Power Girl as well as the ongoing Harley Quinn title.

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Here’s is a complete rundown of what we can expect to see in June

New Titles

Title Creative Team
Batman Beyond W: Dan Jurgens
A: Bernard Chang
Bat-Mite (6-issue limited) W: Dan Jurgens
A: Corin Howell
Bizarro (6-issue limited) W: Heath Corson
A: Gustavo Duarte
Black Canary W: Brenden Fletcher
A: Annie Wu & Irene Koh
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 (6-issue limited) W: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner
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
A: ACO
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 (6-issue limited) W: Garth Ennis
A: John McCrea
Starfire W: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner
A: Emanuela Lupacchino
We Are Robin W: Lee Bermejo
A: Khary Randolph

Ongoing Titles

Title Creative Team
Action Comics W: Greg Pak
A: Aaron Kuder
Aquaman W: Cullen Bunn
A: Trevor McCarthy
Batgirl W: Cameron Stewart & Brenden Fletcher
A: Babs Tarr
Batman W: Scott Snyder
A: Greg Capullo
Detective Comics W; Brian Buccelato & Francis Manapul
A: Francis Manapul
Batman/Superman W: Greg Pak
A: Ardian Syaf
Catwoman W: Genevieve Valentine
A: David Messina
Deathstroke W: Tony S. Daniel
A: Tony S. Daniel
The Flash W: Robert Venditti & Van Jensen
A: Brett Booth
Gotham Academy W: Becky Cloonan & Brenden Fletcher
A: Karl Kerschl
Gotham By Midnight W: Ray Fawkes
A: Juan Ferreyra
Grayson W: Tom King & Tim Seeley
A: Mikel Janin
Green Arrow W: Ben Percy
A: Zircher
Green Lantern W: Robert Venditti
A: Billy Tan
Harley Quinn W: Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner
A: Chad Hardin
Justice League W: Geoff Johns
A: Jason Fabok
Justice League United W:Stay tuned for creative team info!
A:
Lobo W: Cullen Bunn
A: Cliff Richards
Secret Six W: Gail Simone
A: Dale Eaglesham
Sinestro W: Cullen Bunn
A: Bradley Walker
New Suicide Squad W: Sean Ryan
A: Carlos D’Anda
Superman W: Gene Luen Yang
A: John Romita, Jr.
Superman/Wonder Woman W: Peter J. Tomasi
A: Doug Mahnke
Teen Titans W: Will Pfeifer
A: Kenneth Rocafort
Wonder Woman W: Meredith Finch
A: David Finch

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“Beyond character and creators, the June slate will showcase different styles and approaches to storytelling as we add offbeat, irreverently funny titles such as BIZARRO, BAT-MITE and PREZ,” said Co-Publisher Jim Lee in a prepared press release.  “Truly there will be something for everybody as we simultaneously celebrate our rich legacy while embracing new voices and concepts.”

A first look at upcoming storylines will be the focus of DC Entertainment’s Free Comic Book Day issue – DC COMICS: DIVERGENCE – available Saturday, May 2, featuring three 8-page previews for the June releases of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s BATMAN, as well as Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok’s launch of the Darkseid War within JUSTICE LEAGUE featuring the biggest villains in the DCU – Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor, and Gene Luen Yang’s DC Comics debut with celebrated artist John Romita, Jr on SUPERMAN.  More than half-a million free issues of the DC Entertainment sampler will be given away at comic book retailers globally.

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One of the nice things about this change happening in June is that DC will have plenty to talk about when the San Diego Comic Con rolls around at the end of July. I expect the DC panels will be more packed than usual this year.

What do you think so far comic fans? Is this a move in the right direction, or is this just another big finger to long time DC Comic readers?

via DC Comics

 

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7 Comments

  1. Frank
    February 6, 2015 at 8:56 am — Reply

    I like that DC is experimenting with new concepts, rather than pumping out yet another Batman Family title. Some look promising.

  2. Doctor Dinosaur
    February 6, 2015 at 9:35 am — Reply

    Cool

  3. Richard
    February 6, 2015 at 9:38 am — Reply

    A Section Eight mini-series from Garth Ennis/John McCrea? Shut up and take my money!

  4. Tazsul
    February 6, 2015 at 9:50 am — Reply

    Hmm so Starfire is splitting from the team to go solo. I guess I better catch up and see what lead to the inevitable break up, and I they actually resolved any major plot points.
    I’m guessing not. Red Hood and the Outlaws always seemed to have to cut everything short, with sloppy truncated endings. I can’t help but feel it suffered from being a bat family book. Hated the way their story kept getting interrupted by Bat-events. Oops time to pause this interplanetary war and fly back to earth so we can get pulled in to fight the Joker.

  5. Zaran
    February 6, 2015 at 12:40 pm — Reply

    Still no J’onn in the Justice League. Annoyed.

    I’m happy with the new writers though. I hope they are better than what we have been getting with the new 52.

  6. Kirby
    February 6, 2015 at 4:06 pm — Reply

    MIght give a few of these a try out. At least peek in with new Hellblazer, haven’t read current Constantine series. Dr. Fate book is always cool, even if I think Paul Levitz has taken a step back in writing.

  7. Alisha
    February 6, 2015 at 4:14 pm — Reply

    I love the Starfire cover. Not so much Starfire herself, but the background. There is some blonde apparently looking down her own shirt and some old dude checking out Starfire. Beautiful!

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