Jan, 28, 2012 – The DC Comics New 52 has revitalized not only the company but the entire comic industry. The new books, re-introducing classic characters like Superman, Batman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman for a new generation of readers have all been interesting takes with some nice new twists. This week, DC Comics announced that some of the DC New 52 titles are going to end with their eighth issues.
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One of the more disappointing cancellations was Hawk & Dove, penned by former University of Oklahoma student, Sterling Gates. The author was unable to bring much interest to the two characters, still largely unfamiliar to the comic book world. It also didn’t help that his artist, Rob Liefeld is such a polarizing figure to comic fans.
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Also cancelled are the Sgt. Rock comic Men of War, Blackhawks, Mr. Terrific, O.M.A.C., and Static Shock. All four of those books will end in April.
With that out of the way, here is a look at what is replacing them.
Batman Incorporated – Before the DC 52 reboot, Grant Morrison created a new world in Batman where the Caped Crusader franchised his name as Batman Incorporated across the planet, so there could be Batman heroes in difference continents. An idea of that is in the DC 52 comic Batwing. However, Morrison will return here with Batman Incorporated and continue the original idea.
Earth 2 – James Robinson (War of Supermen) writes this comic that deals with The Justice Society of America.
World’s Finest – Paul Levitz pens the revival of World’s Finest, which in this iteration will team up Huntress and Power Girl as they find themselves stuck on Earth 1 while trying to find out how to get back to Earth 2.
Dial H – This is another classic title being re-imagined, where a normal guy suddenly gains powers and has to learn how to be a hero.
G.I. Combat – This is another war comic that will replace Men of War. It’s supposed to revive classic ideas like The Unknown Soldier, The Haunted Tank and The War that Time Forgot.
The Ravagers – For those following both Teen Titans and Superboy, this is a spinoff series of a group of teens on the run from an evil organization that wants them to be villains.
These new issues will hit newsstands in May 2012.
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