Tuesday, June 07, 2011

DC Comics relaunch - the 52 titles

DC Comics (which feels a little like saying 'ATM machine') are relaunching their titles. 52 of them. A new number one for each. More details here from comics news and rumour site, Bleeding Cool.

I've been tracking down what these titles will be and who will be writing and drawing them, which, I thought, if you're a nerd, might be of interest. Here's what I have so far, in no particular order, and with no promises as to accuracy:

  1. Justice League, written by Geoff Johns, drawn by Jim Lee
  2. Justice League International, written by Dan Jurgens, drawn by Aaron Lopresti
  3. Detective Comics, written and drawn by Tony Daniel
  4. Batman, written by Scott Snyder, drawn by Greg Capullo
  5. Batman: The Dark Knight, written and drawn by David Finch
  6. Batman and Robin, written by Peter Tomasi, drawn by Patrick Gleason
  7. Batgirl, written by Gail Simone, drawn by Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes
  8. Batwoman, written and drawn by JH Williams*
  9. Batwing, written by Judd Winnick, drawn by Ben Oliver
  10. Nightwing, written by Kyle Higgins, drawn by Eddy Barrows
  11. Batman Inc, written by Grant Morrison, drawn by Chris Burnham**
  12. Catwoman, written by Judd Winnick, drawn by Guillem March
  13. Birds of Prey, written by Duane Swierczynski, drawn by Jesus Saiz
  14. Animal Man, written by Jeff Lemire
  15. Superboy, written by Scot Lobdell
  16. Superman, written and drawn by George Perez
  17. Swamp Thing, drawn by Yanick Paquette
  18. Wonder Woman, written by Brian Azzarello, drawn by Cliff Chiang
  19. Green Lantern, written by Geoff Johns, drawn by Doug Mahnke
  20. Green Lantern Corps, written by Peter J Tomasi, drawn by Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna
  21. Green Lantern: The New Guardians, written by Tony Bedard, drawn by Tyler Kirkham and Batt
  22. Red Lanterns, written by Peter Milligan, drawn by Ed Benes and Rob Hunter
  23. Teen Titans, written by Scott Lobdell, drawn by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund
  24. The Fury of Firestorm, written by Ethan Van Sciver and Gail Simone, drawn by Ylidiray Cinar
  25. Red Hood and the Outlaws, written by Scott Lobdell, drawn by Kenneth Rocafort
  26. Aquaman, written by Geoff Johns, drawn by Ivan Reis
  27. Flash, written by Brian Buccellato, drawn by Francis Manapul
  28. Hawkman, written by Tony Daniel, drawn by Phillip Tan
  29. Green Arrow, written by JT Krul, drawn by Freddie Williams II
  30. DC Universe Presents: Deadman, written by Paul Jenkins, drawn by Bernard Chang
  31. My Greatest Adventure
  32. OMAC
*Missing details here, and most likely, a lot of other places.

So, 32 down, 20 to go.

There are rumours of a Legion of Super Heroes title (that are a little too rumour-ish to put here just yet), as well as former WildStorm titles like Grifter. There are also rumours of Grant Morrison on a Superman title, and Action Comics hasn't been announced, and I can't imagine they wouldn't be continuing with the comic that Superman debuted in.

Will update as more information comes to hand.

UPDATE: The aforementioned Bleeding Cool have a more up to date list here: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/06/07/an-updateable-list-of-the-52-dc-titles-for-september/

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I wrote something...

...five or so years ago.

Was cleaning up/looking at some of the mess I've left on the internet, and I found this. It's fiction, not great, and clearly derivative of a bunch of people, but it also made me laugh. Posted here in the vain (heh, Freudian) hope that it does the same for you:

Goldwyn and the Orang Utan - Part One.
Goldwyn's grandmother didn't talk to him much anymore, but as she'd been dead for three years, he didn't hold it against her.

Instead, he went down every morning to the fruit trees and collected that days fruit. To you or me this sounds like it would be a wonderful way to live. Eating only the best fruit from an entire orchard, living in a house the size of a small moon and no adults to spoil it.

But as poor Goldwyn soon found out, a diet of fruit leads to painful diahorrea, the moon is only fun if you have something to do with it and adults have their uses.

One morning Goldwyn decided to be spontaneous and walk into town. However, as he had no money and no sense of personal hygiene, he was soon chased away with sticks. He sat down in the orchard and thought how painful Bibles were when thrown at you. He was about to give in to hunger and start gnawing at his own leg, when he heard a voice coming from overhead.

'I say, you, you with the six foot dreadlocks and stench of the damned. Could you be so kind as to offer a gentleman a hand?'

Goldwyn, convinced that it was god coming to finish off the job that the bible had started, ran for his life. Unfortunately his dreadlocks were six feet long, while he was only four feet long. He stepped on one and went arse over tit into a pear tree.

'Good lord, you pointed to the wrong end when you were asked where you'd like your brain situated didn't you?'

Goldwyn rubbed his head and looked up. It was a businessman. Goldwyn knew it was a businessman because of the jumpsuit and the copious amounts of orange fur. The business man looked down at Goldwyn.

'Now, are you going to help me or not?'