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/