DC Comics Announces New Titles, Creators, Broader Focus for DCU

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DC Entertainment has announced today that following their world-combining event Convergence, DC Comics will begin a new direction for the DCU offering more inclusive and accessible comics, including 24 brand-new series that will begin at issue number one, as well as 25 on-going, bestselling fan-favorite series that will continue without a break in the issue numbering.

“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.”

“More than ever before, DC Comics fans are being exposed to our rich portfolio of characters through multiple sources, including an unprecedented number of highly successful TV shows, video games and upcoming major motion pictures,” said Co-Publisher Jim Lee. “We are looking to extend that experience within publishing to ensure there is a comic book for everyone. For example, fans of the ARROW television show may want more stories about BLACK CANARY. Now they can find modern, fresh takes on the character in the pages of her standalone series both in stores and digitally.”

Fans will get their first look at upcoming storylines in DC Entertainment’s Free Comic Book Day issue, “DC Comics: Divergence,” available Saturday, May 2 and set to feature 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.

“In this new era of storytelling, story will trump continuity as we continue to empower creators to tell the best stories in the industry,” said DiDio.

You can check out the full list of new comics and creative teams below along with a preview of the art!

New Titles:

  • 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:

  • 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: Stay tuned for creative team info!
  • 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