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espanolbot ([personal profile] espanolbot) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-01-12 11:59 am

New DC Titles for May! Including JSA, World's Finest and Batman Inc!

From USA Today via DCWomenKickingAss.tumblr
""The New 52 was about showing the new world. Now we're just expanding on that world and furthering the story," says Bob Harras, DC Entertainment's editor in chief.

Make that plural "worlds." DC is bringing back its concept of parallel Earths in two of the books. Earth 2 features the return of the fan-favorite Justice Society, while Worlds' Finest stars two superheroines, Huntress and Power Girl.

In addition, G.I. Combat will offer a rotating roster of creative teams and rebooted tales of past war comics such as The Haunted Tank and The Unknown Soldier, while The Ravagers follows four teen superheroes on the run from an evil organization.

Morrison's Batman Incorporated pits the popular Caped Crusader and his army of global crime fighters against former flame Talia al Ghul, with their son Damian (who also is the current Batman sidekick, Robin) caught in the middle.

"It's like Kramer vs. Kramer, but they've got thermonuclear capability," Morrison says.

And instead of one superhero, MiƩville will create several every month in Dial H, about a guy who finds an old dial that gives him different powers every time he uses it.

Nine of DC's "New 52" issues were among the 10 best-selling comics of 2011, according to Diamond Comics Distributors.

"Part of the sign of the New 52 growing up is that it can afford to stretch its wings a little bit and so some things that are a bit more left field," MiƩville says. "There's room for a lot of different inflections in this vocabulary.""

So, JSA + James Robinson + Nicola Scott = Yay!

Batman Inc. should have Cass in (they SAID it should) so also yay.

Dial H for Hero could be interesting.

GI Combat might be interesting, though it seems to be more Weird War than more of a straight war comic.

And Ravagers... kind of sounds like Gail Simone's Gen13 run combined with Runaways, though it might be interesting. Though I'm getting Cass vibes from it, as I think I remember Gail saying she wanted to use them at some point.

For legality, here's a bit of one of the Dial H covers,

EDIT: Seems that the six new titles are meant to be replacing: BLACKHAWKS, HAWK AND DOVE, MEN OF WAR, MISTER TERRIFIC, O.M.A.C. and STATIC SHOCK.

No, please, don't cancel Hawk and Dove. Where will we get out Rob Liefeld art from now.
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[personal profile] kenn_el 2012-01-12 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Why not base the Power Girl/Huntress book on Earth 2, where they would be THE World's Finest team? If you're going to set up the parallel Earth, why waste the characters by placing them on an Earth where they aren't unique?
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2012-01-12 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Stranded on our world from a parallel reality, Huntress and Power Girl struggle to find their way back to Earth 2

Presumably they succeed at some point and assume their rightful roles there.
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[personal profile] kenn_el 2012-01-12 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Indeed. But the characters' importance, aside from nostalgia, lay in their status ON Earth 2. On Earth 1, they are somewhat redundant, their arrival too early in their counterparts' careers, and somewhat hamstrung by being tied into continuity.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-01-12 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Because putting them on a different Earth is immediate conflict and mystery?
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[personal profile] kenn_el 2012-01-12 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
If the writers couldn't craft immediate conflict and mystery in an ongoing title featuring the Bat and the Supes of their world ON their own world, with no restrictions, do we really expect them to do better within an already established, continuity-restricted universe, where what makes them unique (their legacies) don't exist?
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[personal profile] arbre_rieur 2012-01-12 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Who said anything about "couldn't"? It's a matter of preference, not inability. The folks behind this also chose to make it a team-up book instead of a solo Huntress or Power Girl series. Are we to take from that that they felt they *couldn't* craft conflict and mystery with a solo series, or that they simply *preferred* a team-up book?