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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.

Date: 2012-01-12 04:48 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (supergirl (new frontier smile))
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
I adored the original Supergirl, Linda Danvers, and have never forgiven DC for killing her off! And they never brought her back except as an angel or some such thing. Instead they keep bringing back emo Kara as Supergirl. *sighs*

Anyway, a lot of well-loved characters were lost and completely turned me off to comics for years. I loved the characters but hated what DC was doing. I'm aware of canon now but prefer to play in my fanfic sandbox. ;)

Earth-2 characters always rocked! :)

Date: 2012-01-12 06:35 pm (UTC)
jaybee3: Nguyen Lil Cass (Default)
From: [personal profile] jaybee3
Technically speaking Kara Zor-El was the original Supergirl, then came Matrix, then came Linda Danvers. And I don't think they officially killed her off (not counting the Reign in Hell cameo), they just pretended she never existed.

I'm not a big fan of how they keep bringing Kara back either (especially with no one remembering her sacrifice in Crisis even though Barry was a made a DCU for his).

Peter David probably handled it best in his last arc "Many Happy Returns" (which remains my favorite SG story) with Linda being a mentor to a time-tossed Silver Age Kara. They could have just kept Linda as Superwoman instead of making Lucy Lane (of all people!) into a super-powered army operative super-villain. The idea of making the Lanes (Sam and Lucy) bad guys for no other reason than apparently civilians with close ties to Superman can't just be normal folk (they did the same to Pete Ross too) never made any sense.

Date: 2012-01-12 07:15 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (supergirl (new frontier smile))
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
I'm a little confused. Linda was Kara in the Silver Age and Matrix came after in the '90s, didn't she?

Anyway, never having existed is even worse than being killed off! What a waste of a great character.

I can't stand that trope, either. Why must everyone except Lois, Jimmy and Perry turn bad around Clark? Sometimes I'm really flummoxed by comics creators' thinking.

Date: 2012-01-12 07:23 pm (UTC)
jaybee3: Nguyen Lil Cass (Default)
From: [personal profile] jaybee3
Linda Danvers was Kara's Silver Age alter-ego. Then came Matrix in the 90s when DC decreed Kara never existed and Supes was the ONLY Kryptonian. Matrix was then merged with human Linda Danvers (the name was a homage to the Silver Age Kara who at this point never existed) who become the star of Peter David's run on Supergirl that lasted 80 issues (and except for a brief cameo or two hasn't been seen or mentioned since). Then came Cir-El (less said the better) and then they brought back Kara Zor-El as if she was an entirely new character (even though she had appeared at the end of Peter David's run alongside Linda and had also appeared in the Superman vs. Darkseid: Apokolips Now one-shot). Now with the reboot we get Kara appearing for the FIRST time (though really it's something like the third or fourth time DC has intro-ed the same character).

Date: 2012-01-12 07:29 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (supergirl (new frontier smile))
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Ah, I'd forgotten about that merger thing.

What a convoluted history! Poor Linda has a history as complicated and twisty as Diana or Donna. :(

Date: 2012-01-13 02:33 am (UTC)
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Wait a minute. They made Pete Ross a bad guy? Pete Ross from Smallville (The town, not the series)? Clark Kent's best friend? Great guy, knew that Clark was Superboy, helped cover for him and never told anyone? That Pete Ross?

That's the kind of thing that makes me say "The hell with it. They stopped publishing comic books in the early 80s. None of the later stuff ever happened."

Date: 2012-01-13 03:48 pm (UTC)
jaybee3: Nguyen Lil Cass (Default)
From: [personal profile] jaybee3
Pete wasn't actually a vilain - they just made him out to be. It was Prof. Hamilton (of Cadmus fame - also previously a good guy) who kidnapped Pete, took his identity and made himself a villain called "Ruin". The whole story read like the Captain Atom/Hawk/Monarch bait-and-switch since it really did seem like they were setting up Pete to be "Ruin" and then changed their minds. Needless to say the storyline was forgotten the minute it was over although they had to make Prof. Hamilton insane and evil to do it.


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