Monday, 11 June 2012

4 More New 52 Titles Ending September!

Last week, DC Comics announced their 3rd wave of New 52 titles. Unlike the second wave this one includes only 4 new books, but still, questions were raised about which 4 titles would be getting axed - as we know DC wants to keep their books at 52 from now on. Today our questions were answered.

These are the 4 books ending this September with #0 (DC announced "0 Month", all of their books will be taking a 1-month break for an #0, which will give background information/origins for their characters in September.).





None of these titles were particularly surprising choices except for one. While the other three had been the publishers weakest-selling titles, Justice League International had actually been a strong seller for the company. But with Rocket Red's funeral taking place in the 12th and final issue, many think that this is more a publicity stunt, and that JLI will make a return further down the road.

Here are the four books replacing them:

TALON - Writer James Tynion IV with co-plotter Scott Snyder. Artist: Guillem March.
Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon to ever escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin of the Court is trying to live a normal life ... but that’s impossible when he’s being hunted by his former masters!

SWORD OF SORCERY – Writer: Christy Marx. Artist: Aaron Lopresti.
Featuring the return of Amethyst, Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother and resents it. She’s about to learn it’s all been necessary when she discovers she’s the lost princess of Gemworld—and she’s being hunted by her murderous aunt. With a back-up story written by Tony Bedard with art by Jesus Saiz, set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the monstrous warrior Beowulf is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel.

THE PHANTOM STRANGER - Writer: Dan DiDio. Artist: Brent Anderson.
Spinning out of his recent appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE and DC’s Free Comic Book Day story, learn more about the true origin of The Phantom Stranger and his connection to the mysterious Pandora.

TEAM SEVEN - Writer: Justin Jordan. Artist: Jesus Merino.
Set in the early days of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, threads of the entire DC Universe collide. As Superman emerges, so does the world’s counter measures against him and his kind. Team 7 is comprised of Dinah Lance, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, John Lynch, Alex Fairchild, Cole Cash, Slade Wilson — and their story will change everything you know about DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.

So, what did you guys think of the cancellations/replacements? Anything in there that you were a follower of? Interested in any of the new books? Feel free to comment.


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