And the first New 52 casualties have been announced. If you were a fan of any of the following titles, sorry, but DC Comics have revealed that they will all halt at #8...
Everybody say goodbye to MEN OF WAR, MISTER TERRIFIC, O.M.A.C., HAWK AND DOVE, BLACKHAWKS and STATIC SHOCKS. At least two of those we called out as not surviving the year when the New 52 launched last Septemeber. *cough* O.M.A.C. *cough*
Taking their place (because they're committed to this 52 thing no matter what) are BATMAN INCORPORATED, EARTH 2, WORLD'S FINEST, DIAL H, G.I. COMBAT and THE RAVAGERS.
Here's DC's official synopsis of each...
BATMAN INCORPORATED – Writer: Grant Morrison. Artist: Chris Burnham. The acclaimed ongoing writer of ACTION COMICS, Grant Morrison, presents a fresh take on BATMAN INCORPORATED, in which the Batman brand is franchised globally in preparation for a major international threat.
EARTH 2 – Writer: James Robinson. Artist: Nicola Scott. The greatest heroes on a parallel Earth, the Justice Society combats threats that will set them on a collision course with other worlds.
WORLDS’ FINEST – Writer: Paul Levitz. Artists: George Perez and Kevin Maguire. Stranded on our world from a parallel reality, Huntress and Power Girl struggle to find their way back to Earth 2. Perez and Maguire will be the artists on alternating story arcs.
DIAL H – Writer: China Miéville. Artist: Mateus Santoluoco. The first ongoing series from acclaimed novelist China Miéville, this is a bold new take on a cult classic concept about the psychological effects on an everyman who accidentally gains powers to become a hero.
G.I. COMBAT – Writer: J.T. Krul. Artist: Ariel Olivetti. Featuring the return of a classic DC Comics series, THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT, along with rotating back-up stories and creative teams – including THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, with writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Dan Panosian; and THE HAUNTED TANK, with writer John Arcudi and artist Scott Kolins.
THE RAVAGERS – Writer: Howard Mackie. Artist: Ian Churchill. Spinning off from TEEN TITANS and SUPERBOY, this series finds four superpowered teens on the run and fighting against the organization that wants to turn them into supervillains.
Each of these "Wave 2" books (as they're calling them) arrive in May.
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