DC Comics New 52: Six Titles Cancelled, Six New Titles Announced

The new 52 have been out for about five months now and changes are afoot. We had to see this coming, there were some obvious risks and experiments within the first 52 launched. Some panned out and some took a hit. These six titles are being cancelled:

O.M.A.C. - I'm really sorry to see this one go. This is a fun book and is really deserving of more of a chance. I enjoyed its run while it lasted. Comics needs more weird science adventure like this.

Men of War - I liked having a dedicated military comic coming out of DC. Hopefully this role will be filled well by one of the new titles.

Mr. Terrific - I'm not surprised this one. I was surprised he was given his own series to begin with. The art and story for this comic never clicked with me. I guess I wasn't alone.

Static Shock - Another one I enjoyed. Static Shock is a great character, hopefully he'll pop-up somewhere else.

Hawk and Dove - I wasn't a fan. I appreciate Rob Liefeld's love of these characters and comics overall, but I don't dig the dude's artwork. These two characters have never been favorites of mine anyway.

Blackhawks - I never read the book, so I can't give an opinion. I'll have to check out the back issues to see what was right or wrong on this one.


THE NEW TITLES FOR THE NEW 52


Batman Incorporated
Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham
Continuing where we left off before this whole New 52 and Flashpoint came about with an international franchise of Batmen. I'm very happy to see this coming back. It was announced early on that this would be coming back, I'm glad the wait is almost over.

Earth 2
James Robinson and Nicola Scott
On this alternate Earth we follow the Justice Society of America. Yay, I love the JSA glad to have them back and I'm curious to see who will be included on this team.

World's Finest
Paul Levitz, George Perez, and Kevin Maguire
Power Girl and Huntress are castaways from Earth 2 trying to find their way back to their home dimension. Two characters I love being drawn by two of my favorite artists. I had a chance to meet Kevin Maguire at Baltimore Comic Con, great guy.

Dial H
China Mieville and Mateus Santoluoco
This is supposed to be a new take on the classic Dial H for hero concept. I'll be honest, even as a kid I thought this was a goofy premise and I never got into. I'm not holding my breath on this one being a fav of mine, even though I know this series and concept has a following.

G.I. Combat
J.T. Krul and Ariel Olivetti
This is the title I most associate with DC's military comics! Glad this classic is back. It will include stories of The War that Time Forgot, The Haunted Tank and The Unknown Soldier. What a LINEUP!

The Ravagers
Howard Mackie and Ian Churchill
A Teen Titans/Superboy spin-off title. I haven't really follow either of those books, so I don't have an opinion either way on this one.



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