Starting at the end of this month DC Comics is going through a major facelift.
DC will be rebooting its entire universe by having a launch of 52 titles all starting at issue #1. If you always wanted to get into Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman but never did because you were hundreds of issues behind then the new 52 was made for you. Even though the titles are starting off fresh you still might need some insight on what’s going. From now till the 31st we will be previewing all 52 titles. Next up…
One of DCU’s greatest villains gets the spotlight. Slade Wilson (aka Deathstroke the Terminator) will star in his self titled series as part of the New 52. The series will begin with Slade returning as Deathstroke after a leave of absence. No word yet if any of Wilson’s children will appear in this series. I wouldn’t expect to see any guest appearances in this series and the reason why is because of the following quote that DC has tied into to the synopsis of issue #1…
“Friends disappoint, family dies, but a legacy…that’s forever.”
All-Star Western stars DC’s favorite disfigured cowboy Jonah Hex as he steps into the crime infested town known as Gotham City. In regards to the DCU timeline this series starts well before all others as it takes place in the Old West. This series will have many references to the other 51 titles. Amadeus Arkham, the creator of Arkham Asylum, will also be featured as one of the main characters.
Kevin Kho is O.M.A.C. the One Man Machine Army Corp. O.M.A.C. is unwilling placed in a war between Checkmate, the secret organization that often gives the Dark Knight trouble, and Brother Eye, an all-seeing sentient satellite that gave O.M.A.C. his powers. Will O.M.A.C. do what he’s told and bring down Checkmate or will he fight against the entity that took away his freedom?
Men of War
Joe Rock leads his team Easy Company, ex-military men turned professional contractors, as they battle the worst the DCU has to offer. Will the title is new fans will recognize Joe Rock and Sgt. Rock to be on and the same. The series will be written by Ivan Brandon (Viking) and drawn by Tom Derenick (Justice League of America).
The Blackhawks are an elite military spec-ops team that protects the world from the threats that come with advanced technology. Their mission is quite simple “Kill the bad guys before they kill us.” The Blackhawks were previously known as a World War II fighter pilot squadron. At that time the team consisted of individuals who were from countries that have been attacked/invaded by the Axis of Evil. These new Blackhawks will be fighting the good fight in the present but I wouldn’t put it passed DC to have characters on the current Blackhawks be decedents of the WWII team.