After speaking with multiple sources throughout the industry on the condition of anonymity, CBR News has learned some of the salient details of DC’s September roster, starting with the perhaps telling news that the publisher plans to launch a full 52 monthly titles with #1 issues across the month with 13 new titles shipping each week. The number holds some significance for longtime DC readers as 52 is the number of parallel earths making up DC’s multiverse, and CBR has confirmed that the #1 launches will be accompanied by a major reboot of continuity with many pieces of DC’s current status quo being rewritten and undone including character relationships and even the existence of some cast members.
Included in the 52 series will be:
* A new title starring Superman written by Grant Morrison.
* Birds of Prey #1 - This new ongoing series will not feature the work of longtime “BoP” writer Gail Simone. In fact, many tried and true approaches to books will be getting a second look at DC in September.
* Teen Titans #1 - The new start for the teen team will be written by “Red Robin” scribe Fabian Nicieza.
* Justice Society of America #1 - Only one of a number of current titles that will welcome a creative team shift, the future of the original superhero team will apparently not involve current writer Marc Guggenheim.
* Wonder Woman #1 - Don’t expect the recent changes from writer J. Michael Straczynski to stick when the Amazing Amazon sees another new #1 hit.
* Green Lantern #1 - Even with a new #1, Green Lantern remains in Johns’ hands, and readers can expect the effects of major crossovers like “Blackest Night” to stay in place moving forward.
* Hawkman #1 - While fans have known a “Hawkman” series by James Robinson has been in the works since the writer mentioned it on a panel at New York Comic Con, Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston has been reporting the rumor that the book will be drawn by “Batman & Robin” and “Outsiders” artist Philip Tan.
* Aquaman #1 - No surprises here. The already announced series featuring the sea king by Johns and Ivan Reis will be part of the relaunch wave.
The other seismic shakeup that remains unconfirmed is whether long-standing titles “Action Comics” and “Detective Comics” would also renumber with brand new first issues. However, at this time, CBR has found no confirmation one way or the other on the fate of those titles. DC Comics offered no comment on the above information.
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Thanks, I was inspired to start this in a response to some of the epically lame try hard stuff I’ve seen in “street wear” and fashion tumblrs. As a queer woman I thought it tongue and cheek to call it “No Homo”. At this point though I’m over it but haven’t thought of something better yet, I’ve never been very imaginative and am open to suggestions.