So, where do we stand after today?
Even though DC has only announced 26 books, with the expected books factored in, the big question mark is really about 5 to 10 books to round out the Big 52 from September.
0. Batman Inc. (in 2012)
1. Justice League
2. Wonder Woman
5. The Fury of Firestorm
6. Savage Hawkman
7. Green Arrow
8. Justice League International
9. Mister Terrific
10. Captain Atom
11. DC Universe Presents
12. Green Lantern
13. Green Lantern Corps
14. Green Lantern: The New Guardians
15. Red Lanterns
17. Detective Comics
18. Batman & Robin
19. Batman: The Dark Knight
23. Birds of Prey
25. Red Hood & the Outlaws
26. Batwing (African Batman from Batman Inc.)
Likely / Rumoured
28. Action Comics
31. Kid Flash
32. Static (Milestone Character)
34. Swamp Thing
35. Animal Man
37. Justice Society
38. Teen Titans
39. Legion of Super-Heroes / Legion Lost
40. Adventure Comics
41. My Greatest Adventure (was Weird Worlds)
42. Who’s Who (makes sense)
… or wishful thinking?
43. Speed Force (Wally West) type book
44. Shazam / Captain Marvel
45. Tim Drake / Red Robin / Something else
46. Suicide Squad / Secret Six type book
47. Hawk and Dove (previously in Brightest Day & Birds of Prey)
Only 5 slots left
That leaves the 48, 49, 50, 51, & 52 slots.
Does “Beyond” Count?
However, where do these books fit?
1. Batman Beyond
2. Superman Beyond
3. Justice League Beyond / Justice League of the Future
Are they on a planet in the multiverse or does it take place between the “current” DC Universe in September and the 31rst Century Legion of Super-Heroes time? If its the latter, expect them in September.
Two mysterious books circling the ‘net
And what about these 2 rumoured books? Part of the DC Comics Relaunch in September or something for later?
1. The Edge
2. The Dark (or is this DC’s next big event?)
On a limb or on the outs?
1. Deathstroke (and/or Ravager – spotlight in Flashpoint)
2. Blue and/or Gold (Blue Beetle and/or Booster Gold)
3. Stephanie Brown / Cassandra Cain centric Bat series
4. Power Girl
6. Martian Manhunter (previously in Brightest Day)
7. Xombi (Milestone Character)
8. Jonah Hex (and any other Westerns like Vigilante)
9. Other Milestone and Wildstorm properties
10. The recently departed like REBELS, Freedom Fighters & Doom Patrol
What do you think? What have you heard?
Tags: Dan DiDio, DC Comics, DC Comics Relaunch, DC Entertainment, Flashpoint (DC Comics), Geoff Johns, Jim Lee