Building on an earlier announcement, DC unveils a bunch of awesome supernatural titles as part of the relaunch. That makes 34 of 52 books announced so far.
I’m really looking forward to all of these eight supernatural titles!!
On the 40th anniversary of the character’s creation, the New York Times bestselling writer of AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder, teams up with Yannick Paquette (BATMAN, INCORPORATED) to bring horror back to the DC Universe in SWAMP THING #1. For years, one man served against his will as the avatar of nature. And while he may have been freed of the monster, he’s about to learn the monster will never truly let go of him.
Skitch Commentary: I am a huge horror fan, and this sounds like a great way to bring Swamp Thing in to the DCU.
John Constantine, Deadman, Shade the Changing Man and Madame Xanadu are Justice League Dark, a band of supernatural heroes united to stop the dark things the rest of the DCU does not see in JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1, by Peter Milligan and artist Mikel Janin.
Skitch Commentary: Secret Seven was my least favorite of the Flashpoint books I’ve read so far, but this does sound like it could be a fun book. I just hope it’s little more coherent than Secret Seven. I have a lot of faith in Milligan though.
Buddy Baker has gone from “super” man to family man – but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? Find out in ANIMAL MAN #1, the start of a dramatic new series by acclaimed writer Jeff Lemire and artists Travel Foreman and Dan Green.
Skitch Commentary: Animal Man has a weird history in the DCU, and I am hoping this series is as unique as the Morrison run back in the day. I don’t know Jeff Lemire all that much, but I’m definitely curious to see where this goes.
Set in the Middle Ages, the Demon leads an unlikely team to defend civilization and preserve the last vestiges of Camelot against the tide of history. Critically-acclaimed writer Paul Cornell and artists Diogenes Neves and Oclair Albert combine sorcery, swords and superheroes in DEMON KNIGHTS #1.
Skitch Commentary: Gone gone form of man, behold the demon Etrigan. A period Demon piece?? Count me in! Huge fan of Etrigan! My wife will be excited about this one too.
Frankenstein and his network of strange beings work for an even stranger government organization: The Super Human Advanced Defense Executive. It’s the breakout hero of Seven Soldiers as you’ve never seen him before in FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF SHADE #1, the first issue of a dark new series from acclaimed writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, The Nobody) and artist Alberto Ponticelli.
Skitch Commentary: Nice to see Seven Soldiers was not completely forgotten in this relaunch. Seems like a much more intelligent version of Howling Commandos, which is a good thing.
A cult favorite character returns in a new series written by his classic creative team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Joining them is JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST artist Fernando Dagnino. RESURRECTION MAN #1 is the story of a hero who wakes up with new powers each time he’s killed.
Skitch Commentary: DnA back on Resurrection Man. Uhm…yeah, this book I will be paying full price for the digital. There ain’t no waiting a month here. THANK YOU, DC! Best Father’s Day gift ever!!
Vampires threaten to bring ruin to the DC Universe in I, VAMPIRE #1 by rising star Josh Fialkov and artist Andrea Sorrentino. Tortured by his centuries-old love for the Queen of the Damnned, Andrew Bennett must save humanity from the violent uprising of his fellow vampires, even if it means exterminating his own kind.
Skitch Commentary: Vampires are hot right now. This is the book of this batch I am least interested in. But it still looks kind of cool.
Priscilla Kitaen has just found out she’s a monster. A half-alien hybrid, the woman known as Voodoo must confront the secrets of her past to make sense of the nightmare her life has suddenly become. VOODOO #1 will be written by Ron Marz with art by Sami Basri.
Skitch Commentary: I love Ron Marz, so I will probably check this one out. Does sound like it has a lot of potential.
Tags: andy lanning, Animal Man, dan abnett, DC Comics Relaunch, Deadman, DnA, frankenstein, Jeff Lemire, Justice League Dark, Paul Cornell, Peter Milligan, Resurrection Man, Ron Marz, Swamp Thing, wildcats, Wildstorm
Source: DC Source