DC Comics January 2023 Solicitations Spoilers Bleeds Into DC Comics February 2023 Solicitations Spoilers?! Lazarus Planet Transforms Super-Heroes and Super-Villains In Wake Of Batman Vs. Robin and Dark Crisis On Infinite Earths?! NYCC 2022 Spoilers!
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DC Announces a Cataclysmic New 2023 Comic Book Event by Mark Waid
Announced Thursday during the “Explore the DC Multiverse” panel at New York Comic Con, the DC universe will be rocked to its core in DC’s first 2023 event, Lazarus Planet! Event showrunner Mark Waid teams up with Riccardo Federici, Gene Luen Yang, Billy Tan, Nicole Maines, Skylar Patridge, Francis Manapul, Dan Watters, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Josie Campbell, and more, to transform DC’s Super Heroes and Supervillains beginning in January!
Following the events of Mark Waid and Mahmud Asrar’s Batman vs. Robin #4 this December, the Lazarus Volcano has erupted—spewing dangerous and transformative chemicals into Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in chaos across the DC universe! As these Lazarus clouds rain down upon the planet, people across the globe begin to develop strange new abilities, watch their already-extraordinary abilities change, and witness a whole host of chaos unlike anything the DCU has experienced before!
We know you’ve got questions about this upcoming DC comic book event, but you’ll have to wait for the Lazarus Planet explosions to begin for your answers! In the meantime, we’re already asking about the effects of Lazarus raining from the skies:
- Can Power Girl free herself from the out-of-control Omen?
- Who are the mysterious trio claiming to be resurrected siblings of Raven?
- Will Dreamer’s visions guide our heroes to the path of victory?
- Can Mercy Graves survive the transformation she’s undergone?
- Will Martian Manhunter survive a psychic link to a Doomsday nest?
- Can new hero City Boy hope to commune with Gotham in time to save it?
- How far would the Question go to chase a lead across a transformed Gotham City?
- Will the flame of Firestorm burn out yet another horrific host?
- And what does DC’s Monkey Prince have to do with all of this?
Here’s a hint for the last one—Damian Wayne puts out a distress call for whoever can still hear it: come to the ruins of the Hall of Justice and help save the world! Blue Beetle, Power Girl, Cyborg, Batman, and more answer the call…but why could the fate of all life as we know it rest in the hands of…Monkey Prince?
Look for DC’s January and February DC Connect magazines to drop in the coming months for more hints into 2023’s Lazarus Planet event and the full creative teams! The weekly Lazarus Planet schedule will include:
- Lazarus Planet: Alpha (1/10)
- Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton (1/17)
- Lazarus Planet: We Once Were Gods (1/24)
- Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn (1/31)
- Lazarus Planet: Next Evolution (2/7)
- Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate (2/14)
- Lazarus Planet: Omega (2/21)
Other teases for NYCC 2022 continue exploring the Dawn Of The DC Universe that springs from the Dark Crisis of Infinite Earths #7 event finale.
The NYCC 2022 Thursday schedule for DC Comics noted the “Explore the Multiverse” panel where this news first broke with I Am Batman series’ Batman of New York aka Jace Fox as the itinerary’s face.
DC’s Friday schedule for NYCC 2022 includes a celebration of Harley Quinn’s 30th anniversary / birthday and she is naturally the focal point of the itinerary.
DC Comics will save the Superman Family renaissance for its NYCC 2022 Saturday schedule including the fam sporting new costumes in the itinerary art.
DC’s NYCC 2022 Sunday schedule does not clear spell out which panel will be focused on its comics line, but perhaps new Titans and Doom Patrol series are afoot to complement the related TV streaming series as part of the publisher’s Dawn of DCU.
From the initial Lazarus Planet announcement it appears that DC is working to revive tentpole franchises to parallel its strong Batman line.
- Justice Society
- Justice League
2023 is starting off with more than one bang.
I am intrigued.