DC Comics May 2023 Solicitations Spoilers Sees 5 New Dawn Of DC Series Launch! Plus Knight Terrors & The Return Of The Justice League!

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DC Comics May 2023 Solicitations Spoilers Sees 5 New Dawn Of DC Series Launch! Plus Knight Terrors and The Return Of The Justice League!

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DC Comics Shines a Light On “Dawn of DC”

It’s Time for the Young Heroes to Step Up in Titans From Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott

Hal Jordan Comes Home in Green Lantern From the Flashpoint Beyond Team of Jeremy Adams and Xermánico

Cyborg Returns to the DC Universe from The Milestone Initiative Participant Morgan Hampton and Tom Raney

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The year long publishing initiative, Dawn of DC, officially kicked off yesterday with the release of Action Comics #1051 from the superstar creative teams of Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Rafa Sandoval, Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks, and Leah Williams and Marguerite Sauvage. Throughout the year, fans can expect epic new storylines, superstar creative teams, and Super-Villains that will push the Super Heroes beyond their limits. Today, DC is announcing new creative teams on three upcoming Dawn of DC titles: TitansGreen Lantern and Cyborg.

Titans #1 A Nicola Scott

The all-star creative team of writer Tom Taylor (Nightwing, Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent) and artist Nicola Scott (Wonder Woman: Historia, Earth 2) are bringing the Titans to the forefront of the DC Universe starting this May.

Titans #1 B Simone DiMeo

The Dark Crisis is over and the Justice League is no more. Now, a new team has to rise and protect the earth…TITANS! The time has come for the Teen Titans to grow up. Each member joined as a much younger hero certain that one day they’d be invited to join the Justice League. Now they’re not just joining the League…they’re replacing it! Are the no-longer-teen heroes ready for the big leagues? Danger lurks around every corner as Super Heroes and Super-Villains alike challenge the new team before they’ve even begun. Will the DCU ever be the same? Find out in this landmark first issue available on May 16!

Green Lantern #1 A Hal Jordan concept art by Xermánico

The visionary  team of Jeremy Adams and Xermánico (Flashpoint Beyond) present a tale of redemption, loss, and finding out that maybe you can go home again, in Green Lantern. Spinning out of the events of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Guardians of Oa at the heart of the Green Lantern Corps have quarantined Sector 2814, home of the planet Earth—and its champion along with it! A heartbreaking defeat has sent Hal reeling, returning home to rediscover his roots…and find the man responsible for ruining his life: Sinestro. At least if he’s willing to hot-wire a power ring to do it. 

Green Lantern #1 B Sinestro by Lucio Parrillo

Green Lantern #1 is available at local comic shops on May 9 and also features part one of the John Stewart Green Lantern story from writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Action Comics) and artist Osvaldo Montos (Entropy)—a war journal epic begins anew.

Green Lantern #1 C Ariel Colon

Writer Morgan Hampton from The Milestone Initiative Talent Development Program joins forces with veteran artist Tom Raney (Green Lantern, Uncanny X-Men) to give Cyborg the Dawn of DC epic he deserves starting on May 16!

Cyborg #1 A Edwin Galmon

When a family emergency brings Cyborg back home to Detroit, Victor Stone surprisingly finds himself enjoying returning to the simpler life—where everybody sees him for who he really is and always was, rather than a larger-than-life superhero. It’s been a while since Vic’s been able to lower his guard and seek a purpose outside of being Cyborg 24/7. But a lot has changed in Detroit while Victor’s been away. An aggressive new company is turning the Motor City into an overclocked engine for revolutionary artificial intelligence…and no one knows better than Cyborg that technological transformation always comes at a steep human price! Fans can also get a preview of what’s to come for Cyborg in Hampton’s story in DC Power: A Celebration available on January 31…

While there are some changes from the original Dawn of DC announcement and schedule in three key ways per the previous schedule below:

  • the creative team and launch date for the Hal Jordan Green Lantern series;
  • it also appears that the previously announced John Strewart Green Lantern series is now a back-up in the Hal Jordan book; and
  • the Hawkman series has moved to July 2023.

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The two other series launchin May 2023, as announced initially, are as follows.

A classic title returns with tales of the Dark Knight and core stories building out Dawn of DC! Coming in May, Batman: The Brave and the Bold features top writers and artists, including Tom King (Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow), Mitch Gerads (Mister Miracle), Guillem March (Catwoman), Gabriel Hardman (Green Lantern: Earth One), Dan Mora (Batman/Superman: World’s Finest), Rob Williams (Suicide Squad) and more…

Batman The Brave and the Bold #1 Joker

The creative team behind the smash-hit Batman/Superman: World’s Finest, writer Mark Waid and artist Dan Mora, is reunited once again on Shazam!, available in June. Billy Batson is back as the champion in the action-comedy comic about a boy with powers that rival Superman’s and a whole lot of growing up left to do. We’ll see Shazam hanging out at the Rock of Eternity, his secret clubhouse that can travel through space and time, as well as punching dinosaurs in the face, seeing how long he can hold his breath on the moon, and getting into wild and fun adventures with his tiger, Tawky Tawny, by his side…

Shazam #1 Dan Mora

In addition, the new Dawn of DC schedule also reveals three other interesting items the first when brightening the image.

Dawn of DC 2023 schedule 2 Knight Terrors event

(1) Knight Terrors.

You can make out the words Knight Terrors within a Batman related frame as per the above and below.

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(2) Return Of The Justice League.

Closer to the end of 2023 the return of the Justice League is teased with the words “The Return of the JL“.

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(3) Here Comes Brainiac.

Finally, the tentacles shown at the bottom, and perhaps the skull in the background, seem to also be teasing Superman villain Brainiac plotting something to threat the Dawn of DC.

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