Since DC’s huge announcement of the rebooting of 52 of its books, eleven books have been released. However, as we all know, the hunger of comic readers around the world cannot be satisfied with such a small offering! As of June 6, DC has announced fifteen additional titles that will be released in the month of September along with all the others. Among these new titles are the much discussed Bat-books and, although it seems that not everyone’s represented as of yet, the talent is looking pretty spectacular.
Bruce Wayne is the Bat in Scott Snyder‘s and Greg Capullo‘s Batman #1. After Snyder’s fan-favorite run on Detective Comics, this is a great start for Batman. With Capullo’s art backing him, the capes are going to look amazing.
Scott Snyder is on double Bat-duty along with Tony Daniel as they take on Detective Comics #1. Although this book has another all-star lineup, there’s still a big question as to the legacy of the title. For instance, what does this reboot mean for the previous 800+ Detective Comics issues that have chronicled the life of Batman?
Batman & Robin returns with the familiar faces of Peter Tomasi writing and Patrick Gleason slinging lead. A lot of debate has arisen about who would be at Batman’s side as his Boy Wonder, but the questioning can be put to rest as Damien Wayne takes the Robin mantle.
Writer/artist David Finch continues on his Bat-run with Batman: The Dark Knight. With him will be Jay Fabok (Superman/Batman, Aspen) to help keep the book on time.
It seems as though Dick Grayson won’t be rebooted as Batman but instead as his old persona Nightwing in Kyle Higgins‘ and Eddy Barrows‘ book that sees a small but obvious change in costume. Changing the blue bird emblem for a red one is a dramatic move, but is it a sign of a change in the Dick that we’ve known?
Jason Todd survives the DCU reboot and comes out leading his own book in Red Hood and The Outlaws. This book resembles The Outsiders or even Titans with an ensemble of Arsenal and Starfire joining Todd. The creative line up will be Scott Lobdell writing with Kenneth Rocafort as the artist.
Batwing #1 is the book from left field as the first sign that Batman Inc. will survive the reboots. Starring an African Batman, and taking place outside of Gotham, this book could be the most extraordinary and exciting new book to come out of the reboot. Judd Winick will lead readers through this story as Ben Oliver shows them the way.
(Additional news: Batman Inc. will continue after a brief hiatus starting in September and pick back up in 2012 with Grant Morrison continuing to write it.)
Batwoman finally gets her chance to shine after being promoted earlier in the year. J.H. Williams III takes on writing and art duties, as Haden Blackman will add to the writing and Amy Reeder with the art.
Along with The Fury of Firestorm, Gail Simone is adding Batgirl to her roster as Adrian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes provide art. Staring Barbra Gordon, a lot of debate has already commenced whether this was the right move for Barbra or if this casts a shadow over her amazing run as Oracle.
A strange line up for Birds of Prey #1 may show signs of a change in the Bat-Universe as the cover seems to have Black Canary, Poison Ivy, Katana (?), and a fourth character whit whom I’m not familiar. Writing for the title’s new launch will be Duane Swierczynski; Jesus Saiz provides the art.
Catwoman continues her long-legged stride through Gotham in her own book by super writer Judd Winick and artist Guillem March. As Selina Kyle gains popularity with her place in Batman: Arkham City and in The Dark Knight Rises, this book will most likely be backed with a strong creative team for a long time and hopefully will be well worth the read.
The Green Lantern books have also been announced with what looks like little change to their universe. All four human lanterns are predominantly featured in three of the announced Lantern books, with the other spectrums of Lanterns remaining in the universe.
Furthermore, Green Lantern will remain in the hands of Geoff Johns with pencils by Doug Mahnke, inks by Christian Alamy, and cover art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. The lead Lantern book will feature Hal Jordan as his adventures continue under Geoff Johns’ reign, which means it’s bound to be good.
Peter Tomasi joins several other writers to handle multiple books as he also takes on Green Lantern Corps. The book will follow Guy Gardner along with John Stewart as they protect the universe with an army of other Lanterns. Art will be provided by Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna.
Green Lantern: The New Guardians #1 will follow Kyle Rayner along with several other Lanterns of differing color spectrums, leading readers to feel a little safer about their Green Lantern universe. Tony Bedard will write, while Tyler Kirkham and Batt contribute to the art.
Atrocitus and his Lanterns will get their own title as Red Lantern #1 hits the shelves bringing ruthless justice to the universe. Leading off with the first issue will be Peter Milligan writing with Ed Benes and Rob Hunter handling art.
With 26 titles now announced, where’s Tim Drake in the new rebooted Bat-world? Where’s Cassandra Cane? Where’s the Suicide Squad? Who’s gonna be on the Teen Titans? Even though only half of the books to hit the shelves in September have been announced, fans are chomping at the bit to know what’s happened to all the characters that they’ve been reading about all this time. In the comment section below tell us who you’re most interested in hearing about that hasn’t been announced yet!