Since May 31, the entire comic world has been talking about one thing: DC’s new line up. Many of DC’s heavy hitting lead books have been announced already, like Batman, Justice League, and Green Lantern, but with the absence of Superman’s books (and many of the supporting ensemble books still to be revealed), there is definitely much more to come. On Tuesday, DC announced a “supernatural” line-up of titles that was a bit unexpected, but by Wednesday the comic giant was back to business with even more superhero books focusing on the younger teenaged heroes.
The more magical and supernatural books come as a bit of a surprise as they feature older characters from DC’s Vertigo line. Although not completely out of place, they do stand apart from the traditional superhero comics that will be sitting next to them on the store shelves. They also seem like somewhat of a risk as they’ll be among the debut titles that DC is depending on to help change the face of the comic industry.
Tim Drake will finally make his appearance among the rebooted fifty-two titles. After Dick Grayson’s appearance as Nightwing and Damien Wayne’s as the Robin in Batman & Robin, there was a level of fear from fans that perhaps Batman’s third Robin didn’t have a place in the DCU. Fortunately now, Tim Drake will be reprising his role as Red Robin when he leads the new Teen Titans book that was released with several other books revolving around teenaged heores.