History Comicbook / New52

16th Apr '17 4:40:32 PM MasterHero
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After the 2015 CrisisCrossover ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'', DC has announced that [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/06/dc-comics-is-ending-the-new-52 they were ending the New 52 branding]]. Instead of a {{cosmic retcon}}, this new initiative --dubbed "DC YOU"-- was an update to the publishing slate, removing the "New 52" logo from its books, as well as adding 24 new titles to the surviving 25. [[note]]notably adding up to 49 and ''not'' 52[[/note]]

While DC YOU brought some acclaim to the company with an emphasis on diversity (namely in titles like ''ComicBook/{{Midnighter}}'', ''ComicBook/OmegaMen'', and ''ComicBook/BlackCanary''), overall sales of their books hit new lows, sinking down to what they were ''before'' the New 52 launched. Because of it, ComicBook/DCRebirth --a line-wide rebranding-- launched in June 2016, and seems to have done the trick.

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After the 2015 CrisisCrossover ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'', DC has announced that [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/06/dc-comics-is-ending-the-new-52 they were ending the New 52 branding]]. Instead of a {{cosmic retcon}}, this new initiative --dubbed "DC YOU"-- ''ComicBook/DCYou''-- was an update to the publishing slate, removing the "New 52" logo from its books, as well as adding 24 new titles to the surviving 25. [[note]]notably adding up to 49 and ''not'' 52[[/note]]

While DC YOU brought some acclaim to the company with an emphasis on diversity (namely in titles like ''ComicBook/{{Midnighter}}'', ''ComicBook/OmegaMen'', and ''ComicBook/BlackCanary''), overall sales of their books hit new lows, sinking down to what they were ''before'' the New 52 launched. Because of it, ComicBook/DCRebirth --a line-wide rebranding-- launched in June 2016, and seems to have done the trick.
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! June 2015 -- May 2016 (DC YOU)
''Arkham Manor'', ''Aquaman and the Others'', ''Batman and Robin'', ''Batman Eternal'', ''Batwoman'', ''Constantine'', ''Earth 2'', ''Green Lantern Corps'', ''Green Lantern: New Guardians'', ''Infinity Man and the Forever People'', ''Justice League 3000'', ''Justice League Dark'', ''Klarion'', ''Secret Origins'', ''Star-Spangled War Stories'', ''Supergirl'', ''Swamp Thing'', ''Trinity of Sin'', and ''Worlds' Finest'' were all officially canceled in February 2015, making way for an ambitious slate of new titles to be launched after ''Convergence''. Most notably, this initiative marks the end of the New 52 branding, but will ''not'' reboot current continuity. In May 2016, all titles will end and be restarted with #1s save for two (''Action'' and ''Detective'') as part of the new initiative ''ComicBook/DCRebirth''

Replacing the above titles are:
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* '''''All-Star Section 8''''': Limited series focusing on characters from the 90s comic ''ComicBook/{{Hitman|1993}}''.
* '''''ComicBook/BatmanBeyond:''''' Moving from digital-first to print. Spinning out from ''[[ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd Futures End]]''.
* '''''ComicBook/BatMite:''''' Limited series about the titular imp; one of three "off-beat" comics.
* '''''ComicBook/{{Bizarro}}:''''' Limited series, the second of the three "off-beat" comics.
* '''''ComicBook/BlackCanary:''''' Spinning out from ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}'', following Dinah's adventures on tour with her new band.
* '''''[[ComicBook/JohnConstantine Constantine]]: [[ComicBook/{{HellBlazer}} The Hellblazer]]:''''' Replacing ''Constantine''.
* '''''ComicBook/{{Cyborg}}''''': His first ongoing title.
* ''Doomed:'' Doomsday plagues a young college student in this new title. Announced as ongoing, but reclassified as a six-issue miniseries.
* '''''[[ComicBook/DoctorFate Dr. Fate]]:''''' An Egyptian-American college student becomes the next Dr. Fate.
* '''''[[ComicBook/{{Earth2}} Earth 2]]: Society:''''' Focusing on the Justice Society of the Earth-2, after the events of ''Convergence''.
* ''Green Lantern: Lost Army:'' Replacing all the Franchise/GreenLantern titles, focusing on the remaining Green Lanterns. Announced as ongoing, but reclassified as a six-issue miniseries.
* ''Harley Quinn/Power Girl:'' A limited series focusing on the duo, set between two panels in ''Harley Quinn'' #12.
* '''''Justice League 3001:''''' A continuation of ''ComicBook/JusticeLeague3000'', featuring ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}.
* '''''Justice League of America:''''' A new volume of the title.
* '''''ComicBook/MartianManhunter:''''' His first major comic since ''ComicBook/{{StormWatch}}''.
* '''''ComicBook/{{Midnighter}}:''''' Spinning out of ''Comicbook/{{Grayson}}'', focusing on the former ''ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}'' character.
* '''''ComicBook/OmegaMen:''''' Deals with the aftermath of the (apparent) murder of Green Lantern Kyle Rayner.
* ''ComicBook/{{Prez|2015}}'': Limited series, the last of the three "off-beat" comics, in which a teenage girl becomes POTUS.
* '''''Red Hood/Arsenal:''''' Continuation of '''''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'''''.
* '''''ComicBook/RobinSonOfBatman:''''' Focusing on Damian Wayne, the current ''ComicBook/{{Robin}}''.
* '''''ComicBook/{{Starfire}}''''': Her first ongoing title.
* '''''We Are Robin:''''' A series focusing on teenage Gothamites who've donned Robin's "R" in order to help fight crime.
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Two additional titles -- ''Mystik U'' and ''Dark Universe'' (a renamed replacement for ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueDark'')-- were also announced, but ended up delayed and eventually unpublished.

These titles joined the continuing final lineup of The New 52, '''''Action Comics''''', '''''Aquaman''''', '''''Batgirl''''', '''''Batman''''', '''''Detective Comics''''', '''''Batman/Superman''''', '''''Catwoman''''', '''''Deathstroke''''', '''''The Flash''''', '''''Gotham Academy''''', '''''Gotham By Midnight''''', '''''Grayson''''', '''''Green Arrow''''', '''''Green Lantern''''', '''''Harley Quinn''''', '''''Justice League''''', '''''Justice League United''''', '''''Lobo''''', '''''Secret Six''''', '''''Sinestro''''', '''''New Suicide Squad''''', '''''Superman''''', '''''Superman/Wonder Woman''''', '''''Teen Titans''''', and '''''Wonder Woman''''', all of which resumed after ''Convergence''.

! Fall 2015
!! Batman & Robin
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* '''''ComicBook/BatmanAndRobinEternal''''' -- The [[SequelSeries sequel]] to ''Batman Eternal'', a six-month weekly title said to be dealing with the Robin legacy and Dick Grayson's history, as well as formally reintroducing [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2000}} Cassandra Cain]] to the [=DCnU=].
* ''ComicBook/RobinWar'' -- An event playing out in December's issues of ''Robin: Son of Batman'', ''Grayson'', ''We Are Robin'', and ''Gotham Academy'', bookended by two one-shot issues.
[[/index]]

!! Superman
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* '''''Coming of The Supermen''''' -- A six-issue limited series pitting Superman against Darkseid and his son with the help of a few heroes from New Krypton.
* '''''Superman: American Alien'''''-- A seven-part anthology of stories told at various times in Clark Kent's life. Written by Creator/MaxLandis.
[[/index]]

!! ''Justice League: ComicBook/DarkseidWar''
[[index]]
A series of one-shots tying into the Justice League ''ComicBook/DarkseidWar'' story, each focusing on a different character:
* ''Justice League: Darkseid War -- Batman''
* ''Justice League: Darkseid War -- The Flash''
* ''Justice League: Darkseid War -- Green Lantern''
* ''Justice League: Darkseid War -- Lex Luthor''
* ''Justice League: Darkseid War -- Shazam!''
* ''Justice League: Darkseid War -- Superman''
[[/index]]

!! ''Convergence'' spin-offs
The following series will pick up on threads left by the ''Convergence'' event:
[[index]]
* '''''ComicBook/SupermanLoisAndClark'''''
* '''''Telos'''''
* '''''ComicBook/{{Titans Hunt|2015}}'''''
[[/index]]

! January 2016
!! ''Green Lantern''
* '''''Green Lanern Corps: Edge of Oblivion:''''' A replacement for ''Green Lantern: The Lost Army''.

!! Limited titles
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In July 2015, DC announced they'd be launching a set of limited series meant to bring some older characters back into the spotlight, with many of them being written by their original creators. Ultimately, only some of them ended up being published as their own titles:
* '''''Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life & Death:''''' Her first solo title.
* '''''ComicBook/SwampThing''''': Written by Len Wein, his creator.
* '''''ComicBook/SuicideSquad Most Wanted: ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} / ComicBook/{{Katana}}''''': A six-issue {{anthology}} comic focusing on the two characters in their own solo stories. [[note]]originally announced as ''Katana: Cult of The Cobra''[[/note]]

!! ''Legends of Tomorrow''
The rest of them (minus a planned Raven series written by Marv Wolfmann) were consolidated into a monthly {{anthology}} called '''''Legends of Tomorrow''''' -- [[NamesTheSame not to be confused with]] [[Series/LegendsOfTomorrow the television series of the same name]].
* '''''ComicBook/{{Firestorm}}''''': Written by Gerry Conway, his creator.
* '''''ComicBook/MetalMen''''': Written by Len Wein.
* '''''ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}''''': Written by Aaron Lopresti.
* '''''Sugar & Spike''''' Written by Keith Giffen; a "grown-up spin on Sheldon Mayer's popular comic-book toddlers of the 1950s and '60s."
[[/index]]
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6th Apr '17 5:42:26 PM LentilSandEater
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While DC YOU brought some acclaim to the company with an emphasis on diversity (namely in titles like ''ComicBook/{{Midnighter}}'', ''ComicBook/OmegaMen'', and ''ComicBook/BlackCanary''), overall sales of their books hit new lows, sinking down to what they were ''before'' the New 52 launched. Because of it, ComicBook/DCRebirth --a line-wide rebranding-- will be launching in June 2016.

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While DC YOU brought some acclaim to the company with an emphasis on diversity (namely in titles like ''ComicBook/{{Midnighter}}'', ''ComicBook/OmegaMen'', and ''ComicBook/BlackCanary''), overall sales of their books hit new lows, sinking down to what they were ''before'' the New 52 launched. Because of it, ComicBook/DCRebirth --a line-wide rebranding-- will be launching launched in June 2016.2016, and seems to have done the trick.
1st Apr '17 6:35:01 PM MasterHero
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* TheArtifact: Jonathan Carroll, Lois' boyfriend, rarely had any bearing on the ''Superman'' stories and was only there to show that Lois already had a boyfriend, to the point he dissappeared for entire story arcs. By the end of the ''New 52'', it was clear the writers had no idea what to do with him, so they eventually wrote him off altogether.
19th Mar '17 8:45:27 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* ''ComicBook/RobinWar'' -- An event playing out in December's issues of ''Robin: Son of Batman'', ''Grayson'' ''We Are Robin'', and ''Gotham Academy'', bookended by two one-shot issues.

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* ''ComicBook/RobinWar'' -- An event playing out in December's issues of ''Robin: Son of Batman'', ''Grayson'' ''Grayson'', ''We Are Robin'', and ''Gotham Academy'', bookended by two one-shot issues.
19th Mar '17 8:45:14 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* ''ComicBook/RobinWar'' -- An event playing out in December's issues of ''Robin: Son of Batman'', ''We Are Robin'', and ''Gotham Academy'', bookended by two one-shot issues.

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* ''ComicBook/RobinWar'' -- An event playing out in December's issues of ''Robin: Son of Batman'', ''Grayson'' ''We Are Robin'', and ''Gotham Academy'', bookended by two one-shot issues.
11th Mar '17 4:15:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[Comicbook/{{Static}} Static Shock]]'' - Now taking place in New York, much of Static's MilestoneComics history has remained in Canon[[note]]As mandated by the late Creator/DwayneMcDuffie[[/note]]. His introduction to DC comics from 2 years prior have all been retcon except, curiously enough, being captured by the Darkside Club.

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* ''[[Comicbook/{{Static}} Static Shock]]'' - Now taking place in New York, much of Static's MilestoneComics Creator/MilestoneComics history has remained in Canon[[note]]As mandated by the late Creator/DwayneMcDuffie[[/note]]. His introduction to DC comics from 2 years prior have all been retcon except, curiously enough, being captured by the Darkside Club.
15th Feb '17 1:23:19 AM PaulA
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* ''DC Universe Presents'' - An AnthologyComic featuring new characters every few months; featured characters include Deadman, the Challengers of the Unknown, ComicBook/VandalSavage, and ComicBook/BlackLightning and ComicBook/BlueDevil as a duo.

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* ''DC Universe Presents'' - An AnthologyComic featuring new characters every few months; featured characters include Deadman, ComicBook/{{Deadman}}, the Challengers of the Unknown, ComicBook/ChallengersOfTheUnknown, ComicBook/VandalSavage, and ComicBook/BlackLightning and ComicBook/BlueDevil as a duo.



* InNameOnly: ''DC Universe Presents: Challengers Of The Unknown'' stars nine characters who have the same names and roughly the same appearances as the five original Challengers and the four 90s Challengers. And they survive a plane crash. That is the sum total of similarities between the characters.

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* InNameOnly: ''DC Universe Presents: Challengers Of The Unknown'' ComicBook/ChallengersOfTheUnknown'' stars nine characters who have the same names and roughly the same appearances as the five original Challengers and the four 90s '90s Challengers. And they survive a plane crash. That is the sum total of similarities between the characters.
13th Dec '16 8:06:02 AM Netherman14
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** [[http://www.freaksugar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Shazam.jpg Shazam's costume is mainly a far darker burgundy shade of red, balanced by a white cloak. golden belt, armbands and white/gold boots as well as a somewhat armored appearance.]]

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** [[http://www.freaksugar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Shazam.jpg Shazam's costume is mainly a far darker burgundy shade of red, balanced by a white cloak. golden belt, armbands and white/gold boots as well as a somewhat armored appearance.segmented appearance around the upper half of the lightning bolt in addition to the same look carrying onto the shoulders.]]
13th Dec '16 7:44:52 AM Netherman14
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** [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/91768e09ad4666acd2f57085291dfcd3/tumblr_n9pkywcYsq1sfp6m8o1_500.jpg Wonder Woman's (pre-Convergence/Rebirth) New 52 outfit is darker, utilizing colors such as silver and navy/dark (almost black) blue in lieu of gold and bright blue. though it retains the red chestplate, star-patterns and bathing suit look.]]

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** [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/91768e09ad4666acd2f57085291dfcd3/tumblr_n9pkywcYsq1sfp6m8o1_500.[[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11122/111223820/4587850-5635915615-42873.jpg Wonder Woman's (pre-Convergence/Rebirth) New 52 outfit is darker, utilizing colors such as silver and navy/dark (almost black) blue in lieu of gold and bright blue. though it retains the red chestplate, star-patterns and bathing suit look.]]


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** [[http://www.freaksugar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Shazam.jpg Shazam's costume is mainly a far darker burgundy shade of red, balanced by a white cloak. golden belt, armbands and white/gold boots as well as a somewhat armored appearance.]]
3rd Dec '16 3:01:39 AM Netherman14
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