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This sounds like a good place for the Bloodlines mini characters to return. But I doubt DC cares.
I mean, look at Slideways, a new kid on the block with inter-dimensional teleportation powers leading into a demons armpit along with school... pardon for asking this, but why not just use Raven when she has all of that already?
DC is trying to have the cake, share it and eat it:
1 - They are still heavy on Bat and Super books, for the old fans (and casuals?) and, even so, they are introducing fresh elements to the known duo, like the successful Super Sons.
2 - They are going great on other media. Forget the movies, that's Marvel turf. See the hubbub around Injustice 2. With a couple of right movements, even Gorilla Grodd will be able to sell comics. Gorilla Grodd. Add the TV series, the Looney Tunes crossover and DC has plenty of ways to atract more readers/consumers.
3 - and finally, giving us something different, on the spirit of Vertigo of old days. Young Animal and now Dark Matter seem to be the place to get something we don't see o regular superhero genre.
A winning formula, if they can keep the pace and the talent producing good tales
Favorite books right now: All-Star Batman, Wonder Woman, Moonshine, Groo, Usagi Yojimbo, Cave Carson has a Cybernetic Eye and a Too Long Book Title
Also good readings: Titans, Midnighter and Apollo, The Autumnlands. Great Lakes Avengers
World's Biggest Cassandra Cain Fan
Didn't Didio said in the summit that they must sell less titles to more people?
That seems like quite the opposite :P
Anyway, Except Challengers and immortal men, no other title has "punch".
Anyway, these sound interesting. I'll probably give them an issues at least. (Yes, I'll even give Tynion's book an issue.)
Aftershock: Alters/Eleanor and the Egret/Rough Riders
Dark Horse: Rebels
DC: Action/Batman/Batman Beyond/BoP/Blue Beetle/DoomPatrol/Flash/Gotham Academy/GLS/JLA/Kamandi Challenge/Mother Panic/New Super-Man/Nightwing/RHATO/Shade:TCG/Supergirl/Superman/Super Sons/Teen Titans/Trinity/Wild Storm
Image: Invincible, Monstress
Oni: Angel City
Valiant: Britannia/EW: Awakening/Faith/Immortal Brothers/Ninjak/Rapture/ X-O Manowar
Manga: Blue Exorcist/Devil's Line/My Hero Academia
LOL what a letdown. None of these books will last long and it prevents the creators attached to them from working on more important projects. It's clear the higher-ups at DC still care more about what they want as opposed to what the fans want. So many fan demands and this is what they decide to give us.
I feel like we've been spoiled by the early days of Rebirth and how good we thought DC was becoming. We forgot that they are coming out of one of the worst eras in comics history and still have a lot of progress to make before the DCU is good again.
DC has a too long list of B & C list characters.
I think these new characters will just be added to those already on the shelf.
I think Operation: Needlemove is a clever way of doing new characters.
But the problem is, these (amazing) artists are all '90s stock. So these books already feel like typical products of that time.
wow. such an weird move. i feel like so many great artists are going to be wasted.
put all these artists to books like JSA, Atom. Shazam etc.
what is the point of this choice? are these books ongoing?
i don't know what to say. maybe they want to create an image like artist driven line.
Hope this doesn't kill the Rebirth momentum. I don't see any of these lasting long. Better than Marvel's approach, but it's the same mistake: too much all at once. Better to let characters take off organically and then push them with big-name creators rather than try to sell unknown properties solely on the artist (and, well, Snyder).
Hope they have modest expectations for these. Remember when they announced all those minis and then burned them off by binding them into the "Legends" book?
DC - Green Arrow - All-Star Batman - Batman - Detective Comics - Batwoman - Nightwing - Titans - Deathstroke - Harley Quinn
MARVEL - Moon Knight
IDW - Ragnarok