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    Default If the DCU was shrunk down to just 12 ongoing titles ...

    Which crucial dozen titles would you choose to publish?

    For me:

    1. Action Comics starring Superman
    2. Detective Comics starring Batman
    3. Wonder Woman
    4. The Flash
    5. Green Lantern
    6. Aquaman
    7. Green Arrow & Black Canary
    8. Shazam!
    9. Justice League
    10. Titans
    11. Legion of Super-Heroes
    12. Showcase

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    I can't really say . . . I don't buy twelve different DC titles at present, and one I do buy (Gotham Academy: Second Semester) is ending soon.
    The other problem I have with this isn't a question of what titles themselves should they have / drop; it's WHO THE F#@& do they have writing and drawing them?
    I'd buy more DC books (like Batman, Detective Comics, Flash, Justice League) if I could actually enjoy reading them instead of disliking/hating them.

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    .... HARD WORK... With 20 would be better..

    Detective Comics and Action Comics.. Bat/Super Family Groups.
    Nightwing
    Green Lanterns
    (Something like Hal Jordan GL with Jessica and Baz too)

    Aquaman
    Justice League
    Teen Titans
    Deathstroke


    New Super-Man
    Robin son of Batman
    Red Hood Outlaws
    Batwoman
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    I don't see Shazam! getting a title considering he didn't get one in the New 52 despite being on the Justice League and is MIA in Rebirth. Superman & Batman have always appeared in two or more titles since their inception. Nightwing sells more than Aquaman, Green Arrow and is just behind Green Lantern. 12 titles is to little for a universe this big.

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    Action Comics
    Detective Comics
    Superman
    Batman
    Wonder Woman
    Flash
    Green Lantern
    Aquaman
    Justice League
    Teen Titans
    Hellblazer
    Showcase

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGraysonWorldsGreatestSpy View Post
    12 titles is to little for a universe this big.
    1. Action Comics
    All Metropolis and Super-adjacent titles.

    2. Detective Comics
    All Gotham City and Bat-adjacent titles.

    3. Sensation Comics
    All Wonder Woman and Aquaman adjacent titles.

    4. The Flash
    All the Flashes, all the time.

    5. Mystery in Space
    Chronicling the adventures of Hal, Kilowogg, Razer, Saint Walker, Adam Strange, Shayera Thal and more!

    6. The League
    Rotating Unlimited teams, including the "big 7", superbuddies, international, etc.

    7. Titans
    Covert Ops League, X-Force with less blood, grown up Teen Titans roster

    8. Young Justice
    Gotham Academy x Unlimited cast x Sky High

    9. House of Secrets
    Swamp Things + Constantine + Horror stories

    10. Outsiders
    Anti-heroes who group therapy through road trip, on the run from Suicide Squad

    11. Doom Patrol
    Weirdest team of saviors ever, fight against Ideas and the Fourth World

    12. DC Presents : [Character]
    short, solo stories of single heroes

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    - Action Comics (Superman)
    - Detective Comics (Batman)
    - Wonder Woman
    - Green Lantern (Hal)
    - The Flash
    - Justice League
    - Legion of Super-Heroes
    - Teen Titans
    - Doom Patrol
    - Justice Society of America
    - New Gods
    - DC Comics Presents (catch-all for any kind of story imaginable in the DCU)

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    Toughie toughie. The big seven leaguers, for sure, instantly fill up 7 slots. Well, maybe six. Six slots, really.

    1. Batman/Detective.
    2. Superman/Action.
    3. Wonder Woman.
    4. Aquaman.
    5. Flash.
    6. Green Lantern/GLC.

    The remaining slots need to balance super-teams and interesting characters that don't live in the justice league circle of friends and allies - get deeper and weirder into the DCU.

    7. Justice League itself. Or Society. The "BIG TEAM" book where all the crises go down.
    8. Some form of Titans/Teen Titans/Young Justice.
    9. Doom Patrol.

    10. Suicide Squad.
    11. Something magical - maybe Swamp Thing or Zatanna or something like that.
    12. Green Arrow or Black Canary.

    Of course, this being a thread that posits the notion of reducing DC's entire line to 12 titles, I'd say there's still totally room in the books for backups featuring the most important supporting characters or other characters who didn't make the cut. Batman's backup would be Robin, Superman's would be Supergirl, and so on and so forth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRaymond View Post
    1. Action Comics
    All Metropolis and Super-adjacent titles.

    2. Detective Comics
    All Gotham City and Bat-adjacent titles.

    3. Sensation Comics
    All Wonder Woman and Aquaman adjacent titles.

    4. The Flash
    All the Flashes, all the time.

    5. Mystery in Space
    Chronicling the adventures of Hal, Kilowogg, Razer, Saint Walker, Adam Strange, Shayera Thal and more!

    6. The League
    Rotating Unlimited teams, including the "big 7", superbuddies, international, etc.

    7. Titans
    Covert Ops League, X-Force with less blood, grown up Teen Titans roster

    8. Young Justice
    Gotham Academy x Unlimited cast x Sky High

    9. House of Secrets
    Swamp Things + Constantine + Horror stories

    10. Outsiders
    Anti-heroes who group therapy through road trip, on the run from Suicide Squad

    11. Doom Patrol
    Weirdest team of saviors ever, fight against Ideas and the Fourth World

    12. DC Presents : [Character]
    short, solo stories of single heroes
    Eh, how many pages per book? How frequent do these books come out? I still say it is to small a number for DC unless each is a graphic novel size coming out every month. The infighting over characters story arcs from fans would kill this concept. If Detective Comics end up with too much Batfamily then the Batman fans who want to read his solo adventures will complain, If it is all Batman then the Batfamily fans will complain and if you compound it more then what if Duke is getting more page time then Tim Drake, Harper Row getting more page time then Cass/Steph, As a Nightwing fan I would dislike him being shifted from a solo to support character with little page time in an overcrowded Gotham.

    Considering the other titles, Legion Of Superheroes haven't held a consistent Title for a while, Doom Patrol does not sell anywhere near other solo heroes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGraysonWorldsGreatestSpy View Post
    Eh, how many pages per book? How frequent do these books come out? I still say it is to small a number for DC unless each is a graphic novel size coming out every month. The infighting over characters story arcs from fans would kill this concept. If Detective Comics end up with too much Batfamily then the Batman fans who want to read his solo adventures will complain, If it is all Batman then the Batfamily fans will complain and if you compound it more then what if Duke is getting more page time then Tim Drake, Harper Row getting more page time then Cass/Steph, As a Nightwing fan I would dislike him being shifted from a solo to support character with little page time in an overcrowded Gotham.

    Considering the other titles, Legion Of Superheroes haven't held a consistent Title for a while, Doom Patrol does not sell anywhere near other solo heroes.
    Note that I said 12 ONGOING titles.

    Any DCU mini-series, maxi-series, one-shots, and graphic novels would be exempt and could run alongside and/or apart from the ongoing dozen titles.

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    12 32 Page ongoing comics just won't cover all characters and would lead to a lot of them ending in limbo waiting for someone to do a graphic novel/mini-series on them. The reaction would be worse than the New 52 and would turn boards into warzones over characters. 20 to 24 may be a more decent size.

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    1. Action Comics (Superman and supporting characters such as Lois, Kon, Jon, the Kents, Kara)
    2. Detective Comics (Batman and supporting characters such as Dick, Jason, Tim, Barbara, Jim)
    3. Flash (Barry, Wally, Jay, Bart, and Iris)
    4. Green Lantern Corps (Hal, John, Guy, Kyle, Kilowog, and more alien characters)
    5. Wonder Woman
    6. Shazam (Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr, and the rest of the Marvel Family)
    7. Titans (Different groups compiled of younger heroes such as the older Titans and younger Teen Titans)
    8. Aquaman
    9. Green Arrow/Black Canary
    10. The Brave and the Bold (Alternate between Justice League Dark and Suicide Squad)
    11. JLA (All-encompassing book on large JLA roster)
    12. JSA (Alternate between Prime Earth JSA and Earth-Two JSA)
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    What I think we'd probably see...

    1. Batman
    2. Detective Comics (features the Batfamily)
    3. Superman
    4. Action Comics or Supergirl
    5. Justice League
    6. Harley Quinn
    7. Wonder Woman
    8. Teen Titans
    9. Aquaman
    10. Green Lantern
    11. The Flash
    12. Green Arrow

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    My perspective as a fan is a little different than it would be as a publisher. Which are you asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyderbytes View Post
    What I think we'd probably see...

    1. Batman
    2. Detective Comics (features the Batfamily)
    3. Superman
    4. Action Comics or Supergirl
    5. Justice League
    6. Harley Quinn
    7. Wonder Woman
    8. Teen Titans
    9. Aquaman
    10. Green Lantern
    11. The Flash
    12. Green Arrow
    Good. A big picture person.

    Of the 12, expect:

    • 3 Batman titles, at least!
    • 3 Superman titles (maybe 2)(if 2, expect 4 Batman titles)
    • Justice League
    • Titans/Teen Titans/Young Justice (1 of them)
    • Wonder Woman (DC has always kept this title)
    • whoever has the best sales for the last 3

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