Thursday, June 9, 2011

It's Official!--DC & WIldStorm Merger

Earlier today (6/9/2011), DC Comics announced two series that confirm the rumors of a possible DC Universe/WildStorm Universe-merger;

1.Stormwatch #1-by Paul Cornell (writer of Lex Luthor's run on Action Comics) and Miguel Sepulveda-Cover seen above.
This series seems to be where Martian Manhunter will be hanging out for now, which is rather surprising, but whatever. DC DID say that it would be "a surprising new roster", so I guess that's fine.

2.Grifter #1-by Nathan Edmondson, CAFU, and BIT-Cover seen below. Well Grifter is a character that I never was able to read anything about, but was really interested in; I'll probably be checking this out.
The rumors began swirling around back at the end of 2010 when WildStorm ended it's own publishing as a DC Sub-Company, that there would be a DC Universe/WildStorm Universe-merger. Rumors became much louder after Geoff Johns said (after being asked whether he would want to work on anything from WildStorm), that he has big plans for the sub-company's characters in the near-future.

Other series that were announced today and over the past few days are the following:

Suicide Squad-by Adam Glass and Marco Rudy

OMAC-by Dan Didio, Keith Giffen and Scott Koblish

All-Star Western-by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Moritat

Deathstroke-by Kyle Higgins, Joe Bennett, and Art Thibert

Sgt. Rock and the Men of War-by Ivan Brandon and Tom Derenick

Blackhawks-by Mike Costa and Ken Lashley

Legion Lost-by Fabian Nicieza and Pete Woods

Legion of Super-Heroes-by Paul Levitz and Francis Portela

Teen Titans-by Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth, and Norm Rapmund-the known characters for this series are Tim Drake as Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Bart Allen as Kid Flash, and Superboy--the other two are completely new to me

Static Shock-by John Rozum Scott McDaniel, and Jonathan Glapion-Looks like that series IS going to happen, after all.

Hawk & Dove-by Sterling Gates and Rob Liefeld-You have got to be kidding me, Hawk & Dove over Booster Gold or Power Girl? Fuck you, DC.

and, last but not least,Blue Beetle-by Tony Bedard, Ig Guara and Ruy Jose

Alright well I have officially said each series and it's creative team at least once on this blog over the course of the past two weeks. And has anyone else noticed that ever since the relaunch was announced, no one has even been paying attention to Flashpoint? Hmm... Just a thought. Also, with no Super-family solicitations released, we have to assume the last four series that are being announced tomorrow will be about the Big Boy Scout & Family. Bleeding Cool has released a few possibilities, including Superman written and drawn by George Perez, Supergirl written by Michael Green and Mike Johnson, Superboy written by Scott Lobdell (writer of the new Teen Titans series, also), and Action Comics written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Rags Morales.

Well right now, my sister is being annoying as fuck, so I'm gonna wrap this up here. Thanks for reading, guys!