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US-COMIC Blah - DCnU – The New 52...

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DCnU – The New 52...

Haie müssen schwimmen, sonst ersticken sie. Das gilt nicht nur für die Raubtierkönige der Meere, sondern auch für jeden Markt der sich mit dem Verkauf von Unterhaltungsmedien beschäftigt. Der amerikanische Comicmarkt ist wieder einmal im finanziellen Abwind gefangen und die Verlage kämpfen um jedes Stück Land, welches es im Bereich der Leser noch zu gewinnen gibt. Seit 2002 hat der Gigant Marvel DC jedes Quartal an Umsatz übertreffen können. Dies lag zum einen an den groß angelegten Events wie CIVIL WAR und Co., zum anderen an der fast schon übermenschlichen Kinopräsenz der Marvel-Superhelden.

Marvel gelang es sogar solche eher weltweit unbekannten Figuren wie GHOST RIDER und DAREDEVIL in das Augenmerk der Öffentlichkeit zu transportieren. Und ich rede hier von Leuten die noch nie einen Comic in der Hand gehalten haben...

DC verließ sich hingegen auf seine Ikonen - zu denen SUPERMAN, BATMAN und WONDER WOMAN zählen – um sich Verkaufszahlen zu sichern. Doch durch zu viele CRISIS und andere Events, die nicht wirklich zu befriedigenden Ergebnissen führten, verrannte man sich immer mehr. Den Tod von BATMAN schaffte man nicht so medienwirksam zu vermarkten wie den Tod SUPERMANs 1993. Sogar Marvels DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA und dessen Rückkehr war glaubwürdiger als die Rückkehr des dunklen Ritters.

BATMAN durfte sich immer mehr verirren, so das es nun 2 BATMAN gibt und BRUCE WAYNE eine Stiftung ins Leben gerufen hat die weltweit eine Gruppe von Pseudo-Batman unterstützt: BATMAN INC.. Die Verkaufszahlen schienen nicht wirklich zu steigen und so trug man selbst das WILDSTORM-Universum - das 50ste Universum des DC-Multiverse – Ende 2010 zu Grabe. Jim Lee – der Vater der WILDSTORM-Helden - wurde zum Co-Publisher gemacht und bekam so eine große Zahl an Möglichkeiten, welche wohl nun ausgeschöpft werden sollen und das ganz im Sinne der Lieblingszahl von DC: 52.

Im August 2011 werden die letzten Ausgaben der bisherigen Superheldencomics, in gewohnter Nummerierung, erscheinen und ab September 2011 tritt das DCnU (DC new Universe) ans Licht.

Nicht jeder Held blickt hier mit einer #1 erneut dem geneigten Leser entgegen. Alles wurde einem Update unterzogen und auch die Kostüme wurden von „leicht“ bis „unerkennbar“ verändert. Die Handschrift der neuen Kostüme ist eindeutig Jim Lee zuzuschreiben und man erkennt seinen Stil deutlich wieder. Besonders scheint er Wert auf Kragen gelegt zu haben, denn viele der männlichen Heroen (SUPERMAN, GREEN LANTERN...) haben nun den Hals versteckt.

Viel kann man noch nicht über die kommenden Serien urteilen, nur die Titelbilder und die vagen Klappentexte – inklusive Writer/Artist - sind bisher veröffentlicht worden - siehe unten.

Positiv ist bei mir angekommen das es nur noch einen BATMAN geben wird und sich DICK GRAYSON wieder auf seine Rolle als NIGHTWING zurück besinnen wird. Auch sind die meisten Künstlerteams sehr lesenswert. Dan Jurgens hat schon ein paar Jahrzehnte Erfahrung im DCU hinter sich und somit werden die JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL und GREEN ARROW davon zweifelsohne profitieren können.

Das Jim Lee ein monatliches Heft artistisch bewältigen kann, ist fraglich, genau so wie der Umstand das man Rob Liefeld die Möglichkeit gegeben hat wieder für DC zu arbeiten. Liefeld ist bekannt dafür Deadlines gerne mal lächelnd platzen zu lassen und sehr unzuverlässig zu sein – doch könnte sich dies ja evtl. geändert haben, was spannend zu beobachten sein wird. Dave Finch hatte ja schon die ersten Berührungen (Writer & Artist) mit dem DARK KNIGHT in einer eigenständigen Serie, deren Ausgaben immer wieder nach hinten verschoben wurden und welche dann schlussendlich mit einem separaten Zeichner beendet wurde. Nun bekommt er die gleiche Serie wieder unter seine Fittiche – some things will never change?

Der wohl interessanteste Neuzugang an DC-Zeichnern dürfte wohl Greg Capullo sein. Gerade hat er einn Run auf Image Comics HAUNT beendet und gleich bekommt er den Goldbatzen ab: BATMAN. Da sein Stil ohnehin sehr dark ist und Capullo sich mit zwielichtigen Helden auskennt, hat man da wohl den richtigen Gärtner für das arg gebeutelte Beet GOTHAM CITY gefunden.

Aus der GENERATION LOST entsteht die JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, wieder mit Aaron Lopresti als Zeichner – ebenfalls eine gute Wahl, aus meiner subjektiven Sicht. Die Ankündigungen, bezüglich des Man Of Steel, haben mich doch ein wenig geschockt. Bleibt abzuwarten ob sich SUPEMAN hier wieder selber findet, was er ja schon mit „Grounded“ nicht geschafft hat. Ebenso werden sich die TEEN TITANS beweisen müssen, denn es reicht nicht nur neue Kostüme zu bekommen um auch zu überzeugen. Kann BARBARA GORDON wieder ihren Weg in das Kostüm von BATGIRL finden? Unter der schriftlichen Leitung von Gail Simone (BIRDS OF PREY) könnte es gelingen. Wie werden sich die reinen WILDSTORM-Charaktere in das bekannte DCU einfügen? Bisher sind VOODOO (WILDCATS), MIDNIGHTER &  APOLLO (das Gay-Couple von WILDSTORM) und GRIFTER bekannt. BATWOMAN erlebt nun endlich ihre lange verschobene #1, welche ich schon sehnlichst erwarte.

Kann sich das alles bewähren oder ist es nur einen Frage von 6 Monaten bis alles wieder in den Normalzustand verfällt? Man hat es rauschen hören das einige der beteiligte Künstler Verträge bekommen haben, welche nach 6 Monaten auslaufen – Omen oder nur Vorsicht?

Meine bisherige Pull-List besteht aus:

JUSTICE LEAGUE, JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, GREEN ARROW, ACTION COMICS, SUPERMAN, SUPERGIRL, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT, BATMAN AND ROBIN, BATGIRL, BATWOMAN, CATWOMAN , BIRDS OF PREY , RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS, STORMWATCH, VOODOO, GRIFTER, SUICIDE SQUAD, TEEN TITANS, HAWK AND DOVE, LEGION LOST


über die ich hier subjektivst Bericht erstatten werde! Es gäbe im Moment noch eine Menge an Blah abzusondern, doch möchte ich mir das für spätere Kolumnen aufheben, also:

Bild und Textmaterial (ohne Gewähr der Angaben) von den amerikanischen Kollegen von Newsarama.com

Justice League #1JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
  • Written by GEOFF JOHNS

  • Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

  • 1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH

  • RETROSOLICITED

  • On sale AUGUST 31

  • 40 pg, FC,

  • $3.99

  • US RATED T

  • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

  • Comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee make history! In a universe where super heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World Greatest Heroes!

    This spectacular debut issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

Justice League International #1JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1
  • Written by DAN JURGENS

  • Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN

  • Cover by AARON LOPRESTI

  • on sale SEPTEMBER 7

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • With the growing presence of super beings around the world, the United Nations resolves to create a new group called Justice League International. Batman, Booster Gold, Green Lantern Guy Gardner, August General in Iron, Fire, Ice, Vixen and Rocket Red are charged with promoting unity and trust – but can they reach that goal without killing each other first?

Aquaman #1AQUAMAN #1
  • Written by GEOFF JOHNS

  • Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 28

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99 US

  • RATED T

  • The superstar creators from BLACKEST NIGHT and BRIGHTEST DAY reunite to take AQUAMAN to amazing new depths! Aquaman has renounced the throne of Atlantis – but the sea will not release Arthur Curry so easily. Now, from a forgotten corner of the ocean emerges... The Trench! A broken race of creatures that should not exist, an unspeakable need driving them, The Trench will be the most talked-about new characters in the DC Universe!

Wondewoman #1WONDER WOMAN #1
  • Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

  • Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 21

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99 US

  • RATED T

  • The Gods walk among us. To them, our lives are playthings. Only one woman would dare to protect humanity from the wrath of such strange and powerful forces. But is she one of us – or one of them?
 
The Flash #1THE FLASH #1
  • Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO

  • Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

  • Variant cover by IVAN REIS and TIM TOWNSEND

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 28

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • The Fastest Man Alive returns to his own monthly series from the writer/artist team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato! The Flash knows he can’t be everywhere at once, but what happens when he faces an all-new villain who really can! As if that’s not bad enough, this villain is a close friend!

Captain Atom #1CAPTAIN ATOM #1
  • Written by J.T. KRUL

  • Art by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II

  • Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 21

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • Charged by nuclear energy, possessing vast molecular powers, Captain Atom has the potential to be a literal god among men – a hero without limits. But the question is: Will he lose himself in the process? Don’t miss the start of a legend from writer J.T. Krul (GREEN ARROW, TEEN TITANS) and artist Freddie Williams II (JSA ALL-STARS)!

The Fury of FirestormTHE FURY OF FIRESTORM #1
  • Written by ETHAN VAN SCIVER and GAIL SIMONE

  • Art by YILDIRAY CINAR

  • Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 28

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US RATED T

  • Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond. These two high school students are worlds apart – and now they’re drawn into a conspiracy of super-science that bonds them forever in a way they can’t explain or control. The dark secrets of the murderous Dog Team and its Firestorm Protocol force them to put aside their differences to confront a threat so terrifying that it may lead to a new Cold War! Welcome to a major new vision of nuclear terror from writers Ethan Van Sciver and Gail Simone with astonishing art by Yildiray Cinar!


Green ArrowGREEN ARROW #1
  • Written by J.T. KRUL

  • Art by DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND

  • Cover by BRETT BOOTH and ROB HUNTER

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 7

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • Green Arrow is on the hunt. Driven by inner demons, Ollie Queen travels the world and brings outlaws to justice...by breaking every law. Now, armed with cutting-edge weaponry and illegally gained intel (courtesy of his team at QCore), Green Arrow is shooting first and asking questions later.


 THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #1
  • Written by TONY S. DANIEL

  • Art and cover by PHILIP TAN

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 28

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • Carter Hall’s skill at deciphering lost languages has led him to a job with an archaeologist who specializes in alien ruins – but will the doctor’s latest discovery spread an alien plague through New York City? No matter the personal cost, Carter Hall must don his wings and become the new, savage Hawkman to survive! Witness the start of a new action series from writer Tony S. Daniel and artist Philip Tan that will take Hawkman where no hero has flown before!


  MISTER TERRIFIC #1
  • Written by ERIC WALLACE

  • Art by ROGER ROBINSON

  • Cover by J.G. JONES

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 14

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • The world’s third-smartest man – and one of its most eligible bachelors – uses his brains and fists against science gone mad in this new series from Eric Wallace (TITANS) and Roger Robinson! Michael Holt is the head of a successful high-tech corporation and an institute that recruits and encourages the finest minds of the next generation to excel. As Mister Terrific he inhabits a world of amazement few others know exists, let alone can comprehend.

 
 DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #1
  • Written by PAUL JENKINS

  • Art by BERNARD CHANG

  • Cover by RYAN SOOK

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 21

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • It’s the start of a new series spotlighting some of the DC Universes’s most exciting super heroes! First up is Deadman, straight from the pages of BRIGHTEST DAY, in a five-issue epic where the body-hopping hero meets his match in a new foe who wants to make sure the souls that Deadman helps out go straight to Hell!
 
 ACTION COMICS #1
  • Written by GRANT MORRISON

  • Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT

  • Cover by RAGS MORALES

  • Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 7

  • 40 pg,

  • FC,

  • $3.99

  • US • RATED T

  • The one and only Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN) returns to Superman, joined by sensational artist Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS), to bring you tales of The Man of Steel unlike any you’ve ever read! This extra-sized debut issue is the cornerstone of the entire DC Universe!


 SUPERMAN #1
  • Written by GEORGE PEREZ

  • Breakdowns and cover by GEORGE PEREZ

  • Art by JESUS MERINO

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 28

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • The new adventures of Superman begin here! What is The Man of Steel’s startling new status quo? How does it affect Lois Lane and The Daily Planet? There’s no time for answers now, because Superman must stop a monstrous threat to Metropolis – one that he somehow is the cause of!


The Fury of FirestormSUPERBOY #1
  • Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

  • Art by RB SILVA and ROB LEAN

  • Cover by ERIC CANETE

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 14

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • They thought he was just an experiment – and a failed one at that! Grown from a combination of Kryptonian and human DNA, the Clone was no more than a set of data to the scientists of Project N.O.W.H.E.R.E. But when the scope of his stunning powers was revealed, he became a deadly weapon! Now the question is: Can a clone develop a conscience?

 SUPERGIRL #1
  • Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON

  • Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 21

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • Meet Supergirl. She’s got the unpredictable behavior of a teenager, the same powers as Superman – and none of his affection for the people of Earth. So don’t piss her off!

 BATMAN #1
  • Written by SCOTT SNYDER

  • Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION

  • Cover by GREG CAPULLO

  • Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 21

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • Be here for the start of a new era for The Dark Knight from writer Scott Snyder (AMERICAN VAMPIRE, BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM) and artist Greg Capullo (Spawn)! A series of brutal killings hints at an ancient conspiracy, and Batman learns that Gotham City is deadlier than he knew.

 DETECTIVE COMICS #1
  • Written by TONY S. DANIEL

  • Art by TONY S. DANIEL and RYAN WINN

  • Cover by TONY S. DANIEL

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 7

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • DC’s flagship title is relaunched for the first time ever, with new Batman adventures from acclaimed writer/ artist Tony S. Daniel! A killer called The Gotham Ripper is on the loose on Batman’s home turf – leading The Dark Knight on a deadly game of cat and mouse.


The Fury of FirestormBATWING #1
  • Written by JUDD WINICK

  • Art and cover by BEN OLIVER

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 7

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • Africa, a land of beauty – and of great horror. A land of creation and conflict. It is in desperate need of a defender, and from the ranks of Batman Incorporated comes a soldier to carry on the legacy of The Dark Knight in the most tumultuous region on Earth. Meet Batwing, the Batman of Africa!

 BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1
  • Written by DAVID FINCH

  • Art by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

  • Cover by DAVID FINCH

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 28

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • The Dark Knight struggles against a deadly – yet strangely familiar – foe in this phenomenal debut issue from superstar writer/artist David Finch (BRIGHTEST DAY, ACTION COMICS)! As a mysterious figure slinks through the halls of Arkham Asylum, Batman must fight his way through a gauntlet of psychos, and Bruce Wayne faces the unexpected legal ramifications of Batman Incorporated!


 BATMAN AND ROBIN #1
  • Written by PETER J. TOMASI

  • Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 14

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • Battling evil with his son, Damian, at his side, Batman now realizes that the hardest part of the job may be trying to work together! As Batman and Robin try to adjust to their new partnership, a figure emerges from Bruce Wayne’s past: His name is NoBody, and he’s not happy that Batman Incorporated is shining a light on his own shadowy war against evil...

 BATGIRL #1
  • Written by GAIL SIMONE

  • Art by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES

  • Cover by ADAM HUGHES

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 7

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • Yes, it’s really happening! Barbara Gordon is back as Batgirl – and she’s going to have to face the city’s most horrifying new villains as well as the dark secrets from her past. You won’t want to miss this stunning debut issue from fan-favorite BIRDS OF PREY writer Gail Simone!

 BATWOMAN #1
  • Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN

  • Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 14

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • At last! Batwoman’s new series begins, from the multiple award-winning creative team of J.H. Williams III and Haden Blackman! In “Hydrology,” part 1 of 5, Batwoman faces deadly new challenges in her war against Gotham City’s underworld – and new trials in her life as Kate Kane. Who or what is stealing children from the barrio, and for what vile purpose? Will Kate train her cousin, Bette Kane (a.k.a. Flamebird), as her new sidekick? How will she handle unsettling revelations about her father, Colonel Jacob Kane? And why is a certain government

 NIGHTWING #1
  • Written by KYLE HIGGINS

  • Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and JP MAYER

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 21
  •  
  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • Dick Grayson flies high once more as Nightwing in a new series from hot new writer Kyle Higgins (BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM)! And as he embraces his destiny, Haley’s Circus, the big top where Dick once performed, returns to Gotham City – bringing with it murder, mystery and superhuman evil. Nightwing must confront his past, among former friends and enemies from his circus days, while uncovering a much greater evil!

 CATWOMAN #1
  • Written by JUDD WINICK

  • Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 21

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T+

  • Meet Catwoman. She’s addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can’t help herself, and the truth is – she doesn’t want to. She’s good at being bad, and very bad at being good. Find out more about what makes Catwoman tick in this new series from writer Judd Winick (BATMAN: UNDER THE HOOD) and artist Guillem March (GOTHAM CITY SIRENS)!

 BIRDS OF PREY #1
  • Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI'

  • Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 21

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • One is wanted for a murder she didn’t commit. The other is on the run because she knows too much. They are Dinah Laurel Lance and Ev Crawford – a.k.a. Black Canary and Starling – and together, as Gotham City’s covert ops team, they’re taking down the villains other heroes can’t touch. But now they’ve attracted the attention of a grizzled newspaper reporter who wants to expose them, as well as a creepy, chameleon-like strike team that’s out to kill them. Don’t miss the start of this hard-hitting new series from mystery novelist/comics writer Duane Swierczynski (Expiration Date, Cable).

 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1
  • Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

  • Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 21

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • No sooner has Batman’s former sidekick, Jason Todd, put his past as the Red Hood behind him than he finds himself cornered by a pair of modern day outlaws: Green Arrow’s rejected sidekick Arsenal, the damaged soldier of fortune, and the alien Starfire, a former prisoner of intergalactic war who won’t be chained again. As a loner, Jason has absolutely no interest in this motley crew of outlaws. So what’s he going to do when they choose the Red Hood as their leader? Find out in this hot new series from writer Scott Lobdell (WILDC.A.T.S, Uncanny X-Men), featuring art by rising star Kenneth Rocafort (ACTION COMICS)!

 GREEN LANTERN #1
  • Written by GEOFF JOHNS

  • Art by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY

  • Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

  • Variant cover by GREG CAPULLO

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 14

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • The red-hot GREEN LANTERN team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Doug Mahnke introduce an unexpected new Lantern.

 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1
  • Written by PETER J. TOMASI

  • Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and SCOTT HANNA

  • Cover by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 21

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • When deadly conflicts emerge across the universe, it’s up to Guy Gardner, John Stewart and an elite Green Lantern strike force to keep the peace – or else.

 GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #1
  • Written by TONY BEDARD

  • Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 28

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • Kyle Rayner has assembled the most powerful team in all the universe, selected from the full spectrum of corps. But can he even keep this volatile group together?


 RED LANTERNS #1
  • Written by PETER MILLIGAN

  • Art and cover by ED BENES and ROB HUNTER

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 14

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

Atrocitus and his Red Lantern Corps return in their own series, battling against injustice in the most bloody ways imaginable!


 JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1
  • Written by PETER MILLIGAN

  • Art by MIKEL JANIN

  • Cover by RYAN SOOK

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 28 

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • The witch known as The Enchantress has gone mad, unleashing forces that not even the combined powers of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg can stop. And if those heroes can’t handle the job, who will stand against this mystical madness? Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zatanna and John Constantine may be our only hope – but how can we put our trust in beings whose very presence makes ordinary people break out in a cold sweat?


 SWAMP THING #1
  • Written by SCOTT SNYDER

  • Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 7

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T+

  • One of the world’s most iconic characters has returned to the heart of the DC Universe, and every step he takes will shake the foundations of the Earth! Alec Holland has his life back...but the Green has plans for it. A monstrous evil is rising in the desert, and it’ll take a monster of another kind to defend life as we know it!

 ANIMAL MAN #1
  • Written by JEFF LEMIRE

  • Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN and DAN GREEN

  • Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 7

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T+

  • Buddy Baker has gone from “super” man to family man – but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? Find out in this dramatic new series from writer Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist).


 FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #1
  • Written by JEFF LEMIRE

  • Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI

  • Cover by J.G. JONES

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 14

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T

  • It’s Frankenstein as you’ve never seen him before, in a dark new series from acclaimed writer Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and artist Alberto Ponticelli (UNKNOWN SOLDIER)! Frankenstein is part of a network of strange beings who work for an even stranger government organization: The Super Human Advanced Defense Executive! But can he protect the world from threats even more horrifying than himself? And since he’s vilified for who and what he is, will he even want to take on this mission?

 
 I, VAMPIRE #1
  • Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

  • Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO

  • Cover by JENNY FRISON

  • On sale SEPTEMBER 28

  • 32 pg,

  • FC,

  • $2.99

  • US • RATED T+

  • For hundreds of years, vampire Andrew Stanton kept mankind safe from the horrors of the supernatural world, thanks to a truce he made with his ex-lover Mary, the Queen of the Damned. But now that truce has reached a bloody end and Andrew must do everything in his power to stop Mary and her dark forces from going on a killing spree – and she plans to start with the heroes of the DCU!

 RESURRECTION MAN #1
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Kommentare  

#1 Sven 2011-06-24 11:35
Oha, ob das DC wirklich helfen wird? Diese Relaunchs sind ja nun nicht wirklich etwas Neues. Bei Marvel hat das damals ja ertsmal ein bischen die Verkaufszahlen angehoben, weil viele die Nummer 1 diverser Serien gekauft haben. Na, wartn wirs ab. So oder so danke für den informativen Artikel. Das Frankenstein Heft werde ich mir wohl auf jeden Fall kaufen.
#2 Smythe 2011-06-24 11:49
Ich habe schon gehofft, dass sich jemand mit Kolumnen dem neuen DC-Universum annehmen wird! :-)

Nach vielen Jahren ohne Comics werde ich mich durch den Reboot auch wieder ein wenig ins DCU wagen. Am meisten interessiert mich die neue Serie "Justice League Dark", die wieder etwas düstere Elemente von Vertigo zurück zu DC bringt. Ich würde mich sehr über eine Kolumne über die bis jetzt bekannten Charaktere der JLD freuen, damit ich nicht ganz ohne Vorwissen in die Serie einsteigen muss ;-).
#3 Michel 2011-06-24 14:44
Ich war irgendwie verstimmt, als mein Comic-Dealer mich darauf ansprach, was da im Herbst auf uns zukommen würde.
Schon wieder so ein Gimick, dachte ich noch. Jetzt, wo ich die Cover sehe, könnte das eine oder andere Heft noch interessant sein. Freuen tue ich mich auf jeden Fall auf "Resurrectionman".

Ob es was bringt? Ich wage es zu bezweifeln.
Es müssen Geschichten her, die überzeugen. Und Einzelhefte, die zwar einen grösseren Arc haben, aber auch als Einzelheft gelesen werden können.
Ob das Business nun spürt, dass sie es mit ihren Events ausgesaugt haben, und sich viele Fans frustriert den Comics abgewendet haben?
#4 Thomas Rippert 2011-06-24 15:49
Ich denke schon das die großen Crossover (kaufe 1234 Serien um der Story folgen zu können!) den Verlagen auch geschadet haben.

Ob sich dieser Jungbrunnen wird lange halten können, wage ich zu bezweifeln, doch könnte er trotzdem neue Leser generieren, da man sich mit einer #1 einfacher einfangen lässt als mit ACTION COMICS #900.
#5 Carn 2011-06-24 16:17
Da geb' ich dem Michel völlig recht - neue Kostümchen und No.1's reichen nicht.
Grafisch sind das alles gute Leute (außer Dan Jurgens - urgl), aber die Stories müssen passen und dafür braucht man erstklassige Autoren und Redakteure, die mutig genug sind gegen den Einheitsbrei anzukämpfen und das 5.000ste X-Over und Ultra-Event nicht mitzumachen.
Geoff Johns und Azzarello sind schon gute Autoren, aber vielleicht hätte man sich ja um Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Robert Kirkman, Mark Millar oder Bendis und Brubaker bemühen können...
Gut, es wird auf jeden Fall interessant zu beobachten sein, wie eine Knallcharge wie Grant Morrisson Superman beackert. Genauso hat man bei JLA mit Johns und Lee ein grundsolides Team - und wenn Johns zu JSA-Form aufläuft, könnte man sogar ein paar Highlights erwarten. Dan Jurgens hat Anfang der 90er schon mal seine Griffel an der JLA/JLI gehabt - die Stories waren so strunzlangweilige Dutzendware, dass man den tollen DeMatteis/Giffen-Stories nur leidvoll nachtrauern konnte. Ob man gut beraten ist, Paul Levitz wieder die Legion zu geben (?) - er hatte in den 80ern nette Stories geboten, aber für eine futuristische Serie erwarte ich einen visionären Autor wie Warren Ellis.
...und Barbara Gordon kann wieder laufen - aaaaargh, es ist zum Kotzen - nichts hat Bestand... alle vorherigen Geschehnisse, die wirkliche EVENTS waren sind für die Katz und degradieren eine grandiose Story wie THE KILLING JOKE zum Mumpitz.
#6 Thomas Rippert 2011-06-24 18:49
DC hat verlauten lassen, ich glaube es war Didio, das solche Sachen wie KILLING JOKE und DEATH IN THE FAMILY passiert sind und nicht augeklammert werden. Ich denke das Babs ein Exoskelett verpasst bekommt und bald wieder ORACLE wird.

Leute wie Kirkman oder Bendis werden den Teufel tun und ihre momentanen Positionen aufgeben. Bendis kann bei Marvel eh machen was er will und Kirkmann führt Image schon fast im Alleingang.

Das Giffen/DeMattheis nicht mehr zur JLI zurück kehren war klar (auch wenn ich es schade finde) - GENERATION LOST hat gezeigt, das sich die Bwahaha-League nicht mehr verkaufen läßt. Die Serie bekam Aufwind als Giffen ausstieg.
#7 GuentherDrach 2011-06-25 10:21
Hmm. Mal abwarten, was sie daraus machen.
Morrisons Action Comics interessiert mich auf jeden Fall schon mal. Ich habe in den letzten Tagen mal wieder seine JLA-Sachen gelesen und die finde ich immer noch sehr gelungen. All Star Superman. Seven Soldiers of Victory. Mag sein, dass ihm bei Batman und Final Crisis einiges daneben geraten ist, aber lesenswert sind auch diese Sachen, imo.
(Adam One, SHADE und Frankenstein .. sieht aus, als würden sich einige seiner Ideen auch in den anderen Comics wieder finden, finde ich gut)
Batwoman natürlich.
Justice League Dark.
Einfach mal abwarten.

(Ich hoffe nur, dass sie Xombi doch noch fortsetzen. Das war neben Shadow Cabinet mein Lieblingscomics aus dem Milestone-Stall und ich hatte mich sehr über die Neuauflage gefreut. Catholic Girl, Nun of the Above, ...)
#8 Thomas Rippert 2011-06-25 11:37
zitiere GuentherDrach:

Batwoman natürlich.


Gerade DIE. Das haben die bei DC ja nun lange genug herausgezögert!
#9 Smythe 2011-06-25 13:51
Nach Jahren ohne DC-Comics werde ich den Reboot nutzen, um auch wieder ein bisschen in die Comicwelt einzusteigen.

Am meisten interessiert mich die neue Serie "Justice League Dark", die wieder einige dunklere Elemente von Vertigo zurück zum DCU bringt. Besonders freuen würde ich mich über eine Kolumne zu den Charakteren der neuen JLD, damit ich nicht ganz ohne Vorwissen einsteigen muss!
#10 Thomas Rippert 2011-06-25 14:45
Ein ganzer Artikel wäre sicher zuviel für eine Serie, aber:

Shade, The Changing Man: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shade,_the_Changing_Man

Madame Xanadu: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_Xanadu

Deadman: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadman

Zatanna: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zatanna

John Constantine: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Constantine

:-)
#11 Carn 2011-06-25 18:06
Soso, THE KILLING JOKE und DEATH IN THE FAMILY sollen nicht ausgeklammert werden :-* - naja, man weiss ja was man von solchen Lippenbekenntnissen zu halten hat - sie sind einen feuchten Kuraz wert... Auch der Tod (?) Batmans war eben doch kein echter TOD wie viele Helden des DCU sind schon über den Jordan gewandert...nein, es sollte heissen: welcher Held des DCU hat noch nicht den Nippel abgegeben und wurde unter allerlei Humbug und Firlefanz wieder reanimiert? Der Tod hat keinen Stellenwert mehr in den Universen der beiden Comic-Dinosauerier DC und Marvel... entsprechend sind solche Events (?) eben keine solchen, sondern nur Zwischenstationen - was hat der buntgekleidete Strumpfhosenkämpfer denn zu fürchten, wenn selbst der Tod nur eine stark frequentierte U-Bahnstation zum Hades und zurück ist (?) - entsprechend belanglos erscheinen dann Ihre Abenteuer - mich reizt eigentlich gar nix von diesem ganzen DC-Restart, nicht mal mehr Animal Man und Swamp Thing, die beides so grandiose Serien waren (unter Alan Moore, Morrisson etc.), lese lieber Ennis THE BOYS und Kirkmans WALKING DEAD und INVINCIBLE.
Wegen einem Zeichner würde ich keinen Comic mehr kaufen (vielleicht wenn John Cassaday oder Gene Ha mit im Reigen wären, aber leider...leider...)
#12 Michel 2011-06-26 10:49
@Carn: Gespräch zwischen zwei Superhelden (DC und Marvel beliebig austauschbar):

- Warst du schon mal tot?
- Äh, nö.
- Dann bist du noch nichts wert!

:D
#13 Carn 2011-06-26 15:09
So isses, Michel, leider leider...
Nur ein tot (gewesener) Superheld ist ein guter Superheld :lol:
#14 Thomas Rippert 2011-10-02 19:27
Nun ist der erste DCnU-Monat durch und es kann mit der Lektüre los gehen! :lol:

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