Friday, 13 January 2012

Sometimes I Hate Being Right

Just a couple of days ago, I wrote a post about the possibility of some DC titles being cancelled fairly soon and ended with this:
"if I had to put my money on one book I'm getting that won't make it to a number 12 . . . I guess I'd have to offer up Mr Terrific."
And what do I read over at the DCU Source blog just a day or so later but this:
"In May of 2012, DC Comics will release a “Second Wave” of titles as part of its historic DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 initiative. Six new, ongoing series will build on the shared universe and bold concepts introduced in September 2011 with the renumbering of DC Comics’ entire line of comic books . . . The six new series will replace BLACKHAWKS, HAWK AND DOVE, MEN OF WAR, MISTER TERRIFIC, O.M.A.C. and STATIC SHOCK, all of which will conclude with their eighth issues in April."
So, farewell Michael Holt, it was a nice experiment, just a shame it didn't work.

Still, there's some good news as the six series replacing these include the following:
"EARTH 2 – Writer: James Robinson. Artist: Nicola Scott. The greatest heroes on a parallel Earth, the Justice Society combats threats that will set them on a collision course with other worlds. 
WORLDS’ FINEST – Writer: Paul Levitz. Artists: George Perez and Kevin Maguire. Stranded on our world from a parallel reality, Huntress and Power Girl struggle to find their way back to Earth 2. Perez and Maguire will be the artists on alternating story arcs."
Earth-2 we sort of knew about as the Justice Society title that's been spoken of for a while, but check out Worlds' Finest - Huntress and Power Girl in an ongoing with art by George Perez and Kevin Maguire!

It's official - today is a good news day.


  1. i'm just glad to see we'll have more of the Suicide Squad in it's own title for a little while longer at least.
    i know Mr. Terrific from the Checkmate series and also a little bit from the JLI cartoon both of which i liked. and although i like the character i was a bit dubious about him being popular enough to carry his own title.
    the only thing i know the whole Omac thing from is the Checkmate Maxwell Lord Infinite Crisis story line but this was another title i was surprised to see in the 52 line up.
    Hawk & Dove as a concept i've always liked over the years but i was somewhat surprised they would be part of the 52 line up as well. i've always seen them more as supporting characters.
    i've only seen snippets of the Static Shock cartoon on Youtube and that was enough to not make me interested in this book. a friend of mine from work loaned me number one so i figured what the Hell i'd give it a look. after about half way through the book realized i was just wasting my time and returned it promptly. not at all sorry to see this one go.
    i've never really been into war books so i can't say anything about Men of War.

    1. I really wanted to like the Mr Terrific series, particularly as it featured Power Girl, but it just didn't work. I'll be picking up the OMAC trade as I've heard good things about it.

      I'm just glad Frankenstein and Demon Knights made the cut!

      Still - Worlds' Finest!

  2. Maybe we'll get a Karen and Helena take on that famous 'night in the fortress story'?

    1. "Night in the fortress story"? Sorry, Martin, have to admit to ignorance on that one. Any chance of more info?

  3. O.M.A.C. is the only one I am bummed about, but it unfortunately falls into the Giffen curse of not making it a year...although this one at least made it past 6 issues.

    So looking forward to Earth 2 and World's Finest.

    1. Yeah, I love Giffen's work but it (sadly) never comes as a surprise to see his stuff getting cancelled.

      Earth-2 and Worlds' Finest are the two I'm most excited about, I have to admit. Really missed a Power Girl title and her brief appearance in Mr Terrific just didn't make up for it.


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