Posts Tagged ‘DCnU’

For those of you that have been following the Comic News, you know that I cover largely DC Comics topics and issues. This is because for the last little while, DC has been the publisher making all the big splashes in our news scopes. Further to that, many of you may recall that I do not think very highly of the decision to relaunch the DC Universe to the DCnU. Today, via their DC Source Blog, they have announced another big change: 6 series are being concluded (fancy talk for canceled) and 6 series are getting a chance at life. DC’s series that are walking up to the chopping block after their respective 8th issues in April are as follows:

  • Blackhawks
  • Hawk and Dove
  • Men of War
  • Mister Terrific
  • O.M.A.C.
  • Static Shock
CANCELED

The DCnU's first round of Canceled Titles...

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As many of you now know, DC Comics has recently announced that they will be raising their page-count for their “Batman” and “Detective Comics” books, from 32 pages to 40 pages. This would be great news, if not for the fact that this page-increase will also have a price-increase attached to it. Both books will now be joining select other DC books at the $3.99 price bracket. This is a significant increase, if one compares that extra dollar against their monthly spending. The news has also irked many fans, who have been expressing their discontent over the inter-webs, as some of you may recall DC’s 2011 campaign claiming “Drawing the line at $2.99”. Obviously this campaign referred to the typical 32-page books, leaving room to wiggle in price increases when opportunities arose to do so. However, I digress, as I do not want the price-increase to be the real news here (as much as I ant it to be).

Now, DC Comics has made a second announcement on the page increase, stating that issue # 8 of Batman will be using those extra pages as a back up story, further explaining The Court of Owls. According to ComicVine.com’s write-up, “The Court of Owls is a secret organization centuries old with immense power and influence embedded into the very architecture and history of Gotham City.” DC has said that these back ups will explore the Court’s secret history, and its relationship with Gotham and its favorite family, The Wayne’s.
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For those that follow DC Comics, you are most likely highly in favor or highly against (by now) of the DCnU. For those unfamiliar, the DCnU is the new Universe that started in DC Comics as of September 2011. Directly before that, DC Comics was showcasing a large cross over event called “Flashpoint”, where many changes were made to the universe due to some time traveling bad guy (I won’t spoil it for those who have not yet read the story). Coming out of Flashpoint, is this new Universe. Not only has the in story universe rebooted, but the actually comics have as well. September saw 52 titles, all starting at #1, for the first time in years for some. Detective Comics? Started in 1937, reached issue number 881. As of September? Back down to number 1.

Needless to say, it’s a strange time for readers. Lots of change over, lots of stress, and lots of high tensions. I won’t get into my opinion on the matter right now (but expect it soon!). The most recent news from Dc and the DCnU is the identity of “The Red Hooded Woman”. This individual has been very ominous since her first appearance in the final issue of Flashpoint, and then appeared in each of the first new 52 #1’s that saw light in September. Behind trees, floating above groups, hiding inside groups, in windows, behind trash cans. Fans had a nice delight trying to find this person in every issue, having a little easter egg you knew to look out for.
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