Sneak Peek: The First 22

Published on June 6th, 2011

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock the past week or so, you’re aware of the DC relaunch.  What’s that?  You’ve been living under a rock for the past week or so?  Well, read on to find out the skinny on this new direction at DC.

After Flashpoint #5 releases on August 31 (the only book being released by DC that week) DC has announced that they’ll be relaunching 52 of their titles at issue #1.  DC has been quick to say that this is not a “reboot,” just a new direction for the relaunched titles.  They also haven’t said if the 52 books will be the only ones they’ll be publishing, or if certain other books will be allowed to maintain their current run.

Readers have been rather forthcoming with their opinions on this matter (both good and bad), and while we at Comic Impact do have some opinions on the matter, we’re saving that for another day.  Today, we’re here to bring you the 22 relaunches that DC has announced thus far along with the new creative teams.

Check out what DC has in store for us come September:


Aquaman by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reiss


Batgirl by Gail Simone, Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes


Batman by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo


Batman and Robin by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason


Batman: The Dark Knight by David Finch and Jay Fabok (art assists)


Detective Comics by Tony Daniel (writer and artist)


Batwoman by J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder


Birds Of Prey by Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz


Captain Atom by JT Krul and Freddie Williams II


Catwoman by Judd Winick and Guillem March


DC Universe Presents by Paul Jenkins and Bernard Chang


The Flash by Francis Manapaul, Brian Buccellato (both on writing and art)


The Fury of Firestorm by Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver


Green Arrow by JT Krul and Dan Jurgens


Green Lantern by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy


Justice League by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee


Justice League International by Dan Jurgens and Aaron Lopresti


Mister Terrific by Eric Wallace and Roger Robinson


Nightwing by Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows


Red Hood and The Outlaws by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort


Savage Hawkman by Tony Daniel and Phillip Tan


Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

So, there you have it.  22 of the 52 relaunches scheduled for September.  Keep your eyes peeled for a pro/con about the relaunch sometime this week from Comic Impact!

Ian Candish