Full DC relaunch list revealed

Posted by CB Droege

We now have a comprehensive list of every DC title which will be released as part of the relaunch event.

As you may recall, this fall will see a full renumbering of DC titles. Some titles will be dropped, some will be rebooted, some are new, and some simply have new numbers.

Yes, there has been a lot of Internet speculation about this list over the last few weeks, but finally we have it:

  • Action Comics #1
  • All-Star Western #1
  • Animal Man #1
  • Aquaman #1
  • Batgirl #1
  • Batman #1
  • Batman & Robin #1
  • Batman: The Dark Knight #1
  • Batwing #1
  • Batwoman #1
  • Birds Of Prey #1
  • Blackhawks #1
  • Blue Beetle #1
  • Captain Atom #1
  • Catwoman #1
  • DC Universe Presents #1
  • Deathstroke #1
  • Demon Knights #1
  • Detective Comics #1
  • Frankenstein, Agent of Shade #1
  • Green Arrow #1
  • Green Lantern #1
  • Green Lantern Corps #1
  • Green Lantern: The New Guardians #1
  • Grifter #1
  • Hawk & Dove #1
  • I, Vampire #1
  • Justice League #1
  • Justice League Dark #1
  • Justice League International #1
  • Legion Lost #1
  • Legion of Super-Heroes #1
  • Mister Terrific #1
  • Nightwing #1
  • OMAC #1
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws #1
  • Red Lanterns #1
  • Resurrection Man #1
  • Sgt. Rock and the Men of War #1
  • Static Shock #1
  • Stormwatch #1
  • Suicide Squad #1
  • Superboy #1
  • Supergirl #1
  • Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #1
  • Swamp Thing #1
  • Teen Titans #1
  • The Flash #1
  • The Fury of Firestorm #1
  • The Savage Hawkman #1
  • Voodoo #1
  • Wonder Woman #1

 

I already discussed the ones I’m really interested in, so I won’t fanboy it up again here, but there are some other books to note on this list.

Teen Titans and Catwoman are getting vastly different new looks.

Batman is, perhaps unsurprisingly, getting the most starring roles, as he will be the protagonist of 4 lines. The only other character to get more than one starring role is Superman with two. Although Detective Comics will likely not stay on Batman, and Action Comics will likely move away from Superman after they revamp his origin story... again.

The reinterpretation of Superman’s origin is of particular interest because, not only was his story only just reinterpreted a few years ago, that most recent interpretation is forming the basis for the upcoming Superman film, which means that by the time that film comes out, it will be the wrong story already.

Also, all of the titles are connected directly to the prime DC universe now. A few of them, like I, Vampire - which takes place in a secret underground society of vampires, and All-Star Western, which takes place in Gotham’s frontier past, are only tangentially connected, but none of the books will be non-canon any longer.

Not all the prices have been released per title yet, but we know that some lines will be $2.99 and some will be 3.99, with the digital copies at the same price at release, then going down by a dollar after four weeks. Meaning, if you want to read everything, even if you wait for the cheaper digitals, it’s going to cost you at least $30/week.

The first new #1 comes out in the last week of August with Justice League #1. Then each week of September will see 13 releases (except for that first week, since JL is out the week before that, but then it will fall in line with the rest of the lines released the first week) so we’ll get 13 new comicbooks per week from DC going forward.

If you want to see more, Comic Book Resources has a nice compilation of all of the titles’ various synopses, and most of the covers.