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XIII wrote:Something called Vigilante. Looks like a western.
I might have to check this out.

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Bigger Batman titles are announced :

Detective Comics : Written and drawn by Tony Daniel (this is me puking on my keyboard)
Batman: written by Scott Snyder, art by Greg Cappullo
Batman and Robin : written by Peter Tomasi, art by Patrick Gleason
Batman: The Dark Knight : Written and drawn by David Finch (are they kidding? after the spectacular fail of the first volume just 6 months ago?)

Bruce Wayne will be Batman in all those books. Damian is still Robin.
Bleeding Cool is also announcing Batgirl, Nightwing and Catwoman (no creative teams yet). And finally, Batwoman will be released.

Other Bleeding Cool info : George Perez to write AND draw Superman.
Jeff Lemire to write Animal Man.
Scott Lobdell to write Superboy, on top of Teen Titans and with a 3rd title to be announced.

Seriously, all those creative teams are letdowns. Except for Batwoman of course, but this was decided a long time before Harras came as DC EiC.

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FUCK! No Morrison on any Batman? That pisses me off. Out of those 4 Batman titles...possibly Batman and Batman & Robin. Wasn't a big fan of Tony Daniel or David Finch's projects. I'll stick with Batwoman.

While I love George Perez...I just don't know how well he'll do writing and drawing. He's had trouble with getting books out on time in the past due to his health problems.

Definitely not getting Superboy and likely not Teen Titans.

Jeff Lemire on Animal Man? Interesting, I haven't read a lot of his stuff but I know he is hyped up. I thought Sweet Tooth was interesting but I just couldn't get into it. Had hoped Morrison would write Animal Man since Morrison was the person who put Animal Man from Z-List to at least B-List. Any clue on the artist?

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More Bat-titles creative teams announced :

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

Batgirl #1: Gail Simone, Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes.

Catwoman #1: Judd Winick and illustrated by Guillem March.

Birds of Prey#1: Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz.

I'll be getting Batwoman but that's it.

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I still see nothing that really catches my eye.

Batgirl, maybe.
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It looks like out of these I'll be getting Batman, Batwoman, and maybe the first issue of Batgirl.

That Birds of Prey team looks horrible.. who is that? Black Canary, Katanna maybe, and Poison Ivy? Who else? Looks really bad. Not interested at all.

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Batgirl, maybe. BoP sounds pretty bad, I don't think I'm the biggest fan of Duane Swierczynski's writing =o/

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No Batman books for me or Catwoman, & it looks like I'll be dropping BoP. Pity.

Jesus Siaz will be great on BoP but Duane S is just...bleh. I truly, truly don't understand DC's reasoning.

Before Simone BoP was very "meh". After she came onto BoP, the series became exponentially better and recieved a lot of critical acclaim as well higher sales. When Simone left, BoP went back down the shitter. When BoP was relaunched a year ago its the same thing; under Simone it recived constant critical acclaim and now they're undoing that. DC really confounds me. I just now want to know what will happen to Secret Six.

Guess only BatWOMAN for me

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It makes no sense to take Gail Simone off Birds of Prey unless she requested it. And Duane Swierczynski's comic portfolio doesn't exactly scream "Birds of Prey":
* Moon Knight: Annual #1 (Marvel, 2007)
* Punisher: Force Of Nature (Marvel, 2008)
* Cable #1–25 (Marvel, 2008–2010)
* The Immortal Iron Fist #17–27 (with Travel Foreman, ongoing series, Marvel, 2008–2009)
* Immortal Iron Fist: The Death Queen of California (Marvel, 2008)
* Punisher: Frank Castle #66–70, #75 (Marvel, 2009)
* X-Men: The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop #1–3 (Marvel, 2009)

It looks like he'd more better suited to write something along the lines of Hawkman. He's more a single-character that is "on the edge" such as Cable and Punisher. I did sort of enjoy Cable but thought it got a bit stupid at some points.

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From Bleeding Cool:
"DC’s Source blog decided to announce a new Batman Incorporated #1 for next year, by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham, on their own Source blog (rather than letting IGN have first dibs) along with a statement from Grant Morrison;
“Batman, Incorporated will continue through to Issue #10 and August’s shocking season finale that changes the Batman status quo yet again. The series will take a brief hiatus while I work on a major new project to be announced shortly. Batman, Incorporated returns next year with me, Chris Burnham and Batman: Leviathan, the epic 12 part conclusion to my 6 year Batman saga. Don’t miss it!”
But that wasn’t enough, we need a statement from Chris Burnham too. He told us “YES!”

Thank you Chris. We at Bleeding Cool feel the excitement. And appreciate your choice of reading material."

Thank the Powers That Be! I kept getting worried about not seeing Morrison's name attached to any title and there's a reason. He's working on something big post-Flashpoint, maybe another weekly title to explore the post-Flashpoint universe?

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It also appears that the 3rd title Scott Lobdell is working on is. I'm...not sure about this. I like the characters but I'm just not sure about it.
IGN Comics gets to show off the cover for Red Hood And The Outlaws #1 by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort in which “Jason Todd finds himself as a leader of a team of antiheroes – including Green Arrow’s rejected sidekick Arsenal and Starfire, a former prisoner of intergalactic war.”
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DC has announced a whole "new" corner of the DCU, it'll be Vertigo-esque. Including the return of Animal Man, Swamp Thing and a Justice League team that had John Constantine in the roster.
So far the most intersting announcement of all, in my opinion.

Here is the full recap of what has been officialy announced :

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee
WONDER WOMAN #1 by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang
AQUAMAN #1 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis
THE FLASH #1 by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato
THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #1 by Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone and Yildiray Cinar
THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #1 by Tony Daniel and Philip Tan
GREEN ARROW #1 by JT Krul and Dan Jurgens
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 by Dan Jurgens and Aaron Lopresti
MISTER TERRIFIC #1 by Eric Wallace and Roger Robinson
CAPTAIN ATOM #1 by JT Krul and artist Freddie Williams II
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #1 (Deadman) by Paul Jenkins and Bernard Chang
BATMAN AND ROBIN #1 by Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT by David Finch and Jay Fabok
BATMAN #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
DETECTIVE COMICS #1 by Tony Daniel.
GREEN LANTERN #1 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 by Peter J. Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna
GREEN LANTERN: THE NEW GUARDIANS #1 by Tony Bedard, Tyler Kirkham and Batt
RED LANTERNS #1 by Peter Milligan, Ed Benes and Rob Hun
BATGIRL #1 by Gail Simone, Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes
BATWOMAN #1 by JH Williams & W Haden Blackman, Amy Reeder
CATWOMAN #1 by Judd Winnick and Guillem March
BIRDS OF PREY #1 by Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz
NIGHTWING #1 by Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows?
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1 by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort
BATWING #1 by Judd Winick and Ben Oliver
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1 by Peter Milligan and Mikel Janin
SWAMP THING #1 by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette
DEMON KNIGHTS #1 by Paul Cornell and Diogenes Neves and Oclair Albert
FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF SHADE #1 by Jeff Lemire and Alberto Ponticelli
ANIMAL MAN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman and Dan Green
RESURRECTION MAN #1 by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA) and Fernando Dagnino
I, VAMPIRE #1 by Josh Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino
VOODOO #1 by Ron Marz and Sami Basri

Bleeding Cool also has a list but with the rumours in it : http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/06/07/ ... september/

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Currently I'm tempted to pick up the following issue ones, when they come out@

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee

WONDER WOMAN #1 by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

BATMAN #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

RED LANTERNS #1 by Peter Milligan, Ed Benes and Rob Hun

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1 by Peter Milligan and Mikel Janin

SWAMP THING #1 by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette

DEMON KNIGHTS #1 by Paul Cornell and Diogenes Neves and Oclair Albert
FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF SHADE #1 by Jeff Lemire and Alberto Ponticelli

ANIMAL MAN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman and Dan Green

RESURRECTION MAN #1 by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA) and Fernando Dagnino

I, VAMPIRE #1 by Josh Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino


That's actually more than I thought I'd be interested in.

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Justice League Dark would be the Constantine-JLA? I'll be checking that out, than.

And Paul Cornell is pretty damn good, so that Demon Knights, whatever it may be, is interesting as well. As is WW by Azz, but I for the life of me can't see that combination work.

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Oh, and what's Voodoo?
That, and maybe Swamp Thing, I just now realized.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee
BATGIRL #1 by Gail Simone, Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes
CATWOMAN #1 by Judd Winnick and Guillem March
BATWING #1 by Judd Winick and Ben Oliver

Maybe
ANIMAL MAN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman and Dan Green
RESURRECTION MAN #1 by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (DnA) and Fernando Dagnino


I like me some Judd Winnick
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Voodoo is the Wildstorm character from Wildcats. Bleeding Cool says we can expect a Grifter relaunch too which, depending on the creative team, I could be all over.

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What is it with you and Grifter? :D

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Yeah, I'm definitely redoing my pull list. Right now I'm definitely getting

Justice League of America
Justice League Dark
Fury of Firestorm
Mr. Terrific
Batwoman
Catwoman

Wonder Woman in trades
Aquaman in trades

Maybe:
Birds of Prey (not really likely)
Demon Knight (really want to try it out)

I'll also have to determine how much of my current pull list consists of DC and go about replacing them without going over.
Batgirl #1

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Oh my God, looks like DC decided to publish all their shitty creative teams on the same day. Those are seriously bad :

LEGION LOST by Fabian Nicieza and Pete Woods
LEGION OF SUPERHEROES by Paul Levitz and Francis Portela
TEEN TITANS by Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund (check the cover if you dare, then get away from the computer unless you want it drowned in your own puke...)
STATIC SHOCK by writers John Rozum and Scott McDaniel, art by McDaniel and Jonathan Glapion

HAWK AND DOVE by Sterling Gates and Rob Liefeld

Yes. Rob fucking Liefeld. What the fuck? Thank you Bob Harras for bringing the 90s back! So cool! Sure, sure, sure, Mackie will be taking over Superman.

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