DC Comics has major plans for its line-up after the massive Convergence event hits in April, as the company sheds its “New 52” branding and does a line-wide “mini-relaunch” of most of their titles. Now, we have a sneak peek at some of the first offerings that the newly revamped DC has to offer fans, starting with the first week of June.
While the post Convergence line-up won’t be a reset to continuity like The New 52 was, DC is looking to introduce a new, fresh perspective to their stable of books, as well as all-new titles to reflect a more diverse approach. Among the first few titles out of the gate is Action Comics, which appear to have a throwback style Superman (check out that 1940s S-Shield) plus mega-popular Batverse books like Harley Quinn, Grayson, and Batgirl, which are undergoing a creative resurgence right now. Also among the first week’s books is villain-turned-anti-hero Sinestro, who is looking for a traitor from within his own Corps.
Here are the solicitations and covers for five of their titles, with the first hitting on June 3, 2015.
ACTION COMICS #41
Written by GREG PAK and AARON KUDER / Art and cover by AARON KUDER
THE JOKER Variant cover by DARWYN COOKE
On sale JUNE 3 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
The epic new storyline “TRUTH” begins! For Superman, there’s no more holding back!
HARLEY QUINN #17
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI / Art by CHAD HARDIN
Cover by AMANDA CONNER / THE JOKER Variant cover by EDUARDO RISSO
On sale JUNE 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
They’re here – the Gang of Harleys has arrived! Because the world demanded more Harley Quinn, Harley has answered the call – will a dozen more Harleys do the trick? Meet Carli Quinn, Harley Queen, HanukQuinn, and many, many, MANY more in a story that will have your sides splitting!
Written by CAMERON STEWART and BRENDEN FLETCHER / Art by BABS TARR
Cover by CAMERON STEWART / THE JOKER Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
There’s a new Batman in town…and that spells bad news for Barbara Gordon! She’s already got enough upheaval in her life, with her roommate Frankie in on her biggest secret…and now she’s looking to get even more involved in Batgirl’s business!
Written by CULLEN BUNN / Art by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY
Cover by MARTIN COCCOLO / THE JOKER Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
On sale JUNE 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
There’s a traitor in the Sinestro Corps who has set New Korugar on a path to certain destruction! The smart move would be to evacuate the Korugarian refugees from the planet, but Sinestro knows finding the identity of the traitor is more crucial, which leads to an unexpected betrayal from someone you would never expect, and a punishment from Sinestro that will alter someone’s life irrevocably!
Written by TOM KING and TIM SEELEY / Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
THE JOKER Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale JUNE 24 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Everything changes as Helena takes over SPYRAL! Plus: Grayson gets a new partner!