The DC Comics relaunch isn’t quite over yet!
Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, DC has announced 8 new six-issue miniseries coming out next year, featuring the Metal Men, Poison Ivy, Swamp Thing, Raven, Firestorm, Katana, Metamorpho, and… Sugar & Spike?!
It’s true, writer Keith Giffen is really bringing back DC’s toddler characters from the ‘50s, according to co-publisher Dan DiDio. “[Sugar and Spike] not spoiled kids anymore, but they’re older and they’re operating as private investigators handling problems and mysteries that the superheroes can’t handle themselves.”
DC’s editor-in-chief, Bob Harras added that Chu’s Poison Ivy miniseries offers “a really new direction, and it’s a fun twist on her character and where she’s going to go.”
Several of the newly announced miniseries feature the original co-creators back on their memorable creations. Gerry Conway is writing Firestorm, Mike W. Barr revisits one of his Outsiders in Katana: Cult of the Kobra, and New Teen Titans co-creator Marv Wolfman will update Raven. Comic book icon Len Wein will headline two of the miniseries: Swamp Thing and Metal Men. The artists on the miniseries have not yet been announced.
DiDio also hinted that these miniseries could lead to ongoing series for each of these characters, if the fans respond to them. “This is about character but there is a complete story in every one of those miniseries,” noted DiDio. “It has a beginning, middle and end, and something that affects the course of that character that we would be able to launch and take further if things are successful.”
Comic fans, which of the new miniseries are you most excited about? Share your picks in the comment section below!
[HT: USA Today]