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METAL MEN, POISON IVY, SWAMP THING, and More DC Miniseries Coming in 2016

METAL MEN, POISON IVY, SWAMP THING, and More DC Miniseries Coming in 2016

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.”

Metamorpho and Poison Ivy
Artist-turned-writer Aaron Lopresti will offer his updated take on Metamorpho, while writer Amy Chu tackles a fan favorite Batman villainess in Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death. Poison Ivy is “a fascinatingly complicated character with an incredible fan base,” said Chu. “We know her, but we don’t really know her. There’s so much opportunity to build her world without the burden of continuity. And let’s face it, writing villains is more fun.”

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.

Katana and Swamp Thing
“By bringing them on to their own special limited series, we’re really spotlighting what’s so fantastic about these characters,” said Harras.

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.”

Metal Men
The 8 DC miniseries will launch in early 2016.

Comic fans, which of the new miniseries are you most excited about? Share your picks in the comment section below!

[HT: USA Today]

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