The New 52 was the revamp and relaunch by DC Comics of its entire line of ongoing monthly superhero comic books. Following the conclusion of the. The New 52 is a DC Comics event marking the relaunch of its entire line with the publication of 52 new comic series, all beginning at#1. In September, , DC Comics consolidated December 2, Harley's Little Black Book # 1. Following the events of the DC Comics event Flashpoint, DC reset their entire universe in what was called The New This meant that in September
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DC COMICS: THE NEW U.S. Price: In September, DC Comic will launch 52 new #1 issues starring the World's Greatest Super-Heroes! c. Comic Book. DC Comics' controversial and ultimately unsuccessful reboot of its entire line of ongoing monthly superhero books following the universe altering event. books based on votes: Batman, Volume 1: The Court of Owls by Scott The trade paperback/hardback collections of DC Comics' series following the.
Later on, it is revealed that Tim Drake has never been Robin, only Red Robin, and that his parents are still alive and in witness protection. Like Batman , Green Lantern was especially successful prior to the reboot, so it keeps its recent history with corps of multiple colors emerging.
Hal Jordan has been dismissed from the Corps due to the "War of the Green Lanterns" and replaced by Sinestro of all people, though he soon takes Hal on as a sidekick.
Kyle Rayner, meanwhile, has defied the Guardians and joined an alliance of Lanterns of other colors, and Atrocitus has begun reorganizing his Red Lanterns with a new sense of purpose. Community Showcase More. Follow TV Tropes.
You need to login to do this. Get Known if you don't have an account. An early promotional image. The New Titles in bold are currently ongoing for the foreseeable future. Batman Batgirl Batman Batman: New Guardians Red Lanterns Like Batman , Green Lantern was especially successful prior to the reboot, so it keeps its recent history with corps of multiple colors emerging.
The Flash - Barry Allen, like Superman, is now younger and unmarried, but the big change is that at the launch Wally West was not and has never been the Flash or Kid Flash. He was eventually introduced a couple years later, now changed to be half-black. The Fury of Firestorm - Firestorm was rebooted and the very nature of his powers changed; rather than requiring a Fusion Dance , each person can become a Firestorm and can then merge into a stronger being if they wish.
It's also being reimagined as an arms race metaphor, with multiple countries developing their own Firestorms. Justice League - The New 52's flagship book, featuring six of the traditional Big Seven with Cyborg in place of Martian Manhunter who instead starts with Stormwatch before moving on to other titles.
It also began including Curse of Shazam! Mister Terrific Wonder Woman - Wonder Woman's origin is changed from being a clay statue sculpted by Hippolyta to being the demigod daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus although the original origin is referenced as an in-universe cover-up.
Young Justice teen heroes Blue Beetle - not only is this still Jaime Reyes as opposed to one of his predecessors, but the strong implication is that he is now the only Blue Beetle in the DC Universe. His introduction to DC comics from 2 years prior have all been retcon except, curiously enough, being captured by the Darkside Club. Teen Titans - Now brought together to defend themselves from N. Solstice who was actually introduced shortly before the reboot , Skitter, and Bunker.
The Edge Darker and Edgier titles Stormwatch: Now reimagined with a line-up of main-DC and former WildStorm characters, and conceived as an age-old covert superhero team dedicated to Shooting The Dog when necessary to protect the Earth.
A former Wild CA Ts character gets a solo title. Deathstroke Suicide Squad: Essentially the same concept as former incarnations, a team of Boxed Crooks sent by covert forces on lethal and morally-ambiguous missions. Rock , it shows a soldier's ground-level view of superhuman conflicts.
Another solo title for a former Wild CA Ts member. All-Star Western - While not outright contradicting any previous stories, the series ties Jonah Hex closer to the wider DCU by sending him east to get to the bottom of a city that's as corrupt and lawless as any in the West - Gotham.
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Earth 2 - A reinvention of The Golden Age parallel universe once again separate from the main continuity , featuring their all-star team, the Justice Society of America. As part of this, everyone is Younger and Hipper instead of elder veteran heroes, including things like making Green Lantern Alan Scott a gay man a character trait inherited from his son Obsidian, who is now retgone.
Worlds' Finest - Both characters have been returned to to their original Earth-2 origins, though they're now stranded on the main DCU Earth. In a minor but noticeable change, Beast Boy's odd coloring has gone from green to red as a connection to fellow beast-themed hero Animal Man.
September Zero Month The one-year anniversary of the relaunch; in addition to replacing some titles, every book was a 0 Origins Issue. Team Seven - Based on a Wildstorm title and set five years ago, with the team being a countermeasure to emerging superhumans.
Batman 1. The Dark Knight 1. Batman and Robin 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. The Flash 1. Frankenstein, Agent of S.
Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men 1. Green Arrow 1. Green Lantern 1. Green Lantern Corps 1. Green Lantern: New Guardians 1. Grifter 1.
Hawk and Dove 1. I, Vampire 1.
Justice League 1. Returning the DC characters to their roots was a conscious response to what he perceived as a universe that had lost its way. By making the DC Universe younger, and less connected to its history, the heroes, teams, and even villains had been diminished. For most, such an admission of defeat would be damaging. But for Geoff Johns, it was an opportunity to tell a much larger story.
That the DC Universe was weaker than it should be The New 52 is Dr.