Yesterday, DC Comics announced four new series joining the monthly lineup. Here’s a preview of what’s to come:
TALON – Writer: James Tynion IV. Artist: Guillem March. Meet Calvin Rose, the only Talon to ever escape the grasp of the Court of Owls. This former assassin of the Court is trying to live a normal life…but that’s impossible when he’s being hunted by his former masters!
Thoughts: For those of you not reading the new Batman story arc, “Court of Owls,” I strongly urge you to pick it up. It’s one of the best stories I’ve read since Hush. I love how they’ve been showing the conflict within the Talons, making them enjoyable dynamic characters. I’m eagerly awaiting the release of this.
SWORD OF SORCERY – Writer: Christy Marx. Artist: Aaron Lopresti. Featuring the return of Amethyst, Amy Winston leads a strange life on the road with her mother and resents it. She’s about to learn it’s all been necessary when she discovers she’s the lost princess of Gemworld—and she’s being hunted by her murderous aunt. With a back-up story written by Tony Bedard with art by Jesus Saiz, set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the monstrous warrior Beowulf is charged with finding and defeating the evil Grendel.
Thoughts: I always have reservations when it comes to fantasy titles, but the words “post-apocalyptic wasteland” always peak my interest. I will probably keep judgment until I hear more, but it could be a decent book.
THE PHANTOM STRANGER – Writer: Dan DiDio. Artist: Brent Anderson Spinning out of his recent appearances in JUSTICE LEAGUE and DC’s Free Comic Book Day story, learn more about the true origin of The Phantom Stranger, his connection to the mysterious Pandora.
Thoughts: I think they did a nice job of building up to this comic, placing The Phantom Stranger in a number of New 52 comics. I’m not too sure what she will do or what her background is, but I’ll probably pick up a copy out of pure interest.
TEAM SEVEN – Writer: Justin Jordan. Artist: Jesus Merino Set in the early days of DC Comics-The New 52, threads of the entire DC Universe collide. As Superman emerges, so does the world’s counter measures against him and his kind. Comprised of Dinah Lance, Amanda Waller, Steve Trevor, John Lynch, Alex Fairchild, Cole Cash, Slade Wilson are Team 7—and their story will change everything you know about DC Comics-The New 52.
Thoughts: Not too excited about this book, but things could change. It seems like a poor attempt to replace what the Secret Six was right before the reboot. It could also be a hint that Suicide Squad, which has been poorly performing (I thoroughly enjoy it though), could be on it’s way out. Hopefully, there will be something new to separate this from all the other misfit team books.
Let me know your thoughts below! Thanks to IGN for covering this!
written by Sherif Elkhatib