DC Comics anuncia novo plano ‘Dawn of DC’ para 2023

Uma figura mascarada procura por um presunçoso Lex Luthor enquanto Superman e sua família sobrevoam Metrópolis.

Superman #1 capa Jamal Campbell,
Imagem: DC Comics

Dizem que é sempre mais escuro antes do amanhecer, e isso certamente é verdade para DC Comics. Tendo passado a maior parte de 2022 no evento vinculado Crise Sombria nas Infinitas Terras– o que não vou insultá-lo tentando resumir, mas basta dizer que as coisas estavam muito sombrias para todos os super-heróis da editora – 2023 será “o amanhecer da DC”, o que não é (até agora como sabemos) mais uma reinicialização do Universo DC, mas que se concentra em títulos de super-heróis para um jogador, o que honestamente parece meio refrescante.

Agora, a DC também está chamando de “iniciativa narrativa multievento em toda a linha”, o que soa um pouco contraditório, mas tudo bem. Juntamente com “novas direções ousadas” para uma variedade de séries atuais com Batman, Superman, Nightwing, Harley Quinn e Poison Ivy, também haverá 20 novos títulos sobre super-heróis e equipes de super-heróis específicos. Aqui está o que a editora de quadrinhos anunciou até agora:


Superman #1

“Clark Kent se acomoda em sua vida na Terra enquanto novos inimigos icônicos surgem das sombras para enfrentá-lo”, previsto para ser lançado em fevereiro pelo escritor Joshua Williamson e pelo artista Jamal Campbell.

Capa de Jon Kent #1 de Rafa Sarmento.

John Kent #1 capa de Rafa Sarmento.
Imagem: DC Comics

As Aventuras do Superman: Jon Kent #1

“Jon Kent também será capaz de trilhar seu próprio caminho e enfrentar o homem responsável por seu sequestro e tortura, Ultraman”, lançado em março por Tom Taylor e Clayton Henry.

Unstoppable Doom Patrol #1 cover by Chris Burnham.

Unstoppable Doom Patrol #1 cover by Chris Burnham.
Image: DC Comics

Unstoppable Doom Patrol #1

“Spinning directly out of Lazarus Planet, the world’s strangest superheroes are saving the world by saving its monsters!” This is also due in March courtesy of Dennis Culver and Chris Burnham.

Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow

“Determined to find his place in a strange universe, Conner Kent/Superboy leaves Earth behind. But his journey of self-discovery brings him face-to-face with a group of freedom fighters who challenge not just everything Conner stands for but what it means to bear the Superman crest.” It’s coming in April from Kenny Porter and Jahnoy Lindsay.

Green Lantern: Hal Jordan and Green Lantern: John Stewart

The two Lanterns get their own titles where “Hal Jordan returns to Earth and to his blockbuster superhero action storytelling roots” (writer Mariko Tamaki) and “John Stewart gets back to basics as the military-trained, gritty, but heroic Green Lantern” (writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson), both arriving in April.

Green Arrow

“Oliver Queen has been lost since Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, and his family is determined to find him—but there are dangerous forces just as determined to keep them apart at any cost.” This is yet another April title, with writer Joshua Williamson and artist Sean Izaakse.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold #1 variant cover by Simone Di Meo.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold #1 variant cover by Simone Di Meo.
Image: DC Comics

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Assuming this follows in the footsteps of its namesake, this title will pair Batman with a variety of DC heroes from a variety of writers and artists including Tom King, Mitch Gerads, Guillem March, Gabriel Hardman, Dan Mora, Rob Williams, and more.

Cyborg

“Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths forever changed Victor Stone, and now, as Dawn of DC rises, he might just hold the secret to Earth’s future!” Due in May, writer and artist TBD.

In-progress artwork from Shazam #1 by Dan Mora.

In-progress artwork from Shazam #1 by Dan Mora.
Image: DC Comics

Shazam!

“Billy Batson is back as the champion in the action-comedy comic about a boy with powers that rival Superman’s and a whole lot of growing up left to do. We’ll see Shazam hanging out at the Rock of Eternity, his secret clubhouse that can travel through space and time, as well as punching dinosaurs in the face, seeing how long he can hold his breath on the moon, and getting into wild and fun adventures with his tiger, Tawky Tawny, by his side.” From Mark Waid and Dan Mora this June.

The Penguin

“After escaping Gotham City and his criminal past to happily retire to Metropolis, the Penguin is forced back into organized crime by the U.S. government! The feathered felon, and Gotham City, will never be the same.” Coming June from Tom King and Stefano Gaudiano.

Steelworks

“Just in time for his 30th anniversary, John Henry Irons must bring Metropolis into the future while trusting his niece Natasha to carry the mantle of Steel.” Writer/artist TBD.


And there’ll be more titles coming throughout 2023, of course. The “Dawn of DC” begins in January with Action Comics #1051, a monthly, three-part anthology about the modern Superman family, a look at the childhood of Jon Kent, and Power Girl.


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