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Here are the artists who'll be crafting the DC Universe's upcoming reboot

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Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

After much teasing and one big announcement, DC Comics is again pulling back the curtain on their Rebirth event, which promises to renumber and reset the DC Universe around the theme of "legacy."

"Sometimes you loose your way a little bit," co-publisher Dan DiDio told a packed room of early risers at WonderCon this morning. "Sometimes you get a little lost."

He was talking about the New 52, casually admitting that the company's infamous 2011 reboot wasn't a solid foundation for the modern DC Universe. For the next hour and a half, DiDio, co-publisher Jim Lee, and chief creative officer Geoff Johns introduced name after name of the writers and artists who will be crafting a new start for the DC Universe, beginning in June.

DC announced nearly a full slate of new books (with a price drop on some titles and a partial switch to bi-monthly publication) more than a month ago, but with no information on who would be writing or drawing them, or even an indication of what some of them would be about. "Legacy" is the theme of Rebirth, according to Johns, and that theme was borne out as book after book was described. And speaking of book after book: the total comes to 17 twice-monthly series and 14 monthly series, each at the price of $2.99. While that's only 31 titles, it's still 48 books a month.

What happens in those books? Batwoman returns to her seminal series to co-star in Detective Comics alongside Batman, as they make a "Gotham bootcamp" the city's young and untested vigilantes. There are two rookie Green Lanterns of Earth, Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz, and they're going to have to learn to conquer their fear. Batgirl is leaving Gotham, as penned by YA cartoonist and illustrator Hope Larson; and so is Batman, in a new series from legendary bat-writer Scott Snyder.

Eisner Award-winning writer/illustrator Gene Luen Yang is in charge of New Super-Man, about a kid from Shanghai who gets infused with Superman's powers and his "heart." Greg Rucka returns to Wonder Woman, in part to pen a "Wonder Woman: Year One."

Here's the lineup, as revealed in the live-streamed panel. You can catch the panel yourself at the bottom of the post.


New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):

  • AQUAMAN #1, W Dan Abnett and Brad Walker, A Brad Walker, Jesus Merino, Phil Briones
  • BATMAN #1, W Tom King, A David Finch and Mikel Janin
  • THE FLASH #1, W Joshua Williamson, A Carmine Di Giandomenico and Neil Googe
  • GREEN ARROW #1, W Ben Percy, A Otto Schmidt and Juan Ferreyra
  • GREEN LANTERNS #1, W Sam Humphries, A Robson Rocha and Ardian Syaf
  • SUPERMAN #1, W Superman: Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason, A Patrick Gleason and Doug Mahnke
  • WONDER WOMAN #1, W Greg Rucka, A Liam Sharp and Nicola Scott

New Issues (Shipping twice monthly):

  • ACTION COMICS #957, W Dan Jurgens, A Patrick Zircher, Tyler Kirkham, Stephen Segovia
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #934 Detective Comics: W James Tynion, A Eddy Barrows and Alvaro Martinez


New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):

  • HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1, W Robert Venditti, A Ethan Van Sciver and Rafa Sandoval
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, W Bryan Hitch, A Tony Daniel and Fernando Pasarin
  • NIGHTWING #1 Nightwing: W Tim Seeley, A Javi Fernandez and Marcus To

New #1 Issues (Shipping monthly):

  • BATGIRL #1, Batgirl: W Hope Larson, A Rafael Albuquerque
  • BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY #1, W Julie and Shawna Benson, A Claire Roe
  • THE HELLBLAZER #1, Simon Oliver, A Moritat
  • RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS #1, Scott Lobdell, A Dexter Soy
  • THE SUPER-MAN #1, W Gene Yang, A Viktor Bogdanovic
  • TITANS #1, W Dan Abnett, A Brett Booth


New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):

  • CYBORG #1, W John Semper, A Will Conrad and Paul Pelletier
  • DEATHSTROKE #1, W Christopher Priest, A Carlo Pagulayan, Igor Vitorino, Felipe Watanabe
  • HARLEY QUINN #1, W Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, A Chad Hardin and John Timms
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #1 (The creative team for this book remains under wraps.)
  • SUICIDE SQUAD #1, W Rob Williams, A Jim Lee and Philip Tan

New #1 Issues (Shipping monthly):

  • BLUE BEETLE #1, W Kieth Giffen, A Scott Kolins
  • EARTH 2 #1 (The creative team for this book remains under wraps.)
  • GOTHAM ACADEMY: NEXT SEMESTER #1 (The creative team for this book remains under wraps.)
  • SUPERGIRL #1, Supergirl: W Steve Orlando, A Brian Ching
  • SUPERWOMAN #1, Superwoman: W Phil Jimenez, A Phil Jimenez and Emanuela Lupacchino
  • TRINITY #1, Trinity: W Francis Manapul, A Francis Manapul and Clay Mann


New #1 Issues (Shipping monthly):

  • BATMAN BEYOND #1, W Dan Jurgens, A Bernard Chang
  • SUPER SONS #1 (The creative team for this book remains under wraps, but DC did reveal that it would be about "son of Superman meets son of Batman.")
  • TEEN TITANS #1, W Ben Percy, A Jonboy Meyers

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