And Lays Out First-Half 2023 Plan
Posted by Milton Griepp on November 18, 2022 @ 6:42 pm CT
The storylines will flow out of Dark Crisis on infinite Earths (see "DC Announces ‘Dark Crisis’") and DC Universe: Lazarus Planet (see "’Lazarus Planet’ Will Transform DC’s Superheroes") and include 20 new titles. Characters in the initiative will include classic characters, the next generation of new heroes, and fan favorites that haven’t been front and center for some time. New titles will feature Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Shazam, the Doom Patrol, Green Arrow, Cyborg, the Penguin, and more.
"With brand-new series and story arcs from some of the top creative members in comics, Dawn of DC is one of our most ambitious initiatives ever and is a chance for us to tell bigger and bolder stories across our line," DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee said in a statement accompanying the announcement.
Dawn of DC kicks off with Superman in the previously announced Action Comics #1051 in January, Superman #1 in February, and Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #1 in March (see "New ‘Superman’ Series in 2023").
Green Lantern: Hal Jordan, written by Mariko Tamaki with an artist to be named later, will launch in April with Hal Jordan returning to Earth. In Green Lantern: John Stewart, written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson with an artist to be named later, which will launch later in 2023, Stewart gets back to basics as the military-trained, gritty but heroic, Green Lantern.
A new Green Arrow title, by Joshua Williamson and Sean Izaakse, will launch in April, setting the stage for major stories in 2023.
A new Cyborg series, featuring Victor Stone as changed by Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, will launch in May (creators not announced).
The Penguin (working title), by Tom King and Stefano Gaudiano, will launch in June with a story of the Penguin forced out of retirement and back into organized crime by the U.S. government.
Steelworks, in which John Henry Irons must bring metropolis into the future while trusting his niece Natasha to carry the mantle of Steel, will launch in June (creators not announced).
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First of Three Volumes Adapting Nine Stories
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