The Dawn of DC initiative is now underway, bringing to life a slew of new stories inspired by the publisher’s heroes and villains. The storyline was set in motion by the events of the previous year Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event – which was in turn kickstarted by the apparent death of the Justice League. In the aftermath of Dark Crisis, it seemed like the Justice League would be disbanded in the future, leaving the Titans as the universe’s premier super team. But as a new tease from DC reveals, that may not be the case in the long run.
On Wednesday, DC announced the first details about the second wave of Dawn of DC books, accompanied by a new roadmap of the overall initiative. Turning up the brightness of the roadmap will give you a clear view of some of the titles that have yet to be officially announced. In addition to a Hawkman symbol and what appears to be a blood-stained Wonder Woman symbol, there’s a new logo: “The Return of the Justice League.” Of course, it remains to be seen exactly when and how the team will return, let alone who will be on the new roster. But based on its spot on the map, it appears to be in the second half of 2023.
What is Dawn of DC?
Early this month, Dawn of DC includes the launch of a number of new titles, as well as a rebrand of books such as Action comics and Superman. The new titles in the pipeline include Green arrow, Unstoppable Doom Patrol, Green Lantern, Titans Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Cyborg, Shazam!, Steel millsand The penguin.
“After the events that are about to end in the Multiverse in Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths and DC Universe: Lazarus Planetthe DC Universe will be moving toward the light,” said DC publisher and chief creative officer Jim Lee in a statement when the initiative was first announced. “Featuring brand new series and storylines from some of the best creative members in comics, Dawn of DC is one of our most ambitious initiatives ever and is an opportunity for us to tell bigger and bolder stories across our line.”
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