A justice society worth of DC Comics news from March 18th - 20th, 2013!
Grant Morrison, longtime A-list writer for DC Comics (and their Vertigo imprint), is winding up his runs on both "Action Comics" (which ends this week) and "Batman Incorporated" (which ends soon). This has led to talk about his two final projects for DC Comics proper; the multi-reality maxi-series "Multiversity" and a "Earth One/All-Star" style take on Wonder Woman. Originally slated for later this year, it is doubtful that will happen, but it should ship within a year.
In a discussion with Newsarama about it, Morrison states that he's "studied feminism" as well as Wonder Woman's long history to form a "completely new version" of the heroine. In another interview with Entertainment Weekly, Morrison goes on to claim inspiration from her creator, William M. Marston - and in particular some of the fetishism. Morrison's work on mainstream heroes from Batman, Superman, and even the X-Men has often been trend setting, so it will remain to be seen what effect his work will have on pop culture's oldest super heroine.
Astro City returns!
After a gap of some three years between installments, Kurt Busiek is ready to get back to one of his move beloved properties at DC Comics - "Astro City". Originally created in 1995 by him and artist Alex Ross, the series focuses on a city with its own league of superhumans and mythology. The stories tend to be mini-series and character focused. Come June, a new "Astro City #1" will ship which will feature art by Brent Anderson, with character designs and covers by Ross. Originally part of the "Wildstorm" imprint, the series will now be published by the general DC Comics line.
"Teen Titans GO!" debuts in April!
Warner Brothers has released a teaser for their newest cartoon for the "DC Nation" block on Cartoon Network. Titled "Teen Titans GO!", it is a "chibi" (or "kiddie") version of the "Teen Titans" cartoon which ran on the network from 2001-2006, focusing more on physical comedy. It began life as one of many shorts shown during the block, and is now getting a full slot of episodes. It debuts April 23rd at 7:30 p.m. before shifting to Saturday mornings, filling the slot of the recently ended "Young Justice". The CGI animated "Beware the Batman" debuts in the summer.