Friday, February 8, 2013

Comics: DC Cancels 6 Titles and Adds 2 New

DC Comics is losing some steam with 6 titles ending in May. The titles include Deathstroke, The Savage Hawkman, Ravagers, Sword and Sorcery, Team 7 and Fury of the Firestorm. That is quite a lot of titles for one single month DC. Expect to see most of those characters maybe popup in other series by the sound of what editor-in-chief Bob Harras told Newsarama. 

Now that those were cancelled, we must have something popping up that month to fill the void. Well, they announced those too! These are a little bit out there and actually very political in todays world. The first series announced was The Movement and than The Green Team. 

The Movement is written by Gail Simone (Batgirl) and art by Freddie Williams III. The very talented Gail Simone said this about her new series: 

"The Movement is an idea I've had for some time. It's a book about power -- who owns it, who uses it, who suffers from its abuse. As we increasingly move to an age where information is currency, you get these situations where a single viral video can cost a previously unassailable corporation billions, or can upset the power balance of entire governments. And because the sources of that information are so dispersed and nameless, it's nearly impossible to shut it all down."

The Next series is quite the opposite of the 99% book by Gail. The Green Team is a 1% reboot of a long (almost) forgotten series from 1975, that will be co-written by Art Baltazar and Franco with Ig Guara doing art. A series about trillionaire teens that want to buy the gear to make a them superheroes. Awesome? I think it could be. Art said: 

"The real question is: Can money buy you anything in the DC universe? Would it make you powerful? Can it make you a hero? Can money make you…Super?"

Was your favorite series cancelled or are you excited to see these new series? 

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