It's good to be a DC.
So much news came from the DC Comics blog this week I couldn't keep up. I figured a nice round-up on Friday was the answer. The only problem there is, I'm sure they're going to announce something else this morning/afternoon while I'm still asleep. But guess what? That's why George Lucas invented the edit button. "Silly Jilly, George Lucas didn't INVENT the edit button!" you say. Exactly.
- There's always sunshine after the storm and there's a Brightest Day after the Blackest Night. It's a biweekly, 26-issue series written by (who else?) Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi, starting this April. Also big news, the cover artist will be newly exclusive David Finch. Speaking of exclusives, Tomasi just extended his exclusivity with DC for a few more years. Hooray!
- Besides the new biweekly, you can also expect several other titles to display a Brightest Day banner. The relaunched Flash series with Johns and Francis Manapul, Titans with new creative team Eric Wallace and Fabrizio Fiorentino (and fictional team leader, Deathstroke), Justice League of America with ultra-secretive new characters and one more I'll get to later.
- Johns is also taking on something even more positive and uplifting than something called Brightest Day. He's joining the Tiny Titans crew, Art Baltazar and Franco for issue #25 titled...wait for it..."A Brightest Day In The Afternoon."
- I bet you thought DC was taking it easy with a biweekly this time around, right? How about two biweeklies? The second will alternate with Brightest Day and is called Justice League: Generation Lost. Who does it feature? Justice League International members Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Fire, Ice and Rocket Red. This one is being penned by Keith Giffen and Judd Winick. "He had me at Giffen," said Winick. Giffen and JM DeMatteis are also taking over Booster Gold. AND Paul Levitz is relaunching Legion of Super-Heroes in the spring.
You'd think we're done. We're not done. I saved my favorite bit of news for last. The Birds are back.
Not only are they back. They're back with Gail Simone and Ed Benes. Can you even comprehend how happy this makes me? Well, maybe you should refresh your memory. "It's going to be a blast. It's Black Canary putting her boot in bad guys' faces and the Huntress taking no *&^% from anyone and Oracle being smarter than anyone else in Gotham," Simone told Comics Alliance. "It's classic 'Birds of Prey' but maybe just a little tougher and a little naughtier. I've been given some really surprising approvals and I think long-time readers and newbies will find it quite unlike any other comic on the stands." Birds of Prey is the other Brightest Day influenced book to be announced.
With all the resurrected titles hitting the stores this month (Suicide Squad, Power of Shazam, Starman, etc.) and now the Birds of Prey ready to strike again, I query you dear readers: If you could resurrect one title, not just for one issue mind you but for a new ongoing, which would it be? Go back as far as you like (I know some of you have been reading comics a LOT longer than I have). And don't feel like you need to limit yourself to DC either. I'd bring back Catwoman and possibly Checkmate.