DC adds last minute changes to Justice League and Action Comics Before Rebirth

DC adds last minute changes to Justice League and Action Comics Before Rebirth

DC is altering their superhero line with brand new continuity for each of the different heroes changing costumes, titles and more with the upcoming DC Rebirth reboot initiative. However, before entering a new era of DC, the publisher needs to close out the current version with issue #52’s on all the remaining major series that launched during their last New 52 reboot initiative in 2011. Some comics such as Green Lantern and Batman have already been published, but DC is still looking to make some last minute changes on the final issues of Justice League before the comics hit the stands in May and June.

Newsarama broke the details that Justice League #51 is being published with the contents of issue #52’s story. The publisher already delayed Justice League #50 and #51 by pushing Justice League #50 from April to May, pushing #51 into June. Justice League #51 will now be written by Dan Abnett (Titans Hunt) with art from Paul Pelletier (Aquaman) that originally supposed to fit into the #52 slot (is this confusing yet?) Justice League #51 is shipping June 8.

This means that Justice League #52 will now feature writing from Dan Jurgens (Superman) and art from Pelletier which is currently scheduled for a June 22 release, the same month as the last issue. Here are the original solicitations:

JUSTICE LEAGUE #51
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by PAUL PELLETIER and TONY KORDOS
It’s a brave new world in the devastation that follows “Darkseid War.”
RESOLICIT • On sale JUNE 8 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

JUSTICE LEAGUE #52
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by PAUL PELLETIER and SANDRA HOPE
Cover by PAUL PELLETIER and TONY KORDOS
A TITANS: REBIRTH #1 prelude! Set shortly after the formation of the Justice League, Batman introduces his new partner Robin (Dick Grayson) to the team just as it’s pulled into a deadly assault on Metropolis by mysterious creatures. Outclassed and terrified, the Boy Wonder must use his wits and guile to survive. And in doing so, he catches the attention of a foe that will alter the course of his life forever. This story ties directly into TITANS: REBIRTH #1!
On sale JUNE 22 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Another Justice League title is being delayed, author and illustrator Bryan Hitch (Age of Ultron)’s Justice League of America‘s issue #9 will ship on June 15 which was originally scheduled for a March 30 release date. This is another title that will double-ship in June with issue #10 out July 6 and #11 shipping July 27.

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Justice League Annual R.I.P.?

The big news is that Diamond has cancelled Justice League of America #12 and Justice League of America Annual #1–the issues were both supposed to ship in June but the DC website has both comics listed as August releases.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12
Written by BRYAN HITCH
Art by NEIL EDWARDS and DANIEL HENRIQUES
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
Green Lantern’s ring has been hacked! Someone has a personal vendetta against the League,
attacking them where they are the most vulnerable!
On sale JUNE 22 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1
Written by BRYAN HITCH
Art by NEIL EDWARDS and DANIEL HENRIQUES
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
The vendetta of the League’s newest enemy puts them through the ultimate test by releasing the DCU’s most dangerous super-villains from prison!
On sale JUNE 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

 DC pulled one more rug out underneath readers and swapped the cover to Action Comics #957. Ivan Reis (Blackest Night) and Joe Prado (Aquaman) turned in a brand new cover for the issue featuring Clark Kent as Superman in the new DC Rebirth costume standing behind Lois Lane, his own Super-Son, Batman, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor in his Superman armor and what looks like Doomsday. The original cover was drawn by Mikel Janin (Grayson) is that all the changes DC can make before Rebirth?

ACTION COMICS #957
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by RYAN SOOK
NOW SHIPPING TWICE MONTHLY!
“PATH TO DOOM” chapter one
Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrow’s newest protector: Lex Luthor. But it’s not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected — the new Clark Kent!
DON’T MISS: ACTION COMICS returns to its original numbering with this issue!
On sale JUNE 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

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Comments

  1. Glenn Simpson says

    It’s not a reboot, it’s not a new continuity. It’s the same new52 continuity with some stuff happening in it that happens to be similar to things that happened in previous continuities.

  2. Mitch Abney says

    Their intellectual property is adrift. I don’t see these changes pleasing newer fans, nor do I expect it to regain many fans they lost in the 2011 reboot.

  3. Frumglings says

    Personally, it greatly increases my confidence that a book will be high quality when the creators involved switch at the last minute.

  4. says

    Shipping “old universe” comics after the 5/25 start to Rebirth is going to dramatically undercut the commercial success of the relaunch — just as the Secret Wars / All-New, All-Different confusion over at Marvel really hurt them.

    New 52 *worked* because it was a four-week launch; rolling launches (especially ones that roll off in the wrong direction) are much harder to pull off.

    -B

  5. Rebis says

    Why are they even bothering with Justice League #s 51 & 52? Just end it at 50, fer Chrissakes.

  6. Other Chris says

    @Rebis Because “52” means “something” to “someone” for “some reason.”

  7. Saber Tooth Tiger Mike says

    ” it greatly increases my confidence that a book will be high quality when the creators involved switch at the last minute.”

    Managers often demand last minute changes in many industries.
    Many industries are known for hastily producing product, and releasing it with a number of defects.
    To expect anything different, in today’s world, is kind of naive.

    Quality is only increased by a businesses if it can result in an even greater profit, which is why creators or companies known for providing a high quality product typically have the most expensive comics on the market (Alan Moore).
    Sandman :Overture is one exception. DKIII is not, because despite mixed reaction towards the sequel and prequel, the Dark Knight brand (with Frank Miller;s stamp of approval), commands a lot of attention from die-hard comic fans.

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