Multiple sources are reporting that DC was touting three books as their second wave of Rebirth titles at today’s retailer breakfast: the Bennett/Epting Batwoman title that was announced today, the Orlando/Reis Justice League of America title that was previously announced and… the previously MIA Super Sons?
You may recall that Super Sons was announced as part of the initial Rebirth lineup. Much as with Superwoman, nobody was quite sure what the title was going to be and then it never landed on the schedule. Of course, that was also before we discovered that the Rebirth Superman could easily be titled “Superman and Son” or arguably “Superboy.” With an arc of that on the shelves, a Jon Kent / Damien Wayne title would not be such a bolt out of the blue. It also makes a lot of sense to hold on and launch such a title _after_ the first Superman arc is over and the character is a little more visible. It does potentially give DC another book that could aimed squarely at the YA market that’s finally getting attention from the DM publishers.
Who’s the team on Super Sons? Wait and see. With a delayed launch, it could be someone new.
A three title second wave and the one of those titles was announced as the first wave? That’s not much of a wave, but it _is_ a good indication that it’s not a wave driven by the need to cancel and replace underperforming titles, which would be great news for just about everyone.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.