DC Enters ‘Third Wave’ of New 52 Comics

Posted: June 12, 2012 by Ian Gaudreau in Comicology - Comic Books, DC Comics
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A the start of the blog, I posted about What is the ‘DC New 52’?.  A Third Wave of DC New 52 comics was just announced, so I thought it would be good to give an overall listing of each Wave of comics, as well as all of the DC series that are being cut.  To reiterate, DC will be keeping its comic reboot to 52 individual series.  DC is cancelling and replacing the series that are not selling well, which is why the new replacements are coming in ‘waves’.

The First Wave of New 52 Comics:

  1. Action Comics
  2. All-Star Western
  3. Animal Man
  4. Aquaman
  5. Batgirl
  6. Batman
  7. Batman and Robin
  8. Batman: The Dark Knight
  9. Batwing
  10. Batwoman
  11. Birds of Prey
  12. Blackhawks*
  13. Blue Beetle
  14. Captain Atom*
  15. Catwoman
  16. DC Universe Presents
  17. Deathstroke
  18. Demon Knights
  19. Detective Comics
  20. Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.
  21. Green Arrow
  22. Green Lantern
  23. Green Lantern Corps.
  24. Green Lantern: New Guardians
  25. Grifter
  26. Hawk and Dove*
  27. I, Vampire
  28. Justice League
  29. Justice League Dark
  30. Justice League International*
  31. Legion Lost
  32. Legion of Super-Heroes
  33. Men of War*
  34. Mister Terrific*
  35. Nightwing
  36. OMAC*
  37. Red Hood and the Outlaws
  38. Red Lanterns
  39. Resurrection Man*
  40. Static Shock*
  41. Stormwatch
  42. Suicide Squad
  43. Superboy
  44. Supergirl
  45. Superman
  46. Swamp Thing
  47. Teen Titans
  48. The Flash
  49. The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men
  50. The Savage Hawkman
  51. Voodoo*
  52. Wonder Woman

Here is a list of all series that have been cancelled (represented by the * in the above lists):

  1. Blackhawk
  2. Captain Atom
  3. Hawk and Dove
  4. Justice League International
  5. Men of War
  6. Mister Terrific
  7. OMAC
  8. Resurrection Man
  9. Static Shock
  10. Voodoo

The Second Wave of New 52:

  1. Batman Incorporated
  2. Dial H
  3. Earth 2
  4. GI Combat
  5. The Ravagers
  6. World’s Finest

The Third Wave of New 52:

  1. Talon
  2. Sword of Sorcery
  3. The Phantom Stranger
  4. Team 7

DC has also done a few other side stories that involve characters from the New 52, but some of them are a limited number of issues.  In other words, the characters are part of the New 52 reboot, but they are considered bonus series and will not be as long lived like the other series.  Here are all of the other stories that DC has done as part of the New 52 reboot:

  1. The Ray
  2. The Huntress
  3. Penguin: Pride and Prejudice
  4. Legion: Secret Origin
  5. T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents
  6. Phantom Lady
  7. National Comics
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Comments
  1. Looks like they are just bringing bad comics in for bad comics. BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL DCU!

    • Ian Gaudreau says:

      Thanks for the response! Although some of the titles are less known, we are hopeful that DC might pull out a few surprises!

  2. wwayne says:

    Animal Man is the best New 52 series (along with Team 7).
    What makes Animal Man so special is the way Lemire deconstructs the superhero mythology. For example:
    1) Superheroes tend to monopolize the attention of the reader, while Animal Man is constantly upstaged by the supporting characters of the series.
    2) Superhero comics usually don’t give much importance to the private life of their main character (they tend to focus only on the “costume on” part); in Animal Man, on the contrary, the private life of Buddy is the main theme of the series. In fact, it is rather infrequent to see Buddy with his costume on.
    3) Buddy is not perfect, and is not perceived as perfect by other people: in fact, in the 11th issue, when he tells his wife “It’s going to be okay”, she replies “Don’t give me anything of that superhero crap, Buddy.” That cut and thrust perfectly enlightens the philosophy of the series.

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