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FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2023


DC Comics has announced The Dawn of DC continues with oversized special issues and new talent teams.

Following is a rundown:

* This May, DC will be releasing a free special, The Dawn of DC Primer, which promises to reveal secrets and more from the yearlong storytelling initiative.

* In June, The Flash and Wonder Woman will join an exclusive club of comics that have reached 800 single issues. DC is celebrating the occasion with oversize special issues that will lead directly into new creative teams on both ongoing series: Simon Spurrier and Mike Deodato Jr. on The Flash and writer Tom King and artist Daniel Sampere on Wonder Woman.

* DC has enlisted famed actor Michael Dorn, the voice of Steel on Superman: The Animated Series, to write Steelworks with art by Sami Basri.

* And Jadzia Axelrod, who made a splash with Galaxy: The Prettiest Star, will be making her DC mainline debut with Hawkgirl, featuring artwork by Amancay Nahuelpan.

* For years, Amanda Waller has seen the heroes of the DC Universe as a dangerous threat that could lead to the end of the world. Ever since Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths, Waller has operated in the shadows to collect deadly weapons and to create an army of allies who agree with her. Now she's forced to bring some of the worst enemies of the DC Universe an offer they can't refuse. The Dawn of DC Primer, written by Joshua Williamson with artwork by Leandro Fernandez, reveals Dawn of DC's secrets, threats, and connective stories in 2023 and beyond. This free special issue will be available at comic shops on May 16.

* The Flash races toward its 800th issue on June 6, and DC is bringing together some of the biggest names to ever write the speedster. Flash scribes Mark Waid, Geoff Johns, Joshua Williamson, join Jeremy Adams, each contributing a story in this oversize issue, with art by current series artist Fernando Pasarin with Oclair Albert, Todd Nauck, Carmine Di Giandomenico and returning The Flash artist Scott Kolins and Mike Deodato Jr.

The Flash joins Dawn of DC in September! Launching with The Flash #1 and the new creative team of Simon Spurrier and Deodato Jr.

Wally West has never been quicker, more fulfilled and more heroic. His loving family is around him. And yet something is off. His evolving understanding of his powers has opened Wally to new avenues of sci-fi adventure, and attuned his senses to strange new ideas. Something whispers from the dark vibrations beyond the Speed Force, and as Wally experiments with creative new approaches to his powers he encounters new realms, mysterious allies and mind-shattering terrors. Starting with a prelude in The Flash #800, the chronicles of the Fastest Man Alive take an action-packed turn towards cosmic horror.

* Wonder Woman reaches her 800th issue on June 20, and the storyline from Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad, "Whatever Happened to the Warrior of Truth?," is coming to a conclusion. Diana's visions become more vivid as she finds herself trapped in the dreams of those around her. As she struggles to escape, her life as Wonder Woman hangs in the balance. When the dust settles, will she still be the Amazons' greatest champion? Wonder Woman #800 features artwork by Joelle Jones, Jen Bartel. Daniel Sampere and others.

* Wonder Woman #1 will feature the new creative team of writer Tom King and artist Daniel Sampere. After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, the U.S. Congress passes The Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from American soil. To carry out its new law, the government sets up the Amazon Extradition Entity (AXE) task force to remove those who don't comply by any means necessary. In her search for the truth behind the killing, Wonder Woman now finds herself an outlaw in the world she once swore to protect.

* Michael Dorn, the voice of Steel in Superman: The Animated Series, will be writing Steelworks with art by Sami Basri. The Metropolis of the future is here today, but can it survive a terrorist who's out for revenge against its builder, John Henry Irons, a.k.a. Steel, and his company, Steelworks. And who possesses secrets that could undo everything John has worked so hard to build.

* Hawkgirl will be by Jadzia Axelrod and Amancay Nahuelpan, starting July 18. Kendra Saunders, the winged warrior better known as Hawkgirl, has been one of the DC Universe's greatest heroes for a long time, serving as a member of both the Justice League and the Justice Society. But with the Justice League disbanded, Kendra decides she needs a fresh start and heads to Metropolis to begin a new life. That life is quickly interrupted by a mysterious villain with a powerful connection to the Nth Metal that makes up Hawkgirl's wings and weapons. Hawkgirl will also feature a series of variant covers that recount Kendra;s DC history.


CAPED CRUSADER MOVE: Amazon has ordered Batman: Caped Crusader, original intended for HBO Max, for two seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The animated series is from Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves.

MARVEL COMICS FIRST LOOKS: For cover and three-page preview of Wolverine #31, available in stores on Wednesday, March 15 from Marvel Comics, CLICK HERE.

DC COMICS FIRST LOOKS: For cover and five-page preview of Justice Society of America #3, available in stores on Tuesday, March 14 from DC Comics, CLICK HERE.

BOOM! FIRST LOOKS: For covers and nine-page preview of BRZRKE #12, available in stores on Wednesday, March 15 from BOOM! Studios, CLICK HERE.

MARVEL COMICS LOKI: Marvel Comics' has released Dustin Nguyen's first-issue cover and details from Loki, a four-issue series by Dan Watters and German Peralta.

Here's how Marvel describes the series:

"He may be the 'benevolent' God of Stories now, but Loki's past as the God of Lies returns to haunt him when ancient, powerful weapons he once built end up scattered across the Ten Realms! Loki must track down these weapons before they fall into the wrong hands and bring about Ragnarok. Surprising guest stars, exciting new characters and startling twists await as Loki's journey takes him to Nidavellir, Kree space, and Earth where he'll confront heroes, villains, and most of all, himself!"

The series launches on June 7.


Below are solicitations posted for May. Click on the publishers' names for the full listings and check back soon for additional solicitations.




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