First up is Batman Beyond by writer Dan Jurgens and artist Bernard Chang, and in-continuity Beyond book... that I won't be reading! Yes, yes, it just got announced, how can I make a judgement so early? Well, that's because I find Dan Jurgens to be an incredibly boring writer, and nothing DC has done with Terry in The New 52: Futures End has been of any interest to me, neither is making future-Tim Drake Batman Beyond. Pass.
Bat-Mite, a six issue mini series from Dan Jurgens and writer Corin Howell. I'm probably going to pass on this too based on my thoughts on Batman Beyond. That said, Bat-Mite is a weird enough character/concept, that he might be able to override my boredom that comes with Jurgens's writing.
Black Canary by Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu on art. I was close on this one. At least on the right path... But anyways, fuck yeah, to this book. I may not be happy with how Dinah's come off in Batgirl, but if it's just because they're spinning off a book with her, drawn by Hawkeye's Annie Wu no less, then hell yes I'm on board.
Harley Quinn/Power Girl, by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner with artist Stephane Roux. DC is obviously treating Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's run on Harley as a gold mine, note the various one-shots and specials? We've had like, what... five in just barely over a year? Yep. That last arc had some pretty good moments, so it's clear they're playing of that for this six issue mini-series. Why not? It'll probably be fun, I'm in. EDIT: Apparently Justin Gray is part of the writing team as well.
Red Hood/Arsenal, this one is taking the place of Red Hood and the Outlaws and it's still written by Scott Lobdell, so no thank you.
We are Robin, probably the weirdest of the bunch. Written by Lee Bermejo and illustrated by Chary Randolph, it looks to be a title where a bunch of kids take inspiration from Robin? Given the cover, I wouldn't be surprised if this is where the character of Duke Thomas lands? I'll probably check this one out just to see what's up.
So, those where all the the new titles that are relevant. There were a couple creative changes to the remaining titles that DC publishes, but only two that concern books I cover here. Genevieve Valentine will be staying on as writer of Catwoman, but she will be joined by new artist David Messina, who recently drew The Bounce for Image Comics. Then artist Juan Ferreyra will join Gotham by Midnight, but I can't say that I will for sure be reading that book come June, who knows.
There's a lot, lot more to talk about. 24 new books in all, some creative team shake ups. Worth looking into over at DC's site.
(Source: DC Comics)