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UPDATE: DC Comics Announces Two New Series for February and More

Find out what two characters will be getting their own solo books.

We know that DC is launching JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA with Geoff Johns and David Finch as the creative team. This morning, they've announced that there will be some variant covers for the issue. There will be 52 of them, one for each state (as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico).

As for the big news, two of the members above will be getting their own ongoing series in February as well. Some of them already do so that narrows it down. Rather than sit and try to guess, we'll just tell you. Vibe and Katana will be getting solo series.

KATANA will be written by Ann Nocenti and illustrated by Alex Sanchez. JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA'S VIBE will have a first issue co-plotted by Geoff Johns with series regular writer Andrew Kreisberg with art by Pete Woods.

Green Arrow teaser

A last bit of JLA-related news is GREEN ARROW will be getting a new creative team as well starting with issue 17. Jeff Lemire will be writing with Andrea Sorrentino (I, VAMPIRE) handling the art. That definitely is an interesting choice as the two have been killing it on their other titles.


Check out the cover for both GREEN ARROW #17 by Andrea Sorrentino, below, as well as the cover to KATANA #1 by artist Alex Sanchez. Thanks to Cavemold for the tip.

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Posted by Mucklefluga

Jeff Lemire has been doing AMAZING on his other series.

I'm not interested in these 2 new series tho.

Posted by Ravager4

meh, not interested

in the solo titles, that is. JLA looks interesting, though.

Posted by saoakden

Interesting. Green Arrow getting a new team. Vibe and Katana getting their own series sounds interesting. Looking forward to the new Green Arrow team.

Posted by What Lies in Shadows

I think it's hilarious if they actually keep that prefix on Vibe, clearly they know that book is doomed to fail.

Posted by BushidoBlack

Eh, pretty much JLA for me.

Vibe getting a solo series before Cyborg is crazy though.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

Hooray! Another character for Ann Nocenti to ruin!

Vibe intrigues me.

So after four failed attempts, DC is FINALLY getting a double whammy of fantastic creators on Green Arrow to make sure it's FINALLY good? WHOO! Just.... as long as this doesn't affect Sorrentino doing art for I, Vampire; because the art is AMAZING and couldn't fit the series any better. No other artist could draw that series as perfectly, though a few others could get close. I can see Clayton Crain or Frazer Irving doing a decent job.

Posted by Ravager4

@BushidoBlack said:

Vibe getting a solo series before Cyborg is crazy though.

yeah, out of all the characters out there who could get a solo series, they pick Vibe and Katana? That's just... baffling. I don't see either of them holding enough interest to last very long.

Posted by DarthShap

This must be a joke. Who would ever buy those series?

It looks like DC is running out of ideas for new series here.

Posted by Outside_85

Waste of paper :S

Posted by Cavemold

jeff leimiere please save GA

Posted by Suprman

I'm VERY interested to see what Lemire does with Green Arrow. I loved Krul's run on the character but that's about it.

Posted by imblackjames

Katana I get (shes the best part of birds of prey imo) but Vibe? they should have given it to Martian Manhunter instead

Posted by Or35ti

Great news for Green Arrow! It seems like Jeff Lemire is the guy they call to fix all their books that aren't doing so great or should be doing better. Vibe sounds like it could be a sleeper hit but I'm not making any decisions until I receive some more information.

Posted by JamDamage

well here's 2 series I'm not going to buy. Books are expensive enough already. Get good writers on books that had potential and failed. Try Hawk and Dove again with the brothers instead.

Posted by Rumble Man

MM is like **** the seven, I make my own team

Posted by darkrider

I Said It Before And I'll Say It Again vibe series are you kidding me the guy is the worst jla member of all time

Posted by Gambit1024

Vibe gets a series before Captain Marvel. What the f*ck?

Posted by impossibilly

If he can make Vibe cool, Geoff Johns will be the turnaround king for wayward comic book characters.

I'm guessing the Vibe series will be a mini and not an ongoing.

Posted by Loki9876

so now i have to buy Green Arrow

Posted by Robrat93

Would have much rather had a Martian Manhunter and Stargirl series personally, dont know how far they could go with Katana and I hope Vibe is just a miniseries because that would make more sense

Posted by ligerfan

I think DC's problem with launching books in the New 52 has been and is that they release almost everything as open-ended series. IMHO what they should do, especially with new characters like NuDCU Vibe, who haven't had a bit of exposure (while Katana's been in Birds Of Prey) is introduce them in a mini-series (like what they're doing with Phantom Lady & Doll Man). And if the series does well just say it's not a mini series any more and got promoted to ongoing series status. No need for a new #1, just keep the number going.

Posted by danhimself

VIBE????????????? WHAT???????

Posted by Kneepawn

The panel at NYCC for this suprisingly hyped me up for it. When they explained how a lot of them didnt really want to be there. Excited to see how the new Stargirl is gonna be in here. And heres to hoping Catwoman is rewritten after that god awful solo run she had... As for everyone else on the team... meh...

Posted by kingjoeg

not buying any

Posted by Mbecks14

Not interested in Katana or Vibe but I would have taken a Cyborg or Shazam series. Or Martian Manhunter

Posted by deadpool25mm

@Gambit1024 said:

Vibe gets a series before Captain Marvel. What the f*ck?



Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt


Edited by badgame

Excited for Katana, don't really care for Vibe. Still waiting for Cyborg and Martian Manhunter books.

Posted by Spideycap

Lemire.... on Green Arrow? Damn! The last thing I need is a new series to get and thats very tempting. Ive checked out a few issues of GA and havnt fallen in love with it, but the character is one of my favorite in DC. Im sure it has to do with the show starting off well and being popular, so they thought they should put a popular writer on GA as well. Count me intrigued.

Posted by Psycho_Soldier

not too excited, we are still missing a title tho 
we'll see when they come out

Posted by Billy Batson

Yes, finally some good news for Ollie!
...Why is Nocenti still getting work and the Vibe getting a series?

Edited by ArtisticNeedham

So Vibe and Katana but not Cyborg? Or Captain Marvel/SHAZAM?

Posted by Ninja87

shits weak!!...

come on.. before disney buys dc too..!!

Posted by kennybaese

The decision to go with Vibe of all of the characters on the team is... interesting.

Super excited for Lemire on Green Arrow though.

Posted by ReadItNow

Finally Green Arrow gets the tlent it deserves. I've been a Green Aroow fan for a long time, and the last year, it has been hard to not to drop the book. I AM SO EXCITED for Jeff Lemire to write it!!!!! Freakin A !! Yea

Posted by pspin

JLA yes! Katana, maybe in trade. Vibe, no.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@Robrat93 said:

Would have much rather had a Martian Manhunter and Stargirl series personally, dont know how far they could go with Katana and I hope Vibe is just a miniseries because that would make more sense

this, a duo series with them would be even better.

Posted by ME24601

Katana and Vibe? Really?

Who do I have to beg to get a Red Robin solo series...

Posted by arnoldoaad

so Green Arrow finally gets a good writer and a good artist

I feel is a little too little too late case, and Katana with Nocenti feels very sad, I was excited when i heard the rumors of a Katana ongoing but Nocenti completely destroyed Catwoman in just 1 issue and her Green Arrow has been boring and uninspired

and Vibe, i dont know

Posted by xAnimosity

Damn, this probably means I, Vampire is getting cancelled then. Which would explain the rumor of it ending around issue 17/18 to wrap up the story. Shame to see such an amazing book go.

But I am so pumped to finally be able to read Green Arrow again!

Posted by GamerGeek360

I'll probably check out Katana, but I don't know about Vibe. We'll see I guess.

Posted by CircularLogic

JLA honestly seems like the series where failing characters are going to die. Green Arrow, Catwoman, Hawkman.... all terrible books. And Ann Nocenti hasn't had a good track record with DC. Katana, while an interesting character, is probably gonna suck under her. However, Vibe piques my interest. But why does he get a book before Martian Manhunter?!?!?!

However, if anyone can inject some life into Oliver Queen, it's Jeff Lemire. Here's a hint: START BY BRINGING BACK THE VAN-DYKE, THEN MAKE HIM A COMMUNIST AGAIN. I want a hero committed to social justice, NOT HAWKEYE.

Wait, I take that back. Fraction's Hawkeye run is ACTUALLY GOOD.

Posted by Grey56

@Gambit1024 said:

Vibe gets a series before Captain Marvel. What the f*ck?

What he said. And so many others. Love Johns - but these solo titles don't sound promising. Justice League Dark is filled with cult characters more capable of carrying a title.

Posted by NewKid

i would be interested to see what vibe's solo is like... worth checking out.

i would have been excited for katana, really like her character in BoP, but Ann Nocenti... no thanks, she's ruining one of my fave characters already (catwoman).

basically, def picking up JLA, will try Vibe, want to try katana, but don't trust Nocenti, so will prob skip it...

just as i've thinning out my pull list... there are more to try...

Posted by cincyducksfan35

I just want Ostrander to come and write a new Martian Manhunter series. Make it happen DC

Posted by Cafeterialoca

I like Stargirl, but she is so out of place on that team...

Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows

Martian Manhunter is on the team and Vibe is the one getting a solo? This is a joke, right?

Posted by Mezmero

Who cares about everyone else? I just want to see Steve Trevor use those guns! But seriously Jeff Lemire writing Green Arrow sounds exciting to me since I'm loving Animal Man right now. I don't know anything about Vibe or Katarama so I'll wait for some reviews to hit before giving those a try.

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

Vibe... =/

Katana I like, she is a cool character and I am a little excited for her solo, but, honestly I have no idea what they'd do with her. She never struck me as a character who can carry her own title.

New creative on Green Arrow. Finally! Geez!

Posted by Pokeysteve

I'll pick up Justice League of America just for Martian Manhunter.

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