Since the reboot of the DC Universe into the consolidated new 52 there has been the underlying question of what has happened and what is the big event that the separate streams of DC, Vertigo and Wildstorm have been brought together to face. Thus far there have been few clues as the meaning of the presence of Pandora, but with the revelation today of 6 new titles to replace 6 canceled ones, it seems almost as though DC had a plan all along, to merge real world business decisions with comic book world plots. There does seem to be some signs that everything is leading to a similar end state some place, and presumably for the next big crossover. The signs that it heavily involves Gotham? Well they are not as obvious. It would be easy to say that it would in some way with numerous Batman titles, plus Nightwing, Batwoman, Batgirl and Catwoman, but it seems that the clues are less obvious. For instance, two separate series are drawn to Gotham for no real reason. All Star Western is basing the adventures of Jonah Hex there, and in Grifter, Gretchen Reese ends up there being interrogated while Grifter is off elsewhere. As well Batman was the only series in which the mysterious Pandora showed up twice. Of course there are a few other common threads running through DC, the usual Green Lantern Corps stuff, though Q Core has shown up in unexpected places as well, and other series indicate that there is an alien invasion looming. While these may also factor in, there are early indicators that Gotham might be ground zero.