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Overview - Launch of the New 52

With dwindling/stalled sales, in October 2010, some of DC Comics lead executives and creative talents came together to discuss how to put a jolt of energy into their entire comics line. The fruits of this meeting were revealed in June 2011 with DC announcing the New 52, a line-wide relaunch of all their titles. Starting in September 2011, following the end of Flashpoint, DC would launch 52 titles all starting at #1. Along with a number of brand new titles, many titles were relaunched versions of classic books like Action and Detective Comics. The initiative was an effort to get people excited about comics, attracting new, current, and old readers with easy jumping on points with 52 new #1 issues. The New 52 also saw DC's launch of day and date digital release of all their titles.

The initiative launched on August 31st, when on the same day Flashpoint #5 was released, DC also released Justice League #1, written by DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns, and drawn by Co-Publisher Jim Lee. Due to the effect of the ending of Flashpoint, both the Vertigo and Wildstorm Universes were merged into the DC Universe, starting the whole universe anew. This would be explored in Justice League, with the first six issues being set five years in the past, where the concept of super-heroes were new to the world, delving into the new origin of the Justice League. Besides arcs in Justice League and Action Comics, as well as a hand full of specific time period books, the rest of the line would be set in the present.

The relaunch wasn't merely cosmetic, many of DC's properties were re-imagined or refreshed. Changes to current characters ranged from minor tweaks, to complete reboots. Due to sales being generally high on both the Batman and Green Lantern franchises prior to the initiative, much of those family of characters' continuity remained the same. Some books, like Green Lantern, directly following the events of War of the Green Lanterns, the final story arc of the previous volume of the book; meanwhile, the new Teen Titans explores the first meeting of the team, effectively erasing the history of the previous modern day Teen Titans. In other cases, characters were brought in from different universes, such as with Voodoo, Grifter, Midnighter, Apollo, and more from the Wildstorm universe.

All the New 52 titles were put into one of seven groups, or "families" of similarly related books. The first family was Justice League, that featured the JL titles and many traditional super hero books except the big three that have their own group. The Batman family contained all the books about Batman and his allies like Nightwing, Batgirl, etc., as well as Detective Comics. The Superman family contained all the book about Superman and his allies like Supergirl and Superboy, as well as Action Comics. Green Lantern featured all the books revolving around the various Lantern Corps. The Dark featured books whose characters were more magic or mystic based. The Edge featured characters with more of a hardline, action oriented setup. Finally, Young Justice featured titles involving many of the DCU's teenage heroes, such as the Teen Titans.

*NOTE*: Titles are arranged by release date, THEN alphabetically. Also, current ongoing titles are marked with an asterisk.

First Wave

  1. Justice League* - Written by Geoff Johns, with art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.
  2. Action Comics* - Written by Grant Morrison, with art by Rags Morales and Rick Bryant.
  3. Animal Man - Written by Jeff Lemire, with art by Travel Foreman and Dan Green.
  4. Batgirl* - Written by Gail Simone, with art by Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes.
  5. Batwing - Written by Judd Winick, with art by Ben Oliver.
  6. Detective Comics* - Written by Tony S. Daniel, with art by Ryan Winn and Tony S. Daniel as well.
  7. Green Arrow* - Written by J.T. Krul, with art by David, Baron, Dan Jurgens, and George Perez.
  8. Hawk & Dove - Written by Sterling Gates, with art by Rob Liefeld.
  9. Justice League International - Written by Dan Jurgens, with art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan.
  10. Men of War - Written by Jonathan Vankin and Ivan Brandon, with art by Tom Derenick and Phil Winslade.
  11. O.M.A.C. - Written by Keith Giffen and Dan DiDio, with art by Scott Koblish and Keith Giffen as well.
  12. Static Shock - Written by Scott McDaniel and John Rozum, with art by Jonathan Glapion, LaMonte L. Underwood, Scott McDaniel as well.
  13. Stormwatch - Written by Paul Cornell, with art by Miguel A. Sepulveda.
  14. Swamp Thing - Written by Scott Synder, with art by Yanick Paquette.
  15. Batman and Robin - Written by Peter J. Tomasi, with art by Pat Gleason and Mick Gray.
  16. Batwoman - Written by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman, with art by J.H. Williams as well.
  17. Deathstroke (vol. 2) - Written by Kyle Higgins, with art by Joe Bennett and Art Thibert.
  18. Demon Knights - Written by Paul Cornell, with art by Diogenes Neves and Oclair Abert.
  19. Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. - Written by Jeff Lemire, with art by Alberto Ponticelli.
  20. Green Lantern* - Written by Geoff Johns, with art by Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, and Tom Nguyen.
  21. Grifter - Written by Nathan Edmondson, with art by CAFU and Jason Gorder.
  22. Legion Lost - Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Pete Woods.
  23. Mister Terrific - Written by Eric Wallace, with art by Gianluca Gugliotta and Wayne Faucher.
  24. Red Lanterns - Written by Peter Milligan, with art by Ed Benes and Rob Hunter.
  25. Resurrection Man - Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, with art by Fernando Dagnino.
  26. Suicide Squad - Written by Adam Glass, with art by Federico Dallocchio, Ransom Getty, and Scott Hanna.
  27. Superboy - Written by Scott Lobdell, with art by R. B. Silva and Robeiro Leandro da Silva.
  28. Batman* - Written by Scott Synder, with art by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion.
  29. Birds of Prey - Written by Duane Swierczynski, with art by Jesus Saiz.
  30. Blue Beetle - Written by Tony Bedard, with art by Ig Guara and Ruy Jose.
  31. Captain Atom - Written by J.T. Krul, with art by Freddie Williams II.
  32. Catwoman* - Written by Judd Winick, with art by Guillem March.
  33. DC Universe Presents: - Written and drawn by "various" artists.
  34. Green Lantern Corps - Written by Peter Tomasi, with art by Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna.
  35. Legion of Super-Heroes - Written by Paul Levitz, with art by Francis Portela.
  36. Nightwing - Written by Kyle Higgins, with art by Eddy Barrows and JP Mayer.
  37. Red Hood and the Outlaws - Written by Scott Lobdell, with art by Kenneth Rocafort.
  38. Supergirl - Written by Michael Green and Mike Johnson, with art by Mahmud Asrar and Dan Green.
  39. Wonder Woman* - Written by Brian Azzarello, with art by Cliff Chiang.
  40. All-Star Western - Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, with art by Moritat.
  41. Aquaman* - Written by Geoff Johns, with art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.
  42. Batman: The Dark Knight - Written by David Finch and Paul Jenkins, with art by Richard Friend and David Finch as well.
  43. Blackhawks - Written by Mike Costa, with art by Ken Lashley.
  44. Green Lantern: New Guardians - Written by Tony Bedard, with art by Tyler Kirkham.
  45. I, Vampire - Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov, with art by Andrea Sorrentino.
  46. Justice League Dark - Written by Petter Milligan, with art by Mikel Janin.
  47. Superman* - Written by George Perez, with art by Jesus Merino and George Perez as well.
  48. Teen Titans (vol. 4) - Written by Scott Lobdell, with art by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.
  49. The Flash* - Written by Brian Buccelato and Francis Manapul, with art by Francis Manapul as well.
  50. The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man - Written by Gail Simone and Ethan van Sciver, with art by Yildiray Cinar.
  51. The Savage Hawkman - Written by Tony Daniel, with art by Philip Tan.
  52. Voodoo - Written by Ron Marz, with art by Sami Basri.

Cancellations/Ending series:

  • 2012-04-04 Hawk & Dove #8 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2012-04-04 Men of War #8 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2012-04-04 O.M.A.C. #8 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2012-04-04 Static Shock #8 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2012-04-11 Mister Terrific #8 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2012-04-25 Blackhawks #8 (FINAL ISSUE)

Second Wave

  1. Dial H - Written by China Mieville, with art by Mateus Santoluoco.
  2. Earth 2 - Written by James Robinson, with art by Nicola and Trevor Scott.
  3. G.I. Combat - Written by J.T. Krul, Justin Gray, and Jimmy Palmiotti, with art by Ariel Olivetti and Dan Panosian.
  4. Worlds' Finest - Written by Paul Levitz, with art by George Perez and Kevin Maguire.
  5. Batman, Incorporated - Written by Grant Morrison, with art by Chris Burnham.
  6. The Ravagers - Written by Howard Mackie, with art by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund.

Annuals:

  • 2012-05-02 Teen Titans (vol. 4) Annual #1
  • 2012-05-30 Animal Man Annual #1
  • 2012-05-30 Batman Annual #1
  • 2012-08-29 Detective Comics Annual #1
  • 2012-08-29 Green Lantern Annual #1
  • 2012-08-29 Justice League International Annual #1
  • 2012-08-29 Superman Annual #1
  • 2012-08-29 The Flash Annual #1

Cancellations/Ending series:

  • 2012-08-01 Justice League International #12 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2012-08-08 Resurrection Man #12 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2012-08-15 Captain Atom #12 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2012-08-22 Voodoo #12 (FINAL ISSUE)

Third Wave

  1. Team 7 - Written by Justin Jordan, with art by Jesus Merino.
  2. The Phantom Stranger - Written by Dan DiDio, with art by Brent Anderson and Scott Hanna.
  3. Sword of Sorcery - Written by Christy Marx and Tony Bedard, with art by Aaron Lopresti and Jesus Saiz.
  4. Talon - Written by Scott Synder and James Tynion IV, with art by Guillem March.

Annuals:

  • 2012-10-31 Action Comics Annual #1
  • 2012-10-31 Batgirl Annual #1
  • 2012-10-31 Justice League Dark Annual #1
  • 2012-10-31 Swamp Thing Annual #1
  • 2013-01-09 Green Lantern: New Guardians Annual #1

Cancellations/Ending series:

  • 2012-12-05 G.I. Combat #7 (FINAL ISSUE)

Fourth Wave

  1. Threshold Presents: The Hunted - Written by Keith Giffen, with art by Tom Raney and Scott Kolins.
  2. Katana - Written by Ann Nocenti, with art by Alex Sanchez.
  3. Justice League of America - Written by Geoff Johns, with art by David Finch.
  4. Justice League of America's Vibe - Written by Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, with art by Pete Woods.
  5. Constantine - Written by Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes, with art by Renato Guedes.

Annuals:

  • 2013-01-23 Superboy Annual #1
  • 2013-01-30 Batman and Robin Annual #1
  • 2013-01-30 Green Lantern Corps Annual #1

Cancellations/Ending series:

  • 2013-01-16 Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #16 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-01-16 Grifter #16 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-01-16 Legion Lost #16 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-01-23 Blue Beetle #16 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-04-17 DC Universe Presents: #19 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-04-24 I, Vampire #19 (FINAL ISSUE)

Fifth Wave

  1. The Movement - Written by Gail Simone, with art by Freddie Williams II.
  2. The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires - Written by Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, with art by Ig Guara.
  3. Superman Unchained - Written by Scott Synder, with art by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Dustin Nguyen.
  4. Batman/Superman* - Written by Greg Pak, with art by Jae Lee and Ben Oliver.
  5. Larfleeze - Written by Keith Giffen, with art by J.M. DeMatteis and Scott Kollins.
  6. Trinity of Sin: Pandora - Written by Ray Fawkes, with art by Daniel Sampere, Vicente Cifuentes, and Patrick Zircher.

Annuals:

  • 2013-05-29 Batman: The Dark Knight Annual #1
  • 2013-05-29 Catwoman Annual #1
  • 2013-05-29 Earth 2 Annual #1
  • 2013-05-29 Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1
  • 2013-07-31 Animal Man Annual #2
  • 2013-07-31 Batman Annual #2
  • 2013-07-31 Detective Comics Annual #2
  • 2013-07-31 Superman Annual #2
  • 2013-07-31 The Flash Annual #2

Cancellations/Ending series:

  • 2013-05-08 Deathstroke (vol. 2) #20 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-05-08 Team 7 #8 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-05-08 The Ravagers #12 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-05-15 Sword of Sorcery #8 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-05-22 The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #20 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-05-22 The Savage Hawkman #20 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-07-31 Batman, Incorporated #13 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-08-07 Dial H #15 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-08-14 Demon Knights #23 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-08-14 Threshold Presents: The Hunted #8 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-08-21 Legion of Super-Heroes #23 (FINAL ISSUE)

Sixth Wave

  1. Superman/Wonder Woman* - Written by Charles Soule, with art by Tony Daniel Batt.
  2. Justice League 3000 - Written by Keith Giffen and JM DeMatteis, with art by Howard Porter.
  3. Harley Quinn* - Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, with art by Chad Hardin.

Annuals:

  • 2013-10-30 Action Comics Annual #2
  • 2013-10-30 Aquaman Annual #1
  • 2013-10-30 Green Lantern Annual #2
  • 2013-10-30 Nightwing Annual #1
  • 2013-10-30 Swamp Thing Annual #2
  • 2013-10-30 Teen Titans (vol. 4) Annual #2
  • 2014-01-29 Batman and Robin Annual #2
  • 2014-01-29 Earth 2 Annual #2
  • 2014-01-29 Green Lantern Corps Annual #2
  • 2014-01-29 Worlds' Finest Annual #1
  • 2014-03-05 Batman/Superman Annual #1

Cancellations/Ending series:

  • 2013-12-11 Katana #10 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2013-12-18 Justice League of America's Vibe #10 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-01-29 The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #8 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-03-19 Animal Man #29 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-03-26 Batman: The Dark Knight #29 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-03-26 Talon #17 (FINAL ISSUE)

Seventh Wave

  1. Aquaman and the Others - Written by Dan Jurgens, with art by Lan Medina and Ed Tadeo.
  2. Sinestro* - Written by Cullen Bunn, with art by Dale Eaglesham.
  3. Secret Origins - Written and drawn by "various" artists.
  4. Justice League United* - Written by Jeff Lemire, with art by Mike McKone.

Annuals:

  • 2014-04-30 Batgirl Annual #2
  • 2014-04-30 Batwoman Annual #1
  • 2014-04-30 Green Lantern: New Guardians Annual #2
  • 2014-04-30 The Flash Annual #3
  • 2014-05-07 Teen Titans (vol. 4) Annual #3

Cancellations/Ending series:

  • 2014-04-02 Stormwatch #30 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-04-23 Teen Titans (vol. 4) #30 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-05-07 The Movement #12 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-05-21 Justice League of America #14 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-05-28 Nightwing #30 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-05-28 Suicide Squad #30 (FINAL ISSUE)

Eighth Wave

  1. Infinity Man and the Forever People - Written by Keith Giffen and Dan DiDio, with art by Scott Koblish and Keith Giffen as well.
  2. Grayson* - Written by Tim Seeley and Tom King, with art by Mikel Janin.
  3. New Suicide Squad* - Written by Sean Ryan, with art by Jeremy Roberts.
  4. Teen Titans (vol. 5)* - Written by WIll Pfeifer, with art by Kenneth Rocafort.
  5. Star-Spangled War Stories (Featuring G.I. Zombie) - Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, with art by Scott Hampton.

Annuals:

  • 2014-07-30 Aquaman Annual #2
  • 2014-07-30 Detective Comics Annual #3
  • 2014-07-30 Red Lanterns Annual #1
  • 2014-08-06 Action Comics Annual #3
  • 2014-08-06 Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #1

Cancellations/Ending series:

  • 2014-06-25 Larfleeze #12 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-08-06 Batwing #34 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-08-06 Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #22 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-08-13 Birds of Prey #34 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-08-13 Superboy #34 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-08-20 Trinity of Sin: Pandora #14 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2014-08-27 All-Star Western #34 (FINAL ISSUE)

Ninth Wave

  1. Gotham Academy* - Written by Becky Cloonan and Brandon Fletcher, with art by Karl Kerschl.
  2. Lobo* - Written by Cullen Bunn, with art by Reilly Brown.
  3. Klarion - Written by Ann Nocenti, with art by Trevor McCarthy.
  4. Trinity of Sin - Written by J.M. DeMatteis, with art by Yvel Guichet.
  5. Arkham Manor - Written by Gerry Duggan, with art by Shawn Crystal.
  6. Deathstroke (vol. 3)* - Written by Tony Daniel, with art by Sandu Florea and Tony Daniel as well.
  7. Gotham By Midnight* - Written by Ray Fawkes, with art by Ben Templesmith.
  8. Secret Six* - Written by Gail Simone, with art by Ken Lashley.

Annuals:

  • 2014-10-29 Harley Quinn Annual #1
  • 2014-10-29 Justice League Dark Annual #2
  • 2014-10-29 Justice League United Annual #1
  • 2014-10-29 Swamp Thing Annual #3
  • 2014-12-24 Batman Annual #3
  • 2014-12-24 Catwoman Annual #2
  • 2014-12-24 Grayson Annual #1
  • 2014-12-24 Green Lantern Annual #3
  • 2014-12-24 Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #2
  • 2015-04-01 Batman/Superman Annual #2
  • 2015-04-01 Batman and Robin Annual #3
  • 2015-04-01 Batwoman Annual #2
  • 2015-04-01 Sinestro Annual #1
  • 2015-04-01 Teen Titans (vol. 5) Annual #1

Cancellations/Ending series:

  • 2014-11-05 Superman Unchained #9 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-04 Aquaman and the Others #11 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-04 Earth 2 #32 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-04 Justice League 3000 #15 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-04 Swamp Thing #40 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-11 Constantine #23 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-11 Green Lantern Corps #40 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-11 Klarion #6 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-11 Worlds' Finest #32 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-18 Batwoman #40 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-18 Green Lantern: New Guardians #40 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-18 Red Hood and the Outlaws #40 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-18 Supergirl #40 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-18 Trinity of Sin #6 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-25 Arkham Manor #6 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-25 Batman and Robin #40 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-25 Infinity Man and the Forever People #9 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-25 Justice League Dark #40 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-25 Red Lanterns #40 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-25 Secret Origins #11 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-03-25 Star-Spangled War Stories (Featuring G.I. Zombie) #8 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-04-01 Batman Eternal #52 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-04-01 Earth 2: World's End #26 (FINAL ISSUE)
  • 2015-04-01 The New 52: Futures End #48 (FINAL ISSUE)

One-shots

Maxi-series

Mini-series

  • Huntress #1-6 - Written by Paul Levitz, with art by Marcus To and John Dell.
  • Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #1-5 - Written by Gregg Hurwitz, with art by Szymon Kudranski.
  • My Greatest Adventure #1-6 - Written by Aaron Lopresti, Kevin Maguire, and Matt Kindt, with art by Matt Ryan, Scott Kolins, and also Aaron Lopresti and Kevin Maguire.
  • The Shade #1-12 - Written by James Robinson, with art by Cully Hammer.
  • Legion: Secret Origin #1-6 - Written by Paul Levitz, with art by Chris Batista and Marc Deering.
  • The Ray #1-4 - Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, with art by Jamal Igle.
  • Night Force #1-7 - Written by Marv Wolfman, with art by Tom Mandrake.
  • National Comics: Eternity #1, Looker #1, Rose & Thorn #1, and Madame X #1 - Written and drawn by "various" artists.
  • Phantom Lady and Doll Man #1-4 - Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, with art by Cat Staggs and Rich Perotta.
  • Human Bomb #1-4 - Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, with art by Jerry Ordway.
  • Forever Evil #1-7 - Written by Geoff Johns, with art by David Finch.
  • Forever Evil: Arkham War #1-6 - Written by Peter J. Tomasi, with art by Scot Eaton and Jaime Mendoza.
  • Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion #1-6 - Written by Brian Buccellato, with art by Patrick Zircher and Scott Hepburn.
  • Damian: Son of Batman #1-4 - Written and drawn by Andy Kubert.
  • Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #1-6 - Written by Sterling Gates, with art by "various" artists.
  • Convergence #0-8 - Written by Dan Jurgens and Jeff King, with art by Ethan Van Sciver.

Zero Month: September 2012

"Zero Month" immediately followed with every DC Universe title published being numbered issue "#0", and featuring the slogan, "The Beginning of Tomorrow!". DC have since repeated this idea with The New 52's "Zero Month", a year after the start of the initiative.

Week OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeWeek Four
Action Comics #0Batgirl #0Batwoman #0All-Star Western #0
Animal Man #0Batman #0Birds of Prey #0Aquaman #0
Batwing #0Batman and Robin #0Blue Beetle #0Batman, Incorporated #0
Detective Comics #0Deathstroke (vol. 2) #0Captain Atom #0Batman: The Dark Knight #0
Dial H #0Demon Knights #0Catwoman #0I, Vampire #0
Earth 2 #0Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #0DC Universe Presents: #0Justice League Dark #0
G.I. Combat #0Green Lantern Corps #0Green Lantern: New Guardians #0Red Lanterns #0
Green Arrow #0Grifter #0Justice League #0Superman #0
Green Lantern #0Legion Lost #0Legion of Super-Heroes #0Talon #0
Stormwatch #0Resurrection Man #0Nightwing #0Teen Titans (vol. 4) #0
Swamp Thing #0Suicide Squad #0Red Hood and the Outlaws #0The Flash #0
The Phantom Stranger #0Superboy #0Supergirl #0The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #0
Worlds' Finest #0Team 7 #0Sword of Sorcery #0The Savage Hawkman #0
The Ravagers #0Wonder Woman #0Voodoo #0

Villains Month: September 2013

For the month of September, in conjunction with Forever Evil, approximately one third of the ongoing titles at the time published multiple "Villains Month" issues, while the rest skipped publication. All titles used the "point" system, replacing the current number system, which resumed in October 2013. Titles were known by both their normal publication title, as well as their "Villains Month" title. Each book features 3D lenticular motion covers on the front and back of the title.

Week OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeWeek Four
Action Comics #23.1 Cyborg Superman #1Action Comics #23.2 Zod #1Action Comics #23.2 Lex Luthor #1Action Comics #23.4 Metallo #1
Batman #23.1 Joker #1Aquaman #23.1 Black Manta #1Batman #23.3 Penguin #1Aquaman #23.2 Ocean Master #1
Batman: The Dark Knight #23.1 Ventriloquist #1Batman #23.2 Riddler #1Batman: The Dark Knight #23.3 Clayface #1Batman #23.4 Bane #1
Batman and Robin #23.1 Two-Face #1Batman: The Dark Knight #23.2 Mr. Freeze #1Batman and Robin #23.3 Ra's al Ghul and the League of Assassins #1Batman/Superman #3.1 Doomsday #1
Detective Comics #23.1 Poison Ivy #1Batman and Robin #23.2 Court of Owls #1Detective Comics #23.3 Scarecrow #1Batman: The Dark Knight #23.4 Joker's Daughter #1
Earth 2 #15.1 Desaad #1Detective Comics #23.2 Harley Quinn #1Green Lantern #23.3 Blackhand #1Batman and Robin #23.4 Killer Croc #1
Green Arrow #23.1 Count Vertigo #1Earth 2 #15.2 Solomon Grundy #1Justice League #23.3 Dial E #1Detective Comics #23.4 Man-Bat #1
Green Lantern #23.1 Relic #1Green Lantern #23.2 Mongul #1Justice League Dark #23.2 Eclipso #1Green Lantern #23.4 Sinestro #1
Justice League #23.1 Darkseid #1Justice League #23.2 Lobo #1Justice League of America #7.3 Shadow Thief #1Justice League #23.4 Secret Society #1
Justice League Dark #23.1 The Creeper #1Justice League of America #7.2 Killer Frost #1Superman #23.3 H'El #1Justice League of America #7.4 Black Adam #1
Justice League of America #7.1 Deadshot #1Superman #23.2 Brainiac #1Swamp Thing #23.1 Arcane #1Superman #23.4 Parasite #1
Superman #23.1 Bizarro #1Teen Titans (vol. 4) #23.1 Trigon #1Teen Titans (vol. 4) #23.2 Deathstroke #1Wonder Woman #23.2 First Born #1
The Flash #23.1 Grodd #1The Flash #23.2 Reverse-Flash #1The Flash #23.3 The Rogues #1
Wonder Woman #23.1 Cheetah #1

The New 52: Futures End: September 2014

In February 2014, DC announced that as part of the celebration of The New 52's third anniversary, all ongoing titles published in September 2014 feature stories that tie in to The New 52: Futures End.

Titles were released as [Title]: Futures End #1. For example, Batman '​s issue released as Batman: Futures End #1.

  1. Action Comics: Futures End #1 - Written by Sholly Fisch, with art by Pascal Alixe, Vicente Cifuentes, and Pete Pantazis.
  2. Aquaman: Futures End #1 - Written by Dan Jurgens, with art by Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez, and Chris Sotomayor.
  3. Batwing: Futures End #1 - Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, with art by Eduardo Pansica, Julio Ferreira, and Chris Sotomayor.
  4. Detective Comics: Futures End #1 - Written by Brian Buccellato, with art by Scott Hepburn, Cliff Richards, Fabrizio Fiorentino, and Lee Loughridge.
  5. Earth 2: Futures End #1 - Written by Daniel H. Wilson, with art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, and Pete Pantazis.
  6. Grayson: Futures End #1 - Written by Tom King and Tim Seeley, with art by Stephen Mooney and Jeromy Cox.
  7. Green Arrow: Futures End #1 - Written by Jeff Lemire, with art by Andrea Sorrentino and Marcelo Maiolo.
  8. Green Lantern: Futures End #1 - Written by Robert Venditti, with art by Martin Coccolo, Aaron Lopresti, and Alex Sinclair.
  9. Swamp Thing: Futures End #1 - Written by Charles Soule, with art by Jesus Saiz and Matthew Wilson.
  10. Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger: Futures End #1 - Written by J.M. DeMatteis and Dan DiDio, with art by Phil Winslade and Guy Major.
  11. Batgirl: Futures End #1 - Written by Gail Simone, with art by Javier Garron and Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
  12. Batman: Futures End #1 - Written by Ray Fawkes and Scott Synder, with art by ACO and FCO Plascencia.
  13. Birds of Prey: Futures End #1 - Written by Christy Marx, with art by Robson Rocha, Scott McDaniel, Oclair Albert, and Chris Sotomayor.
  14. Constantine: Futures End #1 - Written by Ray Fawkes, with art by Juan Ferreyra, Tanya & Richard Horie.
  15. Green Lantern Corps: Futures End #1 - Written by Van Jensen, with art by Igor Lima, Ruy Jose, and Marcelo Maiolo.
  16. Infinity Man and the Forever People: Futures End #1 - Written by Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen, with art by Philip Tan, Jason Paz, and Romulo Fajardo.
  17. Justice League United: Futures End #1 - Written by Jeff Lemire, with art by Jed Dougherty and Gabe Eltaeb.
  18. New Suicide Squad: Futures End #1 - Written by Sean Ryan, with art by Andre Coelho, Scott Hanna, and Blond.
  19. Superboy: Futures End #1 - Written by Frank Barberie, with art by Ben Caldwell and Michael Atiyeh.
  20. Worlds' Finest: Futures End #1 - Written by Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen, with art by Yildiray Cinar and Jason Wright.
  21. Batman/Superman: Futures End #1 - Written by Greg Pak, with art by Cliff Richards, Jack Herbert, Vicente Cifuentes, and Hi-Fi Design.
  22. Batman and Robin: Futures End #1 - Written by Ray Fawkes, with art by Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs, and John Kalisz.
  23. Batwoman: Futures End #1 - Written by Marc Andreyko, with art by Jason Masters and Guy Major.
  24. Green Lantern: New Guardians: Futures End #1 - Written by Justin Jordan, with art by Diogenes Neves, Marc Deering, and Wil Quintana.
  25. Justice League: Futures End #1 - Written by Jeff Lemire, with art by Jed Dougherty and Gabe Eltaeb.
  26. Red Hood and the Outlaws: Futures End #1 - Written by Scott Lobdell, with art by Scott Kolins and Michael Atiyeh.
  27. Supergirl: Futures End #1 - Written by Tony Bedard, with art by Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, and Hi-Fi Design.
  28. Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 - Written by Charles Soule, with art by Bart Sears and Blond.
  29. Teen Titans: Futures End #1 - Written by Will Pfeifer, with art by Andy Smith, Keith Champagne, and Matt Yackey.
  30. Trinity of Sin: Pandora: Futures End #1 - Written by Ray Fawkes, with art by Francis Portela, Tom Derenick, and Andrew Dalhouse.
  31. Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 - Written by Charles Soule, with art by Rags Morales, Andrew Dalhouse, and Tony Avina.
  32. Aquaman and the Others: Futures End #1 - Written by Dan Jurgens, with art by Sean Chen, Mark Irwin, and Matt Milla.
  33. Booster Gold: Futures End #1 - Written by Dan Jurgens, with "various" artists.
  34. Catwoman: Futures End #1 - Written by Sholly Fisch, with art by Patrick Olliffe, Tom Nguyen, Walden Wong, and Sonia Oback.
  35. Harley Quinn: Futures End #1 - Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, with art by Chad Hardin and Alex Sinclair.
  36. Justice League Dark: Futures End #1 - Written by Len Wein and J.M. DeMatteis, with art by Andres Quinaldo, Walden Wong, and Chris Sotomayor.
  37. Red Lanterns: Futures End #1 - Written by Charles Soule, with art by Jim Calafiore and Gabe Eltaeb.
  38. Sinestro: Futures End #1 - Written by Cullen Bunn, with art by Igor Lima, Ruy Jose, and Jason Wright.
  39. Star Spangled War Stories (Featuring G.I. Zombie): Futures End #1 - Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, with art by Scott Hampton.
  40. Superman: Futures End #1 - Written by Dan Jurgens, with art by Lee Weeks and Dave McCaig.
  41. The Flash: Futures End #1 - Written by Robert Venditti and Van Jensen, with art by Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund, and Andrew Dalhouse.

The Multiversity by Grant Morrison: August 2014 - April 2015

The Multiversity features a new story about the multiverse being invaded by a race of demonic destroyers known as the Gentry. Various heroes from across different universes are forced to band together to face this inter-dimensional threat, initiating the "Battle for All Creation".

  1. The Multiversity: House of Heroes #1 - Features art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, and Nei Ruffino.
  2. The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors from the Counter-World #1 - Features art by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Walden Wong, and Dave McCaig.
  3. The Just: #earthme #1 - Features art by Ben Oliver and Dan Brown.
  4. Pax Americana: In Which We Burn #1 - Features art by Frank Quitely and Nathan Fairbaim.
  5. Thunderworld Adventures: Captain Marvel and the Day That Never Was! #1 - Features art by Cameron Stewart and Nathan Fairbaim.
  6. Guidebook: Maps and Legends #1 - Features art by "various" artists.
  7. Mastermen: Splendour Falls #1 - Features art by Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair.
  8. Ultra Comics: Ultra Comics Live! #1 - Features art by Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, and David Baron.
  9. The Multiversity #2 - Features art by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

Convergence: April 2015 - May 2015

Convergence spins out of the final issues of the weekly series, Earth 2: World's End and The New 52: Futures End. The story involves Brainiac having trapped cities from various timelines and planets that have ended, brought them in domes to a planet outside of time and space, and "is now opening them for a great experiment to see what happens when all these folks meet."

Week One

  1. Convergence: Batgirl #1-2 - Written by Alisa Kwitney, with art by Mark Pennington and Rick Leonardi.
  2. Convergence: Batman and Robin #1-2 - Written by Ron Marz, with art by Klaus Janson and Denys Cowan.
  3. Convergence: Harley Quinn #1-2 - Written by Steve Pugh, with art by John Dell and Phil Winslade.
  4. Convergence: Justice League #1-2 - Written by Frank Tieri, with art by Vicente Cifuentes.
  5. Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #1-2 - Written by Gail Simone, with art by Dan Parsons and Jan Duursema-Mandrake.
  6. Convergence: Speed Force #1-2 - Written by Tony Bedard, with art by Sean Parsons and Tom Grummett.
  7. Convergence: Superman #1-2 - Written by Dan Jurgens, with art by Lee Weeks.
  8. Convergence: The Atom #1-2 - Written by Tom Peter, with art by Andy Owens and Steve Yeowell.
  9. Convergence: The Question #1-2 - Written by Greg Rucka, with art by Cully Hamner.
  10. Convergence: Titans #1-2 - Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Jose Marzan, Jr. and Ron Wagner.

Week Two

  1. Convergence: Aquaman #1-2 - Written by Tony Bedard, with art by Cliff Richards.
  2. Convergence: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1-2 - Written by Larry Hama, with art by Jason Paz and Philip Tan.
  3. Convergence: Catwoman #1-2 - Written by Justin Gray, with art by Ron Randall.
  4. Convergence: Green Arrow #1-2 - Written by Christy Marx, with art by Claude St. Aubin and Rags Morales.
  5. Convergence: Green Lantern/Parallax #1-2 - Written by Tony Bedard, with art by Bill Reinhold and Ron Wagner.
  6. Convergence: Justice League International #1-2 - Written by Ron Marz, with art by Mike Manley.
  7. Convergence: Suicide Squad #1-2 - Written by Frank Tieri, with art by Tom Mandrake.
  8. Convergence: Superboy #1-2 - Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by Jose Marzan, Jr. and Karl M Moline.
  9. Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix #1-2 - Written by Keith Giffen, with art by Timothy Green, II.
  10. Convergence: Superman - The Man of Steel #1-2 - Written by Louise Simonson, with art by Roy Richardson and June Brigman.

Week Three

  1. Convergence: Adventures of Superman #1-2 - Written by Marv Wolfman, with art by Andy Owens and Roberto Viacava.
  2. Convergence: Batman and The Outsiders #1-2 - Written by Marc Andreyko, with art by Carlos D'Anda.
  3. Convergence: Green Lantern Corps #1-2 - Written by David Gallaher, with art by Ande Parks and Steve Ellis.
  4. Convergence: Hawkman #1-2 - Written by Jeff Parker, with art by Quique Alcatena and Tim Truman.
  5. Convergence: Justice League of America #1-2 - Written by Fabian Nicieza, with art by ChrisCross.
  6. Convergence: New Teen Titans #1-2 - Written by Marv Wolfman, with art by Marc Deering and Nicola Scott.
  7. Convergence: Superboy and The Legion of Super-Heroes #1-2 - Written by Stuart Moore, with art by Mark Farmer and Gus Storms.
  8. Convergence: Swamp Thing #1-2 - Written by Len Wein, with art by Kelley Jones.
  9. Convergence: The Flash #1-2 - Written by Dan Abnett, with art by Federico Dallocchio.
  10. Convergence: Wonder Woman #1-2 - Written by Larry Hama, with art by Joshua Middleton.

Week Four

  1. Convergence: Action Comics #1-2 - Written by Justin Gray, with art by Claude St. Aubin.
  2. Convergence: Blue Beetle #1-2 - Written by Scott Lobdell, with art by Yishan Li.
  3. Convergence: Booster Gold #1-2 - Written by Dan Jurgens, with art by Raul Fernandez and Alvaro Martinez.
  4. Convergence: Crime Syndicate #1-2 - Written by Brian Buccellato, with art by Phil Winslade.
  5. Convergence: Detective Comics #1-2 - Written by Len Wein, with art by Bill Sienkiewicz and Denys Cowan.
  6. Convergence: Infinity Inc. #1-2 - Written by Jerry Ordway, with art by Ben Caldwell.
  7. Convergence: Justice Society of America #1-2 - Written by Dan Abnett, with art by Trevor Scott and Tom Derenick.
  8. Convergence: Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters #1-2 - Written by Simon Oliver, with art by John McCrea.
  9. Convergence: Shazam! #1-2 - Written by Jeff Parker, with art by Evan "Doc" Shaner.
  10. Convergence: World's Finest Comics #1-2 - Written by Paul Levitz, with art by Shannon Wheeler, Joe Rubinstein, and Jim Fern.

After Convergence...

The aftermath of Convergence will see an end to The New 52 imprint, however the continuity established within the branding will continue onward in the future. After the event wraps up, beginning on June 3, 2015 and lasting throughout June and July, the DC Comics line of comic books will consist of 24 brand-new series that will begin at issue number one. Alongside these new additions, the company will continue publishing 25 of their existing ongoing titles, all of which will maintain their current numbering and storylines.

New Ongoing Series and Limited Series:

  1. Midnighter - Written by Steve Orlando, with art by Aco.
  2. The Omega Men - Written by Tom King, with art by Barnaby Bagenda and Jose Marzan, Jr.
  3. Constantine: The Hellblazer - Written by Ming Doyle, with art by Riley Rossmo.
  4. Red Hood/Arsenal - Written by Scott Lobdell, with art by Denis Medri.
  5. Section 8 (#1-#6) - Written by Garth Ennis, with art by John McCrea.
  6. Starfire - Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, with art by Emanuela Lupacchino.
  7. Harley Quinn and Power Girl (#1-#6) - Written by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Amanda Conner, with art by Stephane Roux.
  8. Martian Manhunter - Written by Rob Williams, with art by Eber Ferreira and Eddy Barrows.
  9. Prez - Written by Mark Russell, with art by Ben Caldwell.
  10. Robin: Son of Batman - Written and drawn by Patrick Gleason, with art by Mick Gray as well.
  11. Green Lantern: The Lost Army - Written by Cullen Bunn, with art by Jesus Saiz.
  12. Justice League 3001 - Written by J.M. DeMatteis and Keith Giffen, with art by Howard Porter.
  13. We Are...Robin - Written by Lee Bermejo, with art by Khary Randolph and Rob Haynes.

Continuing Series:

  1. Action Comics
  2. Green Arrow
  3. Green Lantern
  4. Lobo
  5. Batman
  6. Batman/Superman
  7. Catwoman
  8. Detective Comics
  9. Gotham Academy
  10. Harley Quinn
  11. New Suicide Squad
  12. Justice League
  13. Secret Six
  14. Sinestro
  15. Superman/Wonder Woman
  16. Wonder Woman
  17. Aquaman
  18. Batgirl
  19. Deathstroke
  20. Gotham By Midnight
  21. Grayson
  22. Superman
  23. Teen Titans
  24. The Flash
  25. Justice League United

Annuals:

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