Tim Drake is still Red Robin (iThink). The info on the Red Robin book is still unknown officially, but I think it's done. He still appears with the Titans, which you will read about a little later.
More big news is the largely controversial move to make Barbara Gordon as Batgirl and leaving her persona as Oracle. I, for one, don't like it. I wasn't around when she was Batgirl in continuity, but I feel she has done more as Oracle than her as Batgirl ever will and so does The Nerdy Bird. I mean, Oracle was very import in the Batman information network and she's really good at it. I don't know what she can offer as Batgirl that ol' Oracle couldn't do, but whatever. So where does that leave Stephanie Brown? Well, I couldn't tell you. It's not like their going to write her out of continuity though.
- Tony Daniel on Detective Comics as Writer and Artist
- Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo on Batman
- David Finch as Writer and Artist/Jay Fabok on Batman: The Dark Knight
- Peter J. Tomasi as Writer on Batman & Robin with Gleason on pencils
- J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder begins in BATWOMAN #1.
Okay, now for the rest of the universe. LoL
|Ivan Ries and Joe Prado|
What I'm looking forward to is the new Teen Titans. I mean, just look at this cover. Freaking awesome. Only thing now is that I have to read about the people who aren't Red Robin, Superboy, and Kid Flash in this pic. And about the Red Robin and Kid Flash - I thought Red Robin was going to be leader of the Outsiders, as indicated in the Batman: Incorperated #6 and I think something to change the hero communities view on The Flash family after the events in Flashpoint. From what I've read, the description of the new series make it seem like no one know's who Kid Flash is or what he's all about. [seems cool]. This series will be helmed by Scott Lobdell and artists Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.
Another big character that survived Brightest Day is The Savage Hawkman, and he's getting a whole new series of his own. Tony Daniel is the scribe for his and I would like this to work out. I really like Daniels writing and with Phillip Tan on the pencils, the book should turn out beautiful.
And to round out all the artist turned writers for his post, is Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato. Johns is officially gone and the artist of the recently re-numbered series takes on co-writing and art duties The Flash. And that isn't the most shocking new of the day.
The most shocking news is that Brian Azzarello is going to take on the responsibility of Wonder Woman. Couldn't believe it. That was very unexpected. I'm actually curious to see how he can approach this character without alienating longtime fans of the character and keep the Princesses roots intact.
And speaking of woman in comics, Duane Swierczynski will be writing Birds Of Prey! Love that guys work.
Now, for the bad news. Some series didn't make the cut. My beloved Xombi didn't make the cut. It just started and now it's getting gutted. But if you still need your Rozum fix STATIC SHOCK will be his new title in the reboot!