DC Comics: What To Expect In April 2014

DC Comics: What To Expect April 2014

DC Comics has released their solicitations for April 2014. Judging from their solicitations, there will a couple of major changes headed to their line of comics. Some series will be cancelled while some new series will premiere. Here’s what DC readers can expect.

Nightwing #30

Nightwing concludes with issue #30

CANCELLATIONS

Justice League of America, Nightwing, Suicide Squad, Superman: Unchained, Stormwatch, and Teen Titans will all see their end in April.

Justice League of America will conclude with issue #14. The final issue will be written by series writer Matt Kindt.

Nightwing, which concludes with issue #30 (pictured right), hints at some drastic changes to the Bat-family following the events of DC’s current crosssover story-arc, Forever Evil. Kyle Higgins, who handled the initial 2011 relaunch of Nightwing, will write the series’ conclusion.

New series writer Sean Ryan will handle the conclusion of Suicide Squad with issue #30.

The short lived Superman: Unchained will conclude with issue #9. The final issue will written by Scott Snyder, who has written the series since its in June 2013 launch.

Stormwatch will conclude with issue #30 and will serve as a prelude to DC’s latest upcoming series, Futures End.

Last, but not least, Teen Titans will conclude in April with both issue #30 and Teen Titans Annual #3 releasing a week after. Scott Lobdell, who handled the series initial 2011 relaunch, will write the conclusion.

Batman Eternal #1

Batman Eternal begins

NEW SERIES

This April DC Comics will launch a total of five new series: Justice League United, Batman Eternal, Secret Origins, Aquaman and The Others, and Sinestro.

Justice League United, written by Jeff Lemire, will take the place of the concluding Justice League of America.

Batman Eternal will be a new weekly series written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley. According to the solicitation for Batman Eternal #1 (pictured right) the series will examine “the relationship between Batman, his allies and his city.”

Secret Origins will focus on the origins of some of DC top superheroes. According to the solicitation for Secret Origins #1 “This new series gets off to an awesome start with the origins of The Last Son of Krypton and Kara Zor-El, Supergirl, plus the first Robin, Dick Grayson.”

Aquaman and The Others will be the second New 52 series featuring Aquaman as the lead. The first issue will serve as a Futures End prelude and will be written by Dan Jurgens.

Lastly, Sinestro will focus on Green Lantern Hal Jordan’s arch-enemy Sinestro as he attempts to retake control of the Yellow Lantern Corps.

Justice League #30

Lex Luthor joins the Justice League

STORY & CHARACTER UPDATES

Besides the cancellation of certain series and debuts of new ones, here are few updates DC fans can expect within the pages of The Flash, Batman Eternal, and Justice League.

Wally West, the Flash who hasn’t been seen since DC’s New 52 relaunch, will be reintroduced in The Flash Annual #3. Another character who hasn’t been seen lately, Stephanie Brown, will also be reintroduced in Batman Eternal #3. When DC Comics’ New 52 first began the absence of these two fan favorites hit fans hard.

Probably one of the most bizarre changes to occur in DC Comics this April involves Lex Luthor. Apparently he will be joining the Justice League in Justice League #30 (pictured right). The solicitation for said issue reads “The next era of the Justice League begins as heroes quit, villains join and a Justice League roster you’ve never seen before emerges, led by the world’s greatest hero — LEX LUTHOR?!”

So there you have it. This sums up some of the big changes we’ll be seeing from DC Comics this April. It is sad that a few popular and good series like Nightwing and Superman: Unchained are getting the boot, but hopefully DC’s new series will help fill the gap left from their absence. What do you think? Are you looking forward to any of DC Comics’ April 2014 updates? Let us know in the comments.

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