When DC Comics launched their full universe reboot The New 52, the company maintained that their run of ongoing titles would always number fifty two. Initially this had fans questioning how they would handle cancellations, but this was answered by a one in/one out kinda deal, with a cancelled title been replaced by a new one. We’ve seen this with Hawk And Dove, Men Of War, and others receiving the chop, and their replacements, with notable inclusions Batman Incorporated and Dial H, hitting shelves in May.
Now a new anthology title, National Comics, has been announced, but as of yet there is no word on what title will be cancelled.
As reported by Wired , the new title, a revival of a series which first saw print in the 1940′s, will focus on a different character every issue, telling done-in-one stories featuring the more obscure character who call the DC Universe their home. The first four issues will spotlight Eternity, Looker, Madame X, and Rose and Thorn. The first issue will center on Eternity, a new take on classic character Kid Eternity, written by Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Sweet Tooth) and art by Red artist Cully Hammer. Originally having the power to summon people, usually figures from myth or history, by saying the word “Eternity”, this new take on the character will cast him as a police coroner who has the power to resurrect people from the dead. He uses this ability to bring the resurrected’s murderers to justice, bringing them closure and to help move to the other side.
Here’s a glimpse at some artwork from the comic;
National Comics is expected to launch in July.