A league of DC Comics related news pertaining to April 28th – 30th, 2013!
Johns and Lemire on “Trinity War” this summer!
DC Comics writer and chief creative officer Geoff Johns, alongside fellow writer Jeff Lemire, spoke with Buzzfeed about the upcoming crossover event “Trinity War” for the summer. While DC Comics titles have had smaller crossovers during the “New 52” era (which began in Fall 2011), this will involve top tier titles such as Johns’ “Justice League” and “Justice League of America” and Lemire’s “Justice League Dark”. The seeds of this crossover have been sown for over a year now with the involvement of a “trinity” of characters who represent ancient sins – the Question, the Phantom Stranger, and the mythical Pandora.
The details about the event which were shared openly seem to suggest that it takes a page from many crossover events from their competition – it will involve a lot of hero vs. hero action. Johns stated that some “event” will bring all three Justice League teams against each other in combat. Johns also teased that “the thing about Wonder Woman and Superman is when their relationship ends, it’s going to end badly”. While it seems that Johns’ teams would matter more – as the newer “JLA” are intended as a counter point to the regular League if they ever needed to be contained, Lemire noted that his own supernatural team gets “dragged into it unwillingly” but will remain heavily involved. “Trinity War” is set to kick off from July – August 2013.
Cyborg Superman to return to the “New 52”?
Over the past week or so, DC Comics’ main blog has introduced a “Who’s New in the New 52” segment which seeks to offer teases about new characters set to arrive in the near future. Previous installments revealed “Joker’s Daughter” and a new “Green Lantern villain”, Relic. The latest one offers a Kenneth Rocafort redesign of “Cyborg Superman”.
The original “Cyborg Superman” was created by writer/artist Dan Jurgens in “Adventures of Superman #465” (circa 1990) as Hank Henshaw, an astronaut who was transformed into a machinery possessing energy being following a space mission overseen by LexCorp. However, in “Adventures of Superman #500” in 1993, Henshaw redesigned himself as “Cyborg Superman” and was one of four people who attempted to replace the man of steel after he was seemingly killed by Doomsday in DC’s major “Death/Rebirth of Superman” saga. He since went on to become one of Superman’s biggest enemies to emerge from the 90’s, battling him and others many times. While the “New 52” has been used to create some newer villains, it is also an opportunity to reinvent old ones.