DC Comics Announces Five New Titles for January 2016

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DC just keeps going, trying to get on its feet after Convergence rolled the dice on their future.  Here, they launched a whole number of new series, most of which were niche characters and concepts that did not have the broad appeal of many of their older titles.  This resulted in some real gems like Martian Manhunter and Omega Men, but they certain weren’t best sellers.  To continue throwing things at the wall to see what sticks, they are continuing to release comics until the end of the year to get more into the hands of readers.  Now, their solicitations reveal that they are going to continue this into the new year.

All of these titles bring back known characters, and, in the case of Green Lantern Corps, Edge of Oblivion, it is a way to simply keep up the story from a previously canceled book.  Suicide Squad Most Wanted is certainly a way to capitalize on the coming Suicide Comics DC Cinematic Universe film, and many of these miniseries may just be a way to recharge some popular heroes who have not been top sellers recently.

As of January, it looks like five more new series are going to join the ranks of interesting titles being released in the last quarter of 2015:

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: EDGE OF OBLIVION #1
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art and cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale JANUARY 13 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US
RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Picking up where Green Lantern: Lost Army left off! As the universe around them reaches entropy, the Green Lantern Corps must find a way home! Along the way, they’ll face dying gods, worlds torn asunder and a desperate group of survivors whose only hope is these cosmic heroes.

THE LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #1
Written by RENAE DE LIZ
Art by RENAE DE LIZ and RAY DILLON
Cover by RENAE DE LIZ
1:25 Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale JANUARY 13 • 40 pg, FC, 1 of 9 $3.99 US • RATED T DIGITAL FIRST
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
A new WONDER WOMAN 9-issue miniseries begins here with a story written and pencilled by Renae De Liz (The Last Unicorn)! In the beginning there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, saw a better future—and eventually, her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life! Before her ultimate fate unfolds, though, Diana of Themyscira must learn the important lessons of an Amazonian childhood!

POISON IVY: CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH #1
Written by AMY CHU
Art and cover by CLAY MANN
1:25 Variant cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
On sale JANUARY 20 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Life. Death. Poison Ivy has power over both. But can she keep her friends and hold down a regular job at the same time? As Dr. Pamela Isley, she joins the prestigious plant sciences department at Gotham Botanical Gardens, but things quickly get complicated when a fellow scientist is murdered and it looks like the work of Ivy. Don’t miss the start of this new 6-issue miniseries!

SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: DEADSHOT/KATANA #1
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO and MIKE W. BARR
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC, RICHARD FRIEND and DIOGENES NEVES
Cover A featuring DEADSHOT by CARY NORD
Cover B featuring KATANA by CARY NORD
On sale JANUARY 27 • 48 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Two of the stars of next year’s highly anticipated action movie break out in their own solo adventures in this extra-sized, 6-issue miniseries!
First, in a story by Brian Buccellato, Viktor Bogdanovic and Richard Friend, Deadshot is on the run, taking on a series of new contracts, and re-establishing himself as the world’s most deadly marksman. But things are about to get complicated for Floyd Lawton when a figure from his past threatens to expose a dark secret…and Deadshot gets word of his next target: Lex Luthor!
Then, writer Mike W. Barr returns to the character he co-created in “Katana, Cult of the Kobra,” with art by Diogenes Neves. Katana needs to know more about Soultaker’s origin if she’s going to have any hope of controlling the sword instead of falling under its influence. Dr. Helga Jace, a Markovian astrophysicist, may be able to shed some light—but before Katana can get the info, Kobra’s forces attack!

SWAMP THING #1
Written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by KELLEY JONES
1:25 Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale JANUARY 6 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Swamp Thing returns in an all-new series written by his co-creator, legendary writer Len Wein! Swamp Thing has received an ominous warning, and now he finds himself under attack from the forces of dark magic. These are more than just your average monsters—and there’s something much worse looming on the horizon for Alec Holland!

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