DC announces more Dawn of DC including Wonder Woman, The Flash, Steelworks, and Hawkgirl
The Dawn of DC has kicked off, DC Comics‘ initiative that launches new series and new teams on ongoing comics. A yearlong initiative, this May will see the free The Dawn of DC Primer which will reveal secrets about what’s going on.
In June, The Flash and Wonder Woman will each reach 800 issues, a pretty big occasion. Each will see oversized issues and each will see new creative teams for both series. Simon Spurrier and Mike Deodato, Jr. will taking on The Flash and Tom King and Daniel Sampere will be the creative team on Wonder Woman. Actor Michael Dorn will will write Steelworks with art by Sami Basri. Hawkgirl will launch from writer Jadzia Axelrod and art by Amancay Nahuelpan.
The Dawn of DC Primer launches the next phase on May 16 written by Joshua Williamson and art by Leandro Fernandez. It reveals the secrets, threats, and connected stories for 2023 and beyond. Amanda has operated in the shadows and created an army of allies who agree the heroes of the DC Universe are dangerous and a threat to the world. Now, she’s making an offer to some of the worst of the DC Universe, an offer they can’t refuse.
The Flash‘s 800th issue runs into shops on June 6. Mark Waid, Geoff Johns, Joshua Williams, and Jeremy Adams all contribute stories with art by Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert, Todd Nauck, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Scott Kolins, and Mike Deodato, Jr.
In September, The Flash #1 launches from Simon Spurrier and Mike Deodato, Jr.
Wally West has never been quicker, more fulfilled, more heroic. His loving family is around him. And yet something is off. Very off. His evolving understanding of his powers has opened Wally to new avenues of sci-fi adventure, and attuned his senses to strange new ideas. Something whispers from the dark vibrations beyond the Speed Force, and as Wally experiments with creative new approaches to his powers he encounters new realms, mysterious allies and mind-shattering terrors. Starting with a prelude in the soon-to-be-legendary The Flash #800, the chronicles of the Fastest Man Alive take an action-packed turn towards cosmic horror.
On June 20, Wonder Woman #800 comes to shelves and Becky Cloonan and Michael Conrad‘s “Whatever Happened to the Warrior of Truth?” comes to its conclusion. Wonder Woman #800 is written by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Tom King with art by Joëlle Jones, Jen Bartel, Daniel Sampere, and others.
Then, in September, Wonder Woman #1 launches with King and Sampere after its prelude in Wonder Woman #800!
After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, the U.S. Congress passes The Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from American soil. To carry out its new law, the government sets up the Amazon Extradition Entity (AXE) task force to remove those who don’t comply by any means necessary. In her search for the truth behind the killing, Wonder Woman now finds herself an outlaw in the world she once swore to protect.
Actor, and the voice of Steel in Superman: The Animated Series, Michael Dorn will be writing Steelworks which features art by Sami Basri.
The Metropolis of the future is here today, but can it survive a terrorist who’s out for revenge against its builder, John Henry Irons—a.k.a. Steel—and his company, Steelworks…and who possesses secrets that could undo everything John has worked so hard to build?
While John’s professional life is firing on all cylinders, his personal life is even better, as his on-again, off-again relationship with Lana Lang might be back on, permanently. Now he must decide whether it’s time to give up being Steel once and for all. But does John even know who he would be without his superhero identity? How does the other Steel—John’s niece, Natasha Irons—feel about his momentous decision? And does any of that matter if Steelworks crumbles around him when he lacks the superpowers to fight back?
A sky-high adventure begins in Hawkgirl by Jadzia Axelrod and Amancay Nahuelpan.
Kendra Saunders, the winged warrior better known as Hawkgirl, has been one of the DC Universe’s greatest heroes for a long time, serving as a member of both the Justice League and the Justice Society. But with the Justice League disbanded, Kendra decides she needs a fresh start and heads to Metropolis to begin a new life. That life is quickly interrupted by a mysterious villain with a powerful connection to the Nth Metal that makes up Hawkgirl’s wings and weapons. Hawkgirl will also feature a series of variant covers that recount Kendra’s DC history.
Hawkgirl #1 arrives July 18.