Exclusive Update: SUICIDE SQUAD & More DCnU 'Edge' Titles

Excl. DCnU "Edge" Titles Revealed

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UPDATE 3: 5:10pm ET: DC has now added the other new 'Edge" title - Tony Bedard's Blue Beetle - to their official website. You can find it below...

 

UPDATE 2 4:00pm ET: But wait, there's more. And it's a doozy...

DC has provided Newsarama with this exclusive reveal of another DCnU 'Edge' title, this time the death-row super villains government black ops team the Suicide Squad, by writer Adam Glass and artist Marco Rudy, and starring ... yes, that is who you think it is...

Here's DC:

"Harley Quinn! Deadshot! King Shark! They’re a team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous – they’re sheer suicide! Who will be the first to crack under the pressure? Find out in SUICIDE SQUAD #1, written by Adam Glass (FLASHPOINT: LEGION OF DOOM) with art by Marco Rudy (THE SHIELD)."

"It’s not easy being Jaime Reyes. He has to deal with high school, family and all the drama that comes with being a teenager. Also, he’s linked to a powerful scarab created by an alien race who seek to subjugate planets – or annihilate them. It’s up to one teen hero to turn this instrument of destruction into a force for good in BLUE BEETLE #1, written by Tony Bedard (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) and illustrated by Ig Guara (FLASHPOINT: GRODD OF WAR) and Ruy Jose."

 

[editor's note: Newsarama understands our friends and colleagues at CBR revealed their own exclusive look at a new DCnU "Edge" title this afternoon. We encourage you to go check it out there and then head right back here for much, much more DC revamp coverage, including a heartfelt conversation between Gail Simone and Jill Pantozzi about Batgirl/Oracle later this afternoon and Rob Liefeld later this evening.

That's 48 titles by our count btw, only 4 more. Here's looking at you Superman]...

UPDATE, 12:30pm ET: Dan DiDio and Jim Lee's interview with Ain't it Cool News brings some more details on the new titles.

Of Martian Manhunter's placement in Stormwatch, DiDio said the decision was based on wanting to emphasize his "Manhunter" status, and "really make him a force within the DC Universe."

In speaking of further DC/Wildstorm assimilation, Lee called Grifter "by far the easiest" Wildstorm character to inegrate into the DC Universe.

Also, DiDio confirmed that cult-favorite character Ambush Bug won't initially be part of the post-Flashpoint DC Universe.

"We have a lot of fun working with Ambush Bug, but we think he might be left in one of the other 52 different universes right now. We don’t expect to see him any time soon I the new DCU," DiDio said.

Original story: DC has released the latest new #1's included in their 52 title relaunch/revamp this September.

Not surprisingly, since DC introduced the titles with the title, "Welcome to the Edge," these comics have an edgier feel to them. This is also where we find the Western and war comics that Co-Publisher Dan DiDio promised.

And fans are finally getting the answer to where Martian Manhunter is in the DCnU, as he shows up in "Stormwatch". How's that for a curveball?

Your serve, DC:

"Welcome To The Edge

 

Stormwatch is a dangerous super human strike force whose existence is kept secret from the world. Jack Hawksmoor and the rest of the crew look to recruit two of the deadliest super humans on the planet: Midnighter and Apollo. And if they say no? Perhaps the Martian Manhunter can change their minds. Featuring a surprising new roster, STORMWATCH #1 will be written by the critically-acclaimed Paul Cornell (Superman: The Black Ring, “Dr. Who”) and illustrated by Miguel Sepulveda.

"Warfare: Past and Present

 

Blackhawk is an elite group of mercenaries made up of brave men from around the world equipped with the latest in cutting-edge hardware and vehicles. Their mission: Kill the bad guys before they kill us. A set of contemporary tales that battle the world’s gravest threats, BLACKHAWKS #1 will be written by Mike Costa and illustrated by Ken Lashley.

 

"The grandson of the original Sgt. Rock assumes the command of Easy Company, a team of crack ex-military men financed by a covert military contractor, as they brave the battle-scarred landscape carved by the DC Universe’s super-villains. SGT. ROCK AND THE MEN OF WAR #1 is contemporary military story fighting under modern conditions, and will be written by Ivan Brandon and illustrated by Tom Derenick.

 

"Even when Gotham City was just a one-horse town, crime was rampant – and things only get worse when bounty hunter Jonah Hex comes to town. Can Amadeus Arkham, a pioneer in criminal psychology, enlist Hex’s special brand of justice to help the Gotham Police Department track down a vicious serial killer? Featuring back-up stories starring DC’s other western heroes, ALL-STAR WESTERN #1 will be written by the fan-favorite Jonah Hex team of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti and illustrated by Moritat.

"The DC Universe’s Loose Cannons

 

"A metahuman mercenary who made a living taking out the toughest targets, Deathstroke will reclaim his fearsome legacy by any means necessary in DEATHSTROKE #1, a new series from rising star Kyle Higgins (Batman: Gates of Gotham) and artists Joe Bennett and Art Thibert.

 

"Ex-black ops agent Cole Cash is a charming grifter that few can resist. And yet he’s about to be branded a serial killer when he begins hunting and exterminating inhuman creatures hidden in human form – creatures only he can see. Can the biggest sweet talker of all time talk his way out of this one when even his brother thinks he’s gone over the edge? Find out in GRIFTER #1, written by Nathan Edmondson with art by CAFU and BIT (the team behind T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS).

 

"A man loses control of his life as the omnipresent Brother Eye transforms him against his will into a powerful killing machine OMAC #1, written by DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio and co-written and illustrated by Keith Giffen and Scott Koblish."

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