NOVEMBER RAIN1 of 12DC Comics rolls towards the end of 2016 with its newly released November solicitations.
Ending titles, returning villains, and hints of future "Rebirth" titles are all in store, and as usual, Newsarama has dug in to analyze all the news.
Here's what we learned from DC's November 2016 solicitations.
ALL NEW, ALL DIFFERENT2 of 12The inaugural graduates of DC's Writer's Workshop will make their DC Comics debut (or re-debut, in some cases)in the New Talent Showcase #1 one-shot, which features stories from 9 writers.
Stories included in the one-shot will focus on Wonder Woman, Kyle Rayner, and Superman, along with art from some DC Comics vets.
GREEN LANTERN BEYOND3 of 12The Green Lantern Corps are still making their way back to the DC Universe, but Hal Jordan may be taking a journey of his own - though it's not clear to exactly where.
The solicitation for Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps #9 questions who can bring Hal back from "beyond," but where that is is still a mystery.
"The Beyond" is sometimes used as a euphemism for "death" or "hell," but we're not willing to speculate that far just yet.
I HAVE THE POWER4 of 12Art Baltazar & Franco of Tiny Titans fame are returning to DC in November for a new mini-series entitled Super Powers.
The mini-series is an all-ages story focusing on Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, looking to co-opt the graphic elements of the 1980s Kenner Super Powers Collection toy line.
SUPER SONS5 of 12When "Rebirth" was announced, plans included a team up title between Jon Kent and Damien Wayne entitled Super Sons. Though that series has yet to be solicited, the junior "world's finest" will have their first meeting in November.
In Superman #10, Batman and Superman will bring Robin and Superboy together in what may be a contentious meeting, if Damien's attitude on the cover is any indicator.
MEETING THEIR FATE6 of 12Several non-"Rebirth" and Vertigo titles are ending in November, starting with Batman scribe Tom King and Mitch Gerards' creator-owned Sheriff of Babylon, which ends with #12 - although King has said the series would return at some point.
Fellow Vertigo title Red Thorn is ending with #13, with no similiar talk of a return however.
Over in the DC Universe proper, Doctor Fate will wrap with #18, though the titular hero will appear as a supporting character in "Rebirth"'s Blue Beetle ongoing series.
GODSLAYER7 of 12In Action Comics #967, a reluctant Superman will team up with lex Luthor to take on an entity known as the "Godslayer" - a name with an interesting pedigree.
Though it doesn't seem to be connected, Geoff Johns wrote an artifact called the Godslayer into his Justice League run. Meanwhile, at Marvel Comics, "Godslayer" is the name of a weapon once used to fight Thanos, as well as an arc of Thor written by none other than Action Comics scribe Dan Jurgens.
FIREWALL OF JUSTICE8 of 12Batman's "defensive measures" may once again be causing problems for his Justice League teammates, as hackers will break into the League's computers and turn Batman's security measures against them in Justice League #8.
You'd think Batman would have learned by now not to keep such effective measures where just any hacker can get ahold of them.
DC VILLAINS REBIRTH9 of 12Several classic supervillains will make their returns to the DC Universe in November, starting with Justice League foe Starro, who will appear in both New Super-Man #5, and Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps #9.
Then, in Nightwing #9, Dr. Destiny will rear his skull-like head. Finally, The Shade will appear in Flash #10 - though he's not exactly a straightforward villain.
APRES NOUS LE DELUGE10 of 12Aquaman's been focused on making Atlantis a global power in his "Rebirth" series, though judging by the solicitation for Aquaman #11, he may have to be careful what he wishes for.
Aquaman #10 marks the start of "The Deluge," a global war prophesied by Atlantian lore, sparked by Aquaman's ongoing struggle to prove he's not a terrorist.
SUPER DUPER GREEN11 of 12Superman may be from another planet, but according to the solicitation for Superman Annual #1, he may have a deeper connection to the Earth than previously known.
In the annual, Swamp Thing will come looking for Superman to explore this connection, though he'll meet with resistance, causing the pair to clash.
So what kind of connection does Big Blue have with the Green? That remains to be seen.
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