March of the Heroes1 of 12
DC has once again given us a glimpse three months into its future with its monthly solicits - this time it's for March 2020.
While many of the biggest news items from these solicits were reported earlier in the week/month by Newsarama, there's still several notable things we can glean here about what's in DC's future.
Let us be your guide - pointing out the major undiscovered news items here, as well as some notable absences.
10. Four Nightwings2 of 12
You've heard of Three Jokers... but have you heard of 'Four Nightwings'?
That's apparently coming, as Nightwing #70 promises that the arriving Joker will go through three other Nightwings beofre he can get to the real one.
No, you're not being Ric-rolled here.
At the same time, titular hero Grayson will still be grappling with two sets of memories - one apparently as Dick Grayson, and one as Ric Grayson.
And speaking of Three Jokers...
9. Missing in Action3 of 12
There's a number of titles we were surprised were absent from the March schedule.
In addition to such postponed titles like Three Jokers and Batman/Catwoman being MIA in the first quarter of 2020, we also noticed several other titles are missing - or at list skipping a month - in March. Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity, Scooby-Doo Where Are You, and Shazam are all making previously unannounced breaks in March. And for fans of the upcoming Wonder Woman: Dead Earth wondering where it is at - DC said from the get-go that it would be released every other month.
8. Lightning Crashes4 of 12
Black Lightning is going from leader to left-out of the recently re-organized Outsiders team, from the looks of that title's March #11 solicit.
What happened? Solicits can only tell us so much, but February's #10 said Ra's al Ghul was targeting the hero, with Jefferson Pierce "shrugging it off" despite warnings from Batman
Apparently, it ends up with Black Lightning off the team and Katana taking over as leader, just as a new member - Babylon - joins.
7. Gender Reveal Party5 of 12
The gender of Aquaman and Mera's first child together - 'Aquababy' as dubbed by DC - has been revealed.
It's a girl.
The solicit to March 18's Aquaman #58 makes the big announcement, but as it sometimes happens - with good news, there's bad news.
Following the child's birth, the mother - Mera - "lies comatose". There's no further detail on her condition, but it couldn't happen at a worse time; Ocean Master is after them - and especially that royal baby - to make a claim for the Atlantean throne.
6. Fifth World Imminent?6 of 12
With the New Gods film spooling up over at Warner Bros., DC is prepping to reveal a new generation.
The solicit for March 4's Justice League Odyssey #19 mentions that Darkseid - who has been hooked into the series since #1 - is now unveiling the "latest generation of lethal New Gods."
This could be new characters or new versions of existing characters, but the idea has been broached on several occasions before the onset of "New 52" as relating to the idea of a "Fifth World" (in contrast to New Gods' "Fourth World").
5. Stories That Stagger the Imagination7 of 12
DC is dusting off a nearly-forgotten title name for the latest new title in its line of 100-page giants.
From Beyond the Unknown - the 1969-1973 anthology that promised "Stories that Stagger the Imagination" - is back. The publisher hasn't revealed any further details beyond the title, the price ($4.99), and the release date (March 18) - but stay tuned.
And in more Giant news, DC is relaunching its Teen Titans Giant title as Titans Giant. Likewise, no further details have been released about that new series either.
4. Spoilers8 of 12
Wonder Comics' Young Justice roster is growing with each issue - with four new members recruited for March's #14. Prior issues will feature a Wonder Comics team-up with Naomi, Dial H for Hero's Miguel Montez, and the Wonder Twins joining in, but now readers also have Red Arrow, Spoiler, Aqualad, and Sideways to look forward to.
In addition, their guest-starring role in Action Comics continues in March.
3. Back on the Beat9 of 12
Thank the guardians... Hal Jordan is back on the beat protecting Earth.
After some harrowing universe-altering adventures and time away previously in Grant Morrison's run, DC's most popular Green Lantern is back home...
... but when you've seen the expanse of the univere, can Earth compare? No, according to Hal.
He'll reportedly be "bored" - "bored" that is until the the return of the the Ornitho-Men - a race of bird-like creatures with bald, human heads last seen in 1961's The Flash #125.
2. Lex's new Legion10 of 12
Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen is a boxing-style showdown between Batman Who Laughs' Secret Six and Lex Luthor's Legion of Doom - but when the time comes for the final battle, Lex has tagged in a surprise second group to fight beside him.
'Apex Lex' has powered up Captain Cold, Oracle, Solomon Grundy, Black Manta, and Lobo for his final battle with the Infected.
What does the winner get? A place at the side of Perpetua (from Justice League) before she attempts to take over the Multiverse again.
1. Heroes in Crisis Revisited11 of 12
Booster Gold and Harley Quinn barely emerged intact from Heroes in Crisis - with both narrowly avoiding being murdered and/or framed for the murder of numerous heroes in Sanctuary.
Harley has left her home for a vacation in Los Angeles, but her bad luck seems to be following her as a "new friend" winds up dead and she's tasked with figuring out who did it.
And then walks in Booster Gold for some reason - with even DC questioning if he'll "help her investigation or only hinder it?"
Seriously though - why do these two always end up together when there's a murderer on the loose?
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