Summer time1 of 11June 2020 kicks off DC’s summer with a Joker-heavy list of stories and high-profile titles from writers Geoff Johns and Tom Taylor.
Among the already anticipated titles and character appearances are a few new details about what readers can expect in June. Newsarama takes a look at nine things we learned from DC's June 2020 solicitations.
9. 1984 Variants2 of 11
Although the release dates for several Hollywood films are being pushed back because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Warner Bros. made it clear today that it’s sticking with Wonder Woman 1984’s release on June 5/A>.
And according to DC’s solicitations for June, several of the publisher’s books will be hyping the film with variant covers, including Batman #96, Detective Comics #1024, Wonder Woman #759 and #760, Action Comics #1024, Batman/Superman #11, The Flash #757, Justice League #48, and Superman #24.
8. Tornado Twins Return3 of 11
Joshua Williamson previously revealed to readers that a possible version of the future included a messed up pair of Barry’s children — the Tornado Twins — who had been corrupted by the lack of a father figure in their home.
Now it looks like Barry’s delinquent kids are pestering him at an inopportune time, according to the solicitation for The Flash #758. Just after Barry is attacked by a slew of his Rogues in June’s kick-off to the “Legion of Zoom” storyline (in June’s #757), he’ll have to deal with these dark Tornado Twins as well.
7. One Face/No Face4 of 11
Detective Comics has been steeped in the mythology of Two-Face for the last several months, and the solicitation for #1024 has teased some elements of what it calls the story’s “shocking conclusion.”
Not only will the issue detail how the Joker was involved in Harvey Dent’s tortured past, but June’s issue will see Two-Face coming to one of two (appropriately) ends: Either Harvey will “find peace” - or he will die.
6. Frightful Reprise5 of 11
Batgirl will be reliving Joker’s attack in a new storyline that starts in Batgirl #48, titled “The Last Joke.” In a month that features the Joker in several stories throughout the DCU, it’s probably fitting that the Joker shows up in the Batgirl title right now — this time with her brother James Jr. playing a role and, possibly, teaming up with the Clown Prince of Crime.
5. Deadshot’s Done6 of 11
In the June issue of Suicide Squad, Deadshot apparently quits group, planning to reunite with this daughter, Zoe. But it doesn’t sound like his reprove will last long, as his past comes knocking - as the copy for Suicide Squad #7 says, the “family reunion quickly takes a turn for the deadly.”
Poor Floyd and Zoe.
4. Sam & Sam Conclusion?7 of 11
The promotional copy for Harley Quinn #74 has a surprisingly sad ring to it, particularly with the title character’s usual light-hearted schtick. Not only does it mention “tragedy,” “heartbreak,” and “death,” but there’s some language about this issue being an “epic finale” to the story by Sam Humphries and Sami Basri.
There’s no official indication that the “Sam and Sam” run on Harley is ending, but for fans who have enjoyed their unique mix of heartfelt, tragic and funny moments.
3. Retro-Solicit8 of 11
In June, DC will be releasing Wonder Woman 1984 Giant #1, featuring several reprints and a new story that ties into the Wonder Woman 1984 film. It’s solicited as a one-shot, meaning it might just be a temporary replacement for the current Wonder Woman Giant title, although there’s no word yet whether that series will return.
2. Wedding Surprise9 of 11
The revelations about Aquaman and Mera’s life continue this month with the solicitation for Aquaman #61. We found out from last month’s promotional copy that Mera would wake from her coma in May, although Arthur would steal away with their daughter.
In June’s issue, it appears that Mera will be “bethrothed,” but not to Aquaman — although one of the covers hints that Arthur may arrive just in time to stop the ceremony.
1. DCeased Franchise10 of 11
With June’s launch of DCeased: Dead Planet, DC is turning what was already a surprise hit saga into a real franchise, once again expanding the scope of writer Tom Taylor’s hit DCeased series. The original title had a digital version of the Anti-Life Equation turning DC’s characters in raging zombies. In the new Dead Planet, Taylor will reunite with Trevor Hairsine to explore how previously escaped characters (forming a new Justice League) come back to see who - or what - triggered a distress call from the “dead planet” they left behind.
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