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DC 2.0 – The Dark Side of the DCU
Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 by

Today DC shined the spotlight on their darker side looking at the edgier and magic inspired titles, including a return of Resurrection Man, Swamp Thing and a surprise appearance by a Wildstorm character in the DCU.

EW’s Shelf Life revealed the next batch of titles.

Peter Milligan takes on “Justice League Dark” which features a team of sorcery-based heroes Constantine, Deadman, Shade the Changing Man and Madame Xanadu.

Paul Cornell’s new comic – “Demon Knights” – transplants the superteam concept to medieval times, although more creators or cast members were not mentioned.

Jeff Lemire will be writing “Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE” which is about the character from Grant Morrison’s Seven Soldiers of Victory. Lemire will also be writing a new “Animal Man” series.

Scott Synder will be writing the new “Swamp Thing” series.

Priscilla Kitaen has just found out she’s a monster. A half-alien hybrid, the woman known as Voodoo must confront the secrets of her past to make sense of the nightmare her life has suddenly become. VOODOO #1 will be written by Ron Marz with art by Sami Basri.

A cult favorite character returns in a new series written by his classic creative team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Joining them is JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST artist Fernando Dagnino. RESURRECTION MAN #1 is the story of a hero who wakes up with new powers each time he’s killed.

Vampires threaten to bring ruin to the DC Universe in I, VAMPIRE #1 by rising star Josh Fialkov and artist Andrea Sorrentino. Tortured by his centuries-old love for the Queen of the Damnned, Andrew Bennett must save humanity from the violent uprising of his fellow vampires, even if it means exterminating his own kind.

Go to the Pryde’s forums and join the ongoing discussion on DC’s relaunch.

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