Some of DC Comics’ biggest heroes are being prepped for a huge year, as both Wonder Woman and Flash will have double-dose landmark issues.
What’s old is new
If you haven’t been following along, this is a pretty big year for DC Comics. Now a part of the newly formed Warner Bros Discovery, the comic book publisher will be seemingly overhauling its line, and that includes some of its biggest mainstays.
This looks like it’ll be including at least 2 major crossovers with Lazarus Planet (on now) and Knight Terrors, plus one overarching event entitled Dawn of DC. As for those core titles though, DC has taken the wraps off of a handful, including both Wonder Woman and Flash.
While there doesn’t look to be any changing the guard taking place, both titles will be hitting number 800 in terms of legacy issue numbering. That’s on top of new starts, which will be landing in stores this fall as a part of Dawn.
Here are the official rundowns on what to expect:
The Flash #800 and #1
- The Flashis racing toward its milestone 800th issue on June 6, and DC is bringing together some of the biggest names to ever write the speedster. Legendary Flash scribes Mark Waid (Batman/Superman: World’s Finest), Geoff Johns (Justice Society of America), Joshua Williamson (Superman), join Jeremy Adams (The Flash), each contributing a story in this oversize issue, with art by current series artist Fernando Pasarin with Oclair Albert (Hawkman), Todd Nauck (Stargirl: The Lost Children), Carmine Di Giandomenico (Batman: The Knight), returning The Flash artist Scott Kolins (Suicide Squad: King Shark), and Mike Deodato Jr. (Avengers).
- The Flash joins Dawn of DC in September! Launching with The Flash #1, the award-winning new creative team of Simon Spurrier (Coda, Detective Comics) and Mike Deodato Jr. will chronicle the adventures of the Fastest Man Alive.
- Wally West has never been quicker, more fulfilled, more heroic. His loving family is around him. And yet something is off. Very off. His evolving understanding of his powers has opened Wally to new avenues of sci-fi adventure, and attuned his senses to strange new ideas. Something whispers from the dark vibrations beyond the Speed Force, and as Wally experiments with creative new approaches to his powers he encounters new realms, mysterious allies and mind-shattering terrors. Starting with a prelude in the soon-to-be-legendary The Flash #800, the chronicles of the Fastest Man Alive take an action-packed turn towards cosmic horror.
Wonder Woman #800 and #1
- The princess of Themyscira is reaching her 800th issue on June 20, and the epic storyline from Becky Cloonan (Trial of the Amazons) and Michael W. Conrad (Batgirls), “Whatever Happened to the Warrior of Truth?,” is coming to a conclusion! Diana’s visions become more vivid as she finds herself trapped in the dreams of those around her. As she struggles to escape, her life as Wonder Woman hangs in the balance. When the dust settles, will she still be the Amazons’ greatest champion? Wonder Woman #800 is written by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Tom King (Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow) with artwork by Joëlle Jones (Catwoman), Jen Bartel (Wonder Woman), Daniel Sampere (Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths), and others.
- In September, Wonder Woman #1 will feature the new creative team of Eisner-winning writer Tom King and artist Daniel Sampere. After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, the U.S. Congress passes The Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from American soil. To carry out its new law, the government sets up the Amazon Extradition Entity (AXE) task force to remove those who don’t comply by any means necessary. In her search for the truth behind the killing, Wonder Woman now finds herself an outlaw in the world she once swore to protect. The action-packed Wonder Woman#1will be available at local comic shops in July, and Wonder Woman #800 features a prelude to the story.
Look for both ‘800’ issues to arrive in stores this June, with the fresh “Dawn of DC” #1’s some time this September.