I’m not the only person who’s been noticing that this month’s DC solicitations are full of conclusions and priming things for a large number of post-Flashpoint relaunches and new status quos, am I? I’m not just talking about the final issues of all things Flashpoint-related; Green Lantern continues its absence in the aftermath of the “War of The Green Lanterns” storyline, while the War of The Green Lantern Aftermath #2 solicit promises the identity of “the new Green Lantern of Sector 2814.” Justice League of America #60 has the team deciding “whether they have anything left to offer the DC Universe.” The final issue of Batman: Gates of Gotham “sets the stage for a bold new direction in the Bat books,” while Secret Six #36 (6 x 6!) promises that “No one escapes unscathed in this one – and the Six won’t ever be the same!” Meanwhile, storylines reach their climax in Superman, Action Comics, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman and Superboy, and the final issue of Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for Swamp Thing promises to reveal Swamp Thing’s “dark motives” (Or maybe that should be “Dark motives”?).
It’s almost like they’re clearing the decks for something, isn’t it? Hmm. Well, the solicits for September will be the first post-Flashpoint, post-Brightest Day solicitations, won’t they? I’m guessing relaunches for Flash and Green Lantern at the very least, along with new series for Aquaman and maybe Swamp Thing… and maybe the kind of linewide renewal that we haven’t seen at DC since the days of One Year Later. But what do you think?