DC's Plans for 2005

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The February issue of Wizard looks ahead to 2005, putting the spotlight on numerous DC Comics projects and storylines. Featuring a GREEN LANTERN cover, the issue highlights DC projects for next year. 

Wizard rates the Warner Bros. Pictures film Batman Begins as “the most anticipated comics event of 2005,” with a sidebar on DC’s associated publishing projects.

DC’s new ALL-STARS projects, ALL-STAR: BATMAN & ROBIN and ALL-STAR: SUPERMAN, are featured in an article that showcases new Batman and Robin art by Jim Lee and new Superman sketches by Frank Quitely, along with quotes from Lee, DC’s VP — Executive Editor, DCU Dan DiDio and ALL-STAR: SUPERMAN writer Grant Morrison. 

Continuing plot-threads from IDENTITY CRISIS are examined in an article that looks at the miniseries’ impact on Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, the Teen Titans, Nightwing, Green Arrow, JSA, the Outsiders and JLA.  The article features quotes from writers Geoff Johns and Greg Rucka, Group Editor Eddie Berganza and Senior Editor Matt Idelson. 

Other highlights in this issue include:

• Geoff Johns providing insights into the new GREEN LANTERN series 

• WildStorm Executive Editor Scott Dunbier talking about THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: THE DARK DOSSIER

• Alex Ross providing a look at his sketchbook for JUSTICE, with characters including Bizarro, Lex Luthor, Poison Ivy, Brainiac, Solomon Grundy, Cheetah, Toyman, Riddler, Scarecrow, Sinestro, and the Joker

• Jeph Loeb talking about SUPERMAN/BATMAN and the upcoming SUPERGIRL series


• Captain Marvel in the April SUPERMAN titles, written by Judd Winick with art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

• IDENTITY CRISIS penciller Rags Morales joining Greg Rucka for a stint on WONDER WOMAN

• The hardcover IDENTITY CRISIS collected edition

• Ethan Van Sciver’s work on GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH

• Brian K. Vaughan’s plans for EX MACHINA and Y: THE LAST MAN

• J. Scott Campbell’s return to WildStorm with the WILDSIZERZ miniseries

• The DCU megaseries SEVEN SOLDIERS, written by Grant Morrison

• The miniseries LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL, written by Brian Azzarello with art by Lee Bermejo


• TOP 10: THE 49ERS, the original graphic novel from America’s Best Comics, written by Alan Moore with art by Gene Ha

• Phil Jimenez work on the VERTIGO maxiseries OTHERWORLD

• David Lapham’s “City of Crime” 12-part storyline in DETECTIVE COMICS

• BATMAN: EUROPA, the trans-Atlantic miniseries written by Brian Azzarello & Matteo Casali with art by Jim Lee, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Gabrielle Dell’Otto.


• The ADAM STRANGE miniseries written by Andy Diggle with art by Pascal Ferry

• Will Pfeiffer’s upcoming run as writer of CATWOMAN

• The Prestige Format Special BATMAN: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS, written by Brubaker with art by Doug Mahnke

• The new HARD TIME series

• THE AUTHORITY/LOBO EASTER SPECIAL, written by Keith Giffen & Alan Grant with art by Simon Bisley

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