A couple of new announcements out of DC today – one of which is IGN showing us a new ongoing series featuring Superman and Wonder Woman, written by Swamp Thing writer Charles Soule and illustated by Tony Daniel, due out in October. On one hand, this makes sense, because if Superman and Batman can have an ongoing team-up, why not Superman with the iconic superhero he's dating? On the other hand, Man of Steel just strengthened his thing with Lois Lane, but the New 52 has doused those flames, so it seems like an odd choice to push Superman/Wonder Woman.
The other bit of news came out of MTV, naming a replacement for James Robinson on Earth 2 after the writer abruptly departed (Oh, DC editorial, you scamps). While we're thankful Nicola Scott will be remaining on art duties, it's interesting that Tom Taylor, who recently wrote the Elseworlds fighting game tie-in miniseries Injustice: Gods Among Us, will be helming the series starting in October. With that experience of alternate reality storytelling, maybe he'll be a worthy successor.
"I'm a big fan of what James and Nicola have created so far with Earth 2," Taylor said, "and I'm honored to be adding to this world, with its rich characters and its many mysteries. Earth 2 is entering a new age, and I'm thrilled to usher in this new age with my good friend, and fellow Australian, Nicola Scott. It was good of DC Comics to give Australia our own Earth to play with. We'll try not to wreck the joint."
"I've had so much fun working on Earth 2 with James Robinson over the last year," Scott added. "While I'm sad to see him go, I'm really looking forward to exploring the ever expanding mysteries of the title. I'm even more excited about moving forward on this journey with my great friend and fellow countryman Tom Taylor! Not only a charming guy but a great talent to boot. She continued, I can't wait for everyone to see what we have lined up!”
Maybe they asked Scott who she'd like to work with in order to keep a sense of continuity on the title, and maybe not alienate those of us who really liked what Robinson had built and where he was going. Fingers are officially crossed.
Oh, and there's also a tease for "Lights Out," the next big Green Lantern event in October. Speculate away.