DC’s February 2021 Solicitations

DC’s February solicits are out and . . . man, I’m getting next to nothing.

I made a decision to pass on the whole FUTURE STATE mini-event and not get a single one of the mini-series examining the future of the DCU. Event fatigue or just feeling like we’ve seen it all before in NEW 52: FUTURE’S END or even FLASHPOINT, maybe? Either way, I just didn’t have enough interest. Due to that, what I’m getting from DC in Feb looks like this:

GENERATIONS FORGED #1
written by DAN JURGENS, ANDY SCHMIDT, and ROBERT VENDITTI
art by BRYAN HITCH, MIKE PERKINS, BERNARD CHANG, PAUL PELLETIER, and others
cover by LIAM SHARP
variant cover by GARY FRANK

Dispersed through time by the villain Dominus, our ragtag team of generational heroes—featuring 1939 Batman, Kamandi, Superboy, Steel, Starfire, Sinestro, Booster Gold, and Dr. Light—must find a way to restore the timeline…and what they ultimately discover is something far, far greater. You’ll have to read it to believe it as time dies…and generations rise!

Following on from GENERATIONS SHATTERED, this sounds like more fun to me than the whole of FUTURE STATE.

TRUTH & JUSTICE #1
written by GEOFFREY THORNE
art by CHRISCROSS and JORDI TARRAGONA
cover by CHRISCROSS

Vixen takes center stage in the debut issue of this new team-up series! Mari McCabe is many things: superhero, model, activist, but can she add godkiller to the list? Vixen teams up with Dr. Mist and Impala of the Global Guardians to face down an ancient deity that’s taken over the body of a scientist investigating powerful magical artifacts. Vixen will need to dig deep and use all the abilities in the animal kingdom to face down this powerful primeval threat!

A new team up title? Vixen and the Global Guardians? Sign me up!

THE GREEN LANTERN SEASON TWO #11
written by GRANT MORRISON
art and cover by LIAM SHARP
variant cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

Hal Jordan’s future as a Green Lantern is threatened when the Young Guardians’ plans to restructure the Corps move into high gear. What’s a guy to do but take a vacation? But when Jordan arrives on the swords-and-sorcery world of Athmoora for some R&R, he comes face to face with the biggest threat the universe has ever known—and a coalition of foes determined to bring his career and his story to its apocalyptic end! You cannot miss the game-changing two-part finale of Morrison and Sharp’s epic run…

Morrison’s GREEN LANTERN hasn’t set my world on fire and the prospect of yet another “game-changing finale” doesn’t fill me with confidence, either.

And that’s it – the whole month of February and just three issues. A shout out, too, to THE FINAL NIGHT trade paperback reprint which I’ll also pick up as I don’t have a copy of that. The only other thing that caught my eye was the very tempting WHO’S WHO OMNIBUS but at $150, that’s way out of my budget range for a collection of comics that I already own (excepting the reprints from the annuals)

I wonder what March will bring for me and DC?

(And writing this up really makes me miss the brief reviews I used to do for the week’s comics I’d bought . . . might have to resurrect that series of postings.)

4 thoughts on “DC’s February 2021 Solicitations

  1. Yeah the whole future thing’s definitely been done to death ever since DC did it back in the 50’s, and more recently with the examples you mentioned. It looks like possibly a quick & fun read as long as you’re counting on the whole thing to matter in the long run. Maybe a stray character or two survive and become popular enough to be integrated into the the DCU proper, but other than that, it is what is. An unofficial Elseworlds story.

    You know, the weird thing is the idea of Grant Morrison writing the Green Lantern would’ve excited younger me, especially back in the 90’s/00’s and even the me from say 5 years ago. But now? Same as you. Just…meh.
    I guess it’s a combination of Morrison fatigue and growing older. What should’ve been a slam dunk, no-brainer has become published fan-fiction that is both safe and full of insider callbacks to his childhood. I’m good.

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  2. The thing it reminds me of is that Convergence mini-event from a couple years back that DC used as a two-month placeholder while they moved their offices cross-country? That’s what this seems like, a placeholder while they figure out a new plan. They’ve canceled or are canceling a bunch of titles these last few months, and with the editorial shake-up from a few months ago, I get the feeling things are in flux.

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    1. Agreed – it does seem like a “We need to sort out what the hell we’re going to do – here’s two months of throwaway stories for you while we do that” sort of thing.

      As a life-long reader of DC, I feel a bit sad to realise I’m unlikely to be picking up much of their stuff post-February.

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