DC’s April 2021 Solicitations

As I’m not a Superman or Batman fan, DC doesn’t seem to have a great deal going on for me.


As this new Green Lantern series begins, the newly formed United Planets and the Guardians of the Universe hold an intergalactic summit to decide who can best serve and protect the cosmos from danger. With the majority of Green Lanterns called back to Oa, John Stewart arrives alongside Teen Lantern Keli Quintela, whose powerful gauntlet could be one of the most powerful and unstable weapons in the universe. With the entire landscape of the universe in flux, is this the end of the Green Lantern Corps…or a new beginning?

I said in last month’s post about the end of Grant Morrison’s run that I hoped we’d get a new GL series and look here – the Corps is back. True we have the Young Justice Teen Lantern, about whom I know nothing, but look at the crowd below – Kilogwog, Isamot Kol, Two-Six, Arisia, and even Soranik Natu who, the last I read, was running around as a Yellow Lantern and siding with her dad, Sinestro. I’m looking forward to this.

art by ANEKE

The DC Universe and the world of RWBY collide in this new miniseries! Discover the Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, and Diana Prince of Remnant as Team RWBY comes face to face with new versions of DC’s paragons of justice. A new Grimm is running rampant around the island of Patch, and Ruby and Yang must team up with a young farm boy to stop it! Meanwhile, Blake meets a mysterious woman who’s appeared on Menagerie, but what is her purpose? And why does she act like she hasn’t been around modern society?

Normally I’d pick up most anything connected to the Justice League and I’ve read (and enjoyed) a shed load of books by Marguerite Bennett . . . but I know nothing about Rwby and this just doesn’t grab me. It’s a seven issue mini-series so maybe it’s a trade in the future.

written by ANDY SCHMIDT
backup story art by BRYAN HITCH
cover by JIM CHEUNG

With Starro ravaging the planet and controlling superheroes and villains alike, the fate of the world rests in the hands of Ultraman, Superia, and Owlman—in other words, win or lose, humanity is doomed!
Question of the month: What famous Gotham foes are held in Owlman’s cave?
Plus, in the backup story, witness the origin of Owlman in a tale illustrated by superstar artist Bryan Hitch!

Being something of a fan of continuity, this whole new Earth-3 is intriguing so I’ll be picking this up.

art and cover by DAVID MARQUEZ
backup story written by RAM V
backup story art by XERMANICO

Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Aquaman, and Hawkgirl join forces with Black Adam to fight an all-new world conqueror! But how do they stop the unstoppable power known as Brutus? Enter new mega-power sensation Naomi, who comes face to face with the League and brings along Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons for a blockbuster battle for the ages—with a last-page cliffhanger that will leave everyone guessing what’s next!
And in the backup tale, the new Justice League meets the new Justice League Dark, and the demon Etrigan calls the team to action—but Batman has other plans. This team needs a leader, but what twisted secret prevents Zatanna from stepping forward? Plus, Ragman makes a startling discovery—one that may cost his life!

Bendis appears to be adding in his own character Naomi to the mix; as I know nothing about her, it’ll be interesting to see if she’s League level or if she’s in just because she’s friends with the boss.

written by RAM V
art and cover by MIKE PERKINS

The trials of Levi Kamei, the new avatar of the Green, grow darker as the Pale Wanderer’s bloody spree leaves a trail of death across the Sonoran Desert. While his “lessons” begin to show Levi the true nature of what he is becoming, it is Jennifer Reece who’ll show Levi that he must contend with his past and his trauma in order to stop the murderous wraith. Will Levi Kamei grasp his newfound place in this world as the Swamp Thing? Or will his fears consume him before the new avatar can even take root? Find out as this eternal conflict of life and death comes to a head!

And the new Swamp Thing maxi series continues.

And that’s it – four issues out of the entire month from DC, a far cry from what I’ve been getting from them in years past.

3 thoughts on “DC’s April 2021 Solicitations

  1. Huge ‘MEH” from me on all these except the Crime Syndicate one. I’m always a sucker for CS stories, so hopefully readcomicsoneline.to will start to carry the series just so I can see how it is.

    Looks like GL’s getting the Marvel treatment as they replace Hal w/ this Teen Lantern chick. Niche book that’ll get cancelled soon enough.

    Naomi’s friends w/ the boss. There, answered that for you, ha ha. Fuck Bendis. I know it’s usually tradition for new writers to insert their own pet character in the team, but why does it always have to be someone new, new who’s obviously just there bc of the writer not for their own merits? Look at all the number of unused characters just floating around out there like Blue Devil, The Question, Nightmaster, The Ray, The Atom, The Creeper (okay, he’d probably be a better fit for JLD, but you get my point)


    1. I’m hoping the GL book turns more into a Corps book – not a problem with new members, but happy to see the old crew back.

      Yeah, Naomi’s there because of Bendis, no doubt. Here’s hoping he brings in some under-used characters.

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      1. For every pet character used, there’s a gazillion just waiting ever so patiently like an animal at a pet shelter to be noticed and loved. The Creeper, Animal Man, Klaw The Unconquered, Red Tornado, Blue Devil, Android Hourman, Hourman 2, etc.


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