Five DC Comics series from its main DC Universe line are set to come to an end in the coming months, CBR News has learned from a DC Entertainment spokesperson: “Justice League United,” “Gotham By Midnight,” “The Omega Men,” “Lobo” and “Doomed”. “Doomed” is not in DC’s December’s solicitations, suggesting that November’s issue #6 is the final installment of that series; the others reach their final issue in December. (CBR News has reached out to DC for clarification on the end of “Doomed.”)
Additionally, “Catwoman” will have a new creative team as of December’s issue #47: Writer Frank Tieri and artist Inaki Miranda. Outgoing series writer Genevieve Valentine will remain part of the “Batman and Robin Eternal” writing team.
“Justice League United” will reach its end in December with issue #16, from writer Jeff Parker and artist Travel Foreman. The series was originally announced as “Justice League Canada,” but was retitled as “Justice League United” before its launch in April 2014. The final “Gotham By Midnight” issue will be #12, by writer Ray Fawkes and artist Julio Ferreira, released roughly a year after the book’s debut in November 2014.
“The Omega Men” will end with issue #7, from Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda. The book received critical acclaim upon release along with fan buzz surrounding the fate of former Green Lantern Kyle Rayner; it launched as one of DC’s “DC You” titles in June of this year, an initiative emphasizing diversity in storytelling approaches, creators and characters. A new twist on Superman villain Doomsday, “Doomed” was also a “DC You” launch series, debuting in June from the team of Scott Lobdell and artist Javier Fernandez.
Much of the writing talent working on the ending books still have other active projects at DC. “Justice League United” writer Parker is writing the “Batman ’66 Meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” miniseries, announced late last week and starting in December; “Omega Men” writer King remains on “Grayson” and Vertigo series “Sheriff of Babylon;” “Lobo” writer Bunn is still on board “Green Lantern: The Lost Army,” “Aquaman” and “Sinestro;” “Doomed” writer Lobdell continues on “Red Hood/Arsenal.”
Check back with CBR on Monday afternoon for DC Comics’ full December 2015 solicitations.