Three DC Comics ongoing series will have new creative teams as of February 2016's issues, the publisher announced on Monday in advance of its monthly solicitations release. "Teen Titans" will now be helmed by writer Greg Pak and artist Noel Rodriguez, writer Dan Abnett and artist Vicente Cifuentes have joined "Aquaman" and writer Tim Seeley and artist Juan Ferreyra are the new "New Suicide Squad" creative team.
Direct from DC, here are details of the new teams' first issues:
"Teen Titans" #17"With their backs against the wall, the Titans are wanted across the country! Now, Tim Drake must find a way to clear the team's name while staying one step ahead of the law. But Wonder Girl's past is also catching up with her and it won't wait for the Titans' troubles to calm down."
"Aquaman" #49 "In the aftermath of the Thule invasion, Aquaman must show the people of Atlantis that he was the target of a conspiracy and earn their trust once more. And no, it's not going to be easy..."
"New Suicide Squad" #17"Indentured super villain Harley Quinn has made covert contact with someone outside the walls of Belle Reve prison-and this mysterious savior has discovered the secrets of Amanda Waller and Task Force X."
Also notable from DC's February 2016 solicitations:
- The long-awaited "Wonder Woman Earth One" graphic novel from Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette is listed as an advance solicitation, with a scheduled release date of April 6.
- The Joker guest stars in "Harley Quinn" #25, and as the solicitation text puts it: "At long last, it's Harley Quinn and The Joker, face-to-face." In other Harley news, Green Lantern guest stars in February's "Harley's Little Black Book."
- Speaking of villains: Parallax returns in "Telos" #5; Eclipse leaps to the future in "Justice League 3001" #9.
- It's a big month for comics legend Neal Adams, who's writing and drawing the previously announced six-issue miniseries "Superman: The Coming of the Supermen." Adams is also the subject of DC's February variant cover theme, with the artist homaging his past DC covers in new interpretations.
- It looks like Sueprman's relationship with Kryptonite has changed in a big way. While it's traditionally his greatest weakness, the solicitation text for February's "Action Comics" #49 by Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder says he's "Now powered by Kryptonite."
- In place of a regularly scheduled issue of "Justice League" in February is the extra-sized "Justice League: Darkseid War Special," from Geoff Johns and Oscar Jimenez. It's said to offer insight into the origin of Grail, Darkseid's daughter.
- Adult coloring books are a hot trend, and DC continues to capitalize (following January's coloring book variant covers) with suitable-for-coloring versions of popular Batman stories "Hush" by Jeph Loeb & Jim Lee and "Mad Love" by Paul Dini & Bruce Timm.