It’s interesting that Vibe’s title is Justice League of America’s Vibe and Katana is just “Katana”. I guess because she’s staying with the Birds too? Also it looks like the Outsiders ARE still in continuity (outside of Morrison’s Batman, Inc. but that’s a book where much continuity seems to slide).
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Art by ALEX SANCHEZ
Cover by DAVID FINCH
1:50 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale FEBRUARY 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• From the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and BIRDS OF PREY!
• KATANA is a former assassin on a noble quest to restore the OUTSIDERS to their former glory!
• Will she succeed, or will she be overcome by the power of her sword, the SoulTaker?
Today DC announced a Vibe title by Andrew Kreisberg and Pete Woods, that Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino are the new Green Arrow team and a new Katana title by Ann Nocenti and Alex Sanchez.
Here’s a peek at Vibe:
Earlier today Jeff Lemire posted Andrea Sorrentino’s black and white pencils of Green Arrow. Here’s a look at some colored artwork.
DC also just released the artwork for the first cover of Katana
So the rumors I had heard at NYCC were true! In February DC will be launching a series starring Katana written by Ann Nocenti.
This is only the third ongoing DC Comics title EVER to headline a woman of color so this is indeed good news.
Nocenti moves off of Green Arrow to pick up Katana and Jeff Lemire moves on. Unfortunately it seems this means DC is back to its female writers only writing female led books. Nocenti is also writing Catwoman and Gail Simone writes Batgirl.
Katana, who debuted in the DCU in 1983, seems to be the “hot” female character within DC Entertainment right now after years of being a supporting player. In addition to headlining her own book, she’ll co-star in Geoff Johns’ Justice League of America and be seen in the upcoming “Beware the Batman” animated series. (see more on that here)
DC also announced a new series starring Vibe. And, in what I thought was a joke, 52 Variant covers for the first issue of Justice League of America. Hey, wait Vibe is back? And crazy variants? It IS the 90s again.