DC Comics To Spotlight Old/Current Favorites

USA Today scooped some pre-SDCC ’15 news from DC. 8 new 6-part miniseries launching in 2016 will mark the return of Metal Men, Metamorpho, Swamp Thing, and more!

Here are a few excerpts:
Swamp Thing co-creator Len Wein is back writing his green monster again as well as a new Metal Men book, Marv Wolfman tackles his old Teen Titans heroine with Raven, Gerry Conway gets another dose of Firestorm, and Mike W. Barr returns with a tale featuring one of his original Outsiders — and reintroduces another well-known character — in Katana: Cult of the Kobra.

With Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death, writer Amy Chu (Sensation Comics: Wonder Woman) takes the Batman villainess in “a really new direction,” says EIC Bob Harras, “and it’s a fun twist on her character and where she’s going to go.”

Plus, Aaron Lopresti (The New 52: Future’s End) brings Metamorpho back in a big way in a self-titled mini, and Keith Giffen’s Sugar & Spike puts a grownup spin on Sheldon Mayer’s popular comic-book toddlers of the 1950s and ’60s.

DC was “very cautious” about reintroducing Sugar Plumm and Cecil “Spike” Wilson into the pantheon, co-publisher DiDio admits. “They’re not spoiled kids anymore, but they’re older and they’re operating as private investigators handling problems and mysteries that the superheroes can’t handle themselves.”

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