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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.