This summer, DC Entertainment is all set to launch a new direction for the DC Universe (DCU) as the publisher continues to evolve comic storytelling for its next generation of fans. Beginning 3 June, the DC Comics line of comic books will consist of 24 brand-new series that will begin at issue number one. The total number of periodicals in the DCU will be 49, with additional new titles debuting throughout the year. Award-winning, critically acclaimed writers are a part of writing team of DC Comics’ new periodicals and graphic novels, including Gene Luen Yang, Bryan Hitch, Garth Ennis and Ming Doyle. DC Comics will be keenly focused on going back-to-basics with its legendary characters, like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, while also reinventing key characters, such as Black Canary, Bizarro, Cyborg and Starfire, with a new contemporary tonality to ensure a diverse offering of titles. Top writers and artists, as well as emerging fresh voices, are on board to help create an expansive lineup of comics that appeals to a broad audience of fans.