Newswire: Superheroes dominate C2E2 with major announcements from Marvel and DC

With superhero comics, the more things change, the more they stay the same, and this past weekend’s Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) made that especially clear. Both DC and Marvel made big announcements about upcoming publishing initiatives at the annual convention, but neither Dark Matter nor Marvel Legacy are offering much that is genuinely new. Announced on Thursday, “Dark Matter” is the banner for five titles spinning out of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s upcoming Dark Nights: Metal event, with each series spotlighting a new addition to the DC Universe.

Image: DC Comics; Immortal Men design art by Jim Lee

Dark Matter is being promoted as “a new age of heroes,” but this new age features a lot of the same names readers have come to expect from DC Comics: In addition to Metal, Snyder is writing New Challengers for artist Andy Kubert, an update on The …

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