DC Comics announces big change with Superman, a Shazam! miniseries and an eight-issue Booster Gold-Blue Beetle run

Apr 21, 2021

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What started out as a big day specifically for Superman has turned into an even bigger day for DC Comics.

Tom Taylor is taking on more at DC, having already written DCeased, Suicide Squad and a Hellblazer Black Label story. The current Nightwing writer will also handle Superman, starting July 13.

But he won’t be writing a Clark Kent story. Instead, Taylor and John Timms’ Superman will be Jon Kent.

Shortly after Taylor revealed the news, DC announced Shazam is set to get a new four-issue miniseries.

Billy Batson came to Titans Academy looking for answers, but so far has kept his Shazam! identity a secret from his new classmates. Why was the rest of his adopted family cut off from the power of Shazam!? Why are his own powers becoming increasingly unreliable? What has happened to the Rock of Eternity, where is the Wizard, and who can help Billy get his powers back to normal before these mysterious events turn into a full-blown crisis?

Tim Sheridan, Clayton Henry and Marcelo Maiolo’s story begins July 20.

Also former Batman Beyond and Nightwing writer Dan Jurgens is working with a character he created, Booster Gold. Alongside artist Ryan Sook, Jurgens has Booster partnered up with his old friend Blue Beetle for an eight-issue run titled “Blue and Gold.”

Desperate to regain the spotlight, Booster Gold looks to attract the public’s (and Justice League’s) attention the same way any washed-up, second-rate hero would — social media. The not-so-tech-savvy hero from the 25th century enlists the help of his best friend, Blue Beetle, who possesses both the money and the brains to help his old pal navigate the scary world of internet influencers.

Like the “Shazam!” miniseries, Jurgens and Sook’s story also begins on July 20.