DC adds two new Walmart titles, renames others

‘Flash” and ‘Swamp Thing’ join the line-up, with new material by Tim Seeley, Gail Simone and more.

DC Comics is adding two more titles to its slate of Walmart-exclusive comics, bringing the number from four to six. And they are renaming two existing ones.

The two new titles are Swamp Thing 100-Page Giant and Flash 100-Page Giant, and like the other titles in the line they will feature new stories packaged with reprints of previous stories. Justice League and Teen Titans, meanwhile, will get new names — the former becomes Wonder Woman, while the latter will shorten its name to Titans — no doubt to match the name of the show that can be found on DC’s streaming service.

“DC has been incredibly successful in attracting new readers through its relationship with Walmart,” said Nancy Spears, VP, Mass Book, Digital Sales and Trade Marketing, in the press release. “These two titles are the perfect extensions to the Walmart line, given the successful Flash TV show and the popularity of last October’s Swamp Thing Halloween Horror Special.”

The first issue of Swamp Thing will feature a new story by Tim Seeley and Mike Perkins, featuring the pyromaniac Char Man. For issues 2 and 3, Seeley will be joined by Joëlle Jones for a tale about a supernatural slasher.

The comic will also feature reprints of Jeff Lemire and Travel Foreman’s run on Animal Man, as well as Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette’s New 52 Swamp Thing series.

The Flash will include a new tale by Gail Simone and Clayton Henry that will run for 12 issues, featuring the Mirror Master. It will also feature reprint material from Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato’s run on the character, in addition to the 2004 Adam Strange series by Andy Diggle and Pasqual Ferry.

The new titles are expected to arrive in Walmart around Feb. 17. The 100-page comics retail for $4.99.

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