Whether due to use-it-or-lose-it legal concerns about trademarks, or simply to remind everyone of exactly what it owns, DC Comics has come up with a variety of ways to recycle old titles, ranging from the 1997 Tangent event to the anthologies Mystery in Space and Ghosts to the short-lived National Comics revival.
This week the company brought back Young Romance, the title of the Joe Simon/Jack Kirby-created comic that was published from 1947 to 1975, as a Valentine’s Day special featuring a half-dozen stories of romance in the New 52 DC Universe.
An interesting mix of creators are involved, an interesting enough mix to merit a look at what they might do with some of these characters and couples in eight pages. So join me for mini-reviews of every story in Young Romance: The New 52 Valentine’s Day Special.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, DC Comics is bringing back Young Romance, the anthology that 65 years ago launched an entire genre, with a one-shot featuring such characters as Superman, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Batman, Apollo and Midnighter.
Called Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine’s Day Special #1, the 64-page anthology boasts a creative lineup that includes Andy Diggle, Ann Nocenti, Peter Milligan, Phil Jimenez, Gene Ha, Cecil Castellucci, Sanford Green, Lauren Buekes and Emanuella Luppichinno. Kenneth Rocafort’s cover can be seen in full below.