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The entire DCU goes ape (and other animals) in December

The Dawn of DC event continues to spread across the DCU in December and January, and Popverse has an exclusive look at the titles affected by the animal outbreak

Titans: Beast World
Image credit: Ivan Reis/DC

Turns out, it really is a jungle out there — at least in a DC Universe slowly being transformed into a Beast World as part of the upcoming Dawn of DC event spinning out of the ongoing Titans series. Beast World continues in December and January, and Popverse has a look at just how far DC’s newfound animal instinct has spread.

Announced at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Titans: Beast World sees the DCU’s new premiere superteam — the Titans — come together to take on an intergalactic new threat, The Necrostar. The only problem is, when it turns out that Beast Boy is the key to defeating the alien, the heroes quickly discover that the solution might actually be worse than the problem as heroes and villains alike start to transform into animal-like beings…

Titans: Beast World gets a prologue in October’s Tales of the Titans #4, before the Titans: Beast World Series begins properly in November. The story continues in the following DC titles, with descriptions and covers provided by the publisher:

Titans: Beast World #2

Written by TOM TAYLOR 
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI 
Variant covers by BJÖRN BARENDS and KENDRICK LIM 
Lenticular variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW ($6.99 US) 
$4.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock) 
ON SALE 12/12/23

With beasts rampaging through the streets and a world conqueror in the sky, the Titans must do all they can to save humanity. But as heroes and villains alike are infected, will the team stay clear of the spores or become part of the threat? And as the world rages, can Raven discover a way to save Beast Boy?

Titans: Beast World Tour: Gotham #1 

Written by CHIP ZDARSKY, GRACE ELLIS, GRETCHEN FELKER-MARTIN, SAM MAGGS, and KYLE STARKS 
Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA, DANIEL HILLYARD, IVAN SHAVRIN, PJ HOLDEN, and KELLEY JONES 
Cover by MIKEL JANÍN 
Variant covers by GUILLEM MARCH and CULLY HAMNER 
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock) 
ON SALE 12/12/23

As the bestial infection spreads all over Earth, the shape-shifting spores finally start to take root in Gotham City! Follow the feral tales of your favorite heroes and villains as they lose themselves to their more beastly nature. With stories by Eisner winners Chip Zdarsky, Grace Ellis, and so many more, it’s sure to leave you hooting and howling in delight!

Titans: Beast World Tour: Central City #1 

Titans: Beast World Central City #1 Cover
Image credit: Mikel Janin/DC

Written by SI SPURRIER, A.L. KAPLAN, ALEX PAKNADEL, JARRETT WILLIAMS 
Art by A.L. KAPLAN, GEORGE KAMBADAIS, and SERG ACUNÑA 
Cover by MIKEL JANÍN 
Variant covers by CULLY HAMNER and TAURIN CLARKE 
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock) 
ON SALE 12/19/23 

Speedsters infected! The home of the Flash is not immune from the Starro spores, and as a member of the Flash Family is infected, it’s all hands on deck across both Central and Keystone City. Irey West has a plan that requires the help of her BFF Maxine Baker, while Avery Ho, Wallace West, and fan-favorite Circuit Breaker will all be working together with the entire clan to contain the infected speedsters causing chaos across the city. Oh, and the recent issues within the Speed Force haven’t gone away… This key chapter of the Beast World saga also contains important revelations for the Scarlet Speedster’s next steps as The Flash writer Si Spurrier is joined by Speed Force writer Jarrett WIlliams, Circuit Breaker scribe A.L. Kaplan, and Knight Terrors: The Flash writer Alex Paknadel!

Titans #6 

Written by TOM TAYLOR 
Art by TRAVIS MOORE 
Cover by CLAYTON HENRY 
Variant covers by JEN BARTEL and DAVID TALASKI 
1:25 variant cover by GERALD PAREL 
1:50 variant cover by CLAYTON HENRY 
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom variant cover by JESUS MERINO 
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock) 
ON SALE 12/19/23

As the world is overrun by beasts, the Titans face the man who put it all in motion…Brother Eternity. But the cult leader might not be what he appears to be. What shocking secret does Brother Eternity hold, and will Starfire survive it?

Titans: Beast World #3 

Written by TOM TAYLOR 
Art by LUCAS MEYER 
Cover by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI 
Variant covers by BJÖRN BARENDS and MIRKA ANDOLFO 
Lenticular variant cover by NICK BRADSHAW ($6.99 US) 
$4.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $5.99 US (card stock) 
ON SALE 12/26/23

The world has gone wild, and Amanda Waller is the only one who can bring order! The mastermind behind the Suicide Squad has now been given frightening authority to deal with the threat at large. She knows what is needed to end this, but will her brutal methods put her on a collision course with the Titans?

Titans: Beast World Tour: Atlantis #1 

Titans: Beast World Atlantis #1 Cover
Image credit: Mikel Janin/DC

Written by SINA GRACE, FRANK TIERI, and MEGHAN FITZMARTIN 
Art by RICCARDO FEDERICI, VALENTINE DE LANDRO, and more 
Cover by MIKEL JANÍN 
Variant covers by HOWARD PORTER and CULLY HAMNER 
$5.99 US | 48 pages | Variant $6.99 US (card stock) 
ON SALE 1/2/24 

Beast World plunges into the deep! 
As Garth reacts to the crisis amongst his former Titans teammates, all hell breaks loose in the depths of Atlantis! It’s a clash of Aquaman and Tempest in a deep-sea battle royale that points the way to new horizons ahead. Plus, megalodons versus Mera and Jackson Hyde, and Black Manta channels his inner manta in this exciting next installment of “Beast World”!


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