This week, the industry-changing event kicks into high gear with the launch of a further 13 new ongoing series.
Among the week's most anticipated new arrivals are Grant Morrison's cornerstone title Action Comics, Gail Simone's long-awaited return to Barbara Gordon in Batgirl, and Tony S. Daniel's first issue of Detective Comics.
Over the coming week Digital Spy will publish reviews of all of the new comics as well as continuing coverage of DC's 'New 52' relaunch.
Check out the full DC Comics listings for this week's 'New 52' titles below:
Action Comics #1
Art by Rags Morales and Rick Bryant
The one and only Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman) returns to Superman, joined by sensational artist Rags Morales (Identity Crisis), to bring you tales of The Man of Steel unlike any you've ever read! This extra-sized debut issue is the cornerstone of the entire DC Universe.
Animal Man #1
Art by Travel Foreman and Dan Green
Buddy Baker has gone from "super" man to family man – but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? Find out in this dramatic new series from writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist).
Art by Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes
Yes, it's really happening! Barbara Gordon is back as Batgirl - and she's going to have to face the city's most horrifying new villains as well as the dark secrets from her past. You won't want to miss this stunning debut issue from fan-favourite Birds of Prey writer Gail Simone.
Art by Ben Oliver
Africa, a land of beauty - and of great horror. A land of creation and conflict. It is in desperate need of a defender, and from the ranks of Batman Incorporated comes a soldier to carry on the legacy of The Dark Knight in the most tumultuous region on Earth. Meet Batwing, the Batman of Africa!
Detective Comics #1
Art by Ryan Winn and Tony S. Daniel
DC's flagship title is relaunched for the first time ever, with new Batman adventures from acclaimed writer/artist Tony S. Daniel. A killer called The Gotham Ripper is on the loose on Batman's home turf - leading The Dark Knight on a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Green Arrow #1
Art by Dan Jurgens and George Pérez
Green Arrow is on the hunt. Driven by inner demons, Ollie Queen travels the world and brings outlaws to justice… by breaking every law. Now, armed with cutting-edge weaponry and illegally gained intel (courtesy of his team at QCore), Green Arrow is shooting first and asking questions later.
Hawk and Dove #1
Art by Rob Liefeld
Hank Hall is not happy. He's not happy to have Dawn Granger as a new partner in his war on crime. He's not happy that she's dating the ghostly superhero Deadman. He's not happy to learn that someone is trying to plunge the United States into a new civil war! Now, it's up to Hawk and Dove to root out the forces behind this conflict and stop them before they turn the U.S. into a wasteland.
Justice League International #1
Art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan
With the growing presence of super beings around the world, the United Nations resolves to create a new group called Justice League International. Batman, Booster Gold, Green Lantern Guy Gardner, August General in Iron, Fire, Ice, Vixen and Rocket Red are charged with promoting unity and trust - but can they reach that goal without killing each other first?
Men of War #1
Art by Tom Derenick
On the ground and on the front lines, a young, headstrong soldier known as Joe Rock assumes command of Easy Company - a team of ex-military men turned contractors. Will they survive the battle-scarred landscape carved by the DCU's Super-Villains?
Art by Keith Giffen
The all-seeing Brother Eye satellite has unleashed a new beast upon the DC Universe in this smashing new series. Kevin Kho has become an unwilling participant in a war between Checkmate and Brother Eye as he is transformed into the One Machine Army Corp known only as O.M.A.C.
Static Shock #1
Art by Jonathan Glapion and Scott McDaniel
The brilliant, slightly awkward high school student Virgil Hawkins transforms into the cocky electromagnetic hero Static. A mysterious tragedy forces the Hawkins family to relocate from Dakota to New York City. Virgil embarks upon new adventures in a new high school and a new internship at S.T.A.R. Labs. As Static, he dons a new uniform and establishes a new secret headquarters. But is he ready to take on the new villains who lurk in New York City's underworld?
Art by Miguel Sepulveda
They are Stormwatch, a dangerous super human police force whose existence is kept secret from the world. Directly following the ominous events of Superman #1, Adam One leads half the Stormwatch team to recover the [INFORMATION REDACTED] from deep in the Himalayas. Meanwhile, Jack Hawksmoor and the rest of the Stormwatch crew look to recruit two of the deadliest super humans on the planet: Midnighter and Apollo. And if they say no? Perhaps the Martian Manhunter can change their minds...
Swamp Thing #1
Art by Yanick Paquette
One of the world's most iconic characters has returned to the heart of the DC Universe, and every step he takes will shake the foundations of the Earth. Alec Holland has his life back…but the Green has plans for it. A monstrous evil is rising in the desert, and it'll take a monster of another kind to defend life as we know it!
This week's DC Comics 'The New 52' titles will be on sale from September 7.
> Introduction to DC Comics' 'New 52' relaunch
> DC Comics 'The New 52': Justice League #1 - review
> DC's 'Justice League #1' sets digital record