DC Rumor: Amanda Conner With J&J On 2 New Female-Starring Comics

New rumor is that Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner are cooking up two new DC titles, both staring female characters.  May this be a Power Girl redux?

Andy Hunsakerby Andy Hunsaker

Power Girl by Amanda Conner

There's a new rumor from the Baltimore Comic-Con that Bleeding Cool is spreading – namely, that the writing team of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, who are currently handling All-Star Western in DC's New 52, have two more secret books in the hopper, both to be drawn by the inimitable Amanda Conner.  Palmiotti and Conner, who are married, haven't worked together since their run on Power Girl that was much beloved, and now the word is that both of these titles will feature female lead characters – perhaps more response to the Batgirl of San Diego.

The actual overheard words from Palmitti were "the two books…both female characters…and one’s a lady.”

Now that's certainly ripe for interpretation.

So one thing we do know is that Karen Starr, the alter ego of Power Girl, is set to show up in some capacity in Geoff Johns' Justice League, but we don't know if she has powers or if her origin is absolutely and completely revamped to negate all the "Multiverse" confusion about her Kryptonian heritage.  Will she be rolled back to a teenager?  Will she be the one who is a lady?  Or are they done with Power Girl and be ready to move onto someone else?  Maybe Terra, Power Girl's young sidekick from Conner's run, gets her own series?  Could they be given Zatanna, too, since she's notably missing from the New 52?

Another thing that bears mention – Gray and Palmiotti did a long run of Jonah Hex, wherein they introduced Talulah Black, a scarred and damaged woman just as badass as Hex, and most certainly not a "lady" in the mannerly sense.  If she got her own title, that could be all kinds of awesome. 

All speculation is welcome!