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Nerdist has revealed that DC’s third weekly series premiering in October 2014 will be entitled, Earth 2: World’s End. The series will be written byTom Taylor, Paul Levitz, Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennet, and Mike Johnson. The art on the series will be provided by Eddy Barrows, Jorge Jimenez, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqeira, and Tyler Kirkham.
The above image by Ben Oliver shows that things aren’t going too well for Val, Power Girl, Batman, Huntress, Doctor Fate, and Green Lantern. For that matter Apokolips crushing the planet doesn’t bode well either.
Update: I just noticed that Batman is holding Huntress the same way Batman is holding Robin on the collected Batman: A Death in the Family (Jason Todd’s Death).
Do you think this will be in addition or in place of Earth 2 and Worlds’ Finest?
What do you think of this series?

Nerdist has revealed that DC’s third weekly series premiering in October 2014 will be entitled, Earth 2: World’s End. The series will be written byTom Taylor, Paul Levitz, Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennet, and Mike Johnson. The art on the series will be provided by Eddy Barrows, Jorge Jimenez, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqeira, and Tyler Kirkham.

The above image by Ben Oliver shows that things aren’t going too well for Val, Power Girl, Batman, Huntress, Doctor Fate, and Green Lantern. For that matter Apokolips crushing the planet doesn’t bode well either.

Update: I just noticed that Batman is holding Huntress the same way Batman is holding Robin on the collected Batman: A Death in the Family (Jason Todd’s Death).

Do you think this will be in addition or in place of Earth 2 and Worlds’ Finest?

What do you think of this series?

DC Comics gave us another double page spread teaser image the back of this week’s books for The New 52: Futures End, entitled “When futures end, the blood moon shall rise.” I love these things sometimes more than the stories they are inspired by. Let’s look this over. We’ll start with the overall picture, the text, and then the characters.

This piece of art by Mikel Janin is clearly inspired by M.C. Escher’s Relativity. In Escher’s piece there are three sources of gravity and realities interacting in the painting which creates a sense of confusion.

Relativity, also inspired the interior architecture of Doctor Fate’s Tower. I believe this started in the 1990’s JSA series (I could be wrong about that). The new Tower of Fate shown in Earth 2 is also inspired by this painting.

The headline reads, “When futures end, the blood moon shall rise!” “Futures end,” refers to the series DC is publishing, The New 52: Futures End. Futures is plural here so it is pretty obvious that we are talking about more than one timeline’s future.

This image was released April 14, 2014 just before the blood moon. A blood moon is when the moon is completely covered by the earth’s umbral shadow for four eclipses in a row, as opposed to only partial eclipses. Rather than succumbing to complete darkness, the moon will glow red as it receives the refracted light that spills over the Earth’s circumference.

When you deal with eclipses in the DC Universe one character comes to mind and that is Eclipso. Amethyst is in the center of the image and she was last seen defeating Eclipso in the pages of Sword of Sorcery.

Bloodmoon is also the name of a character in the Wildstorm Universe who has yet to appear in the DC Universe. He was an enemy of Grifter and Team 7. Grifter is hanging out on this poster as well.

Now, outside of the Superman and Batman characters, almost every one of the elements to this piece is from a canceled New 52 comic. Booster Gold was the leader in Justice League International, which lasted 12 issues and an annual. O.M.A.C. was canceled with issue #8. Mister Terrific was canceled with issue #8. Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. was cancelled with issue #18. Amethyst was the lead story in Sword of Sorcery which lasted nine issues. Stormwatch was just recently canceled with #30. The Savage Hawkman ran 21 issues. Grifter ran 17, and The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men, ran 21. I don’t know if this series should be called Futures End or Series Ended. Maybe DC should revive Canceled Comics Cavalcade.

Alright now lets get to characters and elements of the picture starting from the upper left and working in a general direction of across and down.

Cave with a clock in it: Most versions of the Batcave have their entrances through a grandfather clock in Wayne Manor. It looks like Robin is entering the scene from this cave. This element could also be a reference to Vanishing Point. Located at the end of time Vanishing Point has served as the headquarters of the Linear Men. It’s origins began on planet earth as the mountain headquarters of Booster Gold who also looks to be exiting this structure. Vanishing Point and the Linear Men were created by Dan Jurgens, one of the writers of Futures End.

Booster Gold: Booster played a big roll in Flashpoint. It has been theorized that he may remember the Pre-Flashpoint Universe. He was recently seen in Justice League International Annual #1 being visited by his future self right before disappearing. He then mysteriously appeared in the 19th Century in Gotham City, where he meets Jonah Hex. I’m sure he is going to be a big player in this story. Dan Jurgens also created Booster Gold.

Robin: This appears to be the Robin costume originally worn by Tim Drake pre-Flashpoint. Does this mean that the Pre-New 52 DCU still exists? Did Booster find it? Is that a different character in that outfit?

O.M.A.C.: Next up we have the O.M.A.C. symbol, which in the New 52 stands for One-Machine Attack Construct. Kevin Kho was a scientist working at Cadmus in genetic research. He was first changed into O.M.A.C. by science satellite, Brother Eye using New Genesis technology as a weapon against Project Cadmus. Kevin Kho and Brother Eye are in a constant battle for control of O.M.A.C. While Kevin was in control joined Justice League International until he was taken over by Brother Eye. He was recently seen in Suicide Squad where many people including the Crime Syndicate tried to controlled him.

Batman Beyond: This Batman, Terry McGinnis, first appeared in the Batman Beyond cartoon. He is the predecessor to Bruce Wayne and Batman. He is now appearing in the web series Batman Beyond 2.0 and Justice League Beyond 2.0. Weather this Batman is from the Batman Beyond Universe (Timm/Dini Universe) or an alternate version set in the future of the New 52 waits to be seen.

Batman: If this Batman is working with Batman Beyond it could be an older Bruce, Dick, Tim, or Jason in more of an armor working with him. My bets are on Bruce. He’s been seen using armor in the future before (Kingdom Come, Dark Knight Returns).

Now lets go down the stairs.

Mister Terrific: The sign at the top of the stairs reads Terrifi T Tech(?) U-Spheres. Right below that I think we see Michael Holt and two other people. A Terrific Trio? Michael Holt is currently on Earth 2 and his company on the main Earth is being taken over by Desaad. I don’t think we’ve seen these other two people before. They could be previous employees but I don’t remember them from his series. They could be other Terrifics from other Universes. If Michael Holt is back on the main Earth, one of the futures ending could be Earth 2’s. Also it is interesting that they are making U-Spheres instead of T-Spheres. Could his T-Spheres been compromised by Brother Eye? I wonder what the U stands for.

Now lets flip to the other side of the stairs.

The Crimson Men and Resurrection Man?: These folks look like the people who appeared in Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. They are a mysterious team who aim to change the world. The long haired guy looks a little like Resurrection Man. This might not be a bad guess since his New 52 series lasted only 13 issues.

Now to the two members of Justice League Dark. It is worth noting that JLD’s headquarters is the House of Mystery which has doors that open to various places, somewhat similarly to this piece.

Frankenstein: He is the monster from the Mary Shelley novel and was an agent of S.H.A.D.E. but cut ties with them by the end of the book, which was written by a Futures End writer, Jeff Lemire. He currently is part of Justice League Dark (also written by Lemire for a period of time) and is guest starring for the next couple months in Red Hood and the Outlaws. Being comprised of undead body parts could be a key in fighting O.M.A.C.

Amethyst: Amy Winston spent her childhood moving around the U.S. until her 17th birthday when her mother revealed Amy’s true origin. Her true name was Princess Amaya of House Amethyst, from another Dimension called Gemworld. Amaya, was part of Justice League Dark for an adventure while Jeff Lemire was writing the book. However, her last interaction with John Constantine. He conned her into bringing Eclipso back to Gemworld with her.

Over to the Super characters

Lois Lane: One of the best reporters in the world and most of the time the true of of Clark Kent/Superman. She looks to be reporting. I am interested to see how she becomes a part of the story.

O.M.A.C. Superman?: This Superman looks like he has been O.M.A.C.ified and is working for Brother Eye. Superman being mind-controlled by a bad guy isn’t really new. Check out Earth 2. Or even the O.M.A.C. storyline leading into Infinite Crisis. This Superman’s costume does seem to resemble the Eradicator and Superboy’s costumes from “Reign of the Supermen” storyline. Maybe that is how Lois ties in. I believe Superboy is now a clone of Superman mixed with Lois’ DNA instead of Lex Luthor’s or Westfield’s.

Hawkman: The alien from Thanagar, Katar Hol was accidentally fused with the Nth Metal which created the ability to quickly grow a full body armor and wings. On Earth his identity is Carter Hall and is part of the cast of Justice League United written by Jeff Lemire.

The Authority Stormwatch: Was created by Merlin Adam One centuries ago during one of his adventures with The Demon Knights (pretty much the first Stormwatch group). Their members currently consist of Midnighter (pictured), Apollo (pictured), the Engineer, Jenny Quantum, the Projectionist, and Jack Hawksmoor. Their base of operations is an a ship called the Carrier which travels the Bleed (the space between parallel universes). This gives us more of a hint that we’re going to see the end of more than one timeline here.

Grifter: Cole Cash is a con man and  former U.S. Army, and Team 7 member. During one of his adventures he was abducted by the alien race Daemonites. These aliens were infiltrating the Earth by abducting humans and taking their bodies as hosts. Cole was mysteriously revived prematurely during this process and he escaped. Since then he had the ability to  as hosts an alien race secretly infiltrating Earth by taking human bodies as hosts. Since then he could sense the Daemonites and hear their telepathic communications.

Firestorm: Ronald Raymond and Jason Rusch are two high school students fused together to become Firestorm. As Firestorm they can transmute matter and shoot energy blasts. They were most recently seen in the Forever Evil crossover.

I have no idea who that guy in the lilac colored trenchcoat is.

What are your thoughts on this piece of teaser art? Did I miss anything? Who do you think the man in the lilac suit is?

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Go to the cleaning supplies section of your local dollar store and grab a bucket; it’s time to dress up as DC’s Mastery of Magic; Doctor Fate!

My Half Assed Cosplay Ideas is one of my favorite tumblrs. Go check out all of Patrick Dean’s illustrations. They’re great!

halfassedcosplayideas:

Go to the cleaning supplies section of your local dollar store and grab a bucket; it’s time to dress up as DC’s Mastery of Magic; Doctor Fate!

My Half Assed Cosplay Ideas is one of my favorite tumblrs. Go check out all of Patrick Dean’s illustrations. They’re great!

Mancave Daily has a preview of Earth 2 #22 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott, and Pete Pantazis; with a cover by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson.

Mancave Daily has a preview of Earth 2 #22 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott, and Pete Pantazis; with a cover by Andy Kubert and Brad Anderson.

A JSA versus JLI pie fight! Happy Pi Day!

This scene is from Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Season 3: Episode 10, “Crisis: 22,300 Miles Above Earth”

CBR has a preview of Earth 2 #21 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, and Trevor Scott.

CBR has a preview of Earth 2 #21 by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, and Trevor Scott.

According to Bleeding Cool, Earth 2 might be getting a weekly title along with Batman Eternal and The New 52: Future’s End. That is exciting news! What would you like to see in the weekly?
I’d love to see some world building especially with lesser known Golden Age characters.

According to Bleeding Cool, Earth 2 might be getting a weekly title along with Batman Eternal and The New 52: Future’s End. That is exciting news! What would you like to see in the weekly?

I’d love to see some world building especially with lesser known Golden Age characters.

Crave Online has a preview of Earth 2 Annual #2 by Tom Taylor, Robson Rocha, and Scott Hanna which reveals the origin of the new Batman.

Crave Online has a preview of Earth 2 Annual #2 by Tom Taylor, Robson Rocha, and Scott Hanna which reveals the origin of the new Batman.

Both Earth 2 and honorary third Earth 2 title Batman/Superman made it on Newsarama’s poll ”10 Best Current DC COMICS Titles, According to You, Our Readers.” 
What’s your favorite DC book this year?

Both Earth 2 and honorary third Earth 2 title Batman/Superman made it on Newsarama’s poll ”10 Best Current DC COMICS Titles, According to You, Our Readers.” 

What’s your favorite DC book this year?

March Solicits

EARTH 2 #21
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
1:25 Robot Chicken Variant cover
On sale MARCH 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T 
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Last issue’s major new addition to Earth 2 tests his new powers against the Parademon hordes!

BATMAN/SUPERMAN #9
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by JAE LEE
1:25 Robot Chicken Variant cover
On sale MARCH 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T 
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“First Contact” continues from last month’s explosive WORLD’S FINEST #20 as Batman, Superman, Huntress and Power Girl battle a massive new threat to the DC Universe! As Kaizan Gamorra unleashes the means to take down Superman, an unbelievable discovery is made that will have major repercussions in 2014!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

WORLDS’ FINEST #21
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale MARCH 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T 
The “First Contact” crossover with BATMAN/SUPERMAN reaches its conclusion as Kaizan Gamorra unleashes a plot to depower Power Girl and unlock the secrets of Superman of Earth 2!

EARTH 2 VOL. 2: THE TOWER OF FATE TP
Written by JAMES ROBINSON 
Art by NICOLA SCOTT, TREVOR SCOTT and others 
Cover by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
On sale APRIL 9 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In these stories from EARTH 2 #0 and 7-12 and a story from DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #0, the World Army has begun rounding up the Super Heroes of Earth 2, but for what dark purpose? In an attempt to avoid capture, Dr. Fate and Kid Flash find themselves in the magical realm of Nabu, and Wotan seeks Dr. Fate’s assistance…

JSA OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, DAVID GOYER, JAMES ROBINSON, MARK WAID, MICHAEL CHABON, DARWYN COOKE, HOWARD CHAYKIN and others
Art by STEPHEN SADOWSKI, CARLOS PACHECO, RAGS MORALES, JAVIER SALTARES, MICHAEL LARK, PETER SNEJBJERG, AARON LOPRESTI, HOWARD CHAYKIN, DARWYN COOKE and others
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
On sale MAY 14 • 1,224 pg, FC, $125.00 US
The start of Geoff Johns’s amazing run on JSA is collected in this massive hardcover that reintroduces the world’s first super team to the modern-day DC Universe! Collected here are JSA #1-25, JSA ANNUAL #1, JSA SECRET FILES #2, JLA/JSA: VIRTUE AND VICE, JSA: OUR WORLDS AT WAR #1, JLA/JSA SECRET FILES #1, SECRET ORIGINS OF SUPER VILLAINS #1, JSA ALL STARS #1-8, ALL STAR COMICS #1-2, ALL AMERICAN COMICS #1, ADVENTURE COMICS #1, ADVENTURE COMICS #1, NATIONAL COMICS #1, SENSATION COMICS #1, SMASH COMICS #1, STAR SPANGLED COMICS #1 and THRILLING COMICS #1!

DC COMICS – The NEW 52 EARTH 2 BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, THE FLASH AND WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURES
Based on designs by EARTH 2 artist Nicola Scott, this is the latest action figure line from DC Collectibles, featuring four heroes who are familiar yet somehow different: Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman!
BATMAN – 6.75”
WONDER WOMAN – 6.75”
GREEN LANTERN – 6.75”
THE FLASH – 6.75”
EACH FIGURE SOLD SEPARATELY
* Action Figures * $24.95 US • On Sale June 2014
* Allocations May Occur