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August 2014 Solicitations

imageEARTH 2 #26
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by J.G. JONES
DC UNIVERSE SELFIE variant cover
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
Val and Lantern battle Superman with Earth’s fate hanging in the balance when a familiar faces arrives on Earth 2 via the Boom Tube to turn the tide!

imageWORLD’S FINEST #26
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Power Girl and Huntress return to Earth 2 just when their homeworld needs them most!

imageTHE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #14
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by AARON LOPRESTI
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale AUGUST 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Cadmus Island turns against itself as the Earth 2 prisoners break out!

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #15
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Constantine realizes he’s on to something much bigger than he thought as the events of five years from now begin to collide!

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #17
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale AUGUST 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Who is the Masked Superman? What does his identity have to do with last week’s startling ending? The answers will shock you as the entire New 52 gets ready to jump five years into the future!

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #16
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN
Art by JESUS MERINO
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale AUGUST 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The threat behind StormWatch’s entire existence reveals itself!

imageTHE MULTIVERSITY #1
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:10 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
1:25 Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
1:50 Variant cover by BRYAN HITCH
1:100 Variant cover by GRANT MORRISON
Blank variant cover available
On sale AUGUST 20 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with six covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The biggest adventure in DC’s history is here!
Join visionary writer Grant Morrison, today’s most talented artists, and a cast of unforgettable characters from 52 alternative Earths of the known DC Multiverse! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, the legion of Sivanas, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and the latest, greatest Super Hero of Earth-Prime: YOU! 
Comprising six complete adventures – each set in a different parallel universe – plus a two-part framing story and a comprehensive guidebook to the many worlds of the Multiverse, THE MULTIVERSITY is more than just a multipart comic-book series. It’s a cosmos spanning, soul-shaking experience that puts YOU on the frontline in the Battle for All Creation against the demonic destroyers known as the Gentry!
In issue #1, pencilled by superstar artist Ivan Reis (AQUAMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE), President Superman of Earth-23 uncovers a threat to all Reality so apocalyptic it will take a team of incredible heroes from across the Multiverse to face it – including Captain Carrot, like you’ve never seen him before!
But even with a multitude of alternate worlds to choose from, where every variation is possible, can anyone hope to prevail against the onslaught of ultimate evil and undying hatred – in the unstoppable form of a one-time cosmic defender with unimaginable powers?! Join us, if you dare, for the beginning of THE MULTIVERSITY!

imageSUPERBOY #34
Written by AARON KUDER
Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
On sale AUGUST 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
Superboy battles an army of Superboys from across the Multiverse!

imageEARTH 2 VOL. 4: THE DARK AGE HC
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NICOLA SCOTT, TREVOR SCOTT, ROBSON ROCHA, OCLAIR ALBERT, BARRY KITSON and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US
Once thought dead, Superman now returns to Earth to do the destructive bidding of Darkseid in these stories from issues #17-20 and EARTH 2 ANNUAL #2! The Wonders of Earth 2 have struggled to keep the forces of Brutal and Darkseid at bay. But now, with the return of Superman, they can no longer stand up to the wake of destruction he brings. And with the emergence of a new and mysterious Batman comes the hope that he may know how to defeat the rogue Man of Steel before Earth 2 is destroyed.

DC Planet has a preview of The New 52: Futures End #3 by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Mark Irwin, and a cover by Ryan Sook.

DC Planet has a preview of The New 52: Futures End #3 by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Mark Irwin, and a cover by Ryan Sook.

September’s “Futures End” Covers & Creative Teams

DC has released the full creative lineups for its September 2014 “Futures End” tie-in issues, and a look at the first two weeks of lenticular covers. I pulled out the Earth 2 and JSA related titles. Where the they had two separate jpegs instead of a gif with multiple images I created gif. Which is pretty much everyone except for Earth 2: Futures End #1.

imageEARTH 2: FUTURES END #1
Writer: Daniel H. Wilson
Penciller: Eddy BarrowsInker: Eber Ferreira
Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli
On sale SEPTEMBER 3
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Michael Holt has survived the war between the two worlds he’s called home. Now, he’s taking drastic measures to ensure that there will be no more war – regardless of the cost!

imageWORLDS’ FINEST: FUTURES END #1
Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Yildiray Cinar
Inker: Paul Neary
Cover: Stephen Segovia
On sale SEPTEMBER 10
32 pg, FC • RATED T
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
Power Girl must break into Cadmus Island to free Huntress – but she ends up a prisoner herself!

imageCONSTANTINE: FUTURES END #1
Writer: Ray Fawkes
Penciller: Juan Ferreyra
Inker: Juan Ferreyra
Cover: Juan Ferreyra
On sale SEPTEMBER 10
32 pg, FC • RATED T+
3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US
2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US
After a desperate five-year quest, John Constantine has claimed the ultimate occult prize: the Helmet of Fate!

Newsarama recently interviewed Tim Seeley and Tom King about the upcoming series Grayson. Grayson will follow the adventures of Dick Grayson as a spy. Joining Dick Grayson will be Helena Bertinelli the post-Crisis and pre-Flashpoint Huntress. Here is what they had to say about Helena.

Nrama: Is there any way you can tell us the name of this female character?

Seeley: Helena Bertinelli.

Nrama: Oh!

Seeley: Oh! Yeah!

Nrama: But it’s not Huntress. This is a different, New 52 take on the character.

King: This is the New 52 appearance of the new Helena Bertinelli.

Seeley: Yeah, it’s not Helena Wayne, the Huntress. It’s Helena Bertinelli.

Nrama: That’s kind of cool, because Dick and Helena did have a relationship in the old universe. When you say she’s a “partner,” she also works for Spyral?

King: Yeah. She’s an amazing spy. She’s definitely better than Dick; he has to learn from her.

That’s very interesting. I wonder if this plays into the character mentioned in Worlds’ Finest #1. Hints of Helena Bertinelli’s ties to the Chicago mob have been dropped in Justice League #25.

It seems like Helena Wayne won’t be leaving the role of Huntress anytime soon. So that is good. But with Helena Bertinelli appearing on Arrow, things not looking too hot for her in Earth 2: World’s End, and the rumor Paul Levitz walking off that book, makes me uneasy for her fate in the upcoming months.

Nicola Scott was interviewed in the same Word Balloon episode that had the interview with Greg Pak. She talked about the secret origin of the Earth 2 series. I’d suggest listening to the podcast because the following was said in a light manner. Without that it could sound pretty harsh and it really didn’t come across that way. I found the pitch for 1960s JSA really interesting. It sounds kind of like JSA meets Mad Men. Anyway here is Nicola Scott on the the creation of Earth 2:


I was asked if I would like to do the job in June the year before it started and I don’t think I actually started on it until maybe January or February. I can’t remember when it was now. Now when I was first asked about it, it was going to be a 1960s JSA book where the heroes were all in their 40s and i think part of the reason why I was offered the job was because, you know, it would all be about the fashions and the trends and all that kind of stuff and they thought well maybe a girl would be good for that. So that is possibly why I was offered the job in the first place. That’s not quite being fair to DC but I think it’s probably one of the ingredients. And the idea continued to evolve as they were you know nutting it out and getting closer and closer. Eventually it got to the point where the idea got bigger and they knew - you know it turned into what it turned into. And I don’t know but I think there might have been a little bit of,  Oooo we already attached Nicola to this book and suddenly it’s a big boy book but a big boy book was kind of what I asked for. I said I want a testosterone book I want to see if I could draw one.

Weather DC thought that or not, there is no question that Nicola is kicking butt on the series.

Nicola Scott was interviewed in the same Word Balloon episode that had the interview with Greg Pak. She talked about the secret origin of the Earth 2 series. I’d suggest listening to the podcast because the following was said in a light manner. Without that it could sound pretty harsh and it really didn’t come across that way. I found the pitch for 1960s JSA really interesting. It sounds kind of like JSA meets Mad Men. Anyway here is Nicola Scott on the the creation of Earth 2:

I was asked if I would like to do the job in June the year before it started and I don’t think I actually started on it until maybe January or February. I can’t remember when it was now. Now when I was first asked about it, it was going to be a 1960s JSA book where the heroes were all in their 40s and i think part of the reason why I was offered the job was because, you know, it would all be about the fashions and the trends and all that kind of stuff and they thought well maybe a girl would be good for that. So that is possibly why I was offered the job in the first place. That’s not quite being fair to DC but I think it’s probably one of the ingredients. And the idea continued to evolve as they were you know nutting it out and getting closer and closer. Eventually it got to the point where the idea got bigger and they knew - you know it turned into what it turned into. And I don’t know but I think there might have been a little bit of,  Oooo we already attached Nicola to this book and suddenly it’s a big boy book but a big boy book was kind of what I asked for. I said I want a testosterone book I want to see if I could draw one.

Weather DC thought that or not, there is no question that Nicola is kicking butt on the series.

Bleeding Cool is reporting a rumor that Paul Levitz has walked off Earth 2: World’s End. If that is true, I wonder what it means for Worlds’ Finest.

Bleeding Cool is reporting a rumor that Paul Levitz has walked off Earth 2: World’s End. If that is true, I wonder what it means for Worlds’ Finest.

Bleeding Cool reports that at the C2E2 DC Comics panel Nicola Scott explained what the original Earth 2 spin-off book was suppose to be…

Scott said that, yes, originally, Tom Taylor was going to write an Earth 2 spinoff Batman comic, before he was given the main book on Robinson’s departure…

Bleeding Cool reports that at the C2E2 DC Comics panel Nicola Scott explained what the original Earth 2 spin-off book was suppose to be…

Scott said that, yes, originally, Tom Taylor was going to write an Earth 2 spinoff Batman comic, before he was given the main book on Robinson’s departure…

Comicosity interviewed Nicola Scott at C2E2 about Earth 2. She had some interesting things to say about Val’s costume design.

Where with Val, Tom Taylor and I had been talking about him since Tom started, and we knew exactly emotionally what kind of impulse we wanted to give the readers. It was really important that his physical look, as well as his costume — because it would be a number of issues before we’d see him in his costume — really presented exactly who he is straight off the bat. He’s young. He’s slim. He has a sort of really sweet, non-aggressive face, and everything about him is just passive.

And when it came to designing his outfit, I said right away that I think we need to ditch the red and yellow as much as possible. I wanted to make it a blue and white outfit, because that’s something clean and fresh that will look beautiful with his skin tone. So, I submitted a number of designs. We were trying to get him cape-free. Tom and I both wanted him without a cape, but they kind of pushed. I did about three or four different designs and added a cape to each one. We played with the cape being red and being white.

We all agreed on this one particular design we really liked, but Tom tweaked it by putting that last bit by putting red in the background of the shield. It just sort of polished it off and made it look perfect. It was a great counterbalance to our old Superman, who also has red in the background of his shield. So, we have a black shield and a white shield fighting each other shortly.

The whole interview is quite interesting. She talks about designing or working with the design of most of the characters in the book, including the new Batman, Aquawoman, Red Tornado, and Doctor Fate.

UPROXX’s Gamma Squad has a preview of Worlds’ Finest #23 by Paul Levitz, R.B. Silva, Yildiray Cinar, Joe Weems, and Jason Wright. Cover by Barry Kitson and Jason Wright.

UPROXX’s Gamma Squad has a preview of Worlds’ Finest #23 by Paul Levitz, R.B. Silva, Yildiray Cinar, Joe Weems, and Jason Wright. Cover by Barry Kitson and Jason Wright.

Solicitations for DC Comics in August are starting to creep out including The New 52: Futures End #14-17. Issue #14 has very interesting cover by Ryan Sook and copy :

Cadmus Island turns against itself as the Earth 2 prisoners break out!

Wow! First panel looks like either Fury or Big Barda fighting Deathstroke. A birds eye view of Red Tornado being pieced apart. A worms eye view of Lois Lane (?) looking at something. Could this be the first meeting of the Loises? That also looks like a very creepy Mister Terrific.
What do you think of these solicits?

Solicitations for DC Comics in August are starting to creep out including The New 52: Futures End #14-17. Issue #14 has very interesting cover by Ryan Sook and copy :

Cadmus Island turns against itself as the Earth 2 prisoners break out!

Wow! First panel looks like either Fury or Big Barda fighting Deathstroke. A birds eye view of Red Tornado being pieced apart. A worms eye view of Lois Lane (?) looking at something. Could this be the first meeting of the Loises? That also looks like a very creepy Mister Terrific.

What do you think of these solicits?