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July 2014 Solicitations

EARTH 2 #25
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
BATMAN 75 variant cover
On sale JULY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
In this extra-sized issue, Val-Zod finally accepts his role as the new Superman of Earth 2 as he faces the twisted, brutal original Superman, who once protected the planet but now prepares it for Apokolips and the forces of Darkseid.

WORLDS’ FINEST #25
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM
Cover by BARRY KITSON
On sale JULY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Power Girl and Huntress return to the ruins of Earth 2, but they question whether their trip was worth the effort as they discover the state of their former home and friends.

Newsarama has revealed the covers to The New 52: Futures End #2-4. The cover for #3 by Ryan Sook has an image of Mister Terrific watching Batman Beyond while working out. Obviously watching Batman Beyond while working out sounds like a lot of fun but I don’t think he is watching the cartoon show. He looks like he is surveilling this Batman. Maybe after his run in with Terry Sloane on Earth 2 Michael Holt does not like guys named Terry and is going after Terry McGinnis. Hah!
On another note I don’t think we’ve seen Mister Terrific with “Fair Play” tattooed on his back before. “Fair” use to go around his right bicep, and “Play” went around his left. As far as this cover goes it looks like those tattoos have disappeared. This could mean a  couple things.
Mister Terrific loves the phrase “Fair Play” so much he not only had it tattooed on his biceps but also on his back. And the artist of this cover found the bicep tats distracting so he took them out for the cover
This is not the Mister Terrific we know. This is a different Michael Holt. Back-Tat Michael Holt.
Between adventures on Earth 2 he go his bicep tats removed and got a bigger bolder “Fair Play” tattoo on his back. He obviously has a lot of time on his hands while Earth 2 is being destroyed by evil-Superman.
What do you think of the new covers?

Newsarama has revealed the covers to The New 52: Futures End #2-4. The cover for #3 by Ryan Sook has an image of Mister Terrific watching Batman Beyond while working out. Obviously watching Batman Beyond while working out sounds like a lot of fun but I don’t think he is watching the cartoon show. He looks like he is surveilling this Batman. Maybe after his run in with Terry Sloane on Earth 2 Michael Holt does not like guys named Terry and is going after Terry McGinnis. Hah!

On another note I don’t think we’ve seen Mister Terrific with “Fair Play” tattooed on his back before. “Fair” use to go around his right bicep, and “Play” went around his left. As far as this cover goes it looks like those tattoos have disappeared. This could mean a  couple things.

  1. Mister Terrific loves the phrase “Fair Play” so much he not only had it tattooed on his biceps but also on his back. And the artist of this cover found the bicep tats distracting so he took them out for the cover
  2. This is not the Mister Terrific we know. This is a different Michael Holt. Back-Tat Michael Holt.
  3. Between adventures on Earth 2 he go his bicep tats removed and got a bigger bolder “Fair Play” tattoo on his back. He obviously has a lot of time on his hands while Earth 2 is being destroyed by evil-Superman.

What do you think of the new covers?

Earth 2 Related Solicits - June 2014

There is no more Forever Evil in the solicitations this month. But we do get a lot of Earth 2 goodness.

  • Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkgirl seem to be moving back to the spotlight in Earth 2.
  • Huntress and Power Girl are starting their trek home to Earth 2 in Worlds’ Finest
  • Sylvester Pemberton a.k.a. the Star-Spangled Kid gets his first action figure in Series 3 of Scribblenauts Unmasked Mini Figures Blind Boxes 
  • Mister Terrific is popping up in New 52 - Futures End.
  • Hawkman is fighting the new Lobo in Justice League United.
  • Pandora is fighting Vandal Savage in Trinity of Sin: Pandora.
  • The Spectre is playing a big role in Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger.
  • Black Canary is fighting the Suicide Squad in Birds of Prey .

EARTH 2 #24
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
Cover by PHILIP TAN and NORM RAPMUND
DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Aquawoman leads Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, and The Flash to battle Beguiler in the middle of the ocean! And Superman makes an unprecedented move that could change the future of Earth 2!

WORLDS’ FINEST #24
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS
Cover by BARRY KITSON
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Get ready for action as Power Girl and Huntress begin their journey back to Earth 2! Plus, Desaad returns!

SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED MINI FIGURES BLIND BOXES SERIES 3
In Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, Maxwell unites with Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League to restore order to the DC Comics Universe. Each tray contains 24 pieces of 11 different figures (some rarer than others), including Yellow Lantern Sinestro, Kyle Rayner, Reverse Flash, Batman and MORE!
Each Measures Approximately 2.25” Tall
$4.95 US • On Sale July 2014 * Allocations May Occur

Newsarama is starting to roll out early solicitations of DC Comics for June 2014. The New 52 - Futures End #5 solicitation is interesting.

Mr. Terrific unveils his latest technical achievement – but will it take over the DC Universe? Plus, Firestorm’s inner conflict explodes!

This leads me to believe that Earth 2 is the the other earth they are referring to in the May Solicitations.

Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth…

And that is why it is Futures End not Future’s End. 

Newsarama is starting to roll out early solicitations of DC Comics for June 2014. The New 52 - Futures End #5 solicitation is interesting.

Mr. Terrific unveils his latest technical achievement – but will it take over the DC Universe? Plus, Firestorm’s inner conflict explodes!

This leads me to believe that Earth 2 is the the other earth they are referring to in the May Solicitations.

Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth…

And that is why it is Futures End not Future’s End

Newsarama has a preview of Earth 2 #17 with major SPOILERS by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, and Trevor Scott. With covers by Doug Mahnke (above) and Ethan Van Sciver. 

Newsarama has a preview of Earth 2 #17 with major SPOILERS by Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, and Trevor Scott. With covers by Doug Mahnke (above) and Ethan Van Sciver. 

canonology:

Earth 2 #0–9 and World’s Finest #1. Added to my DC New 52 timeline on July 15, 2013. http://canonology.net/earth-2-0-9-worlds-finest-1

Canonology just started following me yesterday and man, I’m glad he did. It’s a great site that is creating a timeline of the new 52. I spent a bunch of time looking at the timelines. I’m really interested to see how the current arch in Batman/Superman fits into this Earth 2 timeline. I’m guessing the time period on Earth 2 is prior to the Apokolips invasion.  

canonology:

Earth 2 #0–9 and World’s Finest #1. Added to my DC New 52 timeline on July 15, 2013. http://canonology.net/earth-2-0-9-worlds-finest-1

Canonology just started following me yesterday and man, I’m glad he did. It’s a great site that is creating a timeline of the new 52. I spent a bunch of time looking at the timelines. I’m really interested to see how the current arch in Batman/Superman fits into this Earth 2 timeline. I’m guessing the time period on Earth 2 is prior to the Apokolips invasion.  

Did anyone catch Michael Holt on the series premiere of Beware the Batman? Can Mister Terrific be far behind? And judging from two of the other characters that appear in the show I bet we see a group of “Outsiders” form.

Did anyone catch Michael Holt on the series premiere of Beware the Batman? Can Mister Terrific be far behind? And judging from two of the other characters that appear in the show I bet we see a group of “Outsiders” form.

The Mary Sue has a preview of Worlds’ Finest #11written by Paul Levitz, with art by Ken Lashley, Barry Kitson, and Robson Rocha.

The Mary Sue has a preview of Worlds’ Finest #11written by Paul Levitz, with art by Ken Lashley, Barry Kitson, and Robson Rocha.

Gamma Squad posted the WTF cover of Worlds’ Finest #11 drawn by Barry Kitson. That alien looks like a mix of Desaad and a Parademon. I wonder if this is the new 52 look of Dessad. Hmmm…….

Gamma Squad posted the WTF cover of Worlds’ Finest #11 drawn by Barry Kitson. That alien looks like a mix of Desaad and a Parademon. I wonder if this is the new 52 look of Dessad. Hmmm…….

CBR talked to James Robinson and Paul Levitz about Earth 2 and Worlds’ Finest. During the interview they talked about Mister Terrific’s connection to both Earths.

Robinson: Honestly, I try to keep my plot points close to my chest but one of the things you’ll find out about Michael Holt [AKA Mister Terrific] as we go is that, it’s a big arc after “Tower Of Fate” which we’re apparently doing, that coming to Earth 2 has changed his body chemistry just enough that he’ll die if he goes back to [New 52] Earth. So Earth 2 is now home. So as Paul was saying about people not being where they want to be, him having to accept this new world as his home where he isn’t necessarily the world’s third smartest man, he’s the tenth smartest man, will be something that he has to deal with and rise to the occasion to face as the saga of “Earth 2” continues to unfold.
Levitz: He also loses the benefits of a lifetime of work in that. He was an incredible industro-magnate on Earth before he left, and you can’t always take it with you. That adds to the complexity too. There’s lots of levels of loss for these characters: their families, their accomplishments. That continues to build into the girls in “Worlds’ Finest” as their lives go on. They’re not finished losing some of the things that matter to them.
CBR: And Karen’s lost her relationship with Michael, as they clearly aren’t in the same world anymore.
Levitz: They had a pretty complicated relationship, I think!

Go read the full interview.
The above image is by Barry Kitson and is the cover to Worlds’ Finest #11. 

CBR talked to James Robinson and Paul Levitz about Earth 2 and Worlds’ Finest. During the interview they talked about Mister Terrific’s connection to both Earths.

Robinson: Honestly, I try to keep my plot points close to my chest but one of the things you’ll find out about Michael Holt [AKA Mister Terrific] as we go is that, it’s a big arc after “Tower Of Fate” which we’re apparently doing, that coming to Earth 2 has changed his body chemistry just enough that he’ll die if he goes back to [New 52] Earth. So Earth 2 is now home. So as Paul was saying about people not being where they want to be, him having to accept this new world as his home where he isn’t necessarily the world’s third smartest man, he’s the tenth smartest man, will be something that he has to deal with and rise to the occasion to face as the saga of “Earth 2” continues to unfold.

Levitz: He also loses the benefits of a lifetime of work in that. He was an incredible industro-magnate on Earth before he left, and you can’t always take it with you. That adds to the complexity too. There’s lots of levels of loss for these characters: their families, their accomplishments. That continues to build into the girls in “Worlds’ Finest” as their lives go on. They’re not finished losing some of the things that matter to them.

CBR: And Karen’s lost her relationship with Michael, as they clearly aren’t in the same world anymore.

Levitz: They had a pretty complicated relationship, I think!

Go read the full interview.

The above image is by Barry Kitson and is the cover to Worlds’ Finest #11.