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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.

Jen Van Meter was interviewed as part of CBR’s “Sunday Conversation” feature. During the chat she brought up her story arc in JSA Classified, “Honor Among Thieves.” She had this to say about it:

Right. Well, we talk. Greg Rucka — my husband — and I talk a lot around the house about the patterns we’ve observed in each other’s work over the past 25 years. One of the things we’ve talked about is, for instance, people will look at his body of work and say, “Rucka really likes writing these badass women.” But at home what we’re often talking about is that the big question he wants to answer, that drives 99% of what he writes, is nature vs. nurture. He’s fascinated by who we are and what we’re made into. In a culture that really aggressively assaults women in terms of self image and self esteem — and men as well — on the basis of gender and sex, we look into his work and see these characters emerge out of him, always thinking about that question. One of my driving questions is about how we build communities, and how community works. I think the family probably winds up being my entry point a lot, in part, because it’s this core community. Out of the households and out of tiny communities we form when we make families, we get a micro version of everything else. It’s funny, because I didn’t really notice how much I was doing it [Laughs] right away. As people started to engage with “Hopeless Savages,” they’d bring it up to me, and I realized I did have that interest. I’m interested in, for lack of a better word, house rules. How we get along. I’m interested in families that make themselves out of collections of people that aren’t necessarily related, or whose relationships aren’t approved by the state, but who nonetheless make family. I laughed when you asked because years ago, when Steve Wacker was still an editor at DC, he called me up and asked if I’d be willing to do a three or four issue mini-series reuniting some villains for a JSA story. I kind of put it down and came back to it and told him, “You’re really talking about a team book, and I don’t really do team books.” He said, “Have you ever read your stuff?”

Jen Van Meter was interviewed as part of CBR’s “Sunday Conversation” feature. During the chat she brought up her story arc in JSA Classified, “Honor Among Thieves.” She had this to say about it:

Right. Well, we talk. Greg Rucka — my husband — and I talk a lot around the house about the patterns we’ve observed in each other’s work over the past 25 years. One of the things we’ve talked about is, for instance, people will look at his body of work and say, “Rucka really likes writing these badass women.” But at home what we’re often talking about is that the big question he wants to answer, that drives 99% of what he writes, is nature vs. nurture. He’s fascinated by who we are and what we’re made into. In a culture that really aggressively assaults women in terms of self image and self esteem — and men as well — on the basis of gender and sex, we look into his work and see these characters emerge out of him, always thinking about that question. One of my driving questions is about how we build communities, and how community works. I think the family probably winds up being my entry point a lot, in part, because it’s this core community. Out of the households and out of tiny communities we form when we make families, we get a micro version of everything else. It’s funny, because I didn’t really notice how much I was doing it [Laughs] right away. As people started to engage with “Hopeless Savages,” they’d bring it up to me, and I realized I did have that interest. I’m interested in, for lack of a better word, house rules. How we get along. I’m interested in families that make themselves out of collections of people that aren’t necessarily related, or whose relationships aren’t approved by the state, but who nonetheless make family. I laughed when you asked because years ago, when Steve Wacker was still an editor at DC, he called me up and asked if I’d be willing to do a three or four issue mini-series reuniting some villains for a JSA story. I kind of put it down and came back to it and told him, “You’re really talking about a team book, and I don’t really do team books.” He said, “Have you ever read your stuff?”

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 has a preview of The New 52: Futures End #2 by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Jesus Merino, Dan Green, and a cover by Ryan Sook.

Newsarama has a preview of The New 52: Futures End #2 by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Jesus Merino, Dan Green, and a cover by Ryan Sook.

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?

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.