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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?

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.

Last week James Robinson recorded an epic 3 hour podcast with the folks over at Comic Vine. They talked about just about everything under the sun, including Earth 2. An interesting bit of information is we will see Wildcat in the arc that follows the current Doctor Fate story. Above are to mentions of Ted Grant before in Earth 2 #2 and #5 by James Robinson and Nicola Scott. 

Hey, Mister Terrific and Earth 2 fans, if I were you, I would check Worlds’ Finest #10 (out today). I think we will be seeing some worlds colliding. 

Hey, Mister Terrific and Earth 2 fans, if I were you, I would check Worlds’ Finest #10 (out today). I think we will be seeing some worlds colliding. 

In prep for the upcoming launch of Justice League of America #1 Geoff Johns went on a interview rampage. I’ve picked out some of the parts where he spoke about JSA related characters. But all the interviews are great I’d suggest reading them all.
During his interview with Newsarama he had this to say about Stargirl and Hawkman.

Nrama: You had mentioned that Stargirl had played a role as a public face of the JLA? She’s a celebrity?
Johns: She is. Stargirl is a celebrity. They picked her partly because of research. She’s tested really well with audiences. And she’s a perfect spokesman for the Justice League of America. So they bring her in under the guise that she’s a hero that has this potential and is a part of this big team, but she soon finds out that they really just want her to be a figurehead, a symbol of the team in the public’s eye, and someone who will justify the team to any naysayers out there.
Nrama: I bet she’ll prove she’s a little bit more than that.
Johns: Well, when they first tell her… they go off on a mission and someone tells her, “hey, no, no, no, little girl you’re not going anywhere.” And she says, “What are you talking about?” And they say, “you’re just here for the cameras. So smile!” That drives her crazy. But we’ll also see another side to Stargirl we’ve never seen before. There’s more to her than what Amanda Waller believes.
Nrama: We’ve seen you write Hawkman before. How different will this take on him be, or is it informed quite a bit by your time on that comic?
Johns: This Hawkman… you’ll know clearly where Hawkman’s coming from — why he’s here, what he’s doing, and a bit of a mystery about him in issue #1.
Then in issue #2, you’ll see him interact with the team in a way that isextremely different than how we’ve ever seen Hawkman interact with a team before.
This Hawkman’s a different Hawkman than the one I wrote in Justice Society of America, who was a little more regal, as the reincarnated warrior. But this is an extra-terrestrial from Thanagar, who’s on Earth, and we’ll learn why. He’s an incredible, brutal character, but an incredibly complex character. To say he’s a barbarian with wings is oversimplifying, but that’s what many see him as. He’s got a bit of a haunted past, and the people he ends up connecting the most with in the JLA will surprise even him.

He said pretty much the same thing while talking to IGN.
When talking to MTV Geek about the choices he made for members in the Justice League of America he had this to say:

Batman’s great, Superman’s great, but there is something that I’ve always really enjoyed about getting into characters that you might not have looked twice at. Green Lantern, before we relaunched it with our rebirth, I think we obviously expanded the fan base of the character. Working on Justice League of America I like delving into characters like Mr. Terrific and Doctor Midnight that people might not know very well, they might have heard of, but their judgment is a little quick. 

He talked about the legacy aspect of Stargirl with CBR. He now refers to the Starman character he did before as the Starman-type character. I still think it is Sylvester Pemberton (here is my reasoning). I’m guessing he went from being Starman to Starman-type because James Robinson mentioned he is creating a Starman for Earth2 in the most recent Comic Vine Podcast he was on and DC doesn’t want duplicate characters past Flash, Green Lantern, and Atom.

Stargirl is a character that has a special place for you as you created her and you’ve written her for so long. I assume the New 52 has to change part of that, because without the JSA, the legacy aspect of that character will be somewhat different. How are you approaching her this time around?
Stargirl is the eternal optimist. She was always the shining star of the Justice Society; she was always somebody who believed in what she was doing, who wasn’t cynical and didn’t want to believe that what she’d be confronted with would make her cynical. She’s definitely coming in here with as much enthusiasm and hope as anyone, and she brings that to a team that desperately needs it. What you learn about her background is that she’s had to fight to hold on to this optimism and hope because of things that she’s confronted in the past.
We will see aspects of that legacy built into her. You’ll learn about her connection with a Starman-type character, and her stepfather, Pat Dugan, will be a part of her story. A lot of the things that were there [before the New 52] are still there, and there are also some new facets to what she does. Her role on the team at first glance is something that she thinks is wonderful, but she quickly realizes that she’s got to do more than what they want her to do.

Comic Vine asked Geoff about Courtney’s relationship with other members of the Justice League of America.

CV: Will anyone be taking Stargirl under their wing since she’s young and on a team with some members with questionable pasts?
GJ: She’s a character that really stands on her own but yes, you will see someone gravitate towards Stargirl to try to help her out.

In prep for the upcoming launch of Justice League of America #1 Geoff Johns went on a interview rampage. I’ve picked out some of the parts where he spoke about JSA related characters. But all the interviews are great I’d suggest reading them all.

During his interview with Newsarama he had this to say about Stargirl and Hawkman.

Nrama: You had mentioned that Stargirl had played a role as a public face of the JLA? She’s a celebrity?

Johns: She is. Stargirl is a celebrity. They picked her partly because of research. She’s tested really well with audiences. And she’s a perfect spokesman for the Justice League of America. So they bring her in under the guise that she’s a hero that has this potential and is a part of this big team, but she soon finds out that they really just want her to be a figurehead, a symbol of the team in the public’s eye, and someone who will justify the team to any naysayers out there.

Nrama: I bet she’ll prove she’s a little bit more than that.

Johns: Well, when they first tell her… they go off on a mission and someone tells her, “hey, no, no, no, little girl you’re not going anywhere.” And she says, “What are you talking about?” And they say, “you’re just here for the cameras. So smile!” That drives her crazy. But we’ll also see another side to Stargirl we’ve never seen before. There’s more to her than what Amanda Waller believes.

Nrama: We’ve seen you write Hawkman before. How different will this take on him be, or is it informed quite a bit by your time on that comic?

Johns: This Hawkman… you’ll know clearly where Hawkman’s coming from — why he’s here, what he’s doing, and a bit of a mystery about him in issue #1.

Then in issue #2, you’ll see him interact with the team in a way that isextremely different than how we’ve ever seen Hawkman interact with a team before.

This Hawkman’s a different Hawkman than the one I wrote in Justice Society of America, who was a little more regal, as the reincarnated warrior. But this is an extra-terrestrial from Thanagar, who’s on Earth, and we’ll learn why. He’s an incredible, brutal character, but an incredibly complex character. To say he’s a barbarian with wings is oversimplifying, but that’s what many see him as. He’s got a bit of a haunted past, and the people he ends up connecting the most with in the JLA will surprise even him.

He said pretty much the same thing while talking to IGN.

When talking to MTV Geek about the choices he made for members in the Justice League of America he had this to say:

Batman’s great, Superman’s great, but there is something that I’ve always really enjoyed about getting into characters that you might not have looked twice at. Green Lantern, before we relaunched it with our rebirth, I think we obviously expanded the fan base of the character. Working on Justice League of America I like delving into characters like Mr. Terrific and Doctor Midnight that people might not know very well, they might have heard of, but their judgment is a little quick. 

He talked about the legacy aspect of Stargirl with CBR. He now refers to the Starman character he did before as the Starman-type character. I still think it is Sylvester Pemberton (here is my reasoning). I’m guessing he went from being Starman to Starman-type because James Robinson mentioned he is creating a Starman for Earth2 in the most recent Comic Vine Podcast he was on and DC doesn’t want duplicate characters past Flash, Green Lantern, and Atom.

Stargirl is a character that has a special place for you as you created her and you’ve written her for so long. I assume the New 52 has to change part of that, because without the JSA, the legacy aspect of that character will be somewhat different. How are you approaching her this time around?

Stargirl is the eternal optimist. She was always the shining star of the Justice Society; she was always somebody who believed in what she was doing, who wasn’t cynical and didn’t want to believe that what she’d be confronted with would make her cynical. She’s definitely coming in here with as much enthusiasm and hope as anyone, and she brings that to a team that desperately needs it. What you learn about her background is that she’s had to fight to hold on to this optimism and hope because of things that she’s confronted in the past.

We will see aspects of that legacy built into her. You’ll learn about her connection with a Starman-type character, and her stepfather, Pat Dugan, will be a part of her story. A lot of the things that were there [before the New 52] are still there, and there are also some new facets to what she does. Her role on the team at first glance is something that she thinks is wonderful, but she quickly realizes that she’s got to do more than what they want her to do.

Comic Vine asked Geoff about Courtney’s relationship with other members of the Justice League of America.

CV: Will anyone be taking Stargirl under their wing since she’s young and on a team with some members with questionable pasts?

GJ: She’s a character that really stands on her own but yes, you will see someone gravitate towards Stargirl to try to help her out.

Preview: DC Universe Presents #0

The Source has a preview of DC Universe Presents #0 which features a story with Mister Terrific.