Hey comic book fans, I’m going to be sharing some of the DC Comics stuff that is coming down the pike for the month of September. Every single issue title will be on hold this month and replaced by an interesting storyline that flings them into the future by a few years. Since new titles will be arriving by the dozen (give or take a copy) each week, I have broken down the solicitations on their respective week. Each edition will have a standard edition 2D cover along with a fantastic lenticular cover. I’ve secured the images of the lenticular covers for the first week and they look awesome. Check out some press from the DC Comics folks and these images.
FUTURES END IS HERE! Welcome to the future – FUTURES END, that is! This September, DC Entertainment takes you five years into the future of DC Comics – The New 52, where the heroes of the DC Universe face challenges unlike anything you’ve ever seen!
GRAYSON: FUTURES END #1: Branded a traitor, Dick Grayson has become the most powerful hero in the newly resurgent and dominant Mother Russia – and now, he must battle the Beast from the East in one final struggle for supremacy!
AQUAMAN: FUTURES END #1: Mera has claimed the throne of Atlantis for herself – and she’s sentenced her unfaithful husband, Aquaman, to death!
EARTH 2: FUTURES END #1: 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!
GREEN ARROW: FUTURES END #1: Green Arrow is dead – and his replacement finally stands revealed!
TRINITY OF SIN: PHANTOM STRANGER: FUTURES END #1: With one coin of redemption left, the Phantom Stranger faces his final challenge – in front of the new Council of Eternity! Pandora’s box has been reformed – but it can only be sealed from the inside! How can she make the ultimate sacrifice to safeguard the world against the deadly evils it holds?
ACTION COMICS: FUTURES END #1: With the Man of Steel missing, ordinary people around the world start to mysteriously exhibit his strengths and abilities…
DETECTIVE COMICS: FUTURES END #1: Batman takes his war on crime to the next level, but he needs the help of his greatest ally – The Riddler?!
BATWING: FUTURES END #1: Luke Fox has rejected his father, which leads him to rebuilding a more deadly and dangerous Leviathan!
GREEN LANTERN: FUTURES END #1: Across the universe, the dead are rising — the Black Lanterns are back! Only one being knows what it will take to destroy them this time…the one who understands the spectrum inside and out: Relic! But there’s no way Hal Jordan is prepared for the part he’ll have to play in order put an end to the Black Lanterns once and for all!
SWAMP THING: FUTURES END #1: The Avatars of the Green, Red and Gray go to war with the avatars of Bacteria and Metal! It’s five years later, and Alec Holland is trying to mediate a ceasefire that could also be his last stab at reconnecting with humanity!
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I think I am as excited about the specialized covers more than the storyline itself to be quite honest and that is not a slight at all since I LOVE the special covers and have been a fan of them since first seeing the foil-embossed “Silver Surfer” #25 back in the nineties from Marvel Comics. They just look so nice in a collection. Overall I think the idea of a fast-forwarding in a heroes lifetime can be interesting and while I’ve actually stopped reading a number of the full “New 52” titles at the time of this writing, I will be picking up the maxi-series and these special one-shot editions. See you next week with the next batch of “Futures End” special edition summaries. While we wait for that you can let me know what you think of this batch down in the comments section below.
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