I’ve been posting broadcast blog items when Marvel Comics has new debut issues hitting the stands and after offering up so many summaries of the DC Comics offerings I felt that I should add their new first issues or beginning mini-series as each month goes along. That being said here are the premiere editions coming out this May from DC Comics “The New 52” grouping.
As has been done with the Marvel broadcasts, I’ve lovingly used the basic premises for these titles from the Wikipedia Page for the brand and offering up cover art. I’ll be tossing in my views on the batch of releases at the close so here we go.
Superman: Doomed – Writers Scott Lobdell, Greg Pak, Charles Soule; Artist Ken Lashley – No description was given for this one but considering that the cover depicts the walking destruction known as Doomsday I think its pretty self-explanatory as to what is going to be happening.
The New 52: Futures End – Writers Jeff Lemire, Keith Giffen, Brian Azzarello, Dan Jurgens; Artists Ethan Van Sciver, Patrick Zircher, Jesus Merino, Dan Green, Dan Jurgens, Mark Irwin, Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert – An eleven-month weekly series set five years in The New 52’s future. Lemire stated the series is “an exploration of DC’s past, present and its future.” Batman Beyond will make his in-continuity appearance in the series. The series will start with a free zero issue, released on Free Comic Book Day May 3, 2014, with issue 1 releasing May 7, 2014.
PiercingMetal Says: Alright not a whole lot of brand newness this May but both seem interesting to me and while the Superman title will surely give us a knock down smash ’em up, I will say that I am more interested personally in the future tales that we shall get in “Future’s End”. Several years ago there was a “1,000,000” series that was rather interesting in how it showed our heroes and I think this will follow a similar premise. Hopefully a lot of you managed to get the free “0” issue that was made available during the recent FCBD. I did. The weekly title thing might be tough on some readers pockets and I guess its safe to assume that this will be a complete trade volume not long after the final issue hits the stands. What do you readers think? Do either of these titles interest you?
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