Teasing DC Comics-The New 52
With the release of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, DC Comics-The New 52 will officially kick off next week. There has been a lot of speculation over the past few months about what to expect from all the new series, so we decided to up the ante one last time.
Below, you will see 52 teases – each one pulled from the first issue of every title in DC Comics-The New 52. Between now and September 28th, we’ll be revealing daily (in groups of two) which series these teases are from.
These one-liners set up the themes of their corresponding series, hint at the unexpected return of fan-favorite characters and allude to significant changes.
Can you guess which title each tease belongs to? Keep checking THE SOURCE everyday to see how right you might have been.
"If you're not moving, you're not living."
"If we stop looking to the present and the past, and instead we look to the future...if we ask ourselves what can be--what it will be tomorrow... then we're asking the right question. Because to hope, to dream, to predict is to shape the city yourself, rather than to be shaped by it."
"Maybe this is all connected to that guy in Metropolis."
"You think you and your 'army' stand a chance against Superman and a half dozen Green Lanterns and Wonder Woman?"
"They ended the revolution and freed our country. Then they disappeared."
"Do we look like ‘super-heroes’? We're the professionals."
"He’s the worst kind of killer. One with no true pattern.”
“Hee…That’s so cute. You think you’re scary. But mister, I’ve seen scary. And you ain’t got his smile.”
“What I do, I do for the good of the universe. Something you lost sight of thousands of years ago.”
"I'm losing control."
"We don't... We don't call it that. It could be the key to all human knowledge. Black holes. Time travel. Physics, on another level."
"What I want is your complete attention and for you to understand that your life is now mine."
"You are not the first doctor I've known that tried to play god."
"Flashpoint effect has definitely closed off time travel."
"I've always enjoyed your sense of humor, Booster."
"He makes a sound like a supersonic bomber. And then it looks like his shadow itself turns against him."
"How's it feel to be nobody's favorite super-hero?"
"I remember a time when you would have begged me to stop playing superhero!"
"Maybe I was never a good guy, and maybe I was never the really big fish. But if there's one thing I do know from living other's people's lives, it's that I've changed."
"How long have I been here? How long have I been frozen like this?"
"I always thought you could change the world, Michael."
"Some people don't like having their secrets exposed."
"The only reason I'm here is ’cause if anything happens to you--that would make me the worst former sidekick ever."
"You think I need a 'team?'"
"You could do so much good! WE could do so much good!"
“Good to see you, Barbara.”
"Nature sounds its own warning bell."
"Welcome to Cellblock D of the Central Asian Supermax Meta-Human Facility."
"I thought I'd left that world behind me. That maybe I could do more good working from the shadows. Apparently, I was wrong. I'm going to need help."
"You're Welcome, my friend. And New York City, you're welcome too!"
"If that scarab pops back up, I want any Green Lanterns within five parsecs to know it."
"You've been partners with this guy for a couple of years, and you still haven't told him where you really came from?"
"A bunch of Lanterns have just died in sector 3599."
"We are too late."
“Because the entire time THEY have been studying ME? I have been studying THEM.”
"This time it spells trouble."
“I swear to God I don't know nothin' about the Gotham Butcher."
"You’re just in time for your destiny.”
"Miles? Why, my beautiful girls.... You can see forever."
“People are goin' nuts. Wait ‘til they watch us kill him.”
“Oh, God. Oh, God. I just murdered someone!”
“You are the parent of your own fear.”
"Kyle Rayner of Earth, you have been chosen."
"You're not my partner, you're my son."
"Find out who is under that mask."
"For this great mission I will need help. I will need followers who are prepared to follow me into the jaws of death, and worse..."
"You'll have my undivided attention... And I'm pretty sure I'll have yours."
“Just when I’ve set up my new life, my old one comes back. Well played, Gotham.”
"I didn't even know how much I missed it."
"The dream isn't over."
"The future is being re-made."
“Life isn't without risk. You hear that bon mot a lot. But mostly around business. Or dating. Or eating fried food from street vendors. But we take risks all the time, every day, in a thousand ways. Driving a car. Talking to a stranger. Jay walking. Those are the little ones we don't even think about. It's the big ones that make it interesting. At least for me, it is."