The New 52 Group Solicits, Part 2 (May 2014)

The New 52 Group Solicits, Part 2 (May 2014)

By Clark Bull Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by RYAN SOOK
1:50 Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T 

Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth, leaving the world unprepared for an approaching evil that threatens to destroy the future. Can a time-traveling Batman Beyond help a massive cast of the DCU’s finest avert the impending apocalypse? Find out in this new weekly series that will forever alter the direction of The New 52! In this debut issue of The New 52’s weekly series, Batman Beyond arrives five years later! Grifter turns against humanity! And a Justice League member DIES!

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #2
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by JESUS MERINO and DAN GREEN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The entire DC Universe gathers to mourn a fallen hero! Plus the secrets of the DCU five years later arrive at Lois Lane’s door! 

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #3
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DAN JURGENS and MARK IRWIN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Did Firestorm kill a member of the Justice League? Who is watching Batman Beyond? And why is Frankenstein living in an igloo?!

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #4
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and ART THIBERT
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Where is Red Robin? Who wants to steal from the world’s most famous man? And whatever happened to Stormwatch?

SUPERMAN: DOOMED #1
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL with GREG PAK and CHARLES SOULE
Art and cover by KEN LASHLEY
1:50 Variant cover by EDUARDO RISSO
Blank Variant cover available
ONE-SHOT • On sale MAY 7 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

Beginning the super-event you have been waiting for in The New 52: Superman vs. Doomsday in a way you’ve never seen before! And with Doomsday’s deadly new abilities, in this battle there can be no winners. The Man of Steel must unleash insane levels of power in order to do the job, only to terrify the world he’s saving. Beating Doomsday is only the beginning of this never ending battle!

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by MIKE McKONE
1:50 Variant cover by GENE HA
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

In Canada, the team of Animal Man, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter and Stargirl is joined by Adam Strange to fight an unstoppable forced called the Unimaginable.

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #31
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Introducing the new Power Ring! But who is she? What does she want? And how will her presence affect the team?

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue. 

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #31
Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by ANDRES GUINALDO and MARK IRWIN
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Zatanna and the team learn more about the origin of Nightmare Nurse – with deadly results for one member in particular!

AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #2
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by LAN MEDINA and ED TADEO
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The Others’ plane is blown to bits at 40,000 feet – how will this group of non-flying heroes survive? Plus: Who wants the team’s Atlantean relics? And why?

AQUAMAN #31
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art and cover by PAUL PELLETIER and SEAN PARSONS
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T 

The King of Atlantis vs. the Avatar of the Green! It’s Aquaman against Swamp Thing, with countless lives hanging in the balance! But why – and what does this mean for rest of The New 52? Find out here!

SECRET ORIGINS #2
Written by JEFF PARKER, RAY FAWKES and  SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by PAUL PELLETIER, SEAN PARSONS, PAULO SIQUEIRA and others
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale MAY 28 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

Batman headlines the second big issue of SECRET ORIGINS, which also features The New 52 origins of Aquaman and Starfire!

THE FLASH #31
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Continued from THE FLASH ANNUAL #3! Guest starring Future Flash, Future Mirror Master and…Wally West! The future is invading Central City and the fates of Wally West and his Aunt Iris hang in the balance!

GREEN ARROW #31
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

“The Outsiders War” finale, featuring the return of Count Vertigo! As the final shot in this war is fired from his bow – what is left of Green Arrow? 

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #6
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T 

The League decides to launch a mission to rescue Green Lantern without Cadmus’s approval! Plus: The unfortunate return of The Flash makes things awkward for everybody!

CONSTANTINE #14
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by ACO
Cover by VICTOR IBANEZ
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Has John Constantine really turned his back on everything that’s he’s been fighting for as the leader of Justice League Dark? The last shreds of his humanity are at stake when he’s forced to confront a hideous demon that’s been feeding on the American Southwest for decades!

TRINITY OF SIN: PHANTOM STRANGER #19
Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by FERNANDO BLANCO
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

“The Crack in Creation,” part two. The Phantom Stranger and Madame Xanadu head to San Francisco to undo the latest crack in creation. There, they discover that the bookshop of blind psychic Cassandra Craft has been transformed into a living spell – and the only way to stop that spell from rupturing reality might mean Cassandra’s death!

TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #11
Written by RAY FAWKES
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

As the graveyards around Baltimore flood around her, Pandora finds herself in the crosshairs of the deadly agents of S.H.A.D.E.!

EARTH 2 #23
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by GENE HA
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

With Green Lantern resurrected, the heroes of Earth 2 go on the offensive against the forces of Darkseid and Apokolips! As the heroes prepare an all-out assault, plans are put into motion for the Red Tornado to make one last, desperate attempt to stop Superman.

WORLDS’ FINEST #23
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS
Cover by BARRY KITSON
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Can Huntress and Power Girl at last return to Earth 2? Now that the duo know their home world still exists, the heroines debate whether to return!

WONDER WOMAN #31
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by GORAN SUDZUKA
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

An unlikely ally arrives on the eve of the Battle for Olympus… but standing by Wonder Woman’s side is a deadly place to be!

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #8
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Continued from this month’s SUPERMAN: DOOMED #1! Wonder Woman must deal with what Superman is becoming. Will she have to slay her lover to save him?

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

ACTION COMICS #31
Written by GREG PAK
Art and cover by AARON KUDER
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

The SUPERMAN: DOOMED epic continues! Superman barely survived his battle with Doomsday and now realizes that his wounds are not healing. Not only that, but he’s suffering disturbing physical and emotional side effects. He is changing…and the newly enlisted Men of S.T.E.E.L. – Metallo, Ghost Soldier, Atomic Skull and Steel – are about to find out into what!

SUPERMAN #31
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by ED BENES
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 
“SUPERMAN: DOOMED” continues as Superman continues to change. Plus, Lois’s psi powers spike again as we see the looming shadow of Brainiac!

SUPERGIRL #31
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
and RAY McCARTHY
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Beware her rage! Supergirl joins the Red Lanterns and sets out to learn more about her new status in the group! But a surprising new villain tells Kara that she’s more alone in the universe than she ever suspected...

SUPERBOY #31
Written by AARON KUDER
Art by JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The son of Superman returns to the present day DC Universe to shape the world into a metahuman-free society. With blood on his hands and murder in his heart, Superboy begins a plan to cure his own genetic disorder and change the future he was born into.

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