This week we hit the halfway point of Futures End, our September event that sees all of our monthly New 52 titles flash forward five years. Over the past two weeks, we’ve been given glimpses of what the future may hold for some of our biggest heroes, including Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Green Arrow and more. Futures End has brought us no shortage of shocks, twists and surprises, but just for fun, we’ve decided to list off seven of the biggest, most unexpected and flat-out coolest. These are the ones that had us grinning in that way that only really good comics can do.
Summer’s over, and for thousands of children nationwide, school is once again in session. Buses are gassing up, times tables are being memorized and mountains of homework is being assigned (well, it sure feels like mountains!). We realize that education is extremely important, but whether you’re currently facing a new semester or retirement, we think everyone can agree that going back to school in the fall has never been much fun.
Yes, we know it’s technically a Batman movie, but considering the prominent role they play in the story, Batman: Assault on Arkham could just as easily be called a Suicide Squad film. Set within the Batman: Arkham Asylum universe, in continuity with the bestselling game series, Batman: Assault on Arkham focuses on a mission gone bad, as the Squad is sent on a mission to Arkham only to see it take a turn for the insane after Harley Quinn frees the Joker.
Today, the top secret government strike force known as Task Force X—but lovingly referred to by its members as the Suicide Squad—enters a new era with Sean Ryan and Jeremy Roberts’ New Suicide Squad. Which means, of course, that’s it’s also very new reader friendly. If you’ve never read a Suicide Squad comic before, if you’re not even sure what the Suicide Squad is…well, there’s never been a better time to start rooting for the bad guys.