Last week was one heck of a crazy exciting time for comic fans as Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013 rocked our faces off with awesome panels, surprise announcements and special screenings of upcoming films—including DC Entertainment’s own Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox!
Welcome to What's New in The New 52 – where you, the fans, get a sneak peek at the stuff that crosses our desks. This little feature is a way to keep you all in the loop about what's new, different and exciting in The New 52 – whether it's a character design, cover, splash page or panel.
This spring, Barry Allen will be going up against one of Central City’s most notorious villains. And even though Reverse-Flash’s first appearance in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 was seen in THE FLASH #17, it’ll be issue #20 of the series that launches an all-new and monumental story arc that will find him really solidifying his place in The Flash’s gallery of rogues.
No, you haven’t woken up in an alternate reality, the newest entry in the popular series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies is based on Flashpoint, the popular, continuity-shattering graphic novel by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert.
Entitled Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the PG-13 rated film is produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, and will be available on July 30, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download.
What better way to celebrate the summer than with a brand new set of special, oversized Annual issues of some of your favorite comics? This July, ANIMAL MAN, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS, THE FLASH, and SUPERMAN will be releasing their second Annual issues, and we’ve got your first looks at their solicitation info and covers right here on THE SOURCE!
ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #2
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
On sale JULY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
For some, April 1st means a day of practical jokes and pranks.
But here at the DC Entertainment offices, this date signifies the birthday of beloved MAD icon Alfred E. Neuman. This year, Alfred turns 12 (again!), and what better way to celebrate than by giving him a shot at being a superhero?
Throughout the course of the month, various DC Comics titles will have MAD themed variant covers, injecting the magazine’s unique blend of humor and satire into The New 52. Below, take a look at where you can check out all of these covers:
SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read THE FLASH #18 and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!)
“Gorilla Warfare” is over, and Barry Allen (a.k.a. The Flash) has defeated Grodd and his overwhelming gorilla army. But will the Scarlett Speedster be able to rebuild the Gem Cities by himself? Or will he need a little extra help?
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Backup story written by MATT KINDT
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH
Backup story art by SCOTT CLARK
Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
1:100 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale MAY 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US