By now you’ve likely seen the sentient comic book ads, our Facebook banners featuring some very different versions of Superman, Aquaman and the Flash, and our interactive map highlighting a few of the different Earths. However, if you’re scratching your head over what all of this is for… well, you’re in the right place.
When we announced The New 52 back in 2012, the focus was understandably on the comics. Fifty-two first issues is an impressive feat. But it didn’t take long for The New 52 to permeate into other areas of the business, like DC Collectibles. After all, we love reading and watching super heroes fight, but we’re not ashamed to admit that we still like making them fight and there’s no better way to do that than with a nice set of action figures. (You could do it with our statues as well, but we REALLY don’t recommend that. Seriously, don’t.
As many of you know, today marks the release of INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #1, the debut issue of the newest ongoing monthly comic to join The New 52. However, there are likely just as many of you scratching your heads. The Baldaur siblings and their crew are great characters, but they’re not exactly Batman and Superman. So why don’t we lay the groundwork for you? If you’re new to the world of Infinity Man and the Forever People, here are five things you should know.
We’ve been talking about The New 52: Futures End a lot here lately, and for good reason. It’s an action heavy tale with serious implications for the entire DC Universe that’s utterly unlike anything else we’re publishing right now. We’re now four issues into the storyline, and each new chapter has only deepened the intrigue, offering up a mix of explosive sci-fi action, post-apocalyptic horror, far-reaching conspiracies, startling twists and revealing character moments.
With all of the action and explosive twists the writers of The New 52: Futures End have managed to squeeze into the comic’s first two issues, it’s almost surprising to realize that the book’s only on its second issue. (Second as far as numbering goes, at any rate. The Free Comic Book Day installment was a zero issue!) However, that’s precisely where we are. Today, THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #2 hits stores, and brings with it a marked change of tone for the series.
It's been almost two years to the day since the launch of DC Comics – The New 52, and what a crazy awesome time just this past year has been. We've experienced the return of an old foe—albeit with the world’s worst facelift. We've witnessed war with the hordes of Apokolips—on two different earths! We've seen godly families reunite, and then like all recently reunited families, proceed to squabble, fight and all-out brawl. Heck, we've even opened a gateway for evil alternate reality version of ourselves to invade our Earth. You know, like you do.
This month, some of the most powerful heroes in the entire DC Universe have gathered together in the face of uncertainty to ask the world one thing…
Will you be my Valentine?
This month marked the one-year anniversary of DC COMICS—THE NEW 52. It's hard to believe a whole year has gone by, but times flies when you're having fun and reading some rad comics. Also when you're playing video games. You think, "One more level and then I'll go to sleep," and next thing you know it's 4 a.m. so you might as well play through till morning.
Excuse us for the ramble. We're a little sleepy...
In honor of the one-year anniversary of DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 and ZERO MONTH we’re offering fans the chance to win a dream set of comic books. First off, you can go back to where it all began with the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 Omnibus, a massive hardcover collection that includes every single New 52 #1 issue, it’s a 1,216 page bonanza of your favorite DC Comics characters! Along with the Omnibus, the winner will also receive each and every DC Comics ZERO ISSUE. Hot off the presses this month, the ZERO ISSUES offer key origins and backstories for many DC COMICS –THE NEW 52 characters.
Following our announcement of Rob Liefeld’s new projects in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, IGN had an exclusive interview with the writer/artist.
“I wish I could time travel back to 1980 and tell my young self what is happening, he'd freak. I could not be more ecstatic,” he said.