Coming in May, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 “Second Wave” will literally expand the world-building efforts of the comprehensive publishing initiative. With the addition of a parallel Earth that features prominently into both EARTH 2 and WORLDS’ FINEST, the developing narrative will encompass new heroes from distinctly different backgrounds, building on the shared universe in some surprising ways. “Due the events that open the saga of EARTH 2, Wonder Woman is already the last Amazon of this world and she is determined to avenge her sisters...at whatever cost,” said EARTH 2 writer James Robinson.
Coming in May, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 “Second Wave” will literally expand the world-building efforts of the comprehensive publishing initiative. With the addition of a parallel Earth that features prominently into both EARTH 2 and WORLDS’ FINEST, the developing narrative will encompass new heroes from distinctly different backgrounds, building on the shared universe in some surprising ways. “Who will Batman kill to save his own daughter?” asks EARTH 2 editor Pat McCallum. “Right out of the gate that should tell you we’re dealing with a different kind of Dark Knight here.
Critically acclaimed artist Ivan Reis illustrated a variant cover for next week’s JUSTICE LEAGUE #6, focused solely on the threat – and the menacing visage – of Darkseid. Powerful enough to bring together the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in Earth’s defense, the villain faces off at last against the burgeoning team in this climactic issue, written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Jim Lee.
Out next week, JUSTICE LEAGUE #6concludes the historic first arc of the flagship series, uniting the World’s Greatest Super Heroes for the very first time. Written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Jim Lee, the issue pits the team against Darkseid in a battle that will have lasting consequences for the heroes and the series.
Two weeks ago, DC Entertainment officially announced BEFORE WATCHMEN, a set of seven all-new inter-connected prequel mini-series that will expand on the acclaimed WATCHMEN universe. For the first time since the official announcement, DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio have released a statement about BEFORE WATCHMEN.
We recently announced the contents of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 FCBD EDITION, but now we’ve got another detail to make it that much harder to wait until May. At ComicsPro in Dallas, TX, it was today announced that the special Free Comic Book Day issue would feature a spectacular four-page JUSTICE LEAGUE gatefold spread by legendary artist Jim Lee. The illustration will accompany a new story by New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns.
Free Comic Book Day 2012 is Saturday, May 5, but you don’t have to wait four months to learn what’s inside DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY EDITION. Right here on THE SOURCE, we’ve got an early taste of what to expect.
Back in October, Diamond announced that 2012’s Free Comic Book Day t-shirt would feature a custom design by legendary artist Jim Lee. Recognizing that FCBD was – at the time – still a full seven months off, it was a tantalizing tease for those of us anxiously awaiting a glimpse at Lee’s design.