Welcome back for another installment of Preview Monday! This week, we’re giving you exclusive first looks at EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #1 and ASTRO CITY #16.
While BATMAN ETERNAL gets grim and gritty in the streets of Gotham, and THE NEW 52: FUTURES END plows into the DC Universe of five years from now, our third weekly series, EARTH 2: WORLD’S END is out of this world—literally.
Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times best-selling author of Robopocalypse and Robogenesis, along with writers Marguerite Bennett (EARTH 2, JOKER’S DAUGHTER) and Mike Johnson (SUPERGIRL), delve into the world of EARTH 2 for the start of a new weekly series that will see the origins of a world much like Earth Prime, but yet so very different.
Earth 2 has already seen its greatest heroes sacrifice themselves – and has had new ones take their place. It’s a world where Superman became its greatest villain and a man named Val-Zod seeks to save it. Huntress and Power Girl have returned to their home to help battle the ever-present threat of Apokolips, and you’ll never know who will live and who will die!
It all begins with an extra-sized debut issue with art by Ardian Syaf, Sandra Hope, Danny Miki, Jorge Jimenez, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Paulo Siqueira, and Cam Smith. It’s not only a primer to how Earth 2 became occupied by the nefarious forces of Apokolips, but it also ties together the long-lingering questions and mysteries that even longtime EARTH 2 and WORLDS’ FINEST readers will find surprising and shocking.
Death and destruction, invasion and war will follow each week, and whether you’re a hardcore EARTH 2 regular or not, you won’t want to miss this fantastic new series!
EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #1 is on sale this Wednesday.
Then, ASTRO CITY #16 is a Vertigo “Defy Covers” issue! An extra page of action starts on the cover! Once upon a time, in a small, idyllic town, there was a teen super hero named Starbright. But “once” was a long time ago. Find out what became of Starbright and his greatest foe – and what their entwined destinies hold for the future of Astro City. Look for ASTRO CITY #16, written by Kurt Busiek and illustrated by Brent Anderson, this Wednesday.