In the age of internet, we get a lot more information online than in traditional media forms. Comic book companies, for example, release their comic book solicitation information in advance of Diamond Distributor’s Previews ordering book being sent to retailers. In the actual Previews for October and November 2013, I was struck by how many titles had the words “Not Final Cover” on the cover art in those months from DC Comics.
With the exception of three of October’s titles – Justice League #24, Justice League Dark #24 and Justice League of America #8 – the other titles were a surprise in both months. Some of these covers are naturally held back due to Trinity War’s explosive ending of Justice League #23 and Forever Evil’s fiery launch in Forever Evil #1. Other covers to come may or may not have anything to do with Forever Evil. We’ll just have to wait and see.
As I was writing up this piece, DC interestingly released their final regular cover for Justice League #24 (new one on the left, original solicit cover on the right). I imagine the Crime Syndicate, Secret Society of Super-Villains and Lex Luthor’s own Justice League will grace some of the other ten of eleven covers yet to be unveiled.
Does the above final cover for Justice League #25 with Forever Evil’s Earth 3 Crime Syndicate remind you of another classic cover? Well, it should.
The following titles will get new covers in October in addition to the just revealed Justice League #24. Included below are the links to DC Comics’ official solicit for each issue:
Justice League Dark #24
Justice League of America #8
Suicide Squad #24
Aquaman Annual #1
Batman/Superman #4 (the variant was released with the solicits, but not the final regular cover)
Swamp Thing #24
The swerve covers released so far are below in the above order from left to right:
The below series will have new regular covers in November:
Justice League #25
Suicide Squad #25
Red Hood and the Outlaws #25
The covers originally released for November and subject to change are below:
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