Top 5 DC Comics January 2014 Solicitations: DC New 52 or New 44, Forever Evil, Man of Steel 2 Movie Style Earth 2 Superman vs Batman, Neil Gaiman & More

DC Comics released their January 2014 solicitations of the DC New 52 and beyond. Below are the Top 5 solicits.


(5) Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman Overture Special Edition #2

I’m so excited for the return of Neil Gaiman to The Sandman in 2014. After NYCC 2013, we learned he’s also going back to pen some new Miracleman adventures for Marvel Comics. 2014 is a big year for fans of Neil Gaiman!

    THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE SPECIAL EDITION #2
    Written by NEIL GAIMAN
    Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
    On sale JANUARY 29 • 44 pg, FC, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
    THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE SPECIAL EDITION #2 will include an interview with Todd Klein and a process piece about the printing of this extra-sized issue. The word balloons will also be translucent so you can see the artwork in all its glory!

(4) Mission Completed?

Looks like Steve Trevor finds Wonder Woman! This was the raison d’etre for his Forever Evil A.R.G.U.S. mission. We will also see Cheetah in this issue. Could Mark Shaw a.k.a. the Manhunter, who has been hunting her ever since Villains Month, show up in this issue?

    FOREVER EVIL: A.R.G.U.S. #4
    Written by STERLING GATES
    Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
    1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
    On sale JANUARY 29 • 32 pg, FC, 4 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T
    Steve Trevor’s quest to learn where the missing heroes are leads him to an unlikely ally—Killer Frost—and to one of his most deadly enemies: Cheetah!

(3) GOTHTOPIA?!?

It looks like Batgirl and Catwoman sport new costumes as part of a new mini-cross-title bat-event in January 2014. Gothtopia will cross-over Detective Comics #27, Batgirl #27, Batwing #27, Birds of Prey #27 and Catwoman #27. Below are the two books with new costumes for the titular heroines. Is Catwoman Batman’s new Robin? 😉

    BATGIRL #27
    Written by GAIL SIMONE
    Art by FERNANDO PASARIN
    Cover by ALEX GARNER
    1:25 SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED variant cover
    On sale JANUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
    In this tale tying into “GOTHTOPIA,” what kind of sick world pairs up Batgirl and the woman who tried to kill Jim Gordon — Knightfall?!

    CATWOMAN #27
    Written by ANN NOCENTI
    Art by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
    Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
    On sale JANUARY 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
    A “GOTHTOPIA” tie-In! Everything’s all right in Selina Kyle’s world. As the fabled Catbird of Gotham City, she fights alongside Batman to keep the city safe. So why does it all feel so wrong?

(2) DC Quadruples Down on Earth 2

I am so glad that Earth 2 is such a big part of the DC New 52. From the core Earth 2 title, featuring an evil Superman and a new Batman, whose identity was spoiled during NYCC 2013. We also have Huntress and Power Girl revealing their Earth 2 origins to Prime Earth’s Superman and Batman in January 2014. Plus, we finally get an adventure featuring Earth 2’s deceased Wonder Woman.

    EARTH 2 #19
    Written by TOM TAYLOR
    Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
    Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
    1:25 SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED variant cover
    On sale JANUARY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
    The Dark Knight of Earth 2 discovers the one man who may be able to stop Superman’s reign of terror across the planet.

    EARTH 2 ANNUAL #2
    Written by TOM TAYLOR
    Art by ROBSON ROCHA and SCOTT HANNA
    Cover by RAGS MORALES
    On sale JANUARY 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
    The origin of Earth 2’s new Batman is revealed. But after he tells his tale, will any of the other heroes trust him again?

    WORLDS’ FINEST #19
    Written by PAUL LEVITZ
    Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS
    Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
    On sale JANUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
    Desperate times call for desperate measures as Power Girl and Huntress reveal their true origins to this world’s Superman and Batman!

    WORLDS’ FINEST ANNUAL #1
    Written by PAUL LEVITZ
    Art by DIOGENES NEVES and MARC DEERING
    Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
    On sale JANUARY 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
    In one of their first adventures together, Earth 2’s Supergirl and Robin team up to face their world’s Wonder Woman!

(1) DC Comics The New… 44?!?

The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires is cancelled in January 2014 with its #8 issue. Plus Justice League of America’s Vibe and Katana are MIA in the solicits. Factoring all 3 out of the equation, we have the DC New 44 in January 2014 down from a few more ongoing books from their December 2013 solicits.

    THE GREEN TEAM: TEEN TRILLIONAIRES #8
    Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
    Art by IG GUARA
    Cover by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER
    On sale JANUARY 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
    Through thick and thin, the Green Team has endured more pain and suffering than any teen trillionaire can withstand. Will this final issue be their breaking point?

What catches your eye from DC Comics New 52 and beyond January 2014 solicitations?

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