Top 10 DC Comics February 2014 Solicitations: DC New 52 or New 45, Batman’s New Costume, Forever Evil’s Crime Syndicate’s Hooded Prisoner & More

DC Comics released their February 2014 solicitations of the DC New 52 and beyond. Below are the Top 10 solicits.


(10) Justice League 3000 Ain’t No Legion of Super-Heroes

The world of Justice League 3000 is not the utopian version of the now-canceled Legion of Super-Heroes. Case in point: the Justice League are treated like common criminals in #3.

    JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #3

    Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
    Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER
    On sale FEBRUARY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

    The Flash is defeated. Green Lantern is in the clutches of Locus, a psychotic teenaged girl with the powers of God. And Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman have been banished to a planet wide penal colony!


(9) Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman Overture #2 Delayed

It appears that December 2013’s The Sandman Overture #2 is being resolicited to February 2014. Hopefully it will stay bi-monthly after February. Afterall this is probably the most eagerly anticipated ever in comics.

    THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #2

    Written by NEIL GAIMAN
    Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III
    Cover A by J.H. WILLIAMS III
    Cover B by DAVE McKEAN
    1:100 B&W Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
    1:200 B&W Variant cover by DAVE McKEAN
    RESOLICIT • On sale FEBRUARY 26 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
    Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

    In which Daniel enters Mad Hettie’s dream and Morpheus discovers why he has been summoned and what he has been summoned to do. This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.


(8) Who Is Earth 2’s Newest Hero?

As Earth 2’s Superman’s continues to devastate Earth 2, that world’s new Batman are joined by a new heroine who may tip the scales in the battle. Who might she be? A new Aquawoman or Aquagirl?

    EARTH 2 #20

    Written by TOM TAYLOR
    Art by BARRY KITSON
    Cover by JAE LEE
    1:25 Steampunk variant cover by DAN PANOSIAN
    On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

    Superman’s plans for Earth 2 finally come to light as Batman, Hawkgirl and Red Tornado join a new ally who could turn the tide in the war with Apokolips.


(7) Girl Power!

Looks like the Batman and Superman families have two strong females get the one-shot treatment in February: one villain and one 75 year old ;)heroine.

The villain that took DC’s Villains Month – the Joker’s Daughter – gets more solo treatment.

    BATMAN: JOKER’S DAUGHTER #1

    Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
    Art by MEGHAN HETRICK
    Cover by GEORGES JEANTY
    One-shot • On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

    Who is The Joker’s Daughter? What horrors lurk in the mind of this deranged lunatic, and why is there more to her than meets the eye? More than just a crazy person who stumbled upon The Joker’s face, more than just a woman with a mission, The Joker’s Daughter sees herself as a woman on the path of greed, dominance and lordship over the Gotham Underground. This special issue tells a sordid tale in the life of one of DC’s most popular new villains!

Happy 75th birthday Lois!

    SUPERMAN: LOIS LANE #1

    Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT
    Art by EMANUELLA LUPACCHINO
    Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
    One-shot • On sale FEBRUARY 26 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

    Lois Lane is known for chasing down stories — but what happens when the story is her family? As her father gains more power in the government, Lois’s sister Lucy has become involved with a deadly drug scene! Meanwhile, Lois thought she was rid of the influence of Brainiac, but now she finds that the computer tyrant of Colu is calling out to her again!


(6) Flipping Out Over DC’s Newest Super Red Lantern!

February 2014 sees the debut of the newest Red Lantern in a flip-book with Green Lantern in Green Lantern / Red Lantern #28. This one was a shocker as was Guy Gardner’s extreme porno mustache makeover.

    GREEN LANTERN / RED LANTERNS #28

    Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and CHARLES SOULE
    Art by BILLY TAN and ALESSANDRO VITTI
    GREEN LANTERN Cover by BILLY TAN
    RED LANTERNS Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
    On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 48 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
    Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

    Don’t miss this amazing flip-issue with two covers at a special price of just $2.99! This DOUBLE ISSUE contains both GREEN LANTERN #28 and RED LANTERNS #28! With dozens of sectors in open rebellion against the Green Lantern Corps, Hal Jordan is faced with a crisis in the sector most important to him: 2814, home of Earth…as well as Ysmault, home of the Red Lanterns. Hal made a dangerous bargain with Guy Gardner, and now it’s time to pay up! Plus: Guy and the Red Lanterns take over policing Sector 2814! And you’ll want to keep reading RED LANTERNS next month to see what happens to their newest member: SUPERGIRL!

Plus, the action is also part of Supergirl’s own DC Comics New 52 title.

    SUPERGIRL #28

    Written by TONY BEDARD
    Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and RAY McCARTHY
    Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and CAM SMITH
    On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

    A RED LANTERN RING is coming to get Kara — and it will change her forever! No lie! Not an imaginary story! It’s really going to happen! “Red Daughter of Krypton” starts here!


(5) Is Earth 3’s Sea King The Key To Defeating The Crime Syndicate?

It sure looks like the Sea King, Earth 3’s Crime Syndicate analogue to Aquaman, may be the weak link the Forever Evil chain. Will the Justice League Dark be able to exploit that?

    TRINITY OF SIN: THE PHANTOM STRANGER #16

    Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS
    Art by FERNANDO BLANCO
    Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
    On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

    “FOREVER EVIL: BLIGHT” continues! The Justice League Dark infiltrates the Crime Syndicate – by striking an unholy alliance with Aquaman’s evil doppelganger: The Sea King! Continues in this month’s CONSTANTINE #11!


(4) Nightwing’s Old Pre-Forever Evil Life & Upcoming Fate? Plus Who Is the Hooded Prisoner?

Be questions will be revealed about the future of Nightwing and the identity of the Earth 3 Crime Syndicate’s prisoner in Forever Evil’s penultimate issue. The top 5 possibilities concerning their hooded prisoner were identified earlier.

    FOREVER EVIL #6

    Written by GEOFF JOHNS
    Art by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
    Cover by DAVID FINCH
    1:25 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
    1:50 Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
    1:100 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
    On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 32 pg, 6 OF 7, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99

    The final fate of Nightwing! The most unlikely of allies have set the Crime Syndicate in their sights — and they’re playing for keeps while the life of a hero hangs in the balance! Plus, the identity of the mysterious man in the hood is finally revealed!

Nightwing #28 also speaks to his “old life” in the solicit? Coincidence? Likely no.

    NIGHTWING #28

    Written by KYLE HIGGINS
    Art by RUSSELL DATURMAN
    Cover by WILL CONRAD
    1:25 Steampunk variant cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
    On sale FEBRUARY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

    All the sins of the past still haunt Nightwing. How can he make his peace with his old life if Gotham City won’t leave him alone?


(3) Jim Lee Designs New Batman Costume?

The batcave is the battleground for a war waged with Wraith and Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Plus, we see Batman in a new costume; very Batman Beyond IMHO. Writer Scott Snyder and artist Jim Lee deliver another unchained tale in February 2014.

    SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #7

    Written by SCOTT SNYDER
    Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
    1:25 Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
    1:50 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
    1:100 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE
    On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
    Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

    It’s a rampage in the Batcave! It’s come to this: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman against Wraith! Alone, they wouldn’t have a chance – but they don’t have much of one together, either! And all the while, Lex Luthor’s machinations are clicking into place…


(2) Earth 2’s Worlds Finest Collide with Prime Earth’s

In the old days World’s Finest was a Superman/Batman series and today Worlds’ Finest is a Power Girl/Huntress series revolving around displaced Earth 2 heroines. Well all four heroes collide in February in two titles.

    BATMAN/SUPERMAN #8

    Written by GREG PAK
    Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
    1:25 Steampunk variant cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
    On sale FEBRUARY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

    The Worlds’ Finest teams of two worlds meet at last in chapter 1 of “First Contact”! With Power Girl’s abilities on the fritz, see what happens when her long-lost cousin Superman approaches her! And a major threat returns in a way you won’t believe! Continues in this month’s WORLDS’ FINEST #8.

    WORLDS’ FINEST #20

    Written by PAUL LEVITZ
    Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS
    Cover by EMANUALA LUPACCHINO
    On sale FEBRUARY 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

    Power Girl and Huntress come face to face with the Superman and Batman of the DC Universe for the first time in chapter 2 of “First Contact”! Continues in next month’s BATMAN/SUPERMAN #9!


(1) DC Comics The New… 45?!?

As with the last several months, DC Comics has not published 52 ongoing titles to align with its own DC Comics “New 52” branding. Looking to April 2014 for an attempt to get back to 52 ongoing titles. With Forever Evil #7 shipping in March 2014, its fallout could lead to a few more ongoing series. DC has seven titles to make up their ongoing series deficit. It is the New 45 in February 2014 and not the New 52 (yet?).

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