Fans eagerly await the launch of DC Comics second year-long weekly maxi-series: The New 52 Futures End. It officially kicks off with a zero issue during May 2014’s Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). However, Futures End was actually stealthily kicked off in the cliff-hanger page to Aquaman and the Others #1 earlier this month.
To continue the build to DC’s The New 52 Futures End #0 and issue #1 to follow, the company has released one its patented teaser images with clues of things to come.
It is similar in approach that they employed for their first year-long maxi-series Batman Eternal which kicked off in a big way in Batman Eternal #1’s cliff-hanger page.
DC also adopted the same teaser approach when it announced its third weekly series called Earth 2: World’s End.
Before we get to DC’s newest teaser puzzle, let’s get you caught up with what we know so far about The New 52 Futures End year-long weekly series:
- The original announcement revealed that the DC Comics New 52’s “Past, present and future all colliding in this story line.”
- The New 52 Futures End appears to have been seeded in cancelled series Legion of Super-Heroes and Legion Lost years before its launch.
- DC Comics has a Top 10 high-profile time anomalies that cannot be coincidentally at play with Futures End set to launch.
- Wally West returns to DC Comics, but it appears that the blue-hued Flash is the Future Flash of the New 52 confirmed in DC’s May 2014 Flash solicitation.
- We learned that Forever Evil #7 appears to bridge to The New 52 Futures End despite Forever Evil #7 now being solicited the same month as the launch of Futures End.
- Futures End is so important to DC Comics that it will be the focus of September 2014’s 3D cover event.
- Lastly, the pre-Flashpoint timeline cop Booster Gold had a stealth return to the New 52 timeline after the end of JLI in a under-read series.
Here’s the new teaser for DC Comics’ The New 52 Futures End.
What do you make of it? There’s Batman, Robin and Booster Gold, the “original” New 52 Stormwatch, Grifter, Mister Terrific and a Terrific team, Firestorm, the Bleed, a masked Superman and a lot more.
I’ve taken a crack at annotating the teaser per the below. Do you have any other spoilers and characters to identify from it?
Thanks for reading. All feedback welcome.