DC has released a handful of October covers through Newsarama, including the first issue of the Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire Justice League 3000 featuring future versions of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash and Green Lantern; and the second issue of Forever Evil, featuring Captain Cold, Lex Luthor, Sinestro and other villains including…Batman?
The Flash of Justice League 3000 has previously been discussed; while DC isn’t revealing the identity of any of the future Leaguers yet, we do know he’s not Wally West or Lightning Lad.
Update: The full solicitations are up.
JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art and cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
1:50 B&W Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
On sale OCTOBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Don’t miss the debut of the new series starring the heroes of today—tomorrow! But what are they doing in the year 3000? And who (or what) brought them there? Get ready for a double dose of wonder as only the stellar creative team of Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire can deliver!
As for Forever Evil, October also sees the launch of the Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion miniseries. MTV Geek unveiled the first cover and interviewed Brian Buccellato about the series last week.
FOREVER EVIL #2
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
1:25 Villain A variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:25 Villain B variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:25 Villain C variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:200 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale OCTOBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 7, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
The villains have taken over the world! The Teen Titans fight back! Can the inexperienced teen heroes do what the adults could not? (Answer: Nope. It goes very poorly.)
If I had to guess, I’d say that “Batman” in the Forever Evil cover is probably Owlman. Has the Crime Syndicate shown up yet in the DCNU?
Saw those two pics come up on one of my Search’s. Should have known it was Kelson. 😀
Really don’t like Cold there. Awful pick and I don’t just mean the bared arms this time. Actually, all of the villains look worse for wear here. (How in the world is that sea helmet fitting on his head and why do most look like they are abusing steroids?)
Batman does not really look like Owlman. Maybe it’s Bruce Wayne’s evil twin brother second cousin to Cobalt Blue?)
On the hero’s side, Superman looks more like SuperBabyHewie with that unfortunate position of the curl and the baby-seat buckle insignia.
As I’ve said elsewhere, that Not-The-Wally looks very worried. I’m thinking he’s wondering how long before he (as a Flash) gets bumped off in some JL3000 Crisis or the like.
Hmm, the premise of Forever Evil is that the Justice League is missing and the villains take over. As part of this event, the Teen Titans are scattered through time. And DC launches a series featuring the Justice League (of some sort) in the distant future.
Could it be as simple as the events kicking off Forever Evil send the Leaguers to the future, and however many adventures they have in JL3K, eventually they’ll return to the present?
I’m not sure the Teen Titans time travel storyline will be directly related to Forever Evil, seeing as it begins in #23.
In that case time travel does horrible things to Kryptonian hair. 😛
Normally I have some prediction or a maybe if but not this time. I have no freaking idea how any of this will play out. Obviously, its not the justice league just sent to the future cause why would they be all different (now im positive dont tell me thats not Wally cause I am saying it is). Somehow Trinity War ends with the Justice League missing (possibly shot through time) , VIllians taking over, and a alternate Justice League in 3000… ahhhh too much to process blows my fragile little mind. It all does look pretty sweet though lol.
If Cold appears in the main book, I’m curious how Geoff will write him.
Geoff’s interpretation in both the Wally and Barry runs turned Len into my 2nd favorite Flash villain (after Weather Wizard). But given how Manapul’s revamped him in Barry’s book, I’m guessing it’ll be different — though I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few familiar elements (ala Johns’ JSA-era Black Adam vs. the Shazam-era Black Adam).
It could be Batman, or it could be Catman, or Wrath. Either way, it’s got to be some sort of imposter.