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DC Announces New Weekly FUTURES END

DC Comics revealed their second weekly series of 2014 yesterday, with The New 52: Futures End joining Batman: Eternal.


The first installment, a #0 issue, will be released on Free Comic Book Day in May. Issue #1 will also come out that month.  In an article over at ABC News (via AP), writer Jeff Lemire is quoted about the themes at play in the time-hopping weekly:

“Really, what we’re trying to do with this book is to explore the nature of what a hero is and we’re doing that, obviously by playing with the future of the New 52 timeline,” Lemire said. “Past present and future all colliding in this story line.”

That means exploring the past with a character like Frankenstein, the present with Firestorm and the future with Batman Beyond who is, Lemire said, making what is his first “in-continuity appearance. He’ll become part of the New 52.”

Flash fans might note that the 2013 Justice League Beyond series featured a future-Flash named Danica Williams, who has the ability to consult with past speedsters (including Wally West, as well as the “original” Jay Garrick and Bart Allen).  It remains to be seen if the Batman Beyond featured will be from the same continuity as the Batman Beyond Universe comics.

Check out posts over at Comics Alliance, ABC News and Comics Beat for more!

Booster Gold Confirmed for Flashpoint Tie-In

Last week, Dan Didio stated that only two ongoing DC series would tie into Flashpoint directly. The Flash is obvious, and given Booster Gold’s mission and the connections in Time Masters: Vanishing Point, his series seemed a good bet for the second one. DC confirmed it this morning: Booster Gold #44 will be a Flashpoint prelude written by Dan Jurgens. Newsarama has more.

Speed Force is keeping a running tally of the Flashpoint creative teams as information comes out.

Time Masters: Vanishing Point to Flashpoint

Comics Nexus picked up on an interesting comment from Dan Jurgens about his miniseries, Time Masters: Vanishing Point. In addition to telling a Rip Hunter Story and acting as the flip side to Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, his third goal is “to put a few pieces in place for Flashpoint, for which Geoff Johns is sculpting some incredibly fun stuff down the road!”

CBR has more on the miniseries, though considerably less about the Flashpoint connection.

(Hat tip to Live Pa for the link!)