Earlier this year, DC unveiled plans of a line wide five year leap forward scheduled to roll out
September 2014. Today, the publisher's bold new initiative began to take shape with the announcement of The New 52: Future's End, a weekly comic set to begin with a free zero issue on Free Comic Book Day followed by a number one at the end of the month.
DC has braved weekly books before though is being particularly ambitious this year as Future's End is the second weekly book announced following Batman:Eternal. Although weekly books are often synonymous with comic store fifty cent bins, the move makes a fair bit of sense on DC's part.With few writers still on the books they originally began, the young DCnU has a distinct lack of momentum. It seems Future's End could be the solution to this as it's said to explore DC's past, present, and future simultaneously.
The talent affixed to Future's End indicates DC plans to use it as more than a gimmick as it has affixed considerable talent to the project with Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, and Dan Jurgens on script duty for the year long odyssey along with Ethan Van Schiver, Jesus Merino, and Aaron Lopresti set to deliver art. Along with the talent comes the early revelation that the book with officially incorporate Batman Beyond's Terry McGuinness into DC canon.
Although the creative team's have been announced, the cover sets an interesting tone for the series. What do you think of the book so far? Could the cover indicate a return of OMAC or Brother Eye? Stay tuned to Fanboysanonymous.com for more DC news and let us know what you think of the announcement in the comment section below.