DC has announced its September stunt for the year at the ComicsPRO meeting down in Atlanta and it’s the return of those new-fangled lenticular motion covers, plus a tie-in the the weekly series THE NEW 52: FUTURE’S END. According to an email from a publicity temp at WBE, “Following the overwhelming success of 2013s “Villains Month” 3-D motion covers, DC Comics is bringing the technology back this September!” And according to a post on the DC Comics blog
What will SUPERMAN look like in 3-D Motion? Head on over to NEWSARAMA for the complete story and hear what DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio has to say on the matter.
Unfortunately the post did not include link to Newsarama, but we were able to figure it out on our own. Basically all the New 52 titles will flash forward to five years in the future, to depict what “might” happen in the future
The event ties into the May-launching weekly series The New 52: Futures End , and DiDio said DC will launch some new ongoing titles in June and/or July that will also be included in the September event.
DiDio emphasized that DC fans who aren’t reading the weekly will still get a lot of hints about the future for each of their existing ongoing series.
“It gives some exciting teases of potential storylines that might be coming for our characters in the near future ,” DiDio said of the event. “These stories aren’t going to just be tied into the weekly. But what you’ll be seeing is a lot of the writers who are working on series right now projecting forward — their ideas, their storylines, where they think their character might be five years from now.
Some revelations from FUTURE’S END: five years into the future DC Comics will be located on the West Coast, there still will not be a Wonder Woman movie, Dan DiDio and Jim Lee will no longer be working as co-publishers of DC Comics, and Marvel will be on the Woodgod III movie.
OK we made those up. This is perfectly fine as a gimmick goes. We’d loved to hear what assembeld retailers—who were badly stung by the ordering time frame for the Villains Month 3D motion covers, had to say about this announcement at ComicsPRO.
Also…the DCU has gone so many times to this “going forward/going back” gimmick. It will be Four years since the launch of the New 52 this fall…will the new readers who jumped on board be excited enough about this gimmick to make it work this time?
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