DC Announces ‘Secret Origins’ And ‘Aquaman And The Others’
DC hasn’t released their April 2014 solicitations just yet, but the publisher has already announced some new series that will debut during that already jam-packed month. The origins of the New 52 heroes will be explored in a new ongoing, Aquaman and his band of compatriots are getting their own series, and Batman will be fighting Bane in a one-shot looking at the aftermath of Forever Evil.
CBR had the rundown for two of the three new titles. Secret Origins will be an ongoing series for the New 52 which will do exactly what it says on the cover. Each month a new creative team will rotate out and tell a story about a specific character’s origin. The first issue will see Superman, Supergirl, and NIghtwing getting their stories told. There will also be a Forever Evil fallout issue called Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman VS. Bane #1 which shows what happens when Batman returns to Gotham and finds that Bane has taken up the mantle of the Bat.
IGN had the news on an Aquaman spinoff. The King of the Seas and his team called the Others will get their own title. This new series won’t change anything with the main Aquaman series written by Jeff Parker, it just serves as a different series showing what happens to Aquaman and his mysterious team that played a big role in Geoff Johns run with the character. Aquaman and The Others will be written by Dan Jurgens with art by Lan Medina and Ed Tadeo. It will come out April 2. You can check out the covers and some details on the series below. Will you be checking any of these out?
SECRET ORIGINS #1
Written by TONY BEDARD, KYLE HIGGINS and GREG PAK
Art by PAULO SIQUEIRA, WILL CONRAD and others
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale APRIL 23 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
At last, the SECRET ORIGINS of the World’s Greatest Heroes in The New 52 can be revealed! This new series gets off to an awesome start with the origins of The Last Son of Krypton and Kara Zor-El, Supergirl, plus the first Robin, Dick Grayson.
FOREVER EVIL AFTERMATH: BATMAN VS. BANE #1
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by SCOT EATON and JAIME MENDOZA
1:25 Variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
ONE-SHOT • On sale APRIL 30 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
The title says it all! FOREVER EVIL is over! Now, Batman has returned to take Gotham City back – by force! The only thing standing in his way? BANE! Get ready for the grudge match of the year!