Take A Look At One Of The 3D Covers For DC’s Big September Event
We’ve been hearing rumblings about what DC’s big event for September would be, but today Co-Publisher Dan DiDio has confirmed that it will indeed look at the future of the DC New 52 Universe. The big September spectacular will be a loose tie-in to the weekly series launching in May, The New 52: Futures End. DiDio tells Newsarama that the company will launch some new titles in June and July and use the month of September to show what the universe could be like five years into the future.
Revealed by Newsarama, DiDio says the unnamed September event will take a look at potential storylines for titles taking place five years from the current timeline. He tells the site:
It gives some exciting teases of potential storylines that might be coming for our characters in the near future. 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.
We really wanted to show things that seem like the logical progression of the characters and where the story lines are going.
While the September titles can be read without having read the Futures End weekly stories, DiDio says there will be plenty of hints about the future for each character you can pick up on. Of course you’ll have a better understanding if you’re up to date on the weekly series. This is all reportedly leading up to a huge project launching in October. Details on that are said to be hitting the web later today or tomorrow.
This glimpse into the future also comes wrapped in a 3D cover. DiDio says that the lenticular covers are making a comeback due in larger part to their success during last year’s Villains Month. As you can see from the preview of the Superman cover, these will be a little different than the ones seen last year. DiDio explains the difference as story driven:
All the lenticular covers — all the Futures End stories that will be told in September — will be in the titles of the ongoing series. The covers now will also have the ability to have a ‘flicker’ effect. That means that the images change and show the transformation going on. … There is a level of change that is taking place with our characters during the course of this story.
So now the cat is out of the bag and details will be flooding the web soon. It seems this year is going to be all about the future of the New 52. We’ll get to see what the world could possibly look like in the not so distant future and possibly even the very distant future as well. What do you think about DC making the news official and announcing the return of 3D covers?