BATMAN, EARTH 2 FULL April Surprise Gatefold Covers REVEALED

Update 1: Now, continuing their revelations (joining our exclusive review of Earth 2 #11 below), DC Comics has sent out the full cover to another of their surprise gatefolds: Batman #19. The original first-half of the cover showed Bruce Wayne holding a gun, something longtime readers and casual fans alike identify as, well, screwy.

 

Now, with the reveal of "Bruce Wayne's Greatest Enemy," things only get more bananas. Click the image to the right to reveal the full image and find out who it is and check out the issue next month to find out why!

BATMAN #19

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Backup story written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV

Art by ANDY KUBERT and SANDRA HOPE

Backup story art by ALEX MALEEV

Fold-out cover by GREG CAPULLO

MAD Variant cover by The Usual Gang of Idiots

1:100 B&W Variant cover by ALEX MALEEV

On sale APRIL 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.

• Who would cause Bruce Wayne to use a gun?

Original Story: When Fate Calls... who answers?

You're about to find out.

Whether DC is officially calling it 'WTF Certified' month or not calling it 'WTF Certified' month, either way the concept still stands — every New 52 DC title in April 2013 will feature a gatefold cover, only the first half of which were revealed in their April solicitations. The second half features the surprise of the issue, that by the end will, according to the publisher, "leave readers in a state of shock."

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the right-side surprise

DC is just now beginning to reveal the second mystery halves of the April covers, starting with titles on sale the first week of April, and here's a Newsarama-exclusive look at the full cover to James Robinson and Nicola Scott's Earth 2 #11.

In case you still want to be surprised when you hit your local comic book shop, we're limiting the thumbnail image to the first half that's already been revealed. Click on the image to see the full gatefold image in all its not-'WTF' glory.

EARTH 2 #11

Written by JAMES ROBINSON

Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT

Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

On sale APRIL 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• As Dr Fate emerges as the latest hero on Earth 2, what other heroes make a most unexpected appearance?

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