FUTURES END #1 Cover, Solicitations Reveal Major Secrets for DC's New Weekly

Futures End #1 cover
Credit: DC Comics

DC Comics solicitations are coming in full today at 5pm (correction: originally said tomorrow), but we have the exclusive first look at the cover to Futures End #1 as well as the solicitation text for the series' opening month.

Futures End #1 cover
Futures End #1 cover
Credit: DC Comics

And that image and that text is very revealing, indeed. First off, there's the reveal of a new character, Grifter, who was previously unannounced in the series. The solicitation text also answers the question of "if it's only five years into the DCU's future, why/how is Batman Beyond there?"

We're going to call this a SPOILER WARNING for the text - if you want to go into Futures End clean, knowing only that it's about a five years later New 52 featuring Batman Beyond, Grifter, and Firestorm, then stop reading here. If you want to know who else might be showing up and one of the big secrets of the first issue, read the solicitation text below!

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by RYAN SOOK
1:50 Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON
On sale MAY 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 
Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth, leaving the world unprepared for an approaching evil that threatens to destroy the future. Can a time-traveling Batman Beyond help a massive cast of the DCU’s finest avert the impending apocalypse? Find out in this new weekly series that will forever alter the direction of The New 52! In this debut issue of The New 52’s weekly series, Batman Beyond arrives five years later! Grifter turns against humanity! And a Justice League member DIES!
 
THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #2
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by JESUS MERINO and DAN GREEN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 
The entire DC Universe gathers to mourn a fallen hero! Plus the secrets of the DCU five years later arrive at Lois Lane’s door!
 
THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #3
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DAN JURGENS and MARK IRWIN
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 
Did Firestorm kill a member of the Justice League? Who is watching Batman Beyond? And why is Frankenstein living in an igloo?!
 
THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #4
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS, BRIAN AZZARELLO and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and ART THIBERT
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale MAY 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
 
Where is Red Robin? Who wants to steal from the world’s most famous man? And whatever happened to Stormwatch?

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