UPDATED April 18: Dan DiDio has clarified on his Facebook page that World's End is a six-month long weekly series, and not a year.
"And while World's End is only six months long, the ramifications from the story will affect the universe for years to come," wrote the DC co-publisher.
Original story: The third DC Comics weekly has a name, and as suspected, deals with an alternate earth. Earth 2: World's End (While Nerdist reported the title both with and without the apostrophe, DC Comics confirmed the apostrophe is there and before the s) will launch in October 2014, after every title in the New 52 fast-forwards for a Futures End tie-in in September. Newsarama first confirmed the series was in the works in February.
The announcement was made by DC Comics on Nerdist.com Thursday morning, alongside the creative team for the series.
Tom Taylor and Paul Levitz, who currently write Earth 2 and Worlds’ Finest (which deals with the multiverse-displaced Huntress and Power Girl) are joined by Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennet, and Mike Johnson on writing duties. Eddy Barrows, Jorge Jimenez, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqueira, and Tyler Kirkham are the rotating artists for the weekly series.
Comic book newcomer and award winning novelist Daniel H. Wilson will serve as “showrunner” on the series, and says it’s “a charmed opportunity to jump straight into the deep end of a gritty, complex DC Comics series.”
The teaser image, drawn by Ben Oliver, shows the New Batman and a new Superman - the recently introduced lost Kryptonian Val-Zod that Lois has been training in the Earth 2 monthly, alongside their counterparts Huntress and Power Girl, who have spent the first 30 issues of their series Worlds’ Finest searching for a way to get off the main New 52 Earth, and back to Earth 2. Dr. Fate’s helmet rests on the ground, a world is breaking at the seams, and Apokolips sits in the background.
More on the new Earth 2: World's End weekly series soon.