As the debut of DC Comics' April 2014 solicitations draws closer, the publisher has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at two of its upcoming series: the "Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman Vs. Bane" one-shot by Peter J. Tomasi and Scot Eaton, and "Secret Origins," a new ongoing series that focuses in on the beginnings of the DCU heroes -- presumably by a rotating creative team depending on the characters covered. ("Secret Origins" #1 focuses on Superman, Supergirl and Dick Grayson with stories by "Action Comics" writer Greg Pak, "Supergirl" writer Tony Bedard and "Nightwing" writer Kyle Higgins with an art team of Will Conrad and more.)
"Secret Origins" may be a new ongoing series for the New 52, but the first version of the series was actually published in 1961, with a similar focus: telling the origins of then-contemporary DC Comics characters. The series lasted for 50 issues, and the concept was revisited during "52" and "Countdown" with short, quick origin stories.
Check out the solicitation info and covers below.
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!