UPDATED: DC Announces September Event, Return of 3D Covers

Keeping with tradition, DC has announced their big September event for 2014. Read on for early details and a look at the first preliminary 3D cover. Updated with info on DC's October plans.

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By EricJoseph - 2/27/2014
Since launching The New 52 in September 2011, DC has decided to do a big event contained to the month of September each year to celebrate the reboot's anniversary. 2012 saw Zero Month, which told origins of various DC characters and 2013 saw Villains Month. That one resonated with fans because villains took over each book and brought sensational 3D covers with them.

Today DC announced, via Newsarama, that this September they will tie each book into the upcoming weekly series The New 52: Futures End. Not only that, 3D covers will return. It will also lead into a major project to be released this October.

"It gives some exciting teases of potential storylines that might be coming for our characters in the near future ," Dan DiDio told Newsarama. "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."

Basically, this shows us a possible future. DiDio continues:

"Ultimately, what you're going to see is the potential of where the futures can be going. And also, I'd like to say, what direct impact it has on stories set in the current timeline in the DCU."

Below is a preliminary 3D cover for Superman #35.



UPDATE: The October project spoken of will, in fact, be yet another weekly book by DC. It will have "direct implications on what's happening with the 'five years later' storyline".
Source: Newsarama
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TheBuoyWonder - 2/27/2014, 11:17 AM
Awesome, with the whole omac robot thing going on does this mean we might see Maxwell Lord?
EricJoseph - 2/27/2014, 11:18 AM
Maybe. I suspect at least one Batman title will be a Terry McGinnis issue.
TheManFromMars - 2/27/2014, 11:36 AM
Didn't DC lose money the last time they went with this 3D cover thing?
thatcoldblackcloud - 2/27/2014, 12:51 PM
Meh, Ive completely lost all interest in the new 52.
thewolfx - 2/27/2014, 12:52 PM
[frick] supermans collar



Seriously he really has to button his shirts all he way up all the time...


New 52 can eat a bag of ass

thatcoldblackcloud - 2/27/2014, 12:59 PM
@MrBlackJack: Regardless of how it works, it still looks like sh*t
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/27/2014, 1:06 PM
Love it
BenjiWest - 2/27/2014, 1:11 PM
I hate how it has to be referred to as the new 52. Makes you think they may reboot again soon, which is stupid. Anyway I admire the new 52, enjoyed those villains issues...
beane2099 - 2/27/2014, 1:49 PM
3D? That sounds like my last Friday night! Hi. ... Oh.
beane2099 - 2/27/2014, 1:50 PM
The new adventures of New Old New52 Christine. There's a joke in there somewhere. Someone else sort it out. Same thing happens to me when I try building Ikea furniture.
ThePowerCosmic - 2/27/2014, 2:12 PM
3D covers...gimmicky and make the books not valuable...but who cares if it looks cool, which it does!
KentParker - 2/27/2014, 2:25 PM
i´m intrigued about how clark will hide that stupid turtleneck suit


dethpillow - 2/27/2014, 2:50 PM
@ManFromMars - i don't think so...i think it messed up a lot of the comic book shops, and they might definitely say they lost money becuz of the event.

while others would say it made them a bunch of money cuz a lot of them were gouging the price straight out of the box on those at first.

but for DC i think it was considered a success, not sure about that tho.
thewolfx - 2/27/2014, 2:51 PM
Thank you gusto


Always the voice of reason in here
CPBuff22 - 2/27/2014, 3:00 PM
I just love when companies make an announcement to let us know they are going to be making an announcement.
AquamanIsTheBest - 2/27/2014, 3:36 PM
All the New 52 haters: "So what drove you away"
"SUPERMANS #%^$%ing COLLAR!"
...seriosuly? You guys are a bunch of babies
Thegeekygurl - 2/27/2014, 3:43 PM
DC and Marvel Comics are so bad that I not only stopped wasting hundreds a month on them, I can't even make myself read the downloads.

I download them because I want to find something great to read with their characters. But I end up browsing each one a few pages then I lose interest and delete them.
JayJayCAW - 2/27/2014, 3:51 PM
@Aquamabisthebest: no, what drove ppl away is how they promised new and exciting stories and yet what they delivered was one or two characters who use to be lame getting rebooted and turned cool while literally everyone else has been raped of their proper origins and turned into duchbags.....oh and Batman is everything now....that's what drove everyone away.
nibs - 2/27/2014, 4:02 PM
Anybody else think that's awesome? The artice here doesn't explain it well but basically every DC comic in September will take place 5 years in the future. I think that's awesome and I might have to check it out.
Fastestmanalive - 2/27/2014, 4:51 PM
Sounds awesome. Cant wait. And those 3D covers are mind blowing.
Fastestmanalive - 2/27/2014, 4:55 PM
Actually the 3D covers were villains month was a huge success for DC. Everywhere it was sold out. The problem was that DC miscalculated and the comic shops didn't have enough.

@nibs
I know. Seeing what could be for each character is exciting. I'm looking forward .
McFarlaneFan - 2/27/2014, 5:27 PM
@JayJayCAW They should've had more balls about it did some serious reimaginings like DC did in the 60's. Of course the corporate shadow prohibits too much tampering now, because it could damage the all important merchandising.

I gave The New 52 a chance but their Superman is a small time nothing with great power like Sentry.

I didn't like how they skipped too fast through the characters stories and tried to reintroduce too much of the DCU all at once. It was a rushed mess so I checked out. I never figured out how they kept the same Batman
UltimateHunt - 2/27/2014, 7:32 PM
Im a fan of 3D but not this 3D....
I still want want DeathStroke and NightWing SOOOOOOOOO bad...
Super12 - 2/27/2014, 7:41 PM
I love the new 52. Only thing off the top of my head I could't care for is Green Arrow's new look...and maybe Batman's crazy advanced contact lens (too ironman-ish for me). Otherwise so far everything I've read has been great.

And no, Superman's collar hasn't ruined anything. Get over it and stop whining.
Minotauro - 2/27/2014, 7:45 PM
@JayJay

Jolllem - 2/27/2014, 11:01 PM
Another casualty of the updated timeline for the New 52 is the sense of superheroics being a legacy career. Barry Allen was no longer inspired by Jay Garrick, and Wally West no longer took up the identity after Barry. The notion that a superheroic identity is somehow bigger, or more long-lasting, than any one individual is another part of DC's DNA as a publisher, subtext from the Silver Age made into text during the 1980s and '90s when the characters started acknowledging their predecessors right there on the page.
Jolllem - 2/27/2014, 11:01 PM
Keeping track of what's actually happened is actually more difficult than it was before the universe was rebooted, and you had multiple stories to try and make work together. Was Tim Drake actually a Robin or not in the New 52? Was Starfire a member of a Teen Titans team we've never seen? Has Doomsday already killed Superman already, and if so, did he come out of the Phantom Zone?
loki668 - 2/28/2014, 12:22 AM
The original 3D covers STILL make me gag a little. So overused. So overpriced. So irrelevant down the road. Maybe this will be different. I certainly hope so.
VictorHugo - 2/28/2014, 9:16 AM
Maybe Jim Lee is in fact an undercover Marvel agent sent to destroy DC from within as a revenge!
Pharaoh - 2/28/2014, 10:55 AM
I'm yet to hear anyone give a good review of any of the villains issues beyond the cover being great. I bought all of them and so far have read exactly 1 of them. If this is 52 I won't even check the event out, I'm tired of DC and Marvel watering down their events with dozens of mediocre pointless tie-in issues just to try and cash in. I bought all of Infinity from Marvel and out of nearly 60 issues about 12 were relevant and even less than that were high quality...

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sonokrypton - 3/1/2014, 6:27 AM
@Jollem I totally agree!!!! I thought it was just me like I'm the only one that didn't get the memo on that one. Start over or continue on. This hybrid is too confusing.
sonokrypton - 3/1/2014, 6:32 AM
I kinda feel like the New 52 is one big plot device and the sole purpose is to bring Bruce Wayne back from the dead. Oh and to lose the undies on the outies thing... The jury's still out on that one... lol!

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