Running down the top fandom events of the upcomming year
8. DC Comics' Weekly Series (Spring)
But, not so fast Marvel Zombies -- DC Comics is not going to rest and cede the shelves to All-New Marvel NOW!. In 2014, the west coast-bound publisher is launching its latest weekly comic "Batman: Eternal," which will be brought to fans every Wednesday by Scott Snyder, who will act as kind of a showrunner for the book, along with writers James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes and Tim Seeley. Jason Fabok heads up the art for the title, as the creative team guides readers through 52 weeks of Batman goodness and become a focal point for the DCU. Teaser images promise the return of the Spoiler as well as exciting new directions and stories for all of Batman's heroes and villains.
And then there's the mysterious "The New 52: Futures End," a second weekly series set five years into the future of the current DCU. Written by Jeff Lemire, Keith Giffen, Brian Azzarello and Dan Jurgens and featuring art by Ethan Van Sciver, Aaron Lopresti and more, the title promises the New 52 debut of Batman Beyond, cybernetic versions of DC's pantheon of heroes and more.
DC has done weekly comics before, but never a regular series with a character specific focus, nor one with a scope as large as "Futures End" promises. Together, these series could change the way comics are consumed by eager readers, especially when you consider the digital distribution system the industry has been nurturing for the past several years.