Post by xBarryxAllenx on Apr 16, 2013 6:48:09 GMT -5
The last issue of DC Universe Presents features Barry Allen on the cover...with the appearance of a "time-displaced hero" who may be the herald of something terrible in the future of the DC universe. The issue is out April 17, 2013. Here's the first half of the gatefold cover art, courtesy of DCComics.com:
Post by xBarryxAllenx on Apr 17, 2013 7:53:08 GMT -5
I found one problem with this issue. The Flash does not appear anywhere inside the issue! There are posters of the Justice league that include the Flash, but there is no actual appearance inside this issue. I'm not certain what happened here, but this feels like a bait and switch. However, do check out Vibe this week. The appearance with Bart is wonderful!
Post by dillonmania on Apr 18, 2013 1:22:21 GMT -5
Manapul and Buccellato said their 'WTF' cover didn't sync up with the planned story and they had to alter the story to fit it. Just goes to show you what a trainwreck these line-wide stunts are. (And in case it isn't clear, I don't blame the creators for it; the fault is with whoever ordered the stunt)
Post by jonqcitizen on Apr 27, 2013 2:17:02 GMT -5
DC seems to be "out of sorts" recently. The many, many Creator changes and mix-ups....this WTF that seems overly "gimmicky"....they just seem to have lost direction.
Thankfully Manapul & Booch have been stable, and The Flash has been allowed to just keep running without interference (for now)
.....I remember an article from years ago, when J. Michael Straczynski was writing The Amazing Spiderman for Marvel Comics. He commented how much he hated crossover events, because editorial would make him do re-writes and force him to change his story to fit what they were doing somewhere else rather than just focusing on a great selling comic book. It doesn't surprise me at all that when JMS wanted to write a monthly title again (he's written 2 best-selling Superman: Earth 1 graphic novels), he chose to do it at Image Comics.
The New 52"honeymoon" is over, and DC better find their footing fast....Marvel has gained back all the ground they lost and more, as DC falls to percentages equal to where they were before they launched the New 52 (less than a third of the market). Image, IDW, & Dark Horse are gaining ground behind them, and if DC keeps suffering....it may not be the "Big 2" for much longer.
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