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DC Comics hints at linewide crossover in late 2013

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While DC Comics is marking the first anniversary of the New 52 in September with a Zero Month, for the second anniversary the publisher is considering a much larger celebration: a linewide crossover.

“I’d love to be able to celebrate the anniversary of The New 52 with something that feels so special and something that unifies the line thematically (maybe not story-wise),” Co-Publisher Dan DiDio tells ICv2.com. “We’re leading to probably our first crossover event in the latter half of next year, but you’re going to see a better continuity developing through the line.”

However, it’s unclear from DiDio’s comments whether that “first crossover event” is something entirely new, or a reference to “The Trinity War” teased in this year’s Free Comic Book Day offering. Although it has been billed as a Justice League story, it wouldn’t be the first time a Geoff Johns-developed event has taken on a life of its own.

Whatever it is, it wouldn’t be the first, or even the third, crossover of the New 52: There was the “Night of the Owls” in the Bat-books, with “Rotworld” looming in Animal Man and Swamp Thing, followed in October by the big “Rise of the Third Army” storyline that weaves through the Green Lantern titles. But it presumably would be the first event to encompass most, if not all, of DC’s New 52.

(via Bleeding Cool)