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DC Reveals Creative Teams, Partial Covers for “Futures End”

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DC Comics has revealed the full creative lineups for its September 2014 “Futures End” event month tie-in issues, along with as a look at the first two weeks of lenticular covers. Most of the writers on individual titles match up with their respective ongoing series, though there are quite a few new artists associated with some of the one-shots. Notably, the “Booster Gold” one-shot — not linked to a current ongoing series — includes six different pencilers.

Although not out until September, the issues were solicited in DC Comics’ July 2014 Solicitations due to the complicated process of producing the lenticular 3D motion covers, and gave retailers an order cutoff of May 29 to make sure there would be enough supply to meet demand. Last year’s “Villains Months” lenticular covers were allocated, creating some frustration among retailers and collectors.

While the July 2014 solicits included brief synopsis text, none of the creative teams were revealed, which drew criticism from professionals in the comics industry — including Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, who discussed it during an edition of Axel-in-Charge.

“I find [it] really hard to believe [that the creative teams have not been completely determined],” Alonso said. “For one or two titles, maybe, but for the whole line? From a production standpoint alone, each of those issues should be in outline form, at the very least, just in order to hit deadline. No, it’s a strategic move to put up big numbers in the month of September, and don’t think anyone benefits from it in the long-term.”

That said, DC’s release of the creative teams beats the May 29 deadline by 13 days, meaning retailers still have the opportunity to gauge order levels before buying in for the more expensive 3-D lenticular covers.

Check out the full creative team info and cover selections below.


ACTION COMICS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Sholly Fisch

Penciller: Pascal Alixe

Cover: Lee L Weeks

AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Penciller: Sean Chen

Inker: Mark Irwin

Cover: Yvel Guichet


AQUAMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Penciller: Alvaro Martinez

Inker: Raúl Fernández

Cover: Yvel Guichet



BATGIRL: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Gail Simone

Penciller: Javier Garron

Inker: Javier Garron

Cover: Clay Mann

BATMAN AND ROBIN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Ray Fawkes

Penciller: Dustin Nguyen

Inker: Dustin Nguyen

Cover: Pat Gleason & Mick Gray



BATMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Scott Snyder & Ray Fawkes

Penciller: Aco

Inker: Aco

Cover: Jay Fabok

BATMAN/SUPERMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Greg Pak

Penciller: Howard Porter

Cover: Aaron Kuder


BATWING: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Penciller: Eduardo Pansica

Inker: Julio Ferreira

Cover: Dan Panosian

BATWOMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Marc Andreyko

Penciller: Jason Masters

Inker: Jason Masters

Cover: Rafael Albuquerque



BIRDS OF PREY: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Christy Marx

Penciller: Robson Rocha

Inker: Oclair Albert

Cover: Dan Panosian

BOOSTER GOLD: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Penciller: Moritat, Steve Lightle, Stephen Thompson, Mark Irwin, Ron Frenz, Brett Booth

Cover: Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund

CATWOMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Sholly Fisch

Penciller: Patrick Olliffe

Inker: Tom Nguyen

Cover: Terry & Rachel Dodson



CONSTANTINE: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Ray Fawkes

Penciller: Juan Ferreyra

Inker: Juan Ferreyra

Cover: Juan Ferreyra


DETECTIVE COMICS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato

Penciller: Scott Hepburn

Inker: Scott Hepburn

Cover: Jay Fabok


EARTH 2: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Daniel H. Wilson

Penciller: Eddy Barrows

Inker: Eber Ferreira

Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli

THE FLASH: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Robert Venditti/Van Jensen

Penciller: Brett Booth

Inker: Norm Rapmund

Cover: Booth/Rapmund


GRAYSON: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Tom King

Penciller: Stephen Mooney

Inker: Stephen Mooney

Cover: Andrew Robinson


GREEN ARROW: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire

Penciller: Andrea Sorrentino

Inker: Andrea Sorrentino

Cover: Andrea Sorrentino


GREEN LANTERN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Robert Venditti

Penciller: Martin Coccolo

Inker: Martin Coccolo

Cover: Billy Tan



GREEN LANTERN CORPS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Van Jensen

Penciller: Igor Lima

Inker: Ruy Jose

Cover: Francis Portela

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Justin Jordan

Penciller: Dio Neves

Inker: Marc Deering

Cover: Dio Neves

HARLEY QUINN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti

Penciller: Chad Hardin

Inker: Chad Hardin

Cover: Amanda Conner



INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Dan DiDio

Penciller: Philip Tan

Inker: Jason Paz

Cover: Howard Porter

JUSTICE LEAGUE: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire

Penciller: Jedd Dougherty

Inker: Jedd Dougherty

Cover: Mike McKone

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: FUTURES END #1

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis

Penciller: Andres Guinaldo

Inker: Walden Wong

Cover: Juan Ferreyra



JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire

Penciller: Jedd Dougherty

Inker: Jedd Dougherty

Cover: Mike McKone



NEW SUICIDE SQUAD: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Sean Ryan

Penciller: Andre Coelho

Inker: Scott Hanna

Cover: Jeremy Roberts

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Scott Lobdell

Penciller: Scott Kolins

Inker: Scott Kolins

Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli

RED LANTERNS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Charles Soule

Penciller: Jim Califiore

Inker: Jim Califiore

Cover: Scott Hepburn

SINESTRO: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Penciller: Igor Lima

Inker: Ruy Jose

Cover: Kevin Nowlan

STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES FEATURING G.I. ZOMBIE: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Penciller: Scott Hampton

Inker: Scott Hampton

Cover: Dave Johnson



SUPERBOY: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Frank Barberie

Penciller: Tyler Kirkham

Cover: Jorge Jimenez

SUPERGIRL: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Tony Bedard

Penciller: Ema Lupacchino

Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli

SUPERMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens

Penciller: Lee L Weeks

Cover: Ken Lashley

SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Charles Soule

Penciller: Tom Raney

Inker: Tom Raney

Cover: Tom Raney


SWAMP THING: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Charles Soule

Penciller: Jesús Saíz

Inker: Jesús Saíz

Cover: Jesús Saíz

TEEN TITANS: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Will Pfeifer

Penciller: Andy Smith

Cover: Karl Kerschl

TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Ray Fawkes

Penciller: Francis Portela

Inker: Francis Portela

Cover: Guillem March


TRINITY OF SIN: PHANTOM STRANGER: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Dan DiDio / J.M. DeMatteis

Penciller: Phil Winslade

Inker: Phil Winslade

Cover: Guillem March



WONDER WOMAN: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Charles Soule

Penciller: Rags Morales

Inker: Rags Morales

Cover: Tom Raney



WORLDS’ FINEST: FUTURES END #1

Writer: Paul Levitz

Penciller: Yildiray Cinar

Inker: Paul Neary

Cover: Stephen Segovia