All you need to know for getting ready for Future’s End month and the World’s End weekly series.

EMANUELA LUPACCHINO | Page Layouts for Worlds' Finest #15.
EMANUELA LUPACCHINO | Page Layouts for Worlds' Finest #15.
SAN DIEGO COMIC CON | Discussion on the Earth-2: World's End Weekly.

Heading into the real world’s future, Bennett and Wilson discussed “Earth 2: World’s End,” and the challenge of doing a high-profile weekly series.
"This is my first panel at Comic-Con with comic book people," said Wilson. "It’s great to be a part of that, now! … For me, this was like getting thrown into the deep end of the pool. We’re in a situation where we’re continuing what’s going on in ‘Earth 2’ and there are some catastrophic events on the way and we’re bridging into the future. On the ground level, we have characters like Dick Grayson who are surviving on the ground, then you bump up a bit and you have the World Army — then, to the top level. Having all of this play out at the same time is really interesting; figuring out who deals with what and what’s happening to the world.”
Bennett said the series is the story about a world getting destroyed, and she was inspired by the work the “Eternal” team was doing. “It’s not just a story of attrition or the death of the world, it’s a story about the people in that world,” she said. “It’s a story of triumph, of love and hope that’s coming out of the ruins.”
Wilson has destroyed worlds before in novels, and he said what emerges out of it are the relationships between the people. “They’re not fighting to preserve even their cities or the planet itself. It all boils down to these relationships,” he said. “It has to ultimately be about the emotions or you don’t have anything to move the characters across the board and get good stories out of.”
The first issue of “World’s End” will have an intro to what’s been going on in “Earth 2,” and Wilson said it was challenging to try and explain it all. “It involved going in clinically — because we’re doing world-building here — and required a lot of research to get it all out there on the page,” he said.
"It was important to us to make it immediate and accessible as possible," said Bennett. "Tom Taylor laid such a great groundwork with the ‘Earth 2’ monthly, and we wanted moments of levity and moments of joy to be very present."
Wilson said one of the things he always wanted to know from “Earth 2” was “What happened to Sam?” and noted that readers might get a chance to get a little bit of closure in that area.

So Earth-2 Dick does exist after all?
(Source)
SAN DIEGO COMIC CON | Discussion on the Earth-2: World's End Weekly.

Heading into the real world’s future, Bennett and Wilson discussed “Earth 2: World’s End,” and the challenge of doing a high-profile weekly series.

"This is my first panel at Comic-Con with comic book people," said Wilson. "It’s great to be a part of that, now! … For me, this was like getting thrown into the deep end of the pool. We’re in a situation where we’re continuing what’s going on in ‘Earth 2’ and there are some catastrophic events on the way and we’re bridging into the future. On the ground level, we have characters like Dick Grayson who are surviving on the ground, then you bump up a bit and you have the World Army — then, to the top level. Having all of this play out at the same time is really interesting; figuring out who deals with what and what’s happening to the world.”

Bennett said the series is the story about a world getting destroyed, and she was inspired by the work the “Eternal” team was doing. “It’s not just a story of attrition or the death of the world, it’s a story about the people in that world,” she said. “It’s a story of triumph, of love and hope that’s coming out of the ruins.”

Wilson has destroyed worlds before in novels, and he said what emerges out of it are the relationships between the people. “They’re not fighting to preserve even their cities or the planet itself. It all boils down to these relationships,” he said. “It has to ultimately be about the emotions or you don’t have anything to move the characters across the board and get good stories out of.”

The first issue of “World’s End” will have an intro to what’s been going on in “Earth 2,” and Wilson said it was challenging to try and explain it all. “It involved going in clinically — because we’re doing world-building here — and required a lot of research to get it all out there on the page,” he said.

"It was important to us to make it immediate and accessible as possible," said Bennett. "Tom Taylor laid such a great groundwork with the ‘Earth 2’ monthly, and we wanted moments of levity and moments of joy to be very present."

Wilson said one of the things he always wanted to know from “Earth 2” was “What happened to Sam?” and noted that readers might get a chance to get a little bit of closure in that area.

So Earth-2 Dick does exist after all?

(Source)

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"If this is our last day before going to war, do you mind if we enjoy it?"

"If this is our last day before going to war, do you mind if we enjoy it?"

EARTH-2 FULL OCTOBER SOLICITATIONS
In a better world, you know who would be at the centre of an Earth-2 major event cover? Huntress and Power Girl. The real second generation World’s Finest team of Earth-2. Not the characters DC wants me to accept as the second generation World’s Finest team. Not gonna happen.
That being said, looks like World’s End will be the only DC book I’ll be getting in addition to Sensation Comics starting in October, and I’m getting this just for the Earth-2 characters actually getting their own individual stories. It’s unfortunate that the only time the other Earth-2 characters get to have the spotlight it’s in a doom and gloom Crisis on Infinite Earths 2.0 narrative and not in their own damn book. Sigh.
Let’s hope the story is actually tonnes better than than what the initial teaser implied.
On that note, I’m wondering how many people are tired of DC saturating their brand with Batman at this point? I mean, I get it. Batman sells. But you know what else is true? That too much of a good thing can also make you sick. 
And I’m already getting there myself. 

EARTH-2 FULL OCTOBER SOLICITATIONS

In a better world, you know who would be at the centre of an Earth-2 major event cover? Huntress and Power Girl. The real second generation World’s Finest team of Earth-2. Not the characters DC wants me to accept as the second generation World’s Finest team. Not gonna happen.

That being said, looks like World’s End will be the only DC book I’ll be getting in addition to Sensation Comics starting in October, and I’m getting this just for the Earth-2 characters actually getting their own individual stories. It’s unfortunate that the only time the other Earth-2 characters get to have the spotlight it’s in a doom and gloom Crisis on Infinite Earths 2.0 narrative and not in their own damn book. Sigh.

Let’s hope the story is actually tonnes better than than what the initial teaser implied.

On that note, I’m wondering how many people are tired of DC saturating their brand with Batman at this point? I mean, I get it. Batman sells. But you know what else is true? That too much of a good thing can also make you sick. 

And I’m already getting there myself. 

Summary: The issue begins with a robed Helena Wayne having breakfast in her (expensive) flat in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Kara flies in to tell Helena that they should start preparing for their departure back to Earth-2. She hits the shower to get ready to meet with her lawyer who will finalise her will acknowledging Somya’s daughter as the beneficiary to all of her possessions. While Kara finishes getting ready, the two women have a brief conversation acknowledging that their ‘fun’ will end when they return home and that they may be their world’s last remaining hope against Apokolips. Helena no longer feels that Earth-2 is her home anymore since all the people she knew and loved there have since died.

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EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #1Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSONArt by ARDIAN SYAF, JORGE JIMENEZ, EDDY BARROWS and PAULO SIQUIERACover by ARDIAN SYAF and JAIME MENDOZA1:50 Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTEOn sale OCTOBER 8 • 48 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED TDaniel H. Wilson, New York Times best-selling author of Robopocalypse and Robogenesis, delves into the world of EARTH 2 for the start of a new weekly series that will see the origins of a world much like the New 52 Earth, but yet so different. A world that saw its greatest heroes die – and new ones take their places. A world where Superman became it’s greatest villain, and a man named Zod seeks to save it, along with Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash and other heroes. A world they can only save from the forces of Apokolips through great personal sacrifice! Death and destruction will follow each week, and you’ll never know who will live and who will die! It all begins with this extra-sized debut issue!
EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #2Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSONArt by EDDY BARROWS, TYLER KIRKHAM and PAULO SIQUIERACover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTESOn sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED THuntress and Power Girl returned to Earth 2 to help save it from the threat of Apokolips, but even their combined power isn’t enough to protect against the first of four furies from that deadly world: the girl known as War.
EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #3Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSONArt by EDDY BARROWS, TYLER KIRKHAM, ED BENES and JORGE JIMENEZCover by ARDIAN SYAF and JONATHAN GLAPIONOn sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED TWith Earth 2’s United Kingdom falling under the rule of one of Apokolips’s invaders, Hawkgirl and Doctor Fate race to London. But with Nabu in control, Fate’s motives might not be as pure as they seem.
EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #4Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSONArt by EDDY BARROWS, TYLER KIRKHAM, ED BENES, JORGE JIMENEZ and PAULO SIQUIERACover by ARDIAN SYAFOn sale OCTOBER 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED TAquawoman returns to Atlantis – too late! THE NEW 52

Guys! More death and destruction awaits! Cause we clearly didn’t get enough of that coupled with brutalising imagery with the Earth-2 monthly alone, plus Futures End, Forever Evil, Trinity War, Batman Incorporated, Death of the Family, or even weekly digital comics like Injustice: Gods Among Us which centres on the fridging of a woman to drive the plot. I can already predict what the first casualty of World’s End is going to be: Big Ben over in London for standing up to Apokolips. :P
On the bright, that’s the most Helena Wayne and Kara Zor-L I’ve seen on a comic book cover about Earth-2. They’re actually ready for action and aren’t looking disempowered like they have been on most of the covers of their own book….when they still had one. 
Also it looks like the individual issues will focus on individual Earth-2 characters that aren’t Thomas Wayne Batman and Superman! Gee, I may check this out after all, even though I don’t care for the story. But more focus on the Earth-2 characters is something I’m up for, which was much needed following the usurpation of their own book by a Flashpoint character who frankly…should’ve stayed in the Flashpoint universe.
It also looks like Huntress and Power Girl will still be together for the issues they appear in, so I’ll definitely be buying those issues at least. The fact that they’re being written by writers who aren’t Paul Levitz might mean they might get real characterisation after all. I can only hope none of them choose to follow Levitz lead when it comes to Power Girl….cause dear Zod, Levitz’ New 52 Power Girl is not Power Girl at all. That’s Alicia Silverstone’s Clueless character being passed off for Power Girl. 

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #1
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by ARDIAN SYAF, JORGE JIMENEZ, EDDY BARROWS and PAULO SIQUIERA
Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and JAIME MENDOZA
1:50 Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 48 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Daniel H. Wilson, New York Times best-selling author of Robopocalypse and Robogenesis, delves into the world of EARTH 2 for the start of a new weekly series that will see the origins of a world much like the New 52 Earth, but yet so different. A world that saw its greatest heroes die – and new ones take their places. A world where Superman became it’s greatest villain, and a man named Zod seeks to save it, along with Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash and other heroes. A world they can only save from the forces of Apokolips through great personal sacrifice! Death and destruction will follow each week, and you’ll never know who will live and who will die! It all begins with this extra-sized debut issue!

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #2
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by EDDY BARROWS, TYLER KIRKHAM and PAULO SIQUIERA
Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Huntress and Power Girl returned to Earth 2 to help save it from the threat of Apokolips, but even their combined power isn’t enough to protect against the first of four furies from that deadly world: the girl known as War.

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #3
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by EDDY BARROWS, TYLER KIRKHAM, ED BENES and JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and JONATHAN GLAPION
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
With Earth 2’s United Kingdom falling under the rule of one of Apokolips’s invaders, Hawkgirl and Doctor Fate race to London. But with Nabu in control, Fate’s motives might not be as pure as they seem.

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #4
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by EDDY BARROWS, TYLER KIRKHAM, ED BENES, JORGE JIMENEZ and PAULO SIQUIERA
Cover by ARDIAN SYAF
On sale OCTOBER 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Aquawoman returns to Atlantis – too late! THE NEW 52

Guys! More death and destruction awaits! Cause we clearly didn’t get enough of that coupled with brutalising imagery with the Earth-2 monthly alone, plus Futures End, Forever Evil, Trinity War, Batman Incorporated, Death of the Family, or even weekly digital comics like Injustice: Gods Among Us which centres on the fridging of a woman to drive the plot. I can already predict what the first casualty of World’s End is going to be: Big Ben over in London for standing up to Apokolips. :P

On the bright, that’s the most Helena Wayne and Kara Zor-L I’ve seen on a comic book cover about Earth-2. They’re actually ready for action and aren’t looking disempowered like they have been on most of the covers of their own book….when they still had one. 

Also it looks like the individual issues will focus on individual Earth-2 characters that aren’t Thomas Wayne Batman and Superman! Gee, I may check this out after all, even though I don’t care for the story. But more focus on the Earth-2 characters is something I’m up for, which was much needed following the usurpation of their own book by a Flashpoint character who frankly…should’ve stayed in the Flashpoint universe.

It also looks like Huntress and Power Girl will still be together for the issues they appear in, so I’ll definitely be buying those issues at least. The fact that they’re being written by writers who aren’t Paul Levitz might mean they might get real characterisation after all. I can only hope none of them choose to follow Levitz lead when it comes to Power Girl….cause dear Zod, Levitz’ New 52 Power Girl is not Power Girl at all. That’s Alicia Silverstone’s Clueless character being passed off for Power Girl. 

FUTURES END 09 | Power Girl and Fury in their respective futures.
FUTURES END 09 | Power Girl and Fury in their respective futures.
SEXUAL OVERTONES | We all know none of this happened by accident.

Panel 01: Helena made to look like she’s checking out Kara’s butt.
Panel 02: Helena still has her eyes fixed on Kara while she hits the shower.
Panel 03: Close-up of Helena’s lips.
Panel 04: Sherlocking Kara’s towel. (Too bad this isn’t Buckingham Palace).
All the panels: Cue in Helena’s tongue.