DC Comics releases first Forever Evil teaser art
Today, DC Comics released the first teaser art for its upcoming Forever Evil story arch. The images hint at some ominous events slated to take place in three of DC’s biggest titles; Green Lantern, Nightwing, and Teen Titans. While Forever Evil is still a few months away – not scheduled to launch until September – DC is obviously eager to start building the hype factor around what promises to be one of its biggest line-wide events of the year.
The first Forever Evil teaser art focuses on Green Lantern. Obviously, the most striking thing about this image is the fact that it hints at a female wielding the Green Lantern ring. Who is this new Lantern? Hard to say at this point, but the obvious answer would be Jessica Cruz. Many of you may recall that she was first teased to be the new Green Lantern in a panel at the end of Green Lantern #20.
That panel showed Green Lantern Simon Baz trying to reason with a mysterious, ring wielding woman. To quote from the narration that accompanied the image…
“He was ultimately responsible for training the first female ring bearer of Earth – Jessica Cruz – a controversial figure herself who came in possession of her ring in the wake of the Justice League’s death.
Combine that little blurb with the solicitation for Forever Evil #1…
The first universe-wide event of The New 52 begins as FOREVER EVIL launches! The Justice League is DEAD! And the villains shall INHERIT the Earth! An epic tale of the world’s greatest super-villains starts here!
See the connection? The second image focuses on Nightwing. As you can see from the above image, it doesn’t look like a lot of happy things are in store for Nightwing. Which isn’t surprising. Ever since DC’s June Retailer Roadshow, there’s been a buzz about Nightwing being the character that will be most affected by the events of Forever Evil.
The final image revolves around the Teen Titans. Again, it suggests some really bad things happening to the heroes of that series. From what we can tell from the image above, it would seem that two characters who look a lot like Superman (or, more probably, Bizzaro) and Catwoman are literally crushing and stepping on The Teen Titans.
Expect a lot more information regarding Forever Evil to become available at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. As that news is released, I’ll be sure to pass it along.
What are your thoughts on this first batch of Forever Evil teaser artwork?
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