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New Secret Origins Series to Provide Monthly Revamps of Nu52 Continuity

Written by Terror and Copter on Monday, January 13 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

New Secret Origins Series to Provide Monthly Revamps of Nu52 Continuity

We're not sure one monthly is enough to keep up with the constantly changing origins of characters in the Nu52.

Confirming another detail from the leaks that hit the web this weekend, DC Comics "exclusively" revealed to ComicBookResources that they would be launching a new Secret Origins series in April with a rotating creative team based on the characters whose SECRET origins will be revealed in a particular issue. Here's the solicit:

1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale APRIL 23 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
At last, the SECRET ORIGINS of the World’s Greatest Heroes in The New 52 can be revealed! This new series gets off to an awesome start with the origins of The Last Son of Krypton and Kara Zor-El, Supergirl, plus the first Robin, Dick Grayson.


For more details, The Outhouse spoke to DC Co-Publisher Dan Didio in a fictional interview. For some reason, Editor in Chief Bob Harras was standing behind Didio, in the shadows, shining a flashlight upward onto his face.

"We're taking a new approach to continuity," explained Didio, looking like the cat who ate the canary. "Instead of bothering to keep track of it, we'll just kind of change whatever we want from month to month and then explain it with a new origin in the Secret Origins series."

"SEEEECCCCCRREEEETTT," chimed in Harras in a falsely deep voice.

"This will really put a stop to some of the problems we saw early on in the Nu52," Didio continued, "like when Tim Drake was revealed to never have been Robin, despite being called Robin in his own series. We had to make up some bullshit about him being "Red" Robin and edit that into the trade paperbacks."


"Now," Didio beamed, "we could explain that this was always the case… it was just secret."


Didio told us that Secret Origins would help out with characters like Lobo and Plastic Man, who have debuted multiple times in the Nu52. "We'll probably reveal a new Lobo Origin every three months or so."

"HEEE WASSS AN IMPOSSSSTERRRRR!!!' Harras added, waving his arms in the air dramatically.

In addition to Secret Origins, DC also announced a Forever Evil Aftermath: Batman vs. Bane  One-Shot from Peter Tomasi, Scot Eaton, and Jaime Mendoza, a new limited series that tells the story of Batman taking Gotham City back from Bane after the super-mega-crossover event, a story which clearly could not have occurred in one of the seventeen current Batman ongoings.


"Don't you have something better to do?" asked Didio, visibly annoyed.


Both of these series were included in the leak that surfaced this weekend (though Secret Origins is an ongoing, not a one-shot as the leak claimed), so it has to lend some level of veracity to those claims. We'll keep you updated when we find out more from our sources.


Shut up, Bob Harras.

Here's the exclusive images from CBR, which you can tell are exclusive by the CBR watermarks across the bottom, along with the fact that, when we reposted them here, we created a paradox that will eventually destroy the spacetime continuum:

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