Is this art imitating art?  Is that possible?

According to dccomics.com, the issues in DC’s New 52 will be taking a five year leap into the future this September, revealing a peek into what might be in store down the road for our heroes.  The event will be a month-long series DC is calling ‘Future’s End,’ inspired by the eponymous series.  Each title in the New 52 will feature a stand-alone story that previews a look into what the future could possibly hold, written and illustrated by some of the best writers and illustrators in the comics game.

This event harkens back to the Heroes episode ‘Five Years Gone,’ in which the viewers saw a possible future based on the outcome of the New York City explosion.  Considering Heroes was steeped in comic book lore, its easy enough to see DC Comics taking a month and going in that direction.  I suppose for comics, five years is a nice round number.

Here’s the rundown for all 41 Futures End issues:

ACTION COMICS: FUTURES END #1
Writer: Sholly Fisch Penciller: Pascal Alixe Cover: Lee 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 Hepbuirn
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
Cover: Billy Tan

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: FUTURES END #1
Writer: Van Jensen
Penciller: Igor Lima
Inker: Ruy José
Cover: Francis Portela

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS: FUTURES END #1
Writer: Justin Jordan
Penciller: Dio Neves
Inker: Marc Deering
Cover: Diogenes Neves, Deering inks

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 José
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

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To get a glimpse of the week one covers, click here.
And the week two covers are here!What type of future will the readers come across?  Will it be the classic dystopia?  Will our characters be for the better or for the worse?  Only time will tell.