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Exclusive Cover Reveal: EARTH 2 #26 "Selfie" Variant by Kevin Maguire

Everyone is taking selfies. Even heroes on Earth 2.

Today is the day for cover reveals around here. Earlier we saw the Dave Johnson BATGIRL "selfie" variant. We also saw (regular) variants for SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #8 and BATMAN #34. DC decided to send another "selfie" variant our way to share with everyone. This one is by Kevin Maguire and features Alan Scott and Jay Garrick.

EARTH 2 #26 (by Kevin Maguire)

Written by Tom Taylor

Art by Nicola Scott and Trevor Scott

On sale: August 6, 2014

Val and Lantern battle Superman with Earth’s fate hanging in the balance when a familiar faces arrives on Earth 2 via the Boom Tube to turn the tide!

Maybe people should start posting their own selfies in the comments.

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Posted by longbowhunter

Hate selfies, love Kevin Maguire. I'm torn.

Posted by UltimateSMfan

I'm surprised people aren't horribly dying in the background :P

Edited by Twix_Right_Side

This "selfie" thing is kinda pissing me off. Not the fact that people do it,but the fact that DC is trying WAY too hard to come off as "hip" and "relatable" to a younger generation. But whatever....

don't really care

Posted by BlueAlchemist

@twix_right_side: Yeah, I feel the same way. Annoys me that DC is trying to pull this off too. Maybe they'll sell well, but these are variants I am not getting.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

I don't care for the theme, but that's pretty good artwork.

Posted by Squalleon

I love Maguire's art.

I'm surprised people aren't horribly dying in the background :P

Lol.

Posted by _ANDY_CAN

cool

Posted by micah

The pictures actually pretty funny.

Posted by micah

I'm surprised people aren't horribly dying in the background :P

If they wanted to be accurate they should have had fire and brimstone in the background, since Earth 2 is in ruins at this time LOL

Posted by Ultron345

Is DC serious with this shit? Dumbing down the entire line to appease the grown adults who act like children is really upsetting me. Marvel already does a crap load of that.

Posted by Kal'smahboi

This is a pretty bad cover. I've been enjoying some of these, but not this.

Posted by Transformers1024

I cannot wait to see what the Red Hood and the Outlaws selfie is going to look like!

Posted by Kal'smahboi

@ultron345: Duder, calm down. Just have fun; it's a fun concept and allows the artists to be a little creative or have fun with their characters. Oh, and watch the swearing.

Posted by GrandHarrier

Is DC serious with this shit? Dumbing down the entire line to appease the grown adults who act like children is really upsetting me. Marvel already does a crap load of that.

It's a variant. Don't buy it and move on.

Posted by Ultron345
Edited by Kal'smahboi

@ultron345: Nope. My words hold no authority. Just telling you to cool it.

Posted by Ultron345

@kal_smahboi: Wow the nerve. Who exactly do you think you are to tell people to cool it? I'm gonna live this alone, because internet tough guys are all too rampant and I don't wanna add to it.

Edited by RageEx2

@twix_right_side: Have you actually seen some of the covers? Some of them are pretty good.

Posted by Kal'smahboi

@ultron345: I don't think I've ever been described as a tough guy before. Thanks, buddy!

"3. No Profanity

Again, there is no middle ground on this one... if you swear your post gets deleted, if you keep doing it after getting warned then the mods will come down on you."

I was trying to help you. If I were a mod, there might be repercussions. No need to bounce off the handle.

Posted by Ultron345

@kal_smahboi: Wasn't calling you a bully, me voicing how annoyed you made me the way i want to would have made me sound like an internet tough guy so I stopped myself. Save your help, I don't need people monitoring my posts. Your attitude is truly something that amazes me. Actually on second thought, if you truly want to help, keeping your self righteous comments to yourself in the future if interacting with me would be greatly appreciated. Thx

Posted by TheMantisShrimp

@ultron345

"Your attitude is truly something that amazes me."

Very ironic

Posted by TimeLordScience

Yeesh people like this art? Alan's face looks so doofy. Not that I could do better but seriously, not a fan.

Posted by senorsheldor

@bluealchemist:

Marvel is doing the same thing,thank god there is still Image

Posted by The Stegman

I have no idea why people are hating this, it's no more ridiculous than Marvel's "animal" covers they did a while back, personally I think they're hilarious. I'm buying them all.

Posted by Kal'smahboi

@ultron345: It would be my pleasure to leave you alone. Have a good one. Sorry I calmly interacted with you.

Posted by NukeA6

I have no idea why people are hating this, it's no more ridiculous than Marvel's "animal" covers they did a while back, personally I think they're hilarious. I'm buying them all.

I would rather have animals and chibis and polkadot fairies than one of the most stupid trends ever. I am so sick of people obsessing over their selves with their smart phones like the whole world really gives a damn about them. I've seen memes that are less cringe-worthy.

Posted by The Stegman

@nukea6: It's not even that serious, selfies are just people taking pictures of themselves instead of other people doing it, it's no more or less egotistical.

Posted by Kal'smahboi

@nukea6 said:

@the_stegman said:

I have no idea why people are hating this, it's no more ridiculous than Marvel's "animal" covers they did a while back, personally I think they're hilarious. I'm buying them all.

I would rather have animals and chibis and polkadot fairies than one of the most stupid trends ever. I am so sick of people obsessing over their selves with their smart phones like the whole world really gives a damn about them. I've seen memes that are less cringe-worthy.

It's not really a trend though. People have been taking pictures of themselves since digital cameras had an automatic display. Some people take it way too far, but it's become really easy to take pictures of yourself, rather than asking someone, in the last couple decades.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

GOOOOOOD Stop with these selfies!!!!!! RAGE!!!!!!!!

Posted by feedonatreefrog

Clearly they're making fun of selfies.

I don't see why people get so worked up about variants.

Posted by Ostyo

They look good.

Posted by Teerack

@g_man These covers are cool are you going to have a bid thread of all the selfies like how you guys did for the futures end covers? :)

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Aaaaaaaaaand, my childhood is raped.

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

I love the variant cover

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

This "selfie" thing is kinda pissing me off. Not the fact that people do it,but the fact that DC is trying WAY too hard to come off as "hip" and "relatable" to a younger generation. But whatever....

don't really care

HERE HERE!

Posted by hyperman

I love seeing Alan smiling after allí he 's been through

Posted by Blackdog2009
Edited by MrTummyTumms

People complain about DC being too dark, now they want to complain when they do something a little fun. SMH.

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

I like the covers, they're different. I love the art of them and I like the fact that Green Lantern is using his ring to take the pic. A very comic book take on a modern trend. It's nice to see covers that aren't so serious at times and are just meant to be fun. And I love that The Flash is photobombing the pic (he obviously is as you can see the blur behind him and he just happens to get into the pic in time to pose). It shows that these heroes are regular people too. And if you don't like it, don't buy it. It could be worse and they could be taking the pic in a bathroom mirror. :P

Posted by Twix_Right_Side

@twix_right_side: oh please, chill out

STOP the presses! A comicbook fan on the internet...is upset about something?!

GASP

I'm not burning down a DC office here,just expressing my dislike for the idea behind this.

Posted by Twix_Right_Side

@bluealchemist:

Marvel is doing the same thing,thank god there is still Image

Marvel is doing selfie variants?

On a different note,I think that people interpreted me saying "I hate how DC is trying to relate" into me saying "I hate when people do selifes"......yeah,that's not really what I said. At all......like anywhere near.

Posted by NukeA6

@nukea6: It's not even that serious, selfies are just people taking pictures of themselves instead of other people doing it, it's no more or less egotistical.

I have seen enough selfie addicts to know there is ego involved. To be honest, it's more Facebook addict but that doesn't make it less annoying.

Edited by CrazyScarecrow

Spiderman is one of the most popular heroes. He makes a living selling selfies. I don't see why other heroes can't take selfies too. We've been OK Spiderman doing it for so long. Don't see why others can't.

Posted by Twix_Right_Side

@twix_right_side: Marvel's flagship hero is Spiderman. He makes a living selling selfies. I don't have problem really.

That's weird....I don't see him doing selfies often....especially not enough to "make a living selling selfies"....are we talking about the same character?

Edited by CrazyScarecrow

@twix_right_side: It's a joke. J. Jonah Jameson always wanted pictures of Spiderman and Peter Parker always happened to be the one giving him the Spiderman pictures. Spiderman was taking pictures of himself for the Daily Bugle.

Posted by Twix_Right_Side

@twix_right_side: It's a joke. J. Jonah Jameson always wanted pictures of Spiderman and Peter Parker always happened to be the one giving him the Spiderman pictures. Spiderman was taking pictures of himself for the Daily Bugle.

OH,that's what you meant XD

I was kinda lost for a second,but in hindsight I probably should have figured that one out :p

Sorry

Posted by CrazyScarecrow
Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

Wouldn't this particular image be more of a 'photobomb'?

As far as the Selfie variant theme, I have seen worse, like Marvel likes to slap Deadpool on all its titles, or the Wolverine and the Canada variants...those are pretty cheesy to me

Posted by SC

@ultron345: Please do try and be more receptive of other users trying to help you. Oh and yes I am a moderator and refrain from swearing in the future thanks, or else your posts will be deleted. Cheers and take care.

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