Hands On Greenville Day as well as the nature of FCBD at Borderlands since the new ownership came in. While I am legitimately happy for them to have that many people in their shop on a given day, it doesn't fit with what I want at that time. I've just toiled for four hours in the heat and dirt, I just want to grab my freebies and be on my way, not stand in line for and hour and a half as I snake through a store I have been in hundreds of times before. Like I said, not what I am looking for in an FCBD experience.
All of which is a long way of saying that I have not seen the DC "New 52" FCBD issue, although it will be coming in the mail from DCBS once my new box ships. At the end of the month. *groan*
Luckily, DC was kind enough to post a two page spread by Jim Lee teasing the upcoming Trinity War storyline, and the Winged Wonder himself figures into it. And who is Hawkman tangling with? Why, the Formerly Goateed Moron himself, Green Arrow! Some things never change! It's interesting that Lee draws Hawkman with his ancient weapons rather than his alien ones; might image this coupled with the preview sketches by Joe Bennett suggest a return to that sort of weaponry for our hero? It's been a part of the character dating back to his first appearance, so it would not exactly be a surprise to see it return as part of the New 52.
Also worth noting: The Atom! And judging from the fact that this character seems to have hips and a chest, it would appear to be a female version of the the Mighty Mite. Jean Loring, perhaps?! *shudder*
Also also: Is that... Vibe?! General consensus on the Interwebs is that the red, black, and yellow clad figure on the left is in fact Vibe from the Justice League Detroit era. Truly this is a Brave New World if Vibe is back. Can Steel be far off?
I'm sure we will hear a lot more about this in the coming weeks and months, folks, so stay tuned.
Image: Trinity War teaser, 2012, Jim Lee.