Which Of These DC Comics May Covers Looks Most Like A Final Issue?

So, which of these covers looks most like a final issue? If the DC Comics Rebirth event is expected in June, these titles will be cancelled, relaunched, renamed or recycled…. but which of them know their fate? We are looking for montage shots of all the characters than have been in the series,  singular figures looking mournful or exaggerated visions of death… let's go find out!



We start with Secret Six #14. They have an entire cast shot, looking at the reader and each raising their drink to them. This could not be more of a final issue cover if they started singing Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's Goodbyeeee song.


Grayson just puts everyone it can on the cover. Everyone! Even those who haven't been on previous covers. A pretty sure sign even if they don't have glasses in their hands.


Batman/Superman does the same, everyone in one cover….


Batman Beyond… No More! Back to the viewer from Bruce, you can see a "goodbye, and good riddance" in his eyebrow.


Another Bruce with his back to the viewer for Batman, though he gives us a little smile to let us know that it's all going to be all right.


Green Arrow is dead.



The Flash is down and his future is… uncertain.


Black Canary is in mournful reflection.


Wonder Woman has the world on her shoulders… as if it is about to fall.


Martian Manhunter seems to have the end of the world on his mind too.

WEAREROBIN_cover12_copyWe Are Robin is a reworking of the first issue cover… and not part of the DC 52 variants either.

WARB-Cv1-ds-4b33f Quite a lot of covers seem to be going up in flames…


…in Cyborg and Deathstroke.deathstroke_18_cover_color_rev2_copy

Some have skulls looking from beyond…


More explosions and a skull look to camera in Red Hood And Arsenal.RHOODA_Cv12_copy_2 Some are covered in skulls and fire….


Some have skulls, blowing things up… HARLEY_Cv28_R1_copy

.. oh and the Deadpool ripoff Red Tool.

Montage and mournful back to the viewer for Gotham AcademyBG_Cv52_copy

Iconic – but faded ghostly shot for Batgirl – as she says goodbye to Burnside?SM_LO_CL_Cv8_copyLois And Clark sees Batman looking to the heavens….


A bad guys montage in Justice League 3001….


An iconic team shot running at the reader for Teen Titans…TNHUNT_Cv8_copy

And again, but with rain instead of speed lines in Titans HuntSTARF_Cv12_copyMontage of characters and previous issues for Starfire as she looks at the viewer. Almost as on the nose as Secret Six.


Montage of characters for Doctor Fate… and he has angel wings too, and the ankh of Death behind him…

And this just smacks of end of days…. am I just seeing things now?

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And while this isn't a final issue shot…. Justice League #51 may be giving as a look at a character that may have a new title in the DC Comics Rebirth… could this be the title Bleeding Cool previously referred to as The Super Man? Starring Lex Luthor?


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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