Here's the announcement, via the DC Entertainment blog, along with the final cover image-- the one on their site doesn't include some changes I made to it, so this is the one that'll see print:
Announcing Annual Issues for ACTION COMICS, BATGIRL, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK and SWAMP THINGThu, 07/05/2012 - 9:00amWhen you think of October 31st, you most likely get excited to dress up in a scary costume, go trick-or-treating, or curl up on your couch with a horror movie marathon. Well, now you have one more reason to look forward to Halloween this year: it’s the day that the next batch of Annual issues will be hitting stores!
Below, take an exclusive first look at the covers and solicit information for ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #1, BATGIRL ANNUAL #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ANNUAL #1 and SWAMP THING ANNUAL #1.
ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #1
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art and cover by Cully Hamner
Backup story written by Max Landis
Backup story art by Ryan Sook
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
The secrets of the “missing five years” between when Clark Kent came to Metropolis and the present day continue to be revealed!
In the wake of Brainiac’s attack on Metropolis, Superman faces his first Earth-born villain: the Kryptonite Man!
Plus a special backup story written by screenwriter of CHRONICLE, Max Landis!