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Old 10-15-2020, 02:30 PM   #1
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DC Future State: A Glimpse Into The Future of the DC Universe!

DC FUTURE STATE GIVES FANS A LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF THE DC UNIVERSE THIS JANUARY!

An All-Star Lineup of Writers and Artists to Introduce Future DC Super Heroes and Terrifying New Super-Villains in This Two-Month, Line-Wide Event

Fans to Discover a New Status Quo for Their Favorite Super Heroes and Super-Villains

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DC is starting 2021 off with a bang, giving fans a glimpse into futures both near and far, full of current and new characters as the publisher announced plans today for DC Future State, a two-month, line-wide event beginning in January. Through February 2021, the full title lineup will feature a combination of monthly and twice-monthly oversize anthologies, as well as a monthly schedule of miniseries and one-shots.

DC Future State spotlights the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in fresh new roles, with all-new characters taking up their iconic mantles. DC Future State features an incredible array of creative talent, combining award-winning writers and artists with new voices from the worlds of TV, movies and animation. In March 2021, the regular DC title lineup resumes, continuing existing story lines from 2020 and introducing new arcs for the year.

In DC Future State, the Multiverse has been saved from the brink of destruction, but the triumph of DC’s heroes has shaken loose the very fabric of time and space! The final chapter of Dark Nights: Death Metal (on sale January 5, 2021) brings new life to DC’s Multiverse, kicking off this glimpse into the unwritten worlds of DC’s future!

“The DC Universe has always been fertile ground for new and refreshing takes on our characters, and DC Future State definitely contributes to this legacy,” said DC Executive Editor Marie Javins. “When the event begins in January, some savvy readers will not only pick up on some of the breadcrumbs that have already been tossed out in our current titles, but they will also find new hints and clues of what’s to come in 2021.”

A stellar array of writers and artists are on hand to deliver this unique look at beloved DC characters, including fan favorites such as Mariko Tamaki, Brian Michael Bendis, Gene Luen Yang, Joëlle Jones, Joshua Williamson, Nicola Scott, Cully Hamner and John Timms, along with new voices such as award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years A Slave), Brandon Vietti (Young Justice), Meghan Fitzmartin (Supernatural, DC Super Hero Girls), Brandon Easton (Thundercats, Transformers: War for Cybertron), Alitha Martinez (REPRESENT! It’s A Bird!), L.L. McKinney (Nubia: Real One), Paula Sevenbergen (Stargirl) and Siya Oum (Lola XOXO), among others.

Batman Family

In this future, Gotham City is controlled by the Magistrate. This villainous regime has taken control of the city, now under constant surveillance. All masked vigilantes have been outlawed and Batman has been killed. But led by an all-new Batman, a new assembly of Gotham’s guardians rise to give hope to all of those who lost it!

Oversized Comics:
  • Future State: The Next Batman #1-4
    • The Next Batman, by John Ridley, Nick Derington and Laura Braga
    • Outsiders, by Brandon Thomas and Sumit Kumar
    • Arkham Knights, by Paul Jenkins and Jack Herbert
    • Batgirls, by Vita Ayala and Aneke
    • Gotham City Sirens, by Paula Sevenbergen and Emanuela Lupacchino
  • Future State: Dark Detective #1-4
    • Dark Detective, by Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora
    • Grifters, by Matthew Rosenberg and Carmine di Giandomenico
    • Red Hood, by Joshua Williamson and Giannis Milonogiannis

Monthly Miniseries:
  • Future State: Batman/Superman, by Gene Luen Yang and Ben Oliver
  • Future State: Catwoman, by Ram V. and Otto Schmidt
  • Future State: Harley Quinn, by Stephanie Phillips and Simone Di Meo
  • Future State: Nightwing, by Andrew Constant and Nicola Scott
  • Future State: Robin Eternal, by Meghan Fitzmartin and Eddy Barrows

Superman Family

Due to his involvement in an international crisis happening in the near future, Clark Kent has been rejected by Earth, causing him to focus his lifesaving efforts outside his adopted home. He travels to Warworld to rise through the ranks of gladiatorial combat in order to defeat Mongul with the help of some unlikely heroes. Back in Metropolis, Clark’s son Jon has taken on the mantle of Superman. After seeing the horrors that befell Gotham, he bottles Metropolis in order to keep it safe, putting him at odds with Supergirl.

Connecting the two oversized Future State: Superman titles, Shilo Norman, the man known as Mister Miracle, finds himself caught between the city he grew up in and the battle-torn planet that could be his downfall.

Meanwhile in the Amazon rainforest, Yara Flor is chosen to be the new Wonder Woman. Years later, the new Superman and Wonder Woman join forces to save their cities in a new superhero team-up the likes of which the world has never seen.

Oversized Comics:
  • Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1-2
    • Superman of Metropolis, by Sean Lewis and John Timms
    • The Guardian, by Sean Lewis and Cully Hamner
    • Mister Miracle, by Brandon Easton and Valentine De Landro
  • Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #1-4
    • Superman: Worlds of War, by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Mikel Janin
    • Midnighter, by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad and Gleb Melnikov
    • Black Racer, by Jeremy Adams and Siya Oum
    • Mister Miracle, by Brandon Easton and Valentine De Landro
  • Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1-2
    • Immortal Wonder Woman, by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad and Jen Bartel
    • Nubia, by L.L. McKinney, Alitha E. Martinez and Mark Morales

Monthly Miniseries and One-Shots
  • Future State: House of El, by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Scott Godlewski (one-shot on sale February)
  • Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman, by Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage
  • Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes, by Brian Michael Bendis and Riley Rossmo
  • Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman, by Dan Watters and Leila del Duca
  • Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex, by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh (3-issue series ending March 2021)
  • Future State: Wonder Woman, by Joëlle Jones

Justice League Family

A thread of great change runs through the Justice League heroes: a new League is built upon secret identities (even from each other), but an old and evolved enemy will use these secrets to try and overthrow the world. For the supernatural heroes of Justice League Dark, the very fabric of reality has shifted, and heroes are being hunted.

For Flash, Shazam, and the Teen Titans, it all begins when the four Riders of the Apocalypse unleash hell in a battle at Titans Academy, Barry Allen is cut off from the Speed Force, a Famine-controlled Wally West may be beyond saving, and Billy Batson makes a deal with the devil that will change Shazam forever. Off-world, John Stewart and the remaining Green Lanterns are stranded in the shadow of a dead power battery; Jackson Hyde and Andy Curry are separated across the galaxy; and Amanda Waller executes her ultimate plan with a new but terrifyingly familiar Suicide Squad on Earth-3.

At the end of time, Swamp Thing reveals its true intention, ruling supreme until a remnant of humanity launches a rebellion, and Black Adam looks to the past as the only way to save the future of the Multiverse.

Oversized Comics:
  • Future State: Justice League #1-2
    • Justice League, by Joshua Williamson and Robson Rocha
    • Justice League Dark, by Ram V. and Marcio Takara
  • Future State: Green Lantern #1-2
    • Last Lanterns, by Geoffrey Thorne and Tom Raney
    • Tales of the Green Lantern Corps, by Josie Campbell, Ryan Cady and Ernie Altbacker, with Sami Basri and Clayton Henry
  • Future State: Suicide Squad #1-2
    • Suicide Squad, by Robbie Thompson and Javi Fernandez
    • Black Adam, by Jeremy Adams and Fernando Pasarin

Monthly Miniseries:
  • Future State: Aquaman, by Brandon Thomas and Daniel Sampere
  • Future State: The Flash, by Brandon Vietti and Dale Eaglesham
  • Future State: Teen Titans, by Tim Sheridan and Rafa Sandoval
  • Future State: SHAZAM!, by Tim Sheridan and Eduardo Pansica
  • Future State: Swamp Thing, by Ram V and Mike Perkins
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:54 PM   #2
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So that's what happened to 5G.
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Old 10-15-2020, 04:27 PM   #3
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Here's another "future DC" aimed for the trash can.

"Off-world, John Stewart and the remaining Green Lanterns are stranded in the shadow of a dead power battery"

Future State: Green Lantern #1-2
Last Lanterns, by Geoffrey Thorne and Tom Raney
Tales of the Green Lantern Corps, by Josie Campbell, Ryan Cady and Ernie Altbacker, with Sami Basri and Clayton Henry

Sounds like Relic II.
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Old 10-16-2020, 12:54 AM   #4
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ohfortheloveofTRUMP IS THIS THAT 5G BULLSH!T AGAIN thought we killed that in 2020 (along with everything else x2)
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Old 10-16-2020, 01:34 PM   #5
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So that's what happened to 5G.
This is 5G with a new coat of paint.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:25 AM   #6
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So... eh, how does this work? Like this "event" takes over all the comics for a couple of months and goes away? Or what?
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This will be pretty much like Convergence. A 2 month speed bump to pass the time on the publishing schedule while behind the scenes DC is getting ready for the next phase of their books to roll out.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:27 PM   #8
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So... eh, how does this work? Like this "event" takes over all the comics for a couple of months and goes away? Or what?
Apparently they are pausing regular DCU stuff for two months and giving us this Future State to gauge interest in new characters/adaptions. What's popular will likely get worked into whatever mainstream continuity we have in the aftermath.

I like some of what I'm seeing. Dark Detective and that design look dope af, and the Justice League Batman [which I'm assuming is just another possible future for Luke Fox] also looks cool and reminds me of one of my redesigns from years ago. As far as the rest of the line....

I don't see the point. They're making Wally West a villain AGAIN. They're depowering GL's AGAIN. Jon Kent is becoming Superman AGAIN.
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Old 10-18-2020, 03:04 PM   #9
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Sounds like DiDio was going to get rid of Hal and replace him with John. Maybe my idea that he wanted to purge the straight white males from leadership roles in the DCU was correct.
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Old 10-19-2020, 09:20 PM   #10
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Hey, DC has only five starring vehicles -- Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash. Aquaman and Green Arrow are not stars in the comics.

So think about it. Just make Jon Kent gay, replace Batman with Batwoman, sub John for Hal and replace Barry somehow, and you've accomplished what I think DiDio wanted to do.
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Hey, DC has only five starring vehicles -- Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash. Aquaman and Green Arrow are not stars in the comics.

So think about it. Just make Jon Kent gay, replace Batman with Batwoman, sub John for Hal and replace Barry somehow, and you've accomplished what I think DiDio wanted to do.
Im surprised they dont make black lighting a top guy since his cw show is doing well and he now leads the jla in the young justice outsiders animated series. He took batman's leadership role. I actually enjoy black lighting even though i only saw the first season. Im very behind
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I don't see the point. They're making Wally West a villain AGAIN. They're depowering GL's AGAIN. Jon Kent is becoming Superman AGAIN.
Just a shot in the dark here, but I'm wondering if Jo's ring is going to change how the Lanterns wield their rings after Future State? I'm guessing that she's in JL because of her ring being different, and I wonder if that is going to somehow be the Corps' solution to the CPB being non-functional?
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Just a shot in the dark here, but I'm wondering if Jo's ring is going to change how the Lanterns wield their rings after Future State? I'm guessing that she's in JL because of her ring being different, and I wonder if that is going to somehow be the Corps' solution to the CPB being non-functional?
By that logic Kyle should never leave the Corps, as his battery and ring (until retconned) were independent of the CPB. The same for Krona's Gauntlet, etc. Or Kyle could become a White Lantern again.

Too bad there's not a Blue Lantern along with them!
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