The Future State Of DC

Remember all the hoo-hah earlier this year about the planned 5G/Generations event that apparently helped play a part in the removal of Dan DiDio from DC? Part of the issue was that the plan was to replace all the usual heroes’ alter egos with brand new ones, maybe as a jumping on point for new readers, maybe as an event with everything eventually resetting. So Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, and Diana would no longer be Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman but rather newer, younger characters would be wearing those suits and taking on those identities.

Well it sure sounds like DC wants to have its cake and eat it with the announcement over the weekend about FUTURE STATE, a two month event where…

future and alternate versions of the heroes of the DC Universe in a series of miniseries and anthology titles, which will replace the publisher’s regular monthly titles for two months in January and February 2021

Regular series will go on hiatus to be replaced by these new issues where an “all-new Batman” along with “Clark’s son Jon [who] has taken on the mantle of Superman” and “Yara Flor is … the new Wonder Woman” take over.

Alongside those, there’s a couple of Green Lantern and Justice League titles and maybe one or two others that I might get to replace the regular monthly titles but honestly . . . I’m tempted not to bother with them at all.

We shall have to see, I guess.