DC Teases ‘Generations: Shattered’ and ‘Future State’

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While Jim Lee recently confirmed that the rumored “5G” event is no more — and the “Generations” titles that were supposed to go with it — apparently some story threads are seeing the light of day after all.

One of the stories in Detective Comics #1027 shows Kamandi arriving in 1939 Gotham City, where he’s come to recruit the earliest version of Batman for a secret mission on Booster Gold’s behalf. The story ends with the promise that it will be “Continued in Generations: Future State #1.”

Future State

The original Generations idea was a series of one-shots titled Generation Zero: Gods Among Us, Generation One: Age of Mysteries, Generation Two: Age of the Metahuman, Generation Three: Age of Crisis, Generation Four: Age of Rebirth, and Generation Five: Age of Tomorrow.

But what is the current plan? Looks like we’ll be seeing at least two books: Generations: Shattered and Generations: Future State. Here’s the description for Shattered:

“A threat of cosmic proportion to DC’s newest (and oldest) universe compels one of the most unusual groups of heroes ever assembled to take on the most mysterious foe they have ever encountered. Join the original Batman, Kamandi, Starfire, Sinestro, Booster Gold, Dr. Light, Steel, and Sinestro in their quest to save the universe before time runs out!”

The book is written by Dan Jurgens, Robert Venditti, and Andy Schmidt, with art by Ivan Reis, Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nowlan, Aaron Lopresti, Fernando Pasarin, Paul Pelletier, and unnamed others.
Stay tuned for more news on Future State.

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Kevin Sharp

From alternating Batman & Green Lantern as childhood Halloween costumes, to getting punched in my adolescent heart by Love & Rockets, to playing convention sidekick to the legendary Len Wein, the comics medium and characters feel like a part of my DNA.