DC Comics continue to drop a few more choice details about their plans for their 5G overhaul of their DCU timeline with the announcement of five 48-page, prestige format, over-sized one-shots charting the several different ages that will now stand as the one true DCU timeline and finally sort out the various threads from such series as Doomsday Clock and Justice League.
These one-shots are “built to bring the new DC timeline to life,” as Dan Didio informed readers in the official press release yesterday, with their Free Comic Book Day offering, Generation Zero: Gods Amongst Us, acting as a prequel this May.
That’s followed by the first, Generation One: Age of Mysteries, which offers up the a new history and a new backdrop for the DCU. All from the perspective of some of DC’s iconic characters and scripted by Andy Schmidt, with lead art by Doug Mahnke.
Readers of Generation One: Age of Mysteries will witness firsthand major events from throughout the history of the DC universe as seen through the eyes of characters like Wonder Woman, Lucius Fox, Alfred Pennyworth, Green Lantern (Alan Scott), The Spectre (Jim Corrigan), Mister Terrific (Terry Sloane), and others.
The other titles are, Generation Two: Age of the Metahuman, Generation Three: Age of Crisis, Generation Four: Age of Rebirth and Generation Five: Age of Tomorrow, which follow on monthly from Generation One: Age of Mysteries, dropping May 27th.
Other creators revealed to be working on this most recent rest of the DCU including writers Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Jurgens, Robert Venditti, Joshua Williamson, and artists including Bryan Hitch, Mikel Janín, Ivan Reis, David Marquez, and more.
By the end of this, will the DCU finally settle down once and for all? We’ll find out throughout the coming year, I hope.