Following hot on the heels of DC’s Death Metal conclusion, DC will be bringing a whole new group of characters to iconic super hero roles in DC Future State, a two-month, line-wide event beginning in January. The two month long event will consist of monthly and bi-monthly over-sized anthologies and an extensive monthly schedule of miniseries and one-shots.
DC Future State will place all of the regular monthly series on hold until March 2021. Starting in March, all current titles will continue their existing story lines from 2020 and introduce new arcs for the year.
The final chapter of Dark Nights: Death Metal (on sale January 5, 2021) leads directly into DC Future State, when the Multiverse gets shook up (which tends to happen a lot at DC) and kicks off a glimpse into DC’s future.
DC Executive Editor Marie Javins is excited about the new project (which will feature the much discussed new Batman by John Ridley, Nick Derington and Laura Braga) as “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. 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.”
Some of the talent involved in the two month event includes: Mariko Tamaki, Brian Michael Bendis, Gene Luen Yang, Joëlle Jones, Joshua Williamson, Nicola Scott, Cully Hamner, John Timms, Brandon Vietti, Meghan Fitzmartin, Brandon Easton, Alitha Martinez, L.L. McKinney, Paula Sevenbergen, and Siya Oum.
For a full listing of all of the new series and one-shots, check out the official DC Comics website.