DC Future State teased for 2021, part of Generations event

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Look forward to something called 'Future State' from DC in January and February of 2021. The publisher has posted a teaser for the project on social media.

This week's Detective Comics #1027 included the teaser for the title, at the end of the 'Generations: Fractured' short story - saying 'Continued in Generations: Future State #1.'

In the story, Kamandi travels to Gotham City of 1939 to recruit the original Batman for a mission on behalf of Booster Gold, now obviously establishing that the earliest incarnations of DC heroes exist in distinct timelines. 

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This would apparently be the third part in the revised Generations line-up, following the aforementioned 'Fractured' and December's Generations: Shattered #1.

"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," reads DC's description for Shattered. "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!"

DC's original plans for Generations was a May one-shot titled Generation Zero: Gods Among Us, followed by Generation One: Age of Mysteries, Generation Two: Age of the Metahuman, Generation Three: Age of Crisis, Generation Four: Age of Rebirth, and finally Generation Five: Age of Tomorrow.

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Going strictly by names, this 'Future State' could be a re-calibrated version of 'Age of Tomorrow' although that's speculation. And as DC publisher/chief creative officer Jim Lee stressed during the second DC FanDome, this isn't '5G'.

Look for more information on DC's Generation event as it unfolds, here at Newsarama.

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)