We had no idea what it was. All we knew was that it was, "something that is, or has, been planned at DC Comics at the upper creative and editorial echelons. Bleeding Cool grabbed the visual that everyone else failed to get. We also got a close-up look at the Four Generations of the DC Comics Timeline, from the emergence of superheroes to the present day. One , Two , Three , Four. But what then? Of course, it was obvious. The Fifth Generation of DC super-heroes. And this directly tied into what we had been reporting about DC Comics introducing a replacement for Bruce Wayne as Batman, intended to be a black character. And then we learned Luke Fox , son of Wayne tech wizard Lucius Fox and the current Batwing, was locked in to take the role rather than any of the Robins — as his first appearance started to boom on eBay.
DC's long-rumored comic book relaunch is no longer in the works.
It is notable that both a Luke Fox Batwing-Batman, and Green Lantern Sojourner "Jo" Mullein appear in this page for Doomsday Clock 12, which looks at reality being warped again in , 'bombarded by the reckless energies of the old gods'And from the above, it is possible that Nubia will be the new Wonder Woman of 5G. A child of Captain Boomerang becomes the new Flash. Subscribe for more! How many has C gone through since the New 52?
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As the weekend continued, Bleeding Cool dissected the timeline, connected more dots, and reported that the crux of 5G is that characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman and maybe others will cede their mantles to replacements, some of which will be surprising Batman, for example, will be replaced by Luke Fox, rather than a Robin, a Batgirl, an Orphan, etc. In addition, next year will likely see another crisis setting things up, combined with a hypertime concept to explain in part how heroes who debuted long ago remained active for so long. You can learn all about what was said publicly here. The effect combined with the new leaks is a sense that something New 52 -esque is coming, just in a way that also keeps past continuity intact. In an interview Saturday at NYCC with The Beat , DiDio also briefly touched on the timeline drawing a watchful glance from a nearby publicity staffer , essentially saying they need to create easy entry points for new readers without to use a cliche throwing the baby out with the bathwater. There are some notable runs ending, and if you squint a bit, you can even see things like the recent resurfacing of the Jackson Hyde version of Aqualad as a road to replacing heroes. A framework is in place or getting close to make switches. So far, the reaction from fans online has been wildly predictable, listing of course toward negative. The two major lightning rods for outrage have been continuity tinkering and replacing heroes, both of which have fraught and complicated histories among wide segments of people who consume weekly superhero comics, the reasons for which can sometimes be downright ugly.
Lee continued to explain that there are "a lot of great ideas And rather than dumping it all in one month and renumbering the line and going for that really short term spike in sales, we just naturally gravitated to the story ideas and concepts we love and building them into the mythology, the ongoing [DC] mythology, in a very organic way. DiDio abruptly exited DC in February. Lee concluded his FanDome segment by doubling down on the fact that a 5G reboot won't ever happen, noting, "If you're waiting for big developments in the DC Universe …Pretty big ones [are] in across the board, but again it's spread out and approached organically when it makes sense within a particular title so not everything has to tie into a big epic event all at once. Keegan Prosser is a writer, editor and pop culture nerd based in the Greater Seattle Area. She can usually be found perusing record stores or revisiting the Harry Potter book series. By Keegan Prosser Sep 14, Share Share Tweet Email 0.