DC 5G Vs. A4!
Doomsday Clock and Empyre Point To 2020 and Beyond?! Alpha Numeric Coincidences?
DC Comics’s 5G Timeline (TBA)
The speculation around DC’s “5G” plan really kicked into high gear at 2019’s New York Comic Con. There, DC Comics editor and co-publisher Dan Didio gave readers a glimpse at five generations (or “5G”) of characters that make up a new DC timeline. But the biggest indicator that the DCU had something major planned came in the form of December’s Doomsday Clock #12 (OCT190524).
Doomsday Clock was touted early on as the book that would officially bring the DC heroes into direct conflict with the characters of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ The Watchmen. By issue #12, Superman was duking it out with Dr. Manhattan – fulfilling that series goal in a major way. But Manhattan also provided readers with a look at the DCU’s past and future. What we saw were smatterings of different key points in the publisher’s history and major events yet to come – everything from Dr. Manhattan’s involvement in the 2011 Flashpoint crossover to a “Secret Crisis” in the year 2030.
The speculation continues. Stay tuned.
A fun year(s) ahead?
Happy New Year, 2020, everyone.
I blame this piece on spiked eggnog!
Hopefully, no AFD type controversies this time.
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