DC Comics Talks Post Dark Nights: Death Metal Reboot & Teases Earth One At DC FanDome II! (Sans Spoilers)

DC Comics Talks Post Dark Nights: Death Metal Reboot and Teases Earth One At DC FanDome II! (Sans Spoilers)

DC Comics Publisher and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee answered fan questions during FanDome and two particular items caught our eye.


Jim Lee had this to say about Earth One.

      We are still publishing the Earth One series, they’re just not on a super regular schedule. Because we reached out to top creators and gave them the time to tell their stories. Whenever they finish their projects, we take them, package them, and publish them.”

      We don’t have a launch date or a publication date yet [Batman: Earth One Volume 3], but stay tuned… [it is expected] very soon.

Despite being announced in 2015, there has been no word on writer J. Michael Straczynski’s The Flash: Earth One written or artist / writer Francis Manapul’s Aquaman: Earth One.


Despite Dark Nights: Death Metal rebooting DC’s multiverse / metaverse, there is no line-wide reboot or relaunch expected according to Jim Lee.

      There won’t be a project called ‘5G’, or a big reboot, or whatever. We really want to focus on individual titles, and organically build up individual characters over the course of the next year.

      We had a lot of great ideas that we were floating around. 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 mythology, in a very organic way.

      If you’re waiting for ‘5G,’ you’re going to have to wait for a long time because it’s not going to happen. But if you’re waiting for big developments in the DC Universe … Pretty big ones in 2021 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.


Like with the first part of DC FanDome a few weeks ago, the digital event was less about comics, but more about DC’s IP in other formats particularly TV and streaming.

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