The New Generation of Dc’s Justice League, Future State Deep Dive and Closer Look at the new event

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DC is crashing into 2021 with an explosion from the future, DC Future State. Future State is the new DC event taking set in the near and far future showing us how our favorite characters have gone spanning from Superman to the Flash and some new legacy characters that have donned the capes as well. In a span of two months, we get comics from the Suicide Squad, Teen Titans, The Next Batman, and Superman. All mainstream comics will be replaced for the new comic line of our futuristic Justice League. 

The Next Batman #1 (2021)

The Bat Family was destroyed by Gotham’s new leaders, the Magistrate. Bruce Wayne has been killed but a new Batman rises from the ashes, it has been hinted that this new character will be a POC. A new dark detective has risen as well. Many sources have rumored that it will be Officer Nakano, An officer Batman saved from Joker and his thugs. Sadly, he was left scarred and lost his partner in the gunfight. Red Hood and plenty other members of the Bat-Family are identified in some of the covers revealed by DC, this plot gives off strong vibes of Gotham Knights, the Bat-family game coming out in 2021 about Red Hood, Batgirl, Robin, and Nightwing struggling to keep Gotham under control after Batman’s death. 

Superman of Metropolis #1 (2021)

The Super Family is not doing too well either, Superman in this timeline is banished from the Earth due to “his involvement in an international crisis”. Is this DC hinting at a possible new crisis event happening? Anyways, During Superman’s banishment, Jon Kent takes on the cape and tries to defend Metropolis, but after seeing Gotham’s injustice he uses Brainiac’s power to bottle up Metropolis and keep it safe; this leads to a heavy conflict between him and Supergirl. Jon is heavily involved with the new Wonder Woman, Yara Flor, who will also get her own comic series in this lineup. Superman and Wonder Woman will have their own series together as well. The Justice League is sent into ruin with a new formation of a League without trust and hope, can our new heroes bring them together? The Suicide Squad will also appear with what looks to be a member of the bat-family, a martian, an Atlantian, an Amazonian, a member of the super family, and a member of the flash family. A very strange line up for the suicide squad but it is gonna be a very unique run on the concept of the anti-hero lineup. From the looks of it, we have an incredibly well done comic run on the way. 


This is the lineup from the DC Future State official website

Future State: The Next Batman #1-4

  • The Next Batman, by John Ridley, Nick Derington and Laura Braga
  • Outsiders, by Brandon Thomas and Sumit Kumar
  • Arkham Knights, by Paul Jenkins and Jack Herbert
  • Batgirls, by Vita Ayala and Aneke
  • Gotham City Sirens, by Paula Sevenbergen and Emanuela Lupacchino
  • Future State: Dark Detective #1-4
    1. Dark Detective, by Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora
    2. Grifters, by Matthew Rosenberg and Carmine di Giandomenico
    3. Red Hood, by Joshua Williamson and Giannis Milonogiannis

Monthly Miniseries:

  • Future State: Batman/Superman, by Gene Luen Yang and Ben Oliver
  • Future State: Catwoman, by Ram V. and Otto Schmidt
  • Future State: Harley Quinn, by Stephanie Phillips and Simone Di Meo
  • Future State: Nightwing, by Andrew Constant and Nicola Scott
  • Future State: Robin Eternal, by Meghan Fitzmartin and Eddy Barrows
  • Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1-2
    • Superman of Metropolis, by Sean Lewis and John Timms
    • The Guardian, by Sean Lewis and Cully Hamner
    • Mister Miracle, by Brandon Easton and Valentine De Landro
  • Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #1-4
    • Superman: Worlds of War, by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Mikel Janin
    • Midnighter, by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad and Gleb Melnikov
    • Black Racer, by Jeremy Adams and Siya Oum
    • Mister Miracle, by Brandon Easton and Valentine De Landro
  • Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1-2
    • Immortal Wonder Woman, by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad and Jen Bartel
    • Nubia, by L.L. McKinney, Alitha E. Martinez and Mark Morales

Monthly Miniseries and One-Shots

  • Future State: House of El, by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Scott Godlewski (one-shot on sale February)
  • Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman, by Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage
  • Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes, by Brian Michael Bendis and Riley Rossmo
  • Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman, by Dan Watters and Leila del Duca
  • Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex, by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh (3-issue series ending March 2021)
  • Future State: Wonder Woman, by Joëlle Jones
  • Future State: Justice League #1-2
    • Justice League, by Joshua Williamson and Robson Rocha
    • Justice League Dark, by Ram V. and Marcio Takara
  • Future State: Green Lantern #1-2
    • Last Lanterns, by Geoffrey Thorne and Tom Raney
    • Tales of the Green Lantern Corps, by Josie Campbell, Ryan Cady and Ernie Altbacker, with Sami Basri and Clayton Henry
  • Future State: Suicide Squad #1-2
    • Suicide Squad, by Robbie Thompson and Javi Fernandez
    • Black Adam, by Jeremy Adams and Fernando Pasarin

Monthly Miniseries:

  • Future State: Aquaman, by Brandon Thomas and Daniel Sampere
  • Future State: The Flash, by Brandon Vietti and Dale Eaglesham
  • Future State: Teen Titans, by Tim Sheridan and Rafa Sandoval
  • Future State: SHAZAM!, by Tim Sheridan and Eduardo Pansica
  • Future State: Swamp Thing, by Ram V and Mike Perkins


DC Future State will be released on New Years and will continue in a two-month span till March 1st.


DC Future State looks like a force to be reckoned with in the comic industry. First known as 5G, I don’t know why it was named that at first but it was a really stupid name,  Future State has dozens of new and exhilarating content for weeks on end. I am most hyped for the Next Batman and Superman of Metropolis for their very interesting takes on the characters we all know and love. While I do believe many people would be very angry at the way they are taking the characters. I feel, as a limited series, that it is a good fresh take and is taking us on a path of some really good storytelling and world-building.


“DC Future State: A Glimpse Into The Future of the DC Universe!” DC, 15 Oct. 2020, Accessed 16 Oct. 2020.

Graeme McMillan. “DC Sets ‘Future State’ Publishing Event For 2021.” Hollywoodreporter.Com, 15 Oct. 2020, Accessed 16 Oct. 2020.

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