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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:50 am 
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It's all a little (or a lot) vague at the moment but DC displayed (at a very low resolution designed not to be clear as yet) a timeline of the DC Universe showing a bit of what they have been working on and what they are heading towards.

https://www.comicsbeat.com/everything-we-know-about-dc-comics-5g/

It seems they are trying to somehow integrate all the pre-crisis, post-crisis, post-flashpoint stuff into one timeline, one which presumably involves changing timeline shenanigans. Generation 1 began pre-WW II with Wonder Woman, Generation 2 with Superman, Generation 3 with Crisis and Generation 4 with Flashpoint. Generation 5 would be the new setup. As part of it they are rumoured to be heading towards a(nother) relaunch with the biggest rumour being that the mantle will be handed over to the younger generation e.g. Superman replaced by Jon, Batman by Lucias etc. (The detective work displayed on the Bleeding Cool pages is worth a look. https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/10/04/dc-comics-5g-is-the/)

Still early days and not happening until mid-late 2020 but it looks like they are doing some prelim setup now, hoping to "get it right" this time.

I am not sure what to think. I thought Rebirth worked well in many ways although there were still problems (like Wally West) but since Doomsday Clock has taken sooo long it seems Geoff Johns answer isn't going to work anymore. Bendis seems to be taking a different approach. Is this influencing Didio or is Bendis going to find out he is boarding a different ship to what he thought?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:55 am 
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I don’t mind this too much - at least in the case of Superman being replaced by Jon. So far, that progression has been *almost* organic and it makes sense for the son to take over from the Father.

Not so sure with Batman being replaced by Luke Fox. I know Damian is too young to take over as Batman but wouldn’t Dick want the mantle? Or Tim? Or even Duke? Luke hasn’t been in the Bat comics since Detective Comics 980-ish so I hope they find some kind of organic way to do it, but I remain sceptical - and of all the changes DC have tried over the years, the ones to Batman seem to be the hardest to stick.

Still, it could be interesting and I’ll approach it with an open mind.

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