So Scott Snyder will not destroy the DC Comic Universe with Dark Nights Death Metal and we will know more Wednesday with the final DARK NIGHTS DEATH METAL #7. Here is all you need to know about the new Future State series which will dominate the DC comic releases for the next two months. Coming to a Comic Shop near you.
A direct sequel to Dark Nights: Death Metal, Future State is a possible future that showcases the legacy of the heroes of the Justice League in the near future. The major heroes Aquaman, Batman, The Flash, Superman, and Wonder Woman will see younger heroes follow in their example and don their mantle.
The event will consist of 24 titles, which will be published from January to February 2021 except for Future State: Superman Vs. Imperious Lex, whose last issue will be published in March. It begins in the year 2025 as Batman and Superman go after the mercenary force Magistrate, hired by Gotham City’s Mayor Christopher Nakano to hunt down all vigilantes and super-villains.
Below is the media release from DC Comics media which explains more of the direction of DC Comics.
ON THE DC COMICS WEBSITE
Welcome to the first in a new series of DC Nation specials looking at some of the biggest events coming to you straight from the DC Universe!
We’re kicking things off by turning the spotlight on DC Future State, a two-month extravaganza that reveals what lays in store for the World’s Greatest Heroes! Spinning out of the finale of Dark Nights: Death Metal, DC Future State will take you on a journey from the near future to the end of time to witness the destinies of heroes like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, the Teen Titans, and so many more.
What will change? For starters, our big three—Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman—will tackle unexpected new roles even as younger heroes take their places. Some will find themselves in new, hostile territory; others will see their heroic missions turned upside down.
DC Future State spotlights the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in fresh new roles, with all-new characters taking up their iconic mantles and terrifying new Super-Villains that will push them beyond their limits. DC Future State features an incredible array of creative talent, combining award-winning writers and artists with new voices from the worlds of TV, movies, and animation.
In DC Future State, the Multiverse has been saved from the brink of destruction, but the triumph of DC’s heroes has shaken loose the very fabric of time and space! The final chapter of Dark Nights: Death Metal (on sale January 5, 2021) brings new life to DC’s Multiverse, kicking off this glimpse into the unwritten worlds of DC’s future!
This free, 32-page, comic book-sized magazine provides insights into what DC Future State is all about. Inside you’ll find articles, interviews, behind-the-scenes artwork, and more.
Discover the Destiny of the DC Universe!
HERE IS THE READING CHECKLIST: