DC Future State Brings Big Changes to the DC Universe in 2021

Get ready to experience a whole new DC Universe when 2021 rolls around. The publisher has just shared the first official details for DC Future State, a special two-month event that looks ahead to a time when new characters step up to fill the mantles of DC’s most popular superheroes.

The event will kick off in January and spins directly out of the last issue of Dark Nights: Death Metal, which “brings new life to DC’s Multiverse.” Readers will visit a dystopian Gotham City, now a surveillance state ruled by the Magistrate. Although Bruce Wayne has passed on, a new Batman rises to lead a revolt against the city’s oppressors. Meanwhile, Superman has been exiled from Earth following an international crisis. In his absence, his son Jon takes on the responsibility of protecting Metropolis as the next Man of Steel. Jon will also cross paths with Shilo Norman and Yara Flor, who assume the roles of Mister Miracle and Wonder Woman, respectively.

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Additionally, DC will imagine future versions of the Justice League and Justice League Dark. This line of titles will also showcase new stories featuring Green Lantern and the Suicide Squad led by Earth-3’s Amanda Waller. Moreover, DC is preparing new miniseries headlined by Aquaman, The Flash, Swamp Thing, Teen Titans, and Shazam. After Future State‘s conclusion, all stories set in the mainline DC Universe will resume in March.

“The DC Universe has always been fertile ground for new and refreshing takes on our characters, and DC Future State definitely contributes to this legacy,” said DC Executive Editor Marie Javins. “When the event begins in January, some savvy readers will not only pick up on some of the breadcrumbs that have already been tossed out in our current titles, but they will also find new hints and clues of what’s to come in 2021.”

You can check out the full list of DC Future State titles and creative teams, along with more than two dozen new covers, below. Which books are you most excited to read next year? Let us know in the comment section!

Batman Family:

Oversized Comics:
  • 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
    • Dark Detective, by Mariko Tamaki and Dan Mora
    • Grifters, by Matthew Rosenberg and Carmine di Giandomenico
    • 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

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Superman Family:

Oversized Comics:
  • 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

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Justice League Family:

Oversized Comics:
  • 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

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