Man-Bat Rescheduled by DC Comics – But Where is Generation One?

The five-issue Man-Bat miniseries, slated to debut in May with issue #1, won't just be rescheduled and delayed. Instead, DC has confirmed to retailers that it will be resolicited. Planned to be written by Dave Wielgosz, an Assistant Editor for DC and drawn by Batman artist Sumit Kumar, it will now come out in September at the earliest. Possibly later.

At least that's coming out. There is no news at all about Generation One, the first in a planned series of five one-shots, each taking a different generation of DC Super Heres and initially planned to lead up to Generation Five or 5G, and a relaunch and reworking of the DC Universe with new characters taking the lead roles. But all that is very much on the back burner. The Free Comic Book Day that would have launched it, with a reworking of Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth's Flash #750 sequel to Flash Foward, dubbed Generation Zero, would have teed all this off. But that's all been delayed as well.

These are the questions the solicitations asked "what is the previously undocumented "big bang" of the heroic age? What was the real reason behind the Justice Society's retirement? Which hero of the Golden Age makes a shocking transformation into its greatest villain?" Looks like we'll have to wait a lot longer, if at all, to find out.

Man-Bat Rescheduled by DC Comics - But Where is Generation One?.
Man-Bat Rescheduled by DC Comics – But Where is Generation One?.

MAN-BAT #1
written by DAVE WIELGOSZ
art by SUMIT KUMAR
cover by KYLE HOTZ
variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
For years Kirk Langstrom has struggled with his monstrous alter ego Man-Bat and the serum that transformed him. But he's finally hit rock bottom following a devastating setback, and he's going to take out his anger on every single citizen of Gotham City. Will the combined might of Batman and the GCPD be enough to stop Langstrom once and for all? Or will this just be the start of Man-Bat's devastation?
ON SALE 05.06.20
$3.99 US | 1 OF 5 | 32 PAGES

GENERATION ONE #1
The march toward DC's future begins here!By an all-star team of writers and artists!In May, DC launches a series of special one-shots that detail the history of the DC Universe starting with the debut of Wonder Woman, DC's first superhero, and leading all the way to a bold new era unlike anything you've seen before. before. It starts on Free Comic Book Day with Generation Zero, and continues in May with Generation One—with each subsequent month seeing a new one-shot spotlighting the next generation of DC's super-heroic legacy. The secret history of the DC Universe unfolds before us as seen through the eyes of Wonder Woman, Lucius Fox, King Faraday, and more! What is the previously undocumented "big bang" of the heroic age? What was the real reason behind the Justice Society's retirement? Which hero of the Golden Age makes a shocking transformation into its greatest villain? The answers set up the boldest DC storylines ever told in this, the first of five one-shot issues that chronicle the history of the DC Universe and lays the groundwork for excitement yet to come!
48 page  $5.99

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