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Geoff Johns Has Killed Off 5G With Flashpoint Beyond
In Doomsday Clock, Geoff Johns was the first – and last –  DC Comics creator to mention 5G in print, in the final issue of Doomsday Clock Looking at a time in the future where the DC Universe would be relaunched as 2026, and the then-DC Continuity would become Earth 5G 5G was the then-publisher[...]
DC Repurposes Gary Frank Generat
And the 100 most-read stories of 2021. LITG: The ten most-read stories, yesterday The Gary Frank 5G Cover That Wasn't Invincible Colorist Suing Robert Kirkman Over Animated Series Profits MTN DEW Reveals Brand New Flavor Called "Spark" The Face Of The New Batman Of New York From DC Comics Doctor Who: John Barrowman's Interesting Response to Return Request Dexter: New Blood Finale[...]
DC Repurposes Gary Frank Generations Work For Death Metal Covers
It was soon revealed just what this was to be used for. Generation One, the first of five one-shots that would lead up to Generation Five – or 5G But then DC Comics Publisher Dan DiDio, the man behind this move that would have seen the DC Universe aged up and replaced with younger characters in[...]
The Grey Haired Superman Conspiracy, Revealed In Action Comics #1036
DC Comics initially planned to publish Superman & The Authority by Grant Morrison and Mikel Janin as a way into its new 5G publishing initiative, which would see the main DC Comics characters aged up and replaced with newcomers Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash – even The Joker – would all be replaced[...]
DC Comics Throws Away All Continuity in Batman/Superman Authority
It begins with Superman meeting President Kennedy the month of his assassination as Kennedy is planning putting a man on Mars, while Superman becomes part of that year's putting a man on the moon – an event that sees him unable to prevent the assassination of JFK. While the rest of the series, set in the[...]
So, DC Comics, What is 5G?
5G was first mentioned by Bleeding Cool in the summer on 2019 as a major project that DC Comics was planning, it was only when DC Comics publisher Dan DiDio talked about publishing a timeline for DC Comics shared continuity or 'connective tissue' at San Diego, then unveiled the four generations of the DC timeline at New York[...]
When James Tynion IV Planned A Brand New Joker, Chase Kerry, For 5G
In James Tynion IV's subscriber-only Empire Of The Tiny Onion Substack newsletter, he is continuing to talk about his Batman run at DC Comics, as editorial ructions were bursting out around him, including the arrival of 5G – which it seems a number of DC Comics creators were relying on Bleeding Cool to tell them[...]
James Tynion IV Planned For Batman To Leave Gotham Before 5G
Well, there's no danger of this week, it's mostly his original overview plans for Batman as submitted to DC Comics when he got the gig. What I will mention, is a few tiny details as to how plans changed, when he was only going to be writing Batman for a year-and-change before the 5G generational relaunch[...]
FCBD 2020 DC Generation Zero
Bleeding Cool knew that this was all intended to set up the Generations series which would culminate in the 5G relaunch. Then publisher Dan DiDio, behind the 5G initiative, was fired Generations was cancelled 5G was reworked into Future State and Infinite Frontier The new DC timeline was canned And the Free Comic Book Day 2020[...]
Harley Quinn Takes On The Joker In Batman #100 (Spoilers)
It's James Tynion IV time! Bleeding Cool first broke the news of 5G's existence in 2019, as we built up what it was meant to be Generation Five, the fifth generation of DC Comics as seen in the new planned DC Timeline, which would assign major stories a year in which they happened, how old characters were, and in[...]
So, DC Comics, What is 5G?
It's 5G time! In his Tiny Onion newsletter for Substack, James Tynion IV looked at his entire approach to Batman and the history of the characters, dividing it into five generations And about his pitch to take over the Batman book from Tom King for a year-and-a-bit as it was then planned. When I first started[...]
So, DC Comics, What is 5G?
Bleeding Cool first broke the news of 5G's existence in 2019, as we built up what it was meant to be Generation Five, the fifth generation of DC Comics as seen in the new planned DC Timeline, which would assign major stories a year in which they happened, how old characters were, and in the[...]
Damian Wayne Would Have Been The Big Bad Of The 5G DC Universe
In recent days, Bleeding Cool has reported that James Tynion IV chose to write DC Vs Vampires as an out of continuity series rather than work on any of the 5G series at DC Comics after it was planned he would stop writing Batman with #100 in time for a reboot by John Ridley with[...]
Dan DiDio Bins New DC Comics Timeline For The Second Time
Bleeding Cool is looking to get more on those actual 5G plans later this week, including how they departed from the current Infinite Frontier plan. World War II is the font of many issues, fixing the JSA in time, something that the New 52 initially fought to get rid of, but there are others as well[...]
For the First Time, The Full DC Comics Timeline Planned By Dan DiDio
Wonder Woman would have debuted during World War II, Superman and Batman much later – but then everyone would age in real-time (ish) from that moment, and the modern-day DC Comics mainstays would be much older, in time for the new legacy characters to take over their roles, and we would have 5G – or[...]