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DC Comics
We are looking for signs of the upcoming Dark Crisis in DC Comics titles, and the vestigial signs of Future State and 5G, published today in DC Comics titles, as always And yesk, there be spoilers, most significantly for Deathstroke Inc and Icon & Rocket. Action Comics #1041 A tenuous start with Action Comics #1041, but Doomsday[...]
When Grant Morrison Planned A Left Wing & A Right Wing Superman
Grant Morrison continues to expound and expand on what went down with Superman & The Authority, 5Gand DC Comics, and Bleeding Cool has been paraphrasing along, When it was still part of the 5G concept and a little more parodic, I had this big daft idea to update the classic utopian Superman story Superman Red/Superman Blue from 1963 by having[...]
First Look: Superman & The Authority by Grant Morrison & Mikel Janin
Grant Morrison continues to expound and expand on what went down with Superman & The Authority, 5G, Dan DiDio and DC Comics, and Bleeding Cool has been paraphrasing along, seeing what matches out reports at the time, and it seems like it was pretty close We would however like to state that Grant Morrison was[...]
Grant Morrison On DC Comics Wanting To Make Supergirl Fascist As Well
Supergirl fascist? Grant Morrison is continuing their Xanaduum Substack recollections of the events surrounding Dan DiDio, DC Comics, 5G and the new DC timeline that led them to write the Superman & The Authority mini-series that was eventually published by DC Comics, even though 5G and Dan Didio had, by then, been dropped. We knew from[...]
Cover image for SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #1 (OF 4) CVR B BRYAN HITCH CARD STOCK VAR
At the time, we suspected that it was a reworked version of a comic planned for Dan DiDio's 5G reboot, and the first part seems to confirm that this is where we are going. SUPERMAN AND THE AUTHORITY #1 (OF 4) CVR B BRYAN HITCH CARD STOCK VAR In June 2020, Bleeding Cool scooped the gossip that[...]
Mindless Speculation About DC Big Legacy Announcement Tomorrow
This also comes as Joshua Williamson is promising a big Death Of The Justice League to come with the cancellation of that title in April 2022. Could this be spotlighting those who will take their place? The 5G plan originally would have seen classic characters aged out with newer characters taking their place, rather than the[...]
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[...]