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DC Comics is starting 2021 off with a bang, giving fans a glimpse into futures both near and far, full of current and new characters, as the publisher announced plans for DC Future State, a two-month, line-wide event beginning in January.

Through February, the full title lineup will feature a combination of monthly and twice-monthly oversize anthologies, as well as a monthly schedule of miniseries and one-shots.

DC Future State spotlights the World's Greatest Super Heroes in fresh new roles, with all-new characters taking up their iconic mantles. 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 March 2021, the regular DC title lineup resumes, continuing existing story lines from 2020 and introducing new arcs for the year.

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!

"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."

An array of writers and artists are on hand to deliver this unique look at beloved DC characters, including fan favorites such as Mariko Tamaki, Brian Michael Bendis, Gene Luen Yang, Joëlle Jones, Joshua Williamson, Nicola Scott, Cully Hamner and John Timms, along with new voices such as John Ridley, Brandon Vietti, Meghan Fitzmartin, Brandon Easton, Alitha Martinez, L.L. McKinney, Paula Sevenbergen, Siya Oum and others.


In this future, Gotham City is controlled by the Magistrate. This villainous regime has taken control of the city, now under constant surveillance. All masked vigilantes have been outlawed and Batman has been killed. But led by an all-new Batman, a new assembly of Gotham's guardians rise to give hope to all of those who lost it!

Oversized Comics

Future State: The Next Batman #1-4, 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 , 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


Due to his involvement in an international crisis happening in the near future, Clark Kent has been rejected by Earth, causing him to focus his lifesaving efforts outside his adopted home. He travels to Warworld to rise through the ranks of gladiatorial combat in order to defeat Mongul with the help of some unlikely heroes. Back in Metropolis, Clark's son Jon has taken on the mantle of Superman. After seeing the horrors that befell Gotham, he bottles Metropolis in order to keep it safe, putting him at odds with Supergirl.

Connecting the two oversized Future State: Superman titles, Shilo Norman, the man known as Mister Miracle, finds himself caught between the city he grew up in and the battle-torn planet that could be his downfall.

Meanwhile in the Amazon rainforest, Yara Flor is chosen to be the new Wonder Woman. Years later, the new Superman and Wonder Woman join forces to save their cities in a new superhero team-up the likes of which the world has never seen.

Oversized Comics

Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1-2, by Sean Lewis and John Timms

The Guardian, by Sean Lewis and Cully Hamner

Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #1-4, 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, 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 Joelle Jones


A thread of great change runs through the Justice League heroes: a new League is built upon secret identities (even from each other), but an old and evolved enemy will use these secrets to try and overthrow the world. For the supernatural heroes of Justice League Dark, the very fabric of reality has shifted, and heroes are being hunted.

For Flash, Shazam, and the Teen Titans, it all begins when the four Riders of the Apocalypse unleash hell in a battle at Titans Academy, Barry Allen is cut off from the Speed Force, a Famine-controlled Wally West may be beyond saving, and Billy Batson makes a deal with the devil that will change Shazam forever. Off-world, John Stewart and the remaining Green Lanterns are stranded in the shadow of a dead power battery; Jackson Hyde and Andy Curry are separated across the galaxy; and Amanda Waller executes her ultimate plan with a new but terrifyingly familiar Suicide Squad on Earth-3.

At the end of time, Swamp Thing reveals its true intention, ruling supreme until a remnant of humanity launches a rebellion, and Black Adam looks to the past as the only way to save the future of the Multiverse.

Oversized Comics

Future State: Justice League #1-2 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, 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


Filmmaker and novelist John Ridley will be bringing his writing talents to Marvel Comics, starting with Wolverine: Black, White & Blood #3 in January.

Ridley is best known as the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave. as well as the creator and showrunner of the anthology series American Crime.

Wolverine: Black, White, & Blood is a new series, where top creators explore Wolverine's iconic legacy in tales set throughout the character's storied history. Ridley and artist Jorge Fornés will take Wolverine back to Japan, where he'll confront his past while crossing blades with the Silver Samurai.

"I can think of no better way to kick off my writing relationship with Marvel Comics than by contributing to a truly fantastic anthology series centered around Wolverine," Ridley said.""Equally exciting is having the story illustrated by Jorge Fornés. I look forward to writing more stories set in the Marvel Universe, and with their roster of iconic characters."


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STORMBREAKERS VARIANTS: Marvel Comics has announced a December release for a line of Stormbreakers variant covers, featuring its newest group of artists, including Josh Cassara, Patrick Gleason, Peach Momoko, Natacha Bustos, Iban Coello, Carmen Carnero, Juann Cabal and R.B. Silva.

The line-up includes Amazing Spider-Man #54 by Coello, Avengers #40 by Cassara, Captain America #27 by Gleason, Captain Marvel #25 by Cabal, Fantastic Four #26 by Silva, Iron Man #4 by Momoko, King in Black #1 by Bustos and X-Men #15 by Carnero.

X-FORCE TEASER: Marvel Comics has released a teaser image for X-Force #14, in stores on Nov. 18 from writers Benjamin Percy and Gerry Duggan and artist Joshua Cassara.

The issue, chapter 17 in "X of Swords," pits Magik against Ur-Pogg.

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Below are solicitations posted for December. Click on the publisher's name for the full listings and check back soon for additional solicitations.










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