DC PRESENTS GENERATION ONE: AGE OF MYSTERIES
The Charge Towards DC’s Future Continues!
Series of Five One-Shot Comics Spotlight DC’s Super Hero Heritage, While Revealing Secrets that Will Shape its Future!
BURBANK, CA (February 13, 2020) – The path to DC’s future continues to unfold in Generation One: Age of Mysteries! On sale in May, Generation One: Age of Mysteries is the first of five oversized Prestige format one-shots, each detailing a different age in DC’s storied, super heroic legacy!
Generation One: Age of Mysteries follows DC’s Generation Zero: Gods Among Us, in stores on Free Comic Book Day 2020.
“The Generation series of specials are built to bring the new DC timeline to life,” said DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “With Generation One: Age of Mysteries and every subsequent volume we’ll be shining a spotlight on the 80-plus-year publishing history of the DC universe while charting the course for the bright future of DC’s characters. All of our greatest stories and events will create the backdrop and context for the great new adventures we have planned. Everything counts, and we guarantee there’ll be surprises along the way!”
Readers of Generation One: Age of Mysteries will witness firsthand major events from throughout the history of the DC universe as seen through the eyes of characters like Wonder Woman, Lucius Fox, Alfred Pennyworth, Green Lantern (Alan Scott), The Spectre (Jim Corrigan), Mister Terrific (Terry Sloane), and others. The series of one-shots will also expose secrets from DC’s history, such as:
What was the previously undocumented “big bang” of the Age of Mysteries?
Which character truly ushers in the dawn of Super Heroes, inspiring all the rest?
What was the real reason behind the Justice Society of America’s retirement?
Which Golden Age hero will become history’s greatest villain?
What contentious alliance kept the Wayne family dynasty alive after Thomas and Martha’s deaths?
Who are the new, never-seen-before wildcards that will be instrumental in fashioning DC’s push to the future?
These five books will have all the answers to these questions, setting up DC’s boldest storylines ever while laying the groundwork for more excitement to come. The five Generation issues will feature a who’s who of creative talent, with an overarching story by Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, Robert Venditti, and Joshua Williamson, illustrated by artists including Doug Mahnke, Bryan Hitch, Mikel Janín, Ivan Reis, David Marquez, and more.
Generation One: Age of Mysteries is scripted by Andy Schmidt, with lead art by Doug Mahnke. Each of DC’s Generation one-shots will feature a cover by Jim Cheung and a variant cover by Gary Frank. Generation Two: Age of the Metahuman, Generation Three: Age of Crisis, Generation Four: Age of Rebirth and Generation Five: Age of Tomorrow will follow monthly after Generation One: Age of Mysteries.
Generation One: Age of Mysteries is a 48-page, Prestige format one-shot on sale at comic book stores and participating online retailers on May 27, 2020. For more information on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit www.dccomics.com, the DC YouTube channel, or follow @DCComics and @TheDCNation on social media.
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe subscription streaming service. For more information, visit dccomics.com.
THE DC SUPER HERO GIRLS EMBARK ON A NEW COMIC BOOK SPACE ADVENTURE THIS NOVEMBER
Shea Fontana and Agnes Garbowska to Share Exciting Details on DC Kids Facebook Live
A new adventure begins for the DC Super Hero Girls with a new comic book series, DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SPACED OUT, available digitally. The new story is the next installment from the popular DC Super Hero Girls franchise, which includes animated movies, TV and webisodes, apparel, toys and publishing. Series writer Shea Fontana and artist Agnes Garbowska introduce the latest adventure featuring Jessica Cruz, Earth’s new Green Lantern, as she heads to Oa with some of her best friends to introduce herself to the Green Lantern Corps. The 12-chapter series begins Monday, November 20.
Fans of the DC SUPER HERO GIRLS series can hear all about the new tale by joining a special Facebook Live broadcast on the DC Kids page on Monday, November 13 at 3p.m. PST. Begin submitting questions now about the story and characters, including our favorite pup, Krypto the Super-Dog, by commenting on the DC Kids Facebook post, or by using #AskDCSuperHeroGirls via Twitter.
Jessica Cruz is the new girl at Super Hero High, and the newest Green Lantern of Earth. And if she thought learning how to control her powers was scary, she now must report to Oa to meet the rest of the Green Lantern Corps. Luckily, some of her new friends are willing to make the trip with her, but they never would have expected that they would be coming up against some of the biggest threats in the galaxy! Meanwhile, the earthbound students are faced with their own challenge—pet-sitting Krypto the Super-Dog, Supergirl’s adorable and feisty Kryptonian pup.
Bi-weekly digital chapters of DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SPACED OUT can be downloaded via the DC Comics App, readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle Store and Nook Store.
KFC and DC Entertainment announced today the third installment of the popular Colonel Sanders and Justice League team-up comic book series will be available in print exclusively in DC’s booth (#1915) at San Diego Comic-Con: International, July 19-23, 2017. Created by DC’s Custom Creative Studio, the finger-lickin’-good comic will also be available for digital download for a limited time starting on July 19.
In KFC #3 ACROSS THE UNIVERSE the Colonel goes cosmic in a star-spanning quest to bring crunchy, spicy satisfaction to a hungry universe, only to face a “thieving varmint” who steals his space-bound Zinger chicken sandwiches. Who else but DC’s Green Lantern can help the Colonel scan the universe to catch the thief?! KFC #3’s creative team includes writer Tony Bedard, penciler Tom Derenick, inkers Trevor Scott and Sean Parsons, with a cover by Tom Grummett and Trevor Scott.
“It’s been an honor, a privilege, and just plain FUN working on the last two KFC comics,” stated writer Tony Bedard. “I'm super-excited the story is a trilogy now, with the Colonel planet-hopping across the DC Universe. As a former GREEN LANTERN writer, it's great to revisit Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. I've written many comics over the years, but the response to teaming up the Colonel with DC Super Heroes has been a phenomenon all its own.”
“As the largest pop culture event in the world, San Diego Comic-Con is the perfect place to unveil our third comic book with DC,” said Steve Kelly, KFC U.S. director of media and digital. “Fans of the Zinger who have been following Colonel Sanders’ quest to make it the most popular chicken sandwich in the universe will finally learn what’s next for the space sandwich in this latest DC comic.”
KFC first partnered with DC’s Custom Creative Studio in 2015 for the release of the critically-acclaimed KFC #1 THE COLONEL OF TWO WORLDS, which was followed by KFC #2 COLONEL CORP in 2016.
Our friends over at the Blog Of Oa spottedthe Green Lanter/Planet of the Apes #3 cover at CBR.com they include the main cover by Dan Mora which includes Duck Dodgers among members of the Green Lantern Corps! Variant covers include a movie poster variant by E.M. Gist, a Silver Age variant by Paul Rivoche, a spectrum variant cover by Felipe Massafera and an action figure variant by David Ryan Robinson.
BOOM! STUDIOS, DC, AND TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS ANNOUNCE
‘PLANET OF THE APES/GREEN LANTERN’
Los Angeles, Calif. (November 17, 2016) – BOOM! Studios, DC, and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are excited to bring together two celebrated pop culture properties in a historic comics crossover event when the talking simians of the Planet of the Apes meet the Emerald Crusaders of the Green Lantern Corps. Written by Robbie Thompson (Silk) and Justin Jordan (Green Lantern), and illustrated by Barnaby Bagenda (The Omega Men), Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern debuts February 1, 2017 as a six-issue monthly limited series
“We’ve been having endless amounts of fun collaborating with our friends at DC Entertainment and this new crossover only ups the ante,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Both Planet of the Apes and Green Lantern boast decades of entertaining stories and dozens of fan-favorite characters. The result of crossing over these two incredible franchises is an ambitious, epic story that’s brimming with one of the most enjoyable cast of characters in all of comics.”
When Taylor goes missing, Cornelius investigates and discovers an ancient ring, unlike anything he has ever seen. As its power echoes through the stars, the Guardians of the Universe must reveal to their Lanterns a secret they had hoped would remain buried. With the Green Lantern Corps, led by Hal Jordan, racing to get to the source of this power before Sinestro can get his hands on it, they will discover a truth that will change them forever on…the Planet of the Apes!
“We’re excited to partner with BOOM! Studios for another fascinating crossover, combining favorite characters in an epic adventure,” said Hank Kanalz, Senior Vice President, Editorial Strategy and Administration, DC Entertainment. “A Green Lantern Ring seeks out one who is utterly honest and born without fear, so landing a Ring on the Planet of the Apes is filled with unlimited potential. The real fun begins when other rings—and other apes—get thrown in the mix!”
The main cover to issue #1 is illustrated by iconic Green Lantern artist Ethan Van Sciver. Variant covers include a movie poster homage cover by Steve Morris (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), a Silver Age-themed cover by Paul Rivoche (Batman ‘66), a foil-stamped cover by Felipe Massafera (Wonder Woman), and a vintage action figure cover by David Ryan Robinson (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers).
Print copies of Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1 will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Webstore on February 1, 2017. Digital copies will be available to purchase the same day on all major digital marketplaces, including comiXology, iTunes, Google Play, and Kindle.
Update: All four variants added.
In this new one-shot, Wonder Woman unleashes her true god of war against a parade of monsters! Superman discovers a new threat that might be bigger and badder than The Joker himself! Hawkgirl solves crimes in the weird weapons unit for the GCPD! Carol Ferris and Kyle Rayner fight about ice cream in space! You’ll find all of this and so much more in NEW TALENT SHOWCASE #1, where recent graduate writers from the inaugural DC Talent Development workshop showcase some of their strongest work yet! See what they’ve learned from masters of the craft Scott Snyder, Jim Lee and Klaus Janson. On sale Nov 30, Price $7.99.
WHITE LANTERN: DEAD BEACONS by Moreci, Bagenda & Fajardo Jr.
“I’ve always been fascinated by space—the adventures, the exploration and taking the human story and pitting it against the unknown. Since I was a kid, Green Lantern has always resonated with me, but it was Kyle’s story that hit a major chord with me. I love how relatable he is, but he’s still driven by nobility and courage. He faces all those things I love about space with a set of eyes that feel like my own.”–Michael Moreci
San Diego, CA (July 22, 2016) – IDW Publishing and DC Entertainment will continue their successful editorial mash-ups and bring fans two new comic book crossovers based on some of their most popular properties, including a sequel to the smash-hit co-publishing venture Star Trek/Green Lantern and an all new crossover with animation-inspired versions of Batman and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
“We’re very happy to extend our ongoing relationship with DC with these iconic characters in new storylines,” says Greg Goldstein, President and COO of IDW Publishing. “Fans who enjoyed the previous series will enjoy the fun, new adventures we have in store for these upcoming titles.”
Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will once again cross paths with the Green Lantern Corps in a sequel to last year’s Star Trek/Green Lantern series. The creative team of Mike Johnson and Angel Hernandez will reteam for another epic space opera, this one picking up the new status quo where it left off and introducing additional cosmic heroes and villains familiar to fans of both series. This series is slated for a winter 2016 launch.
Following the recent success of Batman/TMNT, IDW, DC, and Nickelodeon are also happy to announce another pairing between the Caped Crusader and the Ninja Turtles: Batman/TMNT Adventures, coming this November. Based on the animated versions of both series, this storyline for fans of all ages will bring the Dark Knight of the beloved Batman: The Animated Series in contact with Nickelodeon’s animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The dynamic duo of writer Matthew K. Manning (Beware the Batman) and artist Jon Sommariva (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures) will team on the series.
“The previous Star Trek/Green Lantern and Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossovers were a huge hit with fans of each of the characters,” said Hank Kanalz, DC SVP of Editorial Strategy and Administration. “Bringing these characters back again, and expanding Batman and the Turtles to the realm where they’re most recognized by comic fans and fans of the TV series will make for a great story that any fan can’t wait to read.”
“It’s always a blast to pair up beloved characters in comic series, and our recent pairings with DC have been especially satisfying on a creative level and in regards to fan satisfaction, too,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer. “Being able to bring Ciro Nieli’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the amazing animated Gotham envisioned by Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski is a major bonus.”
Stay tuned for more upcoming news regarding these massively popular pairings from two of today’s most premier comic book publishers.
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DC Comics Rebirth catalog hits comic shops tomorrow and few Green Lantern tidbits have hit a day early namely hints at the direction of the story line. Check them out below via Newsarama.
Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman comprise the big guns of the Justice League, but some of the other members have some major changes coming their way in Rebirth as well. For example, rookie Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz will have to deal with a "rogue Guardian" in their new series.
"The Guardians created the most powerful weapon in the DC Universe-the Green Lantern ring," said Green Lanterns writer Sam Humphries. "But a rogue Guardian also created something more powerful and more unpredictable."
DC will then release 32 ongoing titles, 17 twice monthly titles and 15 monthly with a lower price point of $2.99 (something DC has done before). DC will make more announcements at WonderCon in March. The Green Lantern related titles will include GREEN LANTERNS REBIRTH #1, GREEN LANTERNS #1 (in June), HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS REBIRTH #1, and HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 (in July) both being twice monthly titles.
This points to the fact we are most likely in for some changes in the Green Lantern Universe. When you look at the titles Green Lanterns sound like it will focus on more then one Green Lantern but being it doesn't have Corps in the name could mean it focuses on the earth Green Lanterns minus Hal possibly, the other title Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps would sound like it would be Hal and the rest of the Corps possibly in space, although all of this is speculation.
There are question marks with the Rebirth, Sinestro appears to be cancelled so what is going to happen to him and the other color Corps, also Omega Men ends does this mean Kyle will be back in the fold with the other GL's. There is also a group shot in the Johns video that appears to have a Green Lantern (Jade or Jessica Cruz?) in it, our friends at the Blog Of Oa speculate this is the new Titans line-up (once again have a GL in it). Only time will tell with this what the details are which we will post as we get word.
We also invite you to check out our friends at the Blog Of Oa's opinion on the Rebirth announcement here.
Tom Taylor announced at NYCC the new Green Lantern miniseries "Edge of Oblivion" that will feature Ethan Van Sciver on art, a fact that will surely please a lot of GL fans.
Also revealed was the variant cover by Ivan Reis, another GL fan favorite (above). Edge Of Oblivion will be six issues and will pick up after Lost Army.
As pointed out by The Blog Of Oa it is unsure whether Cullen Bunn will have any input into the series since it seems to being continuing what he started in Lost Army.
No word on release date but most likely it will be the beginning of 2016.
Ethan Van Sciver posted the teaser pic of the interior art at right, and check out Tom Taylor's NYCC interview from Comicvine below.