Welcome to DC Future State, a two-month extravaganza that reveals what lays in store for the World’s Greatest Heroes! Spinning out of the finale of Dark Nights: Death Metal, DC Future State will take you on a journey from the near future to the end of time to witness the destinies of heroes like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, the Teen Titans, and so many more.
What will change? For starters, our big three—Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman—will tackle unexpected new roles even as younger heroes take their places. Some will find themselves in new, hostile territory; others will see their heroic missions turned upside down.
NEW LOOKS FOR THE DC TRINITY
DC Future State moves the entire DC Universe further—in some cases, much further—forward in time, taking its biggest icons along for the ride.
Expect massive changes for Diana of Themyscira, Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne in Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman, Future State: Superman: Worlds of War, and Future State: Dark Detective.
There’s also a new trinity in the form of brand-new character Yara Flor, star of Future State: Wonder Woman; Clark’s son Jonathan Kent taking up his father’s mantle in Future State: Superman of Metropolis; and Future State: The Next Batman, with someone entirely different under the cowl who shall not be named—at least, not yet.
It’s a daunting task to not only imagine bold, futuristic updates for three of the most famous characters in pop culture, but also reinvent them from the ground up—thankfully, DC enlisted some of the greatest artists in comics to help bring them to life.
FUTURE STATE, FASHION FORWARD
There’s an exciting promise in an event like DC Future State: showcasing DC’s biggest characters in compelling new designs that both raise questions about how they got to that point, and, more important, just look cool.
Our artists delivered on all of the above. Here’s a closer look at just 10 of the most intriguing character designs of DC Future State.
DC Future State will come your way in January and February over the course of 25 miniseries—most of which run two issues to tell their tales, featuring stories, art, and covers by some of the greatest talents in comics, including new names that we’re sure will grab your attention.
DC FUTURE STATE CHARACTER KEY
Hover around the image below for your guide to who's who on our wraparound cover by Dan Mora!