New “Ultimate” DC Universe Timeline Redefines Continuity


At the New York Comic-Con, DC co-publisher Dan DiDio announced today that the DC Universe was going to be given an expansive and definitive timeline going forward.

In heavily redacted graphics, DiDio outlined the basics of the new continuity, featuring four “Generations” reaching all the way back to World War One and extending to the present day.

The first generation features Wonder Woman’s debut, the second generation starts with the emergence of Superman, and the third, according to the article, covers Crisis on Infinite Earths.

The changes are, according to DiDio, to create a story that is consistent.

Though blurred graphics depicting the timeline are available at varying places online, they are as-of-yet unclear. As more is officially released, or better sources made available, we will bring you more information as this develops…

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October 5, 2019 3:57 pm

Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Zero Hour.
Infinite Crisis.
DC Rebirth.
How many times has DC promised to streamline and “fix” the DC continuity.

October 5, 2019 8:01 pm

Thing is they’ve never truly done a full reboot. You’d have to really commit to it across the line instead of exempting the titles that sell. Everything gets rebooted, including Batman which means Dick Grayson is ten years old again and the only Robin. (And maybe we don’t even see him till the second or third year.) I think the simpler thing to do is to leave the Multiverse and just tell us which Earth they’re going to be pointing the camera at most of the time. When they want to relaunch it’s a new Earth meanwhile the Earths of… Read more »

October 5, 2019 7:45 pm

WWI or WWII? Given 4 Generations, WWII sounds more likely. Unless they’re going with movie continuity for Wonder Woman.

October 7, 2019 12:13 am

I noticed that Clark Kent as Superboy was mentioned, then what was the point of removing Clark’s influence from Legion lore, Bendis?