This is going to be long so just stay with me on it. It’s everything i have been able to piece together about DC’s upcoming 5G.
First up 5G stands for five generations. Essentially there will be Gen 1 will be a golden age world. Gen 2 will be a silver age world. Gen 3 will be a Bronze Age world. Gen 4 will be rebirth/new 52 ear and finally Gen 5 will be the new DCU. All the gens will exist at the same time and be the new multiverse. DC is linking key stories out of each time period to have a cohesive timeline.
So what’s different. DC realizes that Marvel books generally spank DC books. DC is less approachable than Marvel for new readers. That’s were gen 5 comes in. Gen 5 introduces an older Superman with Jonathan Kent taking over as Superman. That’s right two supermen at one time. The original Superman will be more in a role like Invincible’s dad in Invincible. They won’t always see eye to eye. More hard core dc readers will like Gen 1-4 depending on which age of comics you enjoy the most. The thing to remember is that each gen is a different part of the multiverse. All happening at one time.
Wally West is the New Dr. Manhattan and will being cruising around the Multiverse in the Möbius Chair. He takes the powers and the chair in Flash Forward #6
Now the question is, when is all this supposed to start? Well, most people do not realize it has already started. The first “g5” story has already taken place and was released not long ago. Wonder Woman #750 contained a story called “A Brave New World”. That story I just mentioned will be reprinted for Free Comic Book day on May 2nd.