DC Comics has always been a powerhouse in the comic book world, but they’re taking their talents to new heights this century. With movies and TV shows, the company is on the rise again and wants you to be among their newest fans. That’s why we’ve put together a definitive guide to understanding DC Universe biographies. From Clark Kent to Aquaman, from Batman to Wonder Woman, we cover everything you need to know about your favourite characters and how they fit into the larger context of DC Comics. So read on, fan of comics and movies—and prepare for an exciting future!
What is the New Frontier?
In the new year of 2020, the world is on the brink of an all-out war between two superpowers: Earth and Mars. The two planets have always been at odds, but this time their hostility has reached a fever pitch. With no one know how to stop the war, each side has created their own superhero team in order to try and understand what is going on.
The DC Universe was created in 1949 as a way for writers and artists to explore different worlds and characters without having to worry about censorship or financial restrictions. The company wanted to create a universe easily adapted for television, movies, and other projects. This allowed them to explore more diverse characters and storylines without worrying about infringing on other companies’ Characters or Plotlines.
This freedom also allowed them to experiment with setting and storylines that would never be possible in traditional comics publications. For example, The New Frontier featured a world where Earth was being bombed by Mars; meanwhile, Wonder Woman battled Aquaman for control of Atlantis. These stories were not only unique but also helped set the stage for future arcs that would feature both Martian War and Earth-Mars relations.
The DC Universe: Characters, Plot, and Setting.
Characters in the DC Universe often reflect their time’s social, political, and economic conditions. For example, the Martian Manhunter is a vigilante who fought for Earth against Mars. He was also inspired by the plight of the working-class people of Mars. Similarly, Aquaman is a high-end detective who helps fight crime on both planets. His story mirrors that of The Flintstones, which aired on CBS from 1951 to 1957.
Plots in the DC Universe often center around large-scale events that will have an impact on the future of humanity. For example, World War III isle over Earth will result in the death of millions and change everything about society; meanwhile, Supergirl’s origins are revealed as she was actually an alien princess who was taken back to Earth by her folks during World War II. Similarly, Wonder Woman’s origin story involves her being turned into a human after being born to two aliens who were fighting on Earth behalf of their people.
The DC Universe also features an interesting setting that allows for different storylines to be told without needing to adhere to traditional continuity. For example, The New Frontier takes place in a world where space travel has become commonplace; meanwhile, Earth’s moon is constantly being invaded by aliens and mobsters because they believe it contains valuable resources that could help their cause. This allows authors and artists to explore different worlds and settings without worrying about how other companies or readers would receive their stories.
The DC Universe: The Future of Comics.
In 2020, many comic book publishers are starting to experiment with new comics genres such as hard science fiction and horror comics that can be more mature than standard superhero stories. Marvel’s successful foray likely influences this new direction into this genre with its hit series like Doctor Strange and Thor: Ragnarok. Additionally, DC has been releasing comics featuring unique character concepts such as THE FLASH (who first appeared in 1940), BATMAN (who debuted in 1937), GREEN LANTERN (who first appeared in 1938),Wonder Woman (who first appeared in 1946), BLACKEST NIGHT (which began publishing in 1968), ANDY ROGERS’ CABLE(first appearing in 1964), HAL JORDAN’S SUPERMAN(first appearing in 1938), GHOSTBUSTERS(started publishing in 1941), SHAZAM!(first published 1951) etc.)
The DC Universe: The Past.
The DC Universe series began in Rebirth, and updates continue to be made to the character’s backstory and mythology. The story of the DC Extended Universe begins with the foundation of the company, Earth-2, in the pages of Flashpoint.
Earth-2 is a world where the Green Lanterns have been killed and replaced by a new team led by Hal Jordan. However, when Hal discovers that he has no connection to any of these events on Earth-2, he travels back in time and explains everything to Geoff Johns and other executives at DC Comics. This leads to Johns creating an all-new roster for DC Comics consisting of characters from Earth-2 such as Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, The Atom, Detective Singh and more.
The DC Universe: The Crisis Years.
In Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 (December 2006), Johnson describes how different companies within DC Comics were suddenly merged into one single organization under the guidance of Geoff Johns. This caused many problems for readers as it meant that several books were cancelled while others were rewritten or revamped with new content. In particular, Action Comics was cancelled after its first season while Superman ceased being published altogether due to legal issues surrounding his future storylines involving Batman & Robin and Wonder Woman; this was later resolved when Snyder took over writing those comics instead.
After Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 ended, writer Geoff Johns left DC Comics for Marvel where he wrote numerous projects including Wolverine & The X-Men which ran for eight years before being cancelled; Johns then returned to write Justice League Unlimited which ran for six seasons before being cancelled again; finally, Johns wrote Catwoman which lasted four seasons before it was cancelled too due to low ratings.
The DC Universe: The Crisis Years.
In Crisis on Infinite Earths #2 (March 2007), Johns describes how the new company was struggling to keep up with the competition and decided to axe several books in order to save money. This led to the resignation of Jim Lee and John Byrne as editors-in-chief at DC Comics, with Byrne taking over editorial duties for Justice League Unlimited while Lee continued working on other projects.
Johns then writes Aquaman which is cancelled after one issue due to high public demand; he then begins working on Martian Manhunter which is also cancelled after one issue due to high public demand; however, this book is eventually published again under a different name.
Johns then publishes Hawkman which is cancelled after its first season because of low sales; he then begins writing The Atom which is cancelled after its first season because of low sales; however, it eventually becomes a successful series and Johns remains as writer for that book until its cancellation in 2011.
The DC Universe: The Future.
The DC Universe is about to change for the better. In the future, it will be more diversified and inclusive than ever before. The world of DC will be a much more diverse place, with characters from all over the world living and interacting together.
This is just the beginning for the DC Universe, and we can only wait to see what else comes in its future!
The DC Universe is a complex and expansive world that will continue to grow in the future. With characters likeWonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, and Supergirl existing in various settings across multiple universes, it’s sure to be an exciting ride to follow. Thanks for reading! Readmore