DC has revealed the contents of their two Free Comic Book Day 2020 titles, which were first announced in December without any details.
Their gold title, Generation Zero, “sets the stage for the past, present and future of the DC Universe, ” according to the press release. It will feature Wally West, who has gone through a lot recently in DC continuity, if you’ve been following the story that started in Heroes in Crisis.
Here’s the official description, which suggests DC is preparing for another continuity change (don’t like DC continuity? Just wait — it’ll probably change soon):
The march towards DC’s future begins with Generation Zero! This 32-page issue features a stunning cover by Francis Manapul and features key stories involving Wally West, The Fastest Man Alive, and Wonder Woman, warrior princess from the island of Themyscira. New and longtime fans can’t afford to miss Generation Zero; this book lays the foundation for even more seismic-level changes in the DC Universe.
It all starts here, and everything counts.
“Flash Forward: Epilogue” is an extension of the unbelievable conclusion to the Flash Forward six-issue miniseries, with all-new content from the series team of writer Scott Lobdell and artist Brett Booth.
In order to save his children and the multiverse itself, Wally West makes the ultimate sacrifice, taking his place in the Moebius Chair. Unbeknownst to him, the chair is packing a little extra power, having been imbued with the godlike powers of Dr. Manhattan! Now armed with infinite knowledge – and the powers of a god – Wally West can see the past, present and future of the DC Universe all at once.
…Including what needs to be changed.
Generation Zero also will include a reprint of “A Brave New World,” a story from Wonder Woman #750 by Scott Snyder and Bryan Hitch that featured Wonder Woman and Green Lantern Alan Scott.
Update: DC has announced that they will expand the Generation Zero story to more pages and will no longer include the Wonder Woman tale that was previously announced. Instead, they plan to include a preview of the Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo Death Metal event.
For their silver-level title, DC will put the spotlight on several upcoming middle-grade graphic novels, including Batman: Overdrive, Batman Tales: Once Upon A Crime, My Video Game Ate My Homework and Primer. Those last two feature all-new characters, while the first two, obviously, feature Batman.
Both titles will be available from participating comic shops on Free Comic Book Day, which is Saturday, May 2.