DC Is Creating An 'Ultimate' DC Universe Timeline, DiDio Reveals


At New York Comic Con, DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio provided an update on the DC Timeline.

"We're trying to organize our stories in a comprehensive way," he said at the DC Nation panel. "This will be the basis of all DC Comics for the future. We don't know what the future is, but what's happening right now is a high level of planning... What we've done is identified the generations of DC Comics... we're reintroducing aspects of our history back into it... What you see right now is a story that will be consistent."

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DiDio then explained that reboots happen when continuity gets confusing or stops making sense. "Wonder Woman is our first superhero," he said of Generation 1. "Generation 2 begins with Superman. Generation 3 tackles Crisis on Infinite Earths."

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DiDio originally teased the DC Timeline in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego, saying, "One of the things we're working on in the DCU is we're building an ultimate timeline. We're building this so we have a better idea where our stories connect. That's where we made our mistake during the New 52 -- we didn't understand which stories matter, which ones didn't. Once we understand how these characters connect, then we'll be in a place to give you the true history of the DCU."

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