DC Comics, more specifically Dan Didio (Let’s face it, at this point, he is DC Comics), has just announced Five Years Later, DC’s next September event.

It is unknown as to whether it is a just a temporary month-long change across books akin to Zero Month or Villains Month or if it’s an actual event book. Bleeding Cool rumored that it might be a weekly book written by Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello and Keith Giffen. The most surprising thing about that lineup (aside from it actually being just a rumor, for now) is that neither of DC’s golden boys Geoff Johns and Scott Snyder are among that list, considering Johns has been handling DC events regularly (save for Final Crisis) since Infinite Crisis. Also teased is concept art for Terry McGinnis a.k.a. Batman Beyond.

This could be seen as opportunity for DC to :

  • [infolist]Tease future developments in books
  • Fix continuity errors
  • Sell more issues of comics with variant covers
  • Bring back Superboy-Prime[/infolist]

We (I) can only hope that time travel shenanigans leads to multiverse shenanigans leading to Superboy-Prime shenanigans. Use this as an opportunity to bring back Prime, DC. The cipher for rampant fanboyism needs a comeback.

Speaking of multiverse stuff, what happened to Multiversity?


Image credit goes to Comic Book Resources