‘Generations: Shattered’ Will See The Return Of The Original 1939 Batman

Article by Daniel Chavez

After seemingly endless delays, DC’s long awaited event, “Generations”, will finally kick off in January 2021 with the Generations: Shattered one-shot, featuring the return of the original, 1939 version of the Batman.

The 80 page title, which will retail for $9.99, will see the original Dark Knight – just the way he was in Detective Comics #27, from way back in 1939 – leading a team of classic heroes.

Both the cover art and an official synopsis have been released, teasing a story unlike anything we’ve seen so far:

A threat of cosmic proportions to DC’s newest (and oldest) universe compels one of the most unusual groups of heroes ever assembled to take on the most mysterious foe they have ever encountered. Join the original Batman, Kamandi, Starfire, Booster Gold, Dr. Light, Steel, and Sinestro in their quest to save the universe before time runs out!

Originally teased in Scott Snyder and Bryan Hitch’s tale from Wonder Woman #750, “Generations” was going to launch in May of this year, before COVID-19 forced DC to alter their publishing plans.

Ahead of the one shot’s release, September’s Detective Comics #1027 will feature “Generations: Fractured,” a short story written by Dan Jurgens, with art by Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan, where we’ll see Batman facing off against Calendar Man, before being thrown back to 1939.

Generations: Shattered will be written by Jurgens, Robert Venditti, and Andy Schmidt, and feature art by Nowlan, Ivan Reis, Bryan Hitch, Aaron Lopresti, Fernando Pasarin, Paul Pelletier and more. The cover depicts the Caped Crusader with the more bat-like cowl, larger belt, and purple gloves, just as he had in his first appearance. The cover also depicts Starfire, Steel, Kamandi, Dr. Light, Booster Gold, and Sinestro in his Green Lantern uniform.

“Generations: Shattered” #1 is set to be released Jan 5 2021.

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