With so much going on in the world today, only one broadcast network can bring YOU the news that YOU want. Coming to you LIVE from the Gotham City GC52 recording studio, The GC52 Week 6 Future State Report!
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(Spoilers for Week 6 of DC Comics Future State)
Lights up on another week of Earth-Prime’s favorite News Broadcast GC52. When the lights come on, the lead anchor Dan McMahon is on the phone.
Yeah, Cole, I’m not mad you didn’t ask me to get a beer with you. I’m just disappointed that you didn’t even call. Wait, you helped Huntress do… what? And there was a submarine? Okay, I’ll call you back but just make sure that thing gets deliev-
With a bright smile, the audience sees the phone slip from Dan’s face and into his pocket as he opens his arms as if welcoming the audience.
Another sunshiny day on Earth Prime, am I right? Sorry I have been distracted these past few weeks viewers. I promise that things will get better. Speaking of better, seems like Jake has made another speedy recovery. Let’s throw it over to him to start the broadcast.
The broadcast switches over to another camera, the camera focuses on a spinning cane only to pan up to the face of the audience’s favorite healthy handsome devil, with clear burn marks from the coffee incident. He plants the cane on the ground with his right hand while holding the microphone with his left.
Howdy folks! Superman was going to face off with Solaris and Wonder Woman with Kuat, the Sun God, but they did the ol’ switcheroo and took on the others opponents, and lemme tell ya, it never gets old! Then we have word from the…
The audience can see him put his hand to his earpiece. A look of shock washes over his face but contiunes.
We have news from the ruins of Gotham City…
Jerry rushes to stop him from uttering that the Magistrate failed to defend Gotham, but is pushed back by Jake’s cane.
The Teen Titans have sealed away the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and that’s with a “y” no New God shenanigans here. The once-great evil has been removed from the world at the site of the once-great Magistrate group…
As he is about to begin an anti-Magistrate speech, the Magistrate appointed GC52 Peacekeepers tackle the reporter before he can go rogue, as he is brought to the ground he tries to get in one last statement.
RED X IS… OOF!
The broadcast cuts to a commercial for Big Belly Burger’s Future State Cut Beef Tenderloin Burger. When the program returns, Jerry can be seen walking away from the main news desk as Dan speaks.
People sure do love those cuts, don’t they? Onto another story, it turns out the Justice League recently had been replaced by a group of White Martians. I will admit though that the gold Hall of Justice was cool even if it was some sort of death trap. But it seems like the League is closer than ever! We have even gotten reports that they have been seen having dinner together. Seems like a good sign of a brighter tomorrow! Now, let’s throw it over to Ethan to see what’s going on outside of the norm!
The camera cuts to Ethan, who is absent-mindedly taking a sip of something from his glass. Jerry the intern calls out that he’s on air. The reporter spits his drink, rushing to get his words out.
Oh hey folks, um, where was I? That’s right! The explosion on the moon. Don’t worry everyone, it’s all under control now, nothing to worry about. But a couple of days ago? We’d have been in trouble. Reports came in from every space agency across the planet, stating that all their systems had recorded a massive explosion on the surface of the moon, near to the encampment, city-place Superwoman built.
It appears this explosion was caused by some sort of lizard, snake, slithery-thing. I don’t know what exactly, all I know is it creeps the hell out of me. Whatever happened up there from the is unclear, though it seems Superwoman managed to beat them as communications have been received from those living on the Moon stating the crisis has passed, and rebuilding is underway.
The reporter, clearly spurred on, half from the drink, half from his not messing-up last week, is having a much better time than normal. Though no reporting on events within Gotham is sure to be helping out with that.
In other news, it seems we no longer have to worry about the threat of the wizard Merlin. Info received from on the ground sources states that a battle between multiple magic-wielding heroes, sorry, vigilantes, and the forces of Merlin, including the return of that rhyming bastard, Etrigan. The battle drew to a close and while our sources aren’t exactly sure what happened, it seems Merlin withdrew from the fight after taking Doctor Fate hostage.
All we know for sure is that the fighting is over and we don’t have to worry about being destroyed in a massive magical battle anymore, right Jerry? What do you mean it could still happen? Well, #!?@, I was looking forward to a trip to Vegas now this was all cleared out, but if that’s the case, nevermind.
Anyways, back to you Dan!
The reporter drains the last of their drink and saunters off-camera before it’s even cut away from him.
Now we bring you another…riveting…report from Reporter Iddy.
If the audience is watching Dan’s face, it’s clear that he could not be rolling his eyes harder. One Bartholemew T. Iddy enters the scene, running his fingers through his slicked-back hair, full of himself and seemingly maintaining his composure, recovered from last week’s debacle.
Hello there, Gotham! Back for more this week on the new Batman on the scene! Wait-I’m sorry? There…there are two of them, you say? So they’re not the same person…I see…
He sighs, not knowing what to make of ANY of this anymore. But he presses on with his report.
Let’s take a look at some footage of the scene in progress, and see what we can make of this bat-&%*$ nonsense.
Huh. Pretty cool-looking suit when you look at it like-uh, I mean, these damned masks are going to get people killed! Gotham is no longer a place for vigilantism and the Magistrate is surely on the path to catching the Batman. Or, one of them, at least. Probably.
Moving on! Speaking of the Bat, one of his brats thought to be dead resurfaced this week…I guess! What even are rules anymore? Honestly no, this isn’t even the first time this has happened with one of his boy wonders. How can I still be surprised at this point? Oh right, because he also has SUPER STRENGTH NOW?! Well, this I need to see for myself. Jerry! Do we have any footage? Roll it!
The footage rolls and shows Tim Drake decimating a group of robots from the Magistrate’s ranks. You can see how awestruck Barty is for but a moment when the camera lands back on his face, the audience can hear an audible gulp.
Anyway, yeah, this &$*# doesn’t seem to be relenting anytime soon, so hey check back next week, if we’ve all managed to still somehow survive!
He slaps his hands down on the desk and yells.
Back to you, Dan!
When the camera pans back to Dan, we see a smile unlike any before. It’s clear it’s one coming from a place of pure joy.
That brings us to the end of our report this week. Dear viewers, I want to remind you that the night is darkest right before the dawn. Tune in next week, it’s going to be a broadcast you will NEVER forget. Until then, stay safe and good luck.
Books covered this week:
- Justice League: Future State #2 by Joshua Williamson, Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques, Romulo Fajardo Jr, and Tom Napolitano.
- Superman/Wonder Woman: The Planet’s Finest #2 by Dan Watters, Leila del Duca, Nick Filardi, and Tom Napolitano.
- Teen Titans: Future State #2 by Tim Sheridan, Rafa Sandoval, Júlio Ferreira, Alejandro Sánchez, and Rob Leigh.
- Grifter: No Future Past #2 by Matthew Rosenberg, Carmine di Giandomenico, Antonio Fabela, and AndWorld Design.
- Justice League Dark: Prophéties #2 by Ram V, Marcio Takara, Marcelo Maiolo, and Rob Leigh.
- Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #2 by Marguerite Bennett, Marguerite Sauvage, and Wes Abbott.
- Dark Detective: Future State #2 by Mariko Tamaki, Dan Mora, Jordie Bellaire, and Aditya Bidikar.
- Robin Eternal #2 by Meghan Fitzmartin, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Adriano Lucas, and Pat Brosseau.