Generations: Forged #1

Writer: Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, Robert Venditti Artist: Bernard Chang, Colleen Doran, Bryan Hitch, Dan Jurgens, Paul Pelletier, Mike Perkins, Joe Prado, Marco Santucci Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 19
6.8Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Dispersed through time by the villain Dominus, our ragtag team of generational heroes-featuring 1939 Batman, Kamandi, Superboy, Steel, Starfire, Sinestro, Booster Gold, and Dr. Light-must find a way to restore the timeline…and what they ultimately discover is something far, far greater. You’ll have to read it to believe it as time dies…and generations rise!

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Feb 23, 2021

    Generations Forged shows off the parts of DC's history that gets forgotten in ways to put them into the spotlight. With the many creatives at the helm, it's how they all manage to build off one another that makes a memorable story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 23, 2021

    Overall, I had a great time reading Generations Forged #1 and its predecessor, Generations Shattered . It was an entertaining adventure spanning different eras of DC's publishing history. It read like a bit-sized version of Crisis On Infinite Earths. And while at first, I thought it held some worrisome implications for DC continuity, those fears have been assuaged. But I won't be pleased if Infinite Frontier reveals that the Linearverse is the main DC Universe after all. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Feb 23, 2021

    A story of what makes comics fun, while creating new concepts and expanding your philosophies. The art came together better in this issue I feel and the threat was high, but wrapped up a little too quickly and nicely. I hope the new concept of a Linearverse gets explored more in future DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 23, 2021

    With only two issues and spaced a few months apart, this doesn't feel like a core part of DC continuity. It feels more like a tribute to the many eras of DC Comics it celebrates before everything gets reshuffled again for Infinite Frontier. And on that front, we can definitely call this story a win. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Feb 23, 2021

    It's comics like this one that make me proud to be a DC Comics fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Feb 27, 2021

    Generations Forged #1 is a disappointing second half to what would have been if Dan Didio hadn't been shown the exit at DC Comics. Whatever they did salvage has been hastily slapped together and put out for schmucks like me to grab with my hard earned money. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Feb 24, 2021

    Sadly, I had a feeling this book will be lost in time itself as there is nothing grounding it to anything. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Feb 23, 2021

    Generations Forged #1 isn't a world-changing comic, nor is it a wholly original one. But it is charmingly retro, and despite being a victim of downsizing from five to two issues, comports itself as best it can and can't help but leave readers with a smile on their face. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Feb 23, 2021

    While some sequences are truly special, overall the book trades in simplistic characterizations that heavily rely on the reader already being a fan. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Feb 23, 2021

    While I love the art in this book, I feel that the story took a big dip in what it was previously doing because the majority of this issue is padded out with our heroes just trying to get back to Vanishing Point to take on Dominus, while never really setting up the villain's motivations beyond a Wandavision-Esque angle that doesn't fit with who the character was before this story. There's still some fun nostalgic fun to be had out of this story, but the scope of what we had previously was seriously diminished here and ending up just being underwhelming overall. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Feb 24, 2021

    It feels like it's on a completely different wavelength from much of the publisher's recent, trailblazing storytelling, but it still proves to be an enjoyable journey. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Feb 23, 2021

    Whatever this Generations event started as, morphed into, and finally hit the comic stands as, it is ultimately another rote and forgettable attempt by DC to offer up some logic behind how all of these stories relate to one another. This is weird because it feels like the recent Death Metal event tried to accomplish the same goals as DC tries to move into whatever its post-continuity existence is going to be. Maybe there aren't enough writers and artists to create a good comic that's driven more by editorial dictate than it is by creative thought. This is a corporate comic that does nothing other than giving DC another chance to try to get its continuity right. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 24, 2021

    In an attempt to make sense of continuity, we're given another explanation that combines Hypertime with a handwave, all following a big ol' senseless crosstime fighty-fighty. Definitely not worth ten dollar. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Mar 5, 2021

    Like I said. These writers -- these writers who have written some of my absolute favorite books during my forty-seven years of reading comics...they know better. Read Full Review

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