Tuesday, May 31, 2011

DC Comics Relaunches DC Comics?

Yes, DC Comics is doing it one more time. Back in 1986-1987, DC Comics revamped the core characters by updating their history and origins. Now it's happening again:
Starting this summer, the publisher will re-number its entire DC Universe of titles, revamping famous characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and others from its 76-year history for a more modern and diverse 21st century.

The first book to be released under this new era: Justice League No. 1, out Aug. 31, a series by writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee that reunites the famous lineup of Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman.

Johns promises a focus on the interpersonal relationships within DC's trademark superteam. "What's the human aspect behind all these costumes?" he says. "That's what I wanted to explore."

In September, more than 50 more first issues will debut, introducing readers to stories that are grounded in each character's specific legend but also reflect today's real-world themes and events. Lee spearheaded the redesign of more than 50 costumes to make characters more identifiable and accessible to comic fans new and old.
Interesting to say the least; but who knows, this could be the big thing that takes DC Comics to the edge.


Anonymous said...

So Will Everyone Have Chokers and short jackets?

luciferosirisarnold said...

I still the whole collection of the DC comics that came out back then.

Mechadude2001 said...

Epic news! #1 issues sale well, so they will dominate the sales for months. This will cause a new speculator boom. It's going to be day and date digital, which is going to kill the comic shops. And maybe because i'm old, i don't like the idea of a reboot. Will we start from scratch with Dick Grayson... and have no Nightwing for 10 years... no Damien, Jason Todd, or Tim Drake?
Are they doing all this just to make Superman single again, and Batman have no kids?

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