The DC New 52 launched in September 2011 and resulted in a massive increase in interest and sales for DC comics. It closed off all the old numbering including Action comics which wasn’t far off its 1000th issue.
In the reboot some characters changed more than others and most still relied on previous comics for a more detailed back story. Within a year a few of the comics had been canceled and replaced giving the name New 52 less meaning.
Today Time Warner who own DC comics probably make more money from movies and TV shows than comics and the time has come to merge the whole universe.
Coming June 3rd 2015 DC comics will do another partial reboot of the comic line-up. From then on 25 of the current most popular series will continue and 24 new ones will be launched from issue #1.
One of the new comics is said to be based on the TV incarnation of Black Canary. We will also get a new comic focused on Starfire who has been one of the more popular female characters in the DCnU and really needs her own comic. I just hope they don’t redesign her Red Hood and the Outlaws look.
Harley Quinn is set to be one of the continuing comics and will also get a new series with Power Girl which I hope also gets more coverage.
DC are working on re-launching a lot of the female lead comics and fingers crossed we might even get a more classic looking Supergirl back.
The first debut of the new look DC comics will come in May for Free Comic Book Day as the previously Top Secret DC offering has been announced to be DC Comics: Divergence. Divergence will feature three 8 page previews of the new series.
This partial reboot will give new fans a much better foundation for DC comics and align origins and partnerships with those in the movies and TV shows which is something they need. It’s going to help keep new fans that jump on comics after watching the TV shows and playing video games. Lets just hope it doesn’t ruin classic comics for readers who have grown to love characters over the decades.
Posted by Adi Mursec on February 6, 2015
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