DC Comics Reboot

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It has been announced that the DC comics universe is going through changes bigger than Crisis of Infinite Earth’s. The whole DC universe will be transformed in September into a modernised reboot of every title.

Starting in September we will see a five week run of 52 first issues of old characters with new costumes and attitudes. The first comic series to go through the changes will be Justice League #1 which will be available slightly earlier on August 31st digitally.

We still don’t know much of what’s happening at the moment. The news was first announced through USA Today which delivered the first official interview with Geoff John and Jim Lee about the historical change to the most icon characters in comic history.

Dan DiDio

This was a chance to start, not at the beginning, but at a point where our characters are younger and the stories are being told for today’s audience.

It’s going to leave fans confused for sure, if the whole universe will be rebooted who will be the Green Lantern Hal Jordan or Alan Scott? I’d love to know who gets lost forever and turns up in the public domain in 70 years.

Personally I don’t know how it will effect the DC comics brand. It will defiantly boost sales in the first few months but a year on it could go either way.

Will the long time supporters and collectors be put off by the new look characters we have had for the best part of a century.

It’s also up in the air if this will lower the price of the classic comics or make them go through the roof. In the past origin issues have always been worth the most. Now they will all be rebooted will it lower the value of the original origin issues?


Posted by Adi Mursec on June 1, 2011

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