DC Goes Back to Square One!

Not the official title, mind you.  But, as previously speculated, FLASHPOINT IS PRETTY FRIGGIN BIG, and the entire DC Universe is going back to #1 starting this September, as officially revealed to USAToday.  The first book out of the gate?  Justice League #1, by the incredible team of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.  Some important points?

  • This doesn’t sounds like a renumbering … it sounds like a RESTART.  Specifically noted is that Lee redesigned over 50 characters, and that characters will be reimagined with more modern takes.
  • Per 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.”
  • DC is going LINEWIDE Day-And-Date digital distribution.
  • There will be 52 first issues in September.
  • DC has no current plans to undo this change.  This is for real.

I would like to note how young Superman looks (actually, they all do) in the graphic above from the new JL title.  Perhaps younger and unmarried?  Just sayin…suck it Wayne! 🙂

UPDATE: Full JLA art revealed, and more info on some of the new titles/creative teams here and here.

2 comments on “DC Goes Back to Square One!Add yours →

  1. I’ll save most of my comments for the mics. I will say that I don’t understand why Grant Morrison keeps getting high profile Superhero work when he hasn’t been able to write a superhero story worth reading since the 90s.

  2. I can’t wait to hear what the Funnybooks crew has to say about this. I will say this- I’ve never really been a DC guy. The continuity and history has scared me off, except for a few titles. But, if the reboot helps with being more accessible to new readers, I’m totally behind them and I will pick up more DC titles.

    Now, unless Jim Lee has at least 6 issues in the can, and I do mean 6 MINIMUM, the delays will scare off new readers and existing readers. Including me.

    I am very happy about DC taking the leap to same day digital release. This is the shot across the bow for other companies (cough cough Marvel cough cough) to grow a pair and commit to do the same. It was inevitable, but because DC has been so silent, it’s good that they committed.

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