I just heard about this and had to look it up, it seems as if DC comics (the people behind Superman, Batman, Wonder Women, The Flash, Green Lantern, etc) have decided that they are going to reboot the entire universe of characters from issue #1. I know I bitch and complain about movie series that I’ve grown to love being rebooted or remade, but I find this to be a complete slap in the face to those who have been fans forever.
Below is the article from The Escapist:
DC Comics Rebooting Entire Universe Back to #1Tom Goldman | 1 Jun 2011 12:15 pmFiled under: tom goldman, batman, comic books, dc, dc comics, geoff johns, jim lee, justice league, reboot, relaunch, renumber, superman
DC Comics has announced a historic reboot and redesign for its entire line of superheroes.
DC Comics is currently running a storyline called Flashpoint that involves the Flash (Barry Allen version) and his experiences in a strange timeline where the world’s superheroes are very different than they once were in memory. In a bombshell announcement, DC has revealed that Flashpoint will lead into a reboot of the entire DC Universe.
Starting on August 31, DC Comics will renumber 52 different books back to #1. Every single title that takes place in the DC Universe will be affected. It isn’t just a renumbering either, as DC is also redesigning costumes, storylines, characters… everything. All 52 #1 issues will launch over a period of 5 weeks.
To read the rest of the article, please go to: The Escapist
I personally think it is a bad idea, it has been tried many many times by a bunch of different companies. You’re pretty much crapping on the true fans by doing this. I agree with a bunch of the people who have left comments on the above article from The Escapist that they should simply create an alternate comic series, like what Marvel did with the Ultimate series. But what do I know…