“Time for a Reboot.” – DC Comics

On Tuesday afternoon, DC Comics announced “a historic renumbering” of their entire universe of comics, debuting 52 first issues beginning August 31. On that date, Justice League’s new #1 issue will be released, marking the beginning of a collaborative project between DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and bestselling artist and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee. Johns and Lee are promised to offer a “contemporary take” on Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman.

Expect fully redesigned costumes and more current threats to our superheroes across the board. The focus will be on the characters’ relationships with one another and society at large. “What’s the human aspect behind all these costumes?” Johns asks. “That’s what I wanted to explore.”

In the same post, DC announced that they will be releasing the issues in print and digitally on the same day, a first-ever move in real time digital distribution for any major comics publisher.

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12 Responses to “Time for a Reboot.” – DC Comics

  1. I hope they don't start doing stupid changes with Superman suit. It's always Superman that gets the worst.

    • Typical – take the ONE of the TWO GUYS who is still running around WITH A BEARD – and you want him shaved. He's a fully grown adult male, not an adolescent Speedy. What do you have against secondary sexual characteristics indicative of puberty? The whole bearded look goes well with the Robin-Hood / Jack-of-the-green motif of the arrow-slinger. WTF are you thinking?

      • I think it's very outdated, too much Errol Flinn and make me think about those old movies of the 40's… I don't like Robin Hood, I hate those. And I didn't know if you were an adult you'd have to keep ridiculous facial hair to be a real man or smell like a yak.

  2. "The focus will be on the characters’ relationships with one another and society at large."

    Hmm… Does that mean that Batman will have a Facebook profile and spend his day logged in the bat-computer..? :P

  3. Perhaps there's some good thought going into reshaping the characters and their stories, but I'm a bit punchy anytime I hear things like "rebooting the franchise," 'cuz that's usually when things start to suck really badly.

  4. Personally I wish they would, stick to one Earth instead of these multi earth's gets confusing. But I enjoy the aspect of digging deep into there relationships like whatever happened with The Question and Huntress Black Canary and Green Arrow. Whether Batman had a romantic relationship with Wonder Woman.