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.