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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Big doings in the DC Universe


Here's a brief taste:

Many of you have heard rumors that DC Comics has been working on a big publishing initiative for later this year. This is indeed an historic time for us as, come this September, we are relaunching the entire DC Universe line of comic books with all new first issues. 52 of them to be exact.

In addition, the new #1s will introduce readers to a more modern, diverse DC Universe, with some character variations in appearance, origin and age. All stories will be grounded in each character's legend - but will relate to real world situations, interactions, tragedy and triumph.

This epic event will kick off on Wednesday, August 31st with the debut of a brand new JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, which pairs Geoff Johns and Jim Lee, together for the first time. (Yes, this is the same week as FLASHPOINT #5.)


The official announcement is tomorrow (with much more detail), so make sure you check the Interwebs for all the details!

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5 Comments:

At 5/31/2011 7:22 PM, Anonymous Ed R. said...

Anything to make a buck. I'll give it a few months for the runs I collect and see how the new modern storylines progress.

 
At 5/31/2011 8:06 PM, Blogger Brian said...

I have to say this has me a little bummed. DC just did a big reinvention with Brightest Day and Batman Reborn. How will this affect characters like Batgirl and Red Robin, along with other titles that are in the early double digits and are just catching on? Gotta have some time to let it all sink in before making changes again...not that it will shrink my pull list in any likelihood :-)

 
At 6/01/2011 7:29 AM, Blogger Patrick Zartman said...

I think it's a real shame to restart the numbering on Action Comics and Detective Comics when they've got the highest number of issues of any in the industry.

 
At 6/01/2011 8:24 PM, Anonymous Brian Keene said...

Bill, I'm curious what your thoughts are as a retailer regarding the same day digital releases?

 
At 6/01/2011 8:40 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Same day digital release (actually day-before digital release) has been going on for ten years or so... via pirate and filesharing sites. The people who want digital comics already get them and don't go to brick-and-mortar stores anyway. If I can dip my toe in that additional revenue stream, so much the better. Besides, initially cost for downloads will be at the same price as physical copies. I don't see this business as being the same as music or books due to the unique combination of pictures and words, but the kids that are 5 years old now may not share the same fascination that I do with nice real comic books. The comic book field is a weird hybrid of casual reading and collecting, so I think there's always a place for a well-run comic book shop to thrive in. But then I'm prejudiced.

 

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