DC Reboot Line and go Day and Date Digital

DC have just confirmed the rumours,

This year, change is in the air at DC Comics.

On Wednesday, August 31st, DC Comics will launch a historic renumbering of the entire DC Universe line of comic books with 52 first issues, including the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and bestselling artist and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee. The publication of JUSTICE LEAGUE issue 1 will launch day-and-date digital publishing for all these ongoing titles, making DC Comics the first of the two major American publishers to release all of its superhero comic book titles digitally the same day as in print.

DC Comics will only publish two comic books on August 31st: the final issue of this summer’s comic book mini-series FLASHPOINT and the first issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE by Johns and Lee, two of the most distinguished and popular contemporary comic book creators, who will be collaborating for the first time. Together they will offer a contemporary take on the origin of the comic book industry’s premier superhero team.

In the hours, days and weeks to come, we’ll have more news about the other titles. Tomorrow, we’ll hear from Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee about this momentous occasion. Keep checking THE SOURCE for updates about the other first issues.

This year, make history with us.

52 new #1’s! Day and date digital release!

These are some big steps and we still don’t have a lot of details. Is this just a renumbering or is it a full universe reboot and just how much will these digital comics cost?

A full universe reboot will be controversial as people have been reading these versions of the characters for twenty years and some may not be happy that they are going away. Also lets not forget that a great jumping on point is also a great jumping off point!

Can we expect Marvel to respond in the coming weeks or will they wait and see DC to test the waters and then jump in?

Source: DC Source Blog

GS Reporter: Matt

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One comment

  1. This is a bold step. I think it will be interesting to see what actually happens and how much of a ‘reboot’ occurs.

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