DC Will Reboot Its Entire Universe in September
One of the complaints I hear most often in the world of comics (and one often voiced by some of us here at NNAR) is that it is extremely difficult for someone new to the comic book medium (or to a particular hero) to jump in and understand what is going on. The amount of history and backstory for each character can make it a daunting task to get up to speed and invested in a new storyline. Come September, DC is making that a lot easier. Starting with the September issue of the Justice League of America, every major property in the DC universe will be starting over with issue #1.
On August 31, DC will publish the final issue of its summer Flashpoint series and the first issue of the Justice League reboot. 51 other titles will follow suit in the month of September. It remains to be seen whether this will just turn out to be a marketing gimmick or actually allow for some better, more modern storytelling without the burden of legacy story.
The part of the announcement that is potentially an even bigger deal is that starting with these new releases, all DC comics will be available in digital form on day and date of release, making DC the first of the big two to adopt simultaneous digital distribution. This increased commitment to digital comics could end up being really great, especially if the monthly issues are designed with digital in mind, from an art and story flow perspective.
What are your thoughts about the reboot? How about the digital distribution?