Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Just What We Needed: Another Reboot!

It seems like it was just 25 years ago that the DC Universe was being rebooted as a result of the 12-part miniseries, Crisis on Infinite Earths. Apparently a quarter century's long enough to warrant yet another do-over, as today we got this news: come September, it's happening again! I have to give DC credit for the ballsiness of their approach, as they're rebooting their entire line (52 titles) and starting every series over at # 1. On the other hand, the fact that two of their most venerable titles, both of which stretch back to the 1930's - Action Comics (birthplace of Superman) and Detective Comics (whence Batman) - were within several years of reaching # 1000 and now, apparently never will, doesn't sit well with me. I'm more than a little skeptical of this bold new direction, but will ponder it (and await further details) before commenting further.

[For the rare soul who's really interested, there's some interesting speculation about this huge news here.]

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