Tuesday, September 06, 2011

DC Universe: The New 52

September is a going to be a milestone to DC comic book collectors around the world. Why? Because DC is rebooting 52 of its titles. Yes you read it right, rebooting 52 comic book titles, all back to issue #1. Before you violently react to the news. Read the whole story after the jump. The New 52 is a 2011 DC Comics event marking the publication of 52 new comic series and the release of the first issues of the new series. In September 2011, DC Comics consolidated and relaunched their comic lines, publishing new #1 issues for selected series, discontinuing some series, and introducing yet other series. The event receives its name from a previous DC event titled 52 in which DC Comics pushed all their comic series's continuities forward one year and published the 52 Vol 1 comic weekly for one year to explain the interim happenings in the DC universe. In my opinion, this is DC's move to target the new generation (pretty much what Hollywood producers do today) of comic book fans. It would be great for new readers to start collecting from issue #1, although some old school collectors may think of it as just a business strategy stint. look on the bright side, your old, pre-reboot comic books will cost a fortune in the years to come. Visit the DC Universe blog for the complete list of the new 52