The comics community has been abuzz with the news of DC’s announced relaunch of just about all of their titles. Some say it’s a bold move, while others say it’s desperate. Some think it marks the beginning of the end of the comics industry, and some think it’s exactly the shot in the arm that the industry needs right now. Clearly, it’s a big gamble, and it has the potential to be either a huge success or a massive failure.
This isn’t the first time that the folks at DC have flipped a giant reset switch on their continuity. But it seems like this may be the most thorough reboot to date. Details aren’t completely clear yet, but it sounds like the 52 new titles launching in September will completely wipe the slate clean, instead of creating a new reality to exist alongside the previous ones, as the various “crises” have done. (Let me acknowledge here that I am not a regular reader of DC comics, so I apologize if I’m getting stuff wrong.)