Just when you've finally got your collection of The New 52 issues and post-Convergence titles all in order, get ready for another epic reboot of the DC Comics line in 2016, hoping to align themselves with the apocalyptic storm of film and TV adaptations now existing in the DC Extended Universe.
With the current juggernaut of DC-based television shows like Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow, paired with the mounting tidal wave of big-screen DC superhero flicks in the works, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Justice League, Cyborg and Green Lantern Corps, slated out until the year 2020, the powers that be at Warner Bros. are trying to apply the same story continuity to their comic books division to reflect new narrative twists, character alliances and plot points revealed in other entertainment offerings. Time to rein this rearing stallion in!!
Starting this summer, word is that DC plans to reset its titles to #1 again beginning in June, to capitalize on the TV and feature tie-ins and synchronicity of its expanding universe with a flagship lineup of both monthly and weekly books. According to sources with Bleeding Cool, expect to see DC's comics "even more dominated with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn/Suicide Squad-related titles. Anything tying in with a film and/or TV show like Flash, Green Arrow will be OK, anything that’s not is less so."
Here's the teaser DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee delivered on his Twitter account this afternoon:
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Whether this is an across-the-board revamp or simply a main title reset is not completely clear yet. Are you fatigued with the incessant reboots perpetrated on fans and readers, or do you think it's a necessary evil that sprouts up every five years or so to keep the art form alive and relevant in these ever-changing times?
(Via Comic Book Movie)