The DCU Post-Flashpoint

The comics portion of the internet exploded yesterday when the news dropped of DC’s plans for the DCU in September. Links ahoy!


There are a TON of rumors, questions and theories floating around the internet, but here is what we know so far:

  • 52 new number 1 issues to be released in September.  The renumbering appears to include Action Comics and Detective Comics.
  • DC is going same day-and-date digital for all new releases beginning in September.
  • Some series and characters will not return following Flashpoint whereas others will be “tweaked”.
  • Creative teams will be shuffled.
  • Character designs are being modified.
  • Justice League will be rebooted by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee with a bright, shiny #1 issue on August 31.  Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), The Flash (Barry Allen), Aquaman and Cyborg are confirmed as members, and an additional 7 characters will be added to the team.


I find most of the rumors at least plausible, but I’m not going to react positively or negatively until we start receiving confirmation via press releases, interviews and the all-important September solicits to be released on June 13.  I will say that I don’t like several of the rumors.

The biggest piece of news to me is the same day-and-date digital release announcement.  This could be a game-changer, and retailers are not going to react positively to this news.  I will say that if DC insists on charging the same price for digital comics as print comics, then this initiative will fail.

These are bold moves, DC.  As a comics fan and a DC fan, I hope you succeed.

The DCU Post-Flashpoint
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