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What we know (and don’t) about the DC relaunch right now (Comic Book Forums)



Author What we know (and don’t) about the DC relaunch right now
Posted: June 8, 2011 9:05:55 am
1. For Batman and Green Lantern, if it ain’t broke, DC’s not fixing it. In 2010, you had to go all the way down to the Direct Markets #109 bestelling title, the debut of J. Michael Straczynski’s abortive tenure on Superman, before hitting a DC book that wasn’t part of the Batman line, the Green Lantern line, or the Green Lantern-spawned Blackest Night and Brightest Day events. DC has rewarded the creators behind these franchises’ success by keeping them more or less in place, albeit with some title-swapping and artist-shuffling. Geoff Johns, Tony Bedard, and Peter J. Tomasi are still writing the three main Green Lantern series (along with the previously announced Peter Milligan on Red Lantern), while Grant Morrison, Scott Snyder, Tony Daniel, David Finch, and Tomasi are still handling the books with “Batman” in the title (with long-time Gotham Citizens like J.H Williams III, Gail Simone, and Judd Winick filling out the line).

2. DC’s rolling the dice big-time on an I Can’t Believe It’s Not Vertigo-verse. Today’s big announcement of new “dark” titles features such Vertigo characters as Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Shade the Changing Man, John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, as written by such Vertigo creators Peter Milligan (Hellblazer), Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth), and Scott Snyder (American Vampire). That’s quite a vote of confidence in Vertigo’s taste in creators, characters, and tone, especially given that many industry observers saw the line as an afterthought for the new regime. Of course, how this will impact Vertigo itself has yet to be seen. It’s also worth considering that Vertigo’s biggest and most durable hits over the past decade or so have tended to be creator-owned titles existing in their own worlds and straying pretty far from the imprint’s horror-magic roots, so launching eight shared-universe horror-magic books — over one-sixth of the new DC Universe line — is a gamble in and of itself.


3. Characters and concepts, not creators, are key.
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Last edited June 8, 2011 9:06:31 am
"Disliking everything is not the same thing as having an opinion"
Posted: July 2, 2011 1:01:22 am
http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/the-new-52/

found this today on tumblr and reblogged. has some more information on there.

i still cant believe hawk and dove tho. why.... really,,,, why
Posted: December 29, 2011 4:33:48 pm
I was kind of hoping the world's smallest superhero (The Atom) would get a new 52 ongoing title. Oh well, maybe he'll get a back-up story in this new Justice League series.
Posted: January 12, 2012 6:21:54 pm
The new 52 doesn't suck or rock
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