DC Gets Rebooted in September


While there is still major Flashpoint (and Superman) related news coming on June 11th, today DC Comics confirmed one of the big rumors. Starting in September their books will all be restarted with brand new first issues. Justice League will kick things off and will be written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jim Lee. Many of the characters will receive new costumes (and origins), and DC is explaining this as a way for people to easily get into the books.

However, there may be another motive here. DC (through Warner Brothers) is still going through a legal nightmare with the heirs of Siegel and Shuster. Recently a judge awarded the heirs the rights to certain elements of Superman, specifically the ones from Action Comics #1 in 1938. In 2013, the heirs will own the rights to the classic costume, the Kryptonian origins, Lois Lane, Clark Kent, and Superman’s ability to jump buildings in a single bound. DC retains his ability to fly and the most famous villains such as Lex Luthor. This reboot could be DC’s way of shedding the elements that they will no longer hold the rights to.

On June 11th in Los Angeles, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee will reveal some major news and it’s expected to deal with Superman so expect a lot more then.