Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rebooting the DC Universe

Geoff Johns and Jim Lee Breathe New Life Into DC


What you're looking at above is the new Justice League of America, completely redesigned and re-written by DC Comics writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee. After this summer's event called Flashpoint, the two famous creators are going to reboot the DC Universe, starting each character off at issue #1. Lee has completely redesigned each main character that DC has to offer, and the story lines are going to be modified to fit today's audience.

Johns and Lee are two of my favorite comic book creators, but I feel like this is a bit risky. The potential to have this turn out better than any run of these characters is there, because Johns and Lee are known for doing incredible adaptations of comic book characters. What Johns did for Green Lantern and Lee did for Batman could now be spread over the entire DC line of titles.

The drawback that I'm sensing is that we might lose loads of characters and story lines we love to the reboot. I've read that Superman and Wonder Woman will be romantically involved, so where does that leave Lois Lane? What about Tim Drake and Dick Grayson? Are the Robins all going to have never existed? Or, on a much bigger scale, what about the Sintestro Corps War and the other three human Green Lantern members?

This is a very gutsy move on their part, and I'm interested in seeing where they go with it. You can be assured that I'll be reviewing a bunch of these titles as they're released.

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