The news has hit the internet with the force of a thousand Krpytonians running full tilt into a thousand Themyscrians while riding Hawkmen with Oan Power Rings in the 4th World.
DC is hitting the re-set button and every comic will start again at #1.
Here’s a pitchlist:
Justice Society of America: The WWII super-heroes are old and their kids are taking over with lots of All-Star Squadron WWII flashbacks but wait, there are some wars in between there. Let’s have this be the generational book, where we can see where the American super-heroes who fought in Korea, Vietnam and the ones fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a book about generations wearing capes and masks and the wars that have scarred them.
Batman Incorporated: Yeah, its different, we’re at Batman #1 but the idea is still great. So Wayne find out that his family has been funding vigilantes for decades, ever since they got to Gotham City. They made it secret when the Grim Reaper turned out to be a bad apple but still, Batman has a network of international super-vigilantes to lead/learn from/build/recruit/help.
Detective Comics: One case per issue and it doesn’t have to be Batman, let’s tap into the DCU’s other detectives: Detective Chimp, Elongated Man, Martian Manhunter, The Question, Black Canary, Jim Corrigan, etc.
Suicide Squad: An anti-heroic mix of heroes and villains doing black ops for Amanda Waller.
Martian Manhunter: He just got here and he’s out in the world, trying to figure out what happened to his people on Mars and trying to find some people he can trust with his secret. White Martians v. Green Martians racial animousity, lots of toys from the DCU’s galactic toy box from Thanagar to Space Cabbie.
Azrael: Yes, there still is a monk vigilante living in Gotham City. His order has had a monk in G.C. since its founding. The comic is about Gotham’s own vigilante historian, uncovering the lost cape and cowl history of the city from the Crimson Avenger to Batman. Its part super-hero two-fisted action and part Streets of New York with religion tossed in the mix.
Blood of the Demon: Jason Blood leads a changing team of DC’s mystic crew including Blue Devil, Zatanna, the Spectre, John Constantine and the Swamp Thing through the long shadows and dark alleys of the DCU.
How about you? What do you want to see among those 52 first issues?