DC Universe: The Source » Blog Archive » DC Comics Announces Historic Renumbering of All Superhero Titles and Landmark Day-and-Date Digital Distribution
On Wednesday, August 31st, DC Comics will launch a historic renumbering of the entire DC Universe line of comic books with 52 first issues, including the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and bestselling artist and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee. The publication of JUSTICE LEAGUE issue 1 will launch day-and-date digital publishing for all these ongoing titles, making DC Comics the first of the two major American publishers to release all of its superhero comic book titles digitally the same day as in print.
DC Comics will only publish two comic books on August 31st: the final issue of this summer’s comic book mini-series FLASHPOINT and the first issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE by Johns and Lee, two of the most distinguished and popular contemporary comic book creators, who will be collaborating for the first time. Together they will offer a contemporary take on the origin of the comic book industry’s premier superhero team.
In the hours, days and weeks to come, we’ll have more news about the other titles. Tomorrow, we’ll hear from Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee about this momentous occasion. Keep checking THE SOURCE for updates about the other first issues.
This year, make history with us.
That's right, everyone. DC is relaunching everything. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Justice League, Teen Titans, Birds of Prey, so on and so forth. Come September everything will be brand new and available in both your local comic shop and from the DC Digital Store. Now is an absolutely perfect time to be a new reader.
Were you scared of the intimidating numbers like Action Comics #900 and Detective Comics #877? Well now you don't have to be. It's all at a #1 now.
Were you always into comics but could never find a comic store in your area? DC brings the comic store to you via Comixology - https://read.dccomics.com/comixology/#/dc_universe. On August 31st you'll be able to buy the brand new Justice League #1 from that website on their accompanying Apple and Android apps at the same time I'll be buying mine from my comic shop.
As for the relaunch, Executive-VP of Sales at DC Comics Bob Wayne says:
Flashpost: Bob Wayne Talks To Retailers About Day-And-Date Digital Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsWe are positioning ourselves to tell the most innovative stories with our characters to allow fans to see them from a new angle. We have taken great care in maintaining continuity where most important, but fans will see a new approach to our storytelling.
Some of the characters will have new origins, while others will undergo minor changes. Our characters are always being updated; however, this is the first time all of our characters will be presented in a new way all at once.
The best part is there will be brand new creative teams for three-quarters of DC's books. Not only will there new continuity but there will also be fresh, new storytelling.
I am definitely looking forward to these new books come September. So very excited! I hope at least a few of jump on with me.