Happy New Universe! The DC Relaunch from Times Square.

Flashpoint #5 is now out, and so is Justice League #1. To celebrate, DC took over Midtown Comics’ west side location where lucky fans were able to purchase the books at midnight and meet writer Geoff Johns, and penciller Jim Lee. Over 700 fans lined up along West 40th street, between Seventh and Eight Avenues, just south of Times Square in New York City. Some fans arrived as early as 11:15 that morning, coming from as far away as Madrid, Spain to have the chance to meet Johns and Lee, and be among the first to buy these two history … Continue reading

5 Things I am Looking Forward to in the DCnU (and Few Things I’m Not)

So if you didn’t know today is the last day of the DC Comics line as it’s pretty much existed since 1986 (or 1994, or 2005, depending on your opinion) as the DCU relaunch (don’t call it a reboot!) begins today with JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 hitting stores (with many shops having midnight launch sales.) I am going with 1986, the end of the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, since most of the major DC characters origins are traced back to the versions that came out of that, and while there have been additions and revsions, those were, until this week, … Continue reading

What’s ahead for the DC-NEW-U?

DC will be releasing 51 #1 comics in September 2011. This makes a total of 52, including JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 which comes out on August 31. Now we know the creative teams of the first 15. Being the “DC Guy” here at Comic Booked, I’d like to take a moment to give you my immediate thoughts, including how it stacks up against the current version of the various titles. JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (W) Geoff Johns (A) Jim Lee. Ok, talk about embarrasement of riches for this book, The big 7 are back, and they will be joined by 7 more … Continue reading

@DC_Nation announces DC “NEW” U

Today DC officially announced that the conclusion of Flashpoint they will officially reboot the entire DC superhero comics line. All DCU titles, including Action, and Detective Comics will be restarted with new number 1 issues, and all of their characters, over 50 have been redesigned by Jim Lee  to make them more identifiable to the general public, and fans alike. On Wednesday August 31  DC will only be shipping 2 titles.  Flashpoint, #5 (the final issue of the miniseries)  and the all new Justice League #1.  All 51 other titles will be released in September, along with this announcement, DC … Continue reading

Exile’s Read of the Week! 1/26/11!

DOCTOR WHO #1 Story: Tony Lee Art: Andrew Currie Cover: Tommy Lee Edwards Publisher: IDW A $3.99 Comic First – a quick note.  I know I missed a lot of weeks –  I have decide to just go ahead, and not do too much more looking back.  So sue me.. Ok, Let’s talk about Doctor Who Number 1, or is it number 17?  When I first heard they were doing this book with a new number 1, I felt a bit dismayed.  Series Re-boots with new number 1’s tend to be a sales gimmick.  Heck the same writer is staying … Continue reading