DC Universe Relaunches in September! Jul 6, 2011 9:41:18 GMT -5
Post by jlavaia on Jul 6, 2011 9:41:18 GMT -5
I will primarily be getting Green Lantern books, which all look to not have too many changes. I will also get Justice League and Justice League International. I am sort of bummed that the team featured in the latter is somewhat different than the team featured at the end of Justice League: Generation Lost.
Also, what's with not having a JSA title. Also, I'm guessing the other characters whose books were featured in the JLA line will be the remaining seven members of the new League. Captain Atom. Mister Terrific. Hawkman. Firestorm. Green Arrow. That leaves two more open spaces. I'm guessing that J'onn is unfortunately excluded due to him being replaced in the magnificent seven by Cyborg.
It's funny. The first post in this thread mentioned feeling like DC was pulling a Heroes Reborn. That's exactly how I feel. Hopefully any negative effects won't last too long.
J'onn will be a part of Stormwatch which is why he isnt in the league. as for the JSA, they cant be around. whats occuring is that this is a full reboot for Superman & Wonder Woman and then small changes to every other character. thats where the problems are arising. Batman and GL books will basically just continue from where they leave off in August with no real change to their respective continuities. Superman however is supposedly now set to be the first superhero in the DCnU. hence, no JSA. no JSA = further destruction to Hawkman's continuity and character. why they even bother giving him a new solo book when they just hate the character so much is beyond me. the worst is that they dont even let the actual Hawkman fans write his stories. the last timean actual fan of the character, who actually knew the character, wrote a Hawkman book was Jimmy Palmiotti. he should be the only person allowed to write Hawkman. Teen Titans are screwed up because they screwed with Superman and Wonder Woman, which screws up Superboy and Wonder Girl, which screws up the Titans. plus, they are further messing with things by adding Wildstorm characters into the DCu, which i'm all for, except they are making it that these characters have been in the world for as long as the regular characters. like they all know each other. and its only select characters from Wildstorm, which also completely screws with Wildstorm continuity, which i actually thought wasnt possible as its just a mess.
there's alot i'm looking forward to with this reboot/renumbering, but alot i'm just dreading too. i also think alot of this is just media hype and its just character redesigns with minor continuity changes aside from Superman and Wonder Woman. knowing that Batman isnt changing much makes me think that Barbara isnt actually going to be Batgirl how we think and be walking again. i'm assuming she'll still be wheelchair bound but that the series will place her inside a computer and it will be very much like Tron. remember in Batman: The Return when Batman told her about Internet 3.0 and gave her the blueprints and there was a Batgirl suit on them that looks just like the cover image to Batgirl # 1? thats what i think its going to be. again, more hype.