The world was set ablaze earlier this month when DC Comics announced that they would be restarting or debuting 52 titles this September. Finally, with the announcement of Grant Morrison tackling the perennial super hero title Action Comics, the world now knows what books to expect this fall.
Restarts of long-running ongoing titles seem silly to me, simply a cheap marketing gimmick. So do revamps simply for the sake of revamps and for other reason. These first issues may be a good starting point for new readers, but they’ll be inconvenient or annoying interruptions for current ones. Not to mention that restarting a book for new readers is only a temporary fix, as the titles will become convoluted and impenetrable again within a couple of years. Is that really worth screwing up over 900 issues of continuous publishing?
With that said, this whole debacle presents specific opportunities and sadly dropped balls. Here’s what I picked out from my own views. What about you?
Hola! And he posts again. Sorry everyone (all two of you) for the lack of updates. NikoScream has been more NikoQuiet as of late. Now with GMX over, that’s one less thing to fill my plate (at least until MTAC, so go pre-register).
Anyway, I’m going to try to stay regular at the very least with a new segment here – What’s New Wednesdays. As Wednesday is long regarded as new comic book day, it’s a great day to post my purchases for the week, with occasional other stuff. Changes may occur, such as me not writing descriptions as they’re time consuming or actually getting comics some other day, but let’s see how it goes.