May 31, 2011: DC Comics to Relaunch DC Universe

Justice League #1 The "bombshell" announcement that was set to be made at the Hero Complex convention has been dropped early, with USA Today reporting that DC Comics will re-number the entire spectrum of DC Universe titles, revamping Superman, Batman and other characters, starting with "Justice League #1".

    In September, more than 50 more first issues will debut, introducing readers to stories that are grounded in each character's specific legend but also reflect today's real-world themes and events. [Jim] Lee spearheaded the redesign of more than 50 costumes to make characters more identifiable and accessible to comic fans new and old.

    "We looked at what was going on in the marketplace and felt we really want to inject new life in our characters and line," says Dan DiDio, who co-publishes DC with Lee. "This was a chance to start, not at the beginning, but at a point where our characters are younger and the stories are being told for today's audience."

The Geoff Johns written "Justice League #1" will go on sale August 31, 2011.

Additionally, with this relaunch, DC Comics will make all renumbered titles available in digital format on the same day as their printed versions.

Read the complete report at USAtoday.com.

Check out additional article at DCComics.com, LAtimes.com and Newsarama.com.



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