As most of you may know by now, DC Comics is relaunching their entire line of comics this Fall alongside a day and date digital comics initiative. What you might not know, however, is that it all started two weeks ago with the releases of the last issue of DCâ€™s summer event Flashpoint, and the beginning of the new universe with Justice League #1.
This Wednesday is the second big week of releases. Iâ€™m picking up a lot of these books, and there are still a lot of books to look forward to in these upcoming weeks, as well as plenty that you and I will probably want to stay away from for varying reasons. So, in the order of kindness and assignments from my editor, I will be breaking down each title with their creators, what theyâ€™re about, and what you can expect from each of the new books. And, guess what? Iâ€™m not in love with a lot of the decisions that theyâ€™ve made, so this should be fun!
Every Tuesday through the end of September, I will be writing another installment so you know when you can get yourself to the store, or to your mobile app, and purchase your new #1s from DC Comics! Also, itâ€™s worth noting, dear reader, that since youâ€™re coming to the game a little late, you canâ€™t be guaranteed an issue at the comic book store, so call ahead to see if they have it. Or if you go the store and they donâ€™t have any copies left of these DC books, you could always buy an indie comic like 27 The Second Set, Baltimore: The Curse Bells, Pigs, and Moon Girl, which all come out this week, coincidentally. Thereâ€™s more to comics than just superheroes from DC and Marvel, you know?
But thatâ€™s probably why youâ€™re here, and now that Iâ€™ve gotten the indie comics alternative plug out of the way, letâ€™s talk about the universe that Iâ€™d rather live in, the DC Universe!
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