What happens after the end of Flashpoint? Geoff Johns and Jim Lee have announced that DC Comics will relaunch the entire DC Universe line of comics with 52 brand new number one issues, beginning with Justice League #1 written by Johns, with art by Lee.
DC Comics will only publish two comic books on August 31st: the final issue of this summer’s comic book mini-series FLASHPOINT and the first issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE by Johns and Lee, two of the most distinguished and popular contemporary comic book creators, who will be collaborating for the first time. Together they will offer a contemporary take on the origin of the comic book industry’s premier superhero team.
Stunned? Shocked? Word has been floating around for several weeks that the events of Flashpoint would have a semi-lasting impact on the DC Universe, with some character and titles getting total makeovers.
“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.”
Will we see Thomas Wayne remain as Batman? Will Wonder Woman still wear pants, or get back to her tried and true? And what will be the fate of Jimmy Olsen?
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