Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The New DCU

  • This September DC Comics will relaunch their line of comics with new #1 issues for every title and will begin of a new incarnation of the DC universe. While the DCU is no stranger to reboots, this is pretty huge.

    It's hard to judge something that's still months away from happening. We have no idea just what exactly DC will do or how extensively they'll be altering the status quo. No matter what DC does there will be some irate fans. I can imagine certain issues that seem likely to happen that I wouldn't be pleased with.

    DC will also be making all of their comics available for digital download the same day as their printed comics. That will have just as much impact on the comic industry as restarting the DCU. Both initiatives are meant as an attempt to reach a broader audience who don't go to comic shops or are put off by the continuity.

    One unfortunate aspect is that Action and Detective comics would lose their current numbering which are #901 and #877 respectively. They were on their way to being the first comic books to reach issue #1000.

    I wish it had been Marvel that tried to do this. I think they're the comic universe more in need of a reboot.

  • MTV Geek has the first look at DC Universe Classics series 19. It's another themed wave, based on the Justice Society, including Stargirl, Lord Naga, Magog, and the golden age versions of Hawkman, Sandman, and the Atom. The build a figure is S.T.R.I.P.E. who recycles pieces from the Green Lantern Stel. It's not as bad as Hawkman who is nearly the exact same Hawkman figure with a new goofier helmet. It wil be very interesting to see how these sell compared to the Lantern deputies and Super Friends waves. None of the themed waves seem like surefire hits.

  • Mezco's mysteriously disappearing jacketed Scott Pilgrim figure has reemerged as a 2011 Comic-Con exclusive. I suspected they would pull this. What's frustrating is they announced the exclusive after the standard Scott figures were released and I already bought one. So now I'm on the fence about buying a second Scott.

  • Turner Classics Movies will be airing classic (mostly from the '50s) monster movies every Thursday in June. They're kicking it off with four Toho movies on June 2nd; Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Rodan, Ghidorah The Three-Headed Monster and Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero. I'll be watching.

1 comment:

Motha Fucka said...

3 of the 6 characters have staffs. I sort of wish that all the characters had staffs. It would have been funny