We have spoken about what we know so far about the DC Universe slight shift in occasional continuity around the stuff that Dan DiDio misses from when he was ten years old, the bits Geoff Johns and Jim Lee have found the perfect people to remake ever so much better than anyone has done before in the past seventy years — namely, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee — and the bits Grant Morrison has said he wants to completely remake from scratch under threat of holding his breath until he turns the various colors of the Emotional Spectrum.
I’m sorry, we’re supposed to call it a ‘reboot.’ Or “The New 52.” Which I can’t say without hearing the theme song of The New Zoo Revue playing in my head, which makes me consider the possibility that this is Dan DiDio’s attempt to drive us all completely insane.
However, this particular essay isn’t about all of that. You’ve seen my broad stroke thoughts on the subject, and anything else I elect to write on it would devolve down to the usual fannish arm waving and declarative sentences. You can substitute in any basic fan theories and “what they should dos” and you’ll get the gist, if not the substance. No, this essay is on the thing that actually has changed — and which signals the first big salvo in the end of comic books as we have always known them. Namely, same-day digital publishing. A thing I am entirely in favor of it.
Naturally, of course, the way they’re doing it could be absolutely disastrous, but you’ve come to expect that from me, haven’t you? A little bit? Maybe?
More after the obligatory break. As a bonus, somewhere down there is a picture of 80’s Hair Iron Man.
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