Wait, didnt they do this with crisis on infinite earths? and then do a similar reboot with infinite crisis?
Ok I know DC has a problem marketing to anyone except comic fans but this is going to alienate them while simultaneously making things more confusing for people like me who only read comics when theres a good deal on a trade. I can only imagine how confused the total outsider who wants to get in but isnt sure how to is going to respond
Nice to hear theyre going the route of digital distribution though, one of the major things i never liked about comics was having to go through all the backstory via hard to find comics or scans and thats probably the main reason why I never got into them. However with DD it helps make finding those rare chunks of story easier, assuming DC keeps them on file
Yeah, they did, but somebody when ahead and rebooted the whole multi-Earth concept and it happened again.
I can tell you why they're really doing it. It's a chance to wrangle in new fans. It's hard to get into comics these days. There's a lore to them that you have to understand before you'd even be able to pick up some stand-alone series, not even counting the main flow of a charcter's story.
Yes, it kind of steals the comic fan's thunder, but eventually fans die, and then stuff goes into obscurity. If D.C. can reboot it well it'll actually be a brilliant move for the long term. The only people I can actually see it not appealing to is the fan.
Hell, maybe I'd start actually trying to buy comics instead of using the internet. That lore is like adamantium.