This project is a reboot of the New Earth Universe timeline from DC Comics. That means nothing from TV, movies, straight to DVD, or anything else. Just the comics.
People designing original characters later on during this project, need to make an effort to find a way to fit their new character into the themes of DC comics of New Earth. For example, you wouldn't design a character with Bleach or Marvel in mind, or even DC's Prime Earth, if you're making them for DC New Earth. That would make no sense, and it would be considered an original crossover which I really don't want.
The point of this project is to reboot the New Earth timeline while staying true to the original feel of that world, not something based on live TV and movie versions. So nothing based on Smallville, Arrow, any of the DC "inspired" movies, or the animated versions.
A group I'll be forming will work out the timeline and work with everyone to establish which versions of New Earth canons to use, including which DC New Earth artwork (since the versions have a lot to do with the artwork).
If this RP really interests anyone but they're rusty on the look and feel of DC comics, there are tons of them everywhere you can buy used and new reprinted on the cheap
. Comic stores, online stores like newkadia, garage sales, ebay, craigslist, etc. They even have online versions you can buy now from the online DC store. So there's TONS of ways to get caught up on DC these days.
I'm planning to do that again as well. I've been starting to lose touch with some of the original characters, especially after watching live action TV series, movies, Justice League Unlimited, and Young Justice. There's no reason to be scared off by going out and getting some comics, I've done that for RP's before and its fun! And cheap! I once walked out of a store with about 30 comics for around $18.
I have a nice stack of some comics I bought not long ago, but they don't cover all my favorites like the ones I remember having when I was younger. Most of what I have centers on Gotham characters. I grew up loving characters like Superman, Flash, and Wonder Woman. Not sure what I should read though. Suggestions?