Will DC stop at nothing to reboot everything we loved as children? The comics publisher has revealed that they've worked with General Mills Cereal to redesign the beloved monster mascots of the cereal company's seasonal "Monster Cereal" line. Jim Lee, Rachel and Terry Dodson and Dave Johnson worked on the redesigns, which will be featured on cereal boxes this fall.
USA Today debuted the redesigned characters, which surprisingly featured neither the high collars nor the unnecessary line armor expected from DC Comics reboots. We're guessing that Lee, who worked on the Boo Berry, was unable to incorporate his typical high collars, body armor and stern face expression due to the ghost's lack of neck and physical body. No word on whether the redesigns would feature drastic character shifts, such as Boo Berry becoming jaded with his immortality and turning to a life of casual drugs and sex to take the pain away, or Count Chocula starting a one man war against the vanilla industry that stole his beloved dog away.
Of course, fans of the cereal reacted the changes volatilely, because that's what happens when DC modernizes anything. "I hate these new changes," said Barry Cecil, a 45 year old man living in upstate New York. "And General Mills will never get another cent of my money again." Cecil went own to admit that he hasn't eaten Monster Cereals in decades, and that he was totally unaware that it was only sold seasonally, but that didn't change how much he hated the minor changes out of principle.
The radical redesigns are below. I'm sure the comments will feature plenty of bitching about them and DC in general.