Wanna know about the DCU Reboot? Click here for a list of all the info you need! Updated with Batman info!
Don't want to scramble through thousands of pages of rumors, scuttlebutt and Internet bitching to find out what's going on with the DC Reboot? Never fear, the Outhouse is here with a recap of everything we know, everything that's rumored and everything....else about the all new, sort of similar DC Universe! This page will be updated daily with all the news and rumors the Outhouse can compile!
1) The DC Universe is being revamped come September, with fifty-two new #1 issues being released that month. The new line will feature younger versions of DC's heroes in new situations. Approximately 75% of DC's creative teams will be reshuffled, leading to writers such as Gail Simone being moved from traditional titles to new homes.
2) DC will be releasing all of its new books digitally at the same time they come out in stores. Those who decide to purchase a digital copy will pay the same cover price as those customers who purchase a book in a brick and mortar store. After four weeks, the price will drop by one dollar. For instance, a $3.99 will drop to $2.99 twenty-eight days after its release. DC is also experimenting with hard copies of books being packaged with a code that will allow readers to download a digital copies for an extra dollar. The first title to feature a hard copy with a digital download code will be a special polybagged version of Justice League #1, which will sell for $4.99.
3) In order to help retailers push the new line, DC will be offering special incentives on DC's books, including returnable titles and weekly variant specials, with more incentives promised in the way.
4) Many of DC heroes have been redesigned by Jim Lee and a team of in-house and freelance designers. It's been rumored that several of the changes were designed to make the costumes more practical, especially female costumes which featured inordinate amounts of legs showing.
5) There have been eleven titles with attached creative teams confirmed thus far. The first is Justice League, written by Geoff Johns and pencilled by Jim Lee. The book will feature a new version of the Justice League with a new origin and classic lineup. Fourteen characters will be in the Justice League, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg.
The full list of confirmed titles and creative teams are:
1) Justice League by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee
2) Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang
3) The Flash by Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato
4) Green Arrow by JT Krul & Dan Jurgens
5) The Fury of Firestorm by Gail Simone & Ethan Van Sciver with art from Yildiray Cinar (featuring both the classic Firestorm Ronnie Raymond and new Firestorm Jason Rusch)
6) Aquaman by Geoff Johns & Ivan Reis
7) Justice League International by Dan Jurgens and Aaron Lopresti (featuring a line-up of Batman, Booster Gold, Fire, Ice, Rocket Red, August General in Iron of the Great Ten, Vixen and a character widely believed to be Gypsy)
8) Mister Terrific by Eric Wallace & Roger Robinson (this will be Michael Holt's first solo series)
9) The Savage Hawkman by Tony Daniel & Philip Tan
10) Captain Atom by JT Krul & Freddie Williams II (featuring a very Captain Manhattan-esque version of the character)
11) DC Universe Presents by Paul Jenkins & Bernard Chang (an anthology series initially featuring Deadman as the lead character)
12) Green Lantern by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy (starring Hal Jordan).
13) Green Lantern Corps by Peter J. Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna (featuring John Stewart and Guy Gardner)
14) Green Lantern: The New Guardians #1 by by Tony Bedard and Tyler Kirkham (featuring a multi-colored Lantern team led by Kyle Rayner)
15) Red Lantern #1 by Peter Milligan and Ed Benes.
16) Batman #1 by Scott Snyder and Craig Capullo
17) Detective Comics #1 by Tony Daniels.
18) Batman and Robin #1 by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason (featuring Damian Wayne as Robin)
19) The Dark Knight #1 by David Finch.
20) Batwoman #1 by J.H Williams and W. Haden Blackman
21) Catwoman #1 by Judd Winick and Guillem March
22) Birds of Prey #1 by Duane Swierczynski and Jesus Saiz. (Roster consists of Kitana, Black Canary, Rose and Thorn)
23) Batgirl #1 by Gail Simone with art from Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes. (Barbara Gordan as Batgirl)
24) Nightwing #1 by Kyle Higgins and Eddy Burrows
25) Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 by Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort (title featuring Jason Todd, Arsenal and Starfire)
26) Batwing #1 by Judd Winick and Ben Oliver
UPDATED 6/7: Throw in eight more supernatural titles to the mix.
27) Justice League Dark by Peter Milligan (supernatural team consisting of Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Shade the Changing Man and Deadman)
28) Demon Knights by Paul Cornell (Medieval superheroism)
29) Swamp Thing by Scott Snyder
30) Animal Man by Jeff Lemire
31) Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE by Jeff Lemire.
32) Voodoo by Ron Marz and Sami Basri.
33) I, Vampire by Josh Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino
34) Resurrection Man by DnA and Fernando Dagnino
UPDATED 6/8: Teen titles have been announced.
35) Legion Lost by Fabian Nicieza and Pete Woods
36) Legion of Superheroes by Paul Levitz and Frances Portela
37) Teen Titans by Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund
38) Static Shock by John Rozum and Scott McDaniel
39) Hawk and Dove by Sterling Gates and Rob Leifeld
UPDATED 6/9: More DC titles announced, including several Wildstorm titles.
40) Stormwatch by Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda (featuring Martian Manhunter)
41) Blackhawks by Mike Costa and Ken Lashley
42) Sgt. Rock and the Men of War by Ivan Brandon and Tom Derenick
43) All-Star Western by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Moriart
44) Deathstroke by Kyle Higgins, Joe Bennett and Art Thibert
45) Grifter by Nathan Edmonson, CAFU and BIT
46) OMAC by Dan Didio, Keith Giffin and Scott Koblish
UPDATED 6/9: Two more titles announced.
47) Suicide Squad by Adam Glass and Marco Rudy
48) Blue Beetle by Tony Bedard and Ig Guara
UPDATED 6/10: We have the final Supertitles.
49) Action Comics by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales.
50) Superman: Man of Tomorrow #1 by George Perez and Jesus Melino
51) Supergirl #1 by Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Mahmud Asrar
52) Superboy #1 by Scott Lobdell, R.B. Silva and Rob Lean
UPDATED 6/10: Power Girl WILL appear in one of the new titles. Meanwhile, the new Aqualad featured in Brightest Day will appear in Aquaman.
UPDATED 6/9: Covers to Superman, Superboy and Supergirl can be found here.
UPDATED 6/8: Scott Lobdell confirmed he was writing Superboy in a Newsarama interview.
Batman Incorporated #1 will be released in early 2012, written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Chris Burnham.
In addition, My Greatest Adventure has also been confirmed as an anthology title, although it's been said that the new series will be released in October.
UPDATED 6/5: Covers to two Batman titles have been discovered on DC's The Source Blog. The files indicate that they belong to Detective Comics #1 (cover by Tony Daniels) and Nightwing #1 (cover by Eddy Burrows)
UPDATED 6/5: Throw in two more titles to the mix. Swamp Thing #1 (cover by Yanick Paquette) and Catwoman #1 (cover by Guillem March)
6) JMS has stated that this plan, spearheaded by Dan Didio, has been in gestation since Final Crisis. Originally, DC planned to reboot the line wtih a focus on the fifty-two worlds of the Multiverse. Although that plan was nixed by then-publisher Paul Levitz, it looks to be now coming to fruition. In addition, JMS stated that the line reboot was the reason he had no qualms leaving Superman and Wonder Woman, since the titles were due to reboot shortly after he came on. A rumor about the line being rebooted by WB executives was disproved by Rich Johnston with assistance from reporters from The Outhouse.
7) Out of the fifty-two new titles, 49 will be maintaining the $2.99 price point that was set by DC's "Holding the Line" initiative earlier this year. The remaining three, one of which being Justice League #1, will have additional content.
8) All fifty-two titles will be set on the same Earth. There will not be different titles set on different Earths.
9) (UPDATE 6/6): The Atom (Ray Palmer) will be appearing in a team book, but not his own title.
10) (UPDATE 6/6): DC has a plan in place to catch readers up on the continuity behind all 52 titles similar to The History of the DC Universe.
11) (UPDATED 6/7): Multiple sources, including a source within the Bat office, have indicated that Tim Drake will appear in the Rebooted DC universe. One of the source has indicated that Dan Garrett and Ted Kord will not.
1) According to one prominent creator, DC is actively seeking out freelance writers to inform them of the new status quo and has committed to a new openness of ideas and initiatives due to the revamp of the DC line. He states that the change of attitude certainly opens the door for better stories being told by DC, although he seems to be as in the dark as to whether DC will succeed.
2) Rumored new series include: (much thanks to our friends over at Bleeding Cool and CBR for being a continuous trove of rumors and information):
Superman by Grant Morrison George Perez (both art and writing duties).
Teen Titans with art by Brett Booth. Scott Lobdell has been rumored as the writer.
Justice Society of America NOT written by current writer Marc Guggenheim.
A Batman title by Duane Swierczynski. Jock and Greg Capullo have both released new Batman art in the last day, suggesting that both will be involved with a Batman title in some capacity.
Birds of Prey NOT written by current writer Gail Simone.
OMAC by Dan Didio and Keith Giffin
Green Lantern by Geoff Johns (Johns has said repeatedly that he'll be staying on the title til death). CONFIRMED
Batwoman by JH Williams. (Note: The Outhouse has been working on an interview with Williams for months. Suddenly, the delay makes a lot more sense)
A new Grifter (formerly a Wildstorm imprint) title. Other Wildstorm properties are also rumored to be among the new titles.
A new Nightwing series.
A new Batgirl series featuring the classic Barbara Gordon version of the character.
A multi-colored Lantern series, featuring the various colored Lanterns introduced by Geoff Johns. CONFIRMED
A Legion Lost series.
UPDATED: Supergirl NOT written by Brian Wood.
UPDATED: Vigilante with art from Darwyn Cooke. (thanks to Bleeding Cool for this).
UPDATED 6/6: Superboy by Scott Lobdell.
UPDATED 6/6: Animal Man by Jeff Lemire.
3) Wonder Woman and Superman will be knocking boots in the new DC revamp, according to multiple sources. This, along with an alleged focus on Superman's "human side" in the new line, indicates that DC is moving away from the Action Comics #1 origin, which will be reverting into the Siegel and Shuster families hands in the next few years. The Action Comics #1 portions of Superman's mythos that will be owned by the Siegel and Shuster families include the planet Krypton, Lois Lane, Superman's identity as reporter Clark Kent and the love triangle between Clark, Lois and Superman.
Stay tuned to the Outhouse for more news as it happens!
Written or Contributed by: Christian Hoffer