Superman’s creators are bored and have decided to kill him.
This time around though, they’re taking out their entire universe! Don’t worry, the DCU will be resurrected and rebooted into a different yet recognizable form. And if all goes according to the company’s plan, your local comic book outlet will undergo some changes as well.
In addition to over 50 new #1 titles in September, DC will be unveiling same-day digital publishing which many believe will signal the death kneel of the comic book store as we know it.
Or will it?
According to some retailers, readers will still have to physically travel to a store to download their titles! The retailer will have a series of cards or codes the customer will have to pay for before swiping or downloading.
Confused? Join the club.
The coming months will hopefully bring some enlightenment, but until then, there is going to be a lot of fanboy head scratching going on.
- DC comics to simultaneously release print, digital versions of comic books (teleread.com)
- DC Comics planning day-and-date digital comics publishing for relaunch (mobile-ent.biz)
- DC Comics Is Rebooting Everything and Going Digital (blogs.forbes.com)