Thursday, July 21, 2011

Are fans really going to boycott the new DCU Reboot?

If you follow the group "Boycott the DC Reboot" on facebook you would think that it might happen! As you know the DCU is being rebooted after the flashpoint, and they are restarting Beginning on Aug. 31, every major DC comic will be going back to issue #1. Major characters' costumes will be altered, their backstories changed and the entire DC universe will never be the same.

According to DC's press release:
"This year, change is in the air at DC Comics.  On Wednesday, August 31st, DC Comics will launch a historic renumbering of the entire DC Universe line of comic books with 52 first issues, including the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and bestselling artist and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee.

The publication of JUSTICE LEAGUE issue 1 will launch day-and-date digital publishing for all these ongoing titles, making DC Comics the first of the two major American publishers to release all of its superhero comic book titles digitally the same day as in print.

DC Comics will only publish two comic books on August 31st: the final issue of this summer's comic book mini-series FLASHPOINT and the first issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE by Johns and Lee, two of the most distinguished and popular contemporary comic book creators, who will be collaborating for the first time. Together they will offer a contemporary take on the origin of the comic book industry's premier superhero team.

In the hours, days and weeks to come, we'll have more news about the other titles. Tomorrow, we'll hear from Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee about this momentous occasion. Keep checking THE SOURCE for updates about the other first issues.
This year, make history with us."
Big words. But why now? What's the use? And is this causing fans to actually boycott the DCU?

On the facebook page the group has posted this...
Why they have the right to do this to us. The "MAN" thinks is going to make them money,but we know its a big FU to our face. We should not take this BS. We should fight. I know what you guys are going to say you will not win. Its a lost cause. You know your maybe right, but I want to see if I can do something about this.
 But when looking around I found that this isn't the only group! There are others like... "Boycott Starting Over DC Comics" and "The Reboot? WTF?" so this leads me to ask the question! Will this change the minds at the heads of the DCU/WB? Or will sales themselves start to change their minds? If the later is what might change their minds then the 30% decrees in sales since the reboot was announced might be cause for concern.

In all honesty this reboot is not needed, and it's stupid... You want to make these characters more relevant? Or you want the readers to buy more comics? Well here is a simple solution. Put out better quality material.

But honestly nobody wants to see Action Comics rebooted to number 1 again! There can only be one number 1, and this is a big mistake by the DCU. The backlash it's having should tell them that the fans don't want this reboot.

Let's hope they listen to the fans for once... lol As I type that I laugh because they will never listen to the fans.

Sad but true...