Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer Supers #4

(Cover for JUSTICE LEAGUE #1; Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams;
Colors by Alex Sinclair;
Copyright: DC Comics)

All right, big news in comics, DC has announced they will be relaunching 52 of their major lines of comic series, beginning with Justice League #1, with newer, younger, more modern looking heroes starting this September. Along with this relaunch will also come the release of digital versions of the paperbacks we've all grown up with, set to go on sale the same day as the print releases in stores. This fresher, greener approach to delivering four color action has already been adopted by Archie Comics, but their biggest comic rival, Marvel, has yet to report any desire to follow suit.

As I'm sure you can tell, FnD crew members are inherently more Marvel fans than any other (though I personally have only ever read from the DC Vertigo line), and so this new line up of fresher re-releases, aimed at the newest generation of the kids in everyone, will maybe hold some appeal for die hard Marvel fans. I know prepping for Hero's VeloCity campaign had me looking for a super hero cartoon fix, and I found myself watching the most recent Justice League cartoons over the older 1990s X-Men cartoons I'd watched as a kid. I'd already made up my character for Hero's game before I watched Justice League and thought it funny to see J'onn J'onzz as almost the same, at least as far as powers go.

So, whether you're a veteran of four color, or new to the genre and feel like starting up your own collection, give DC's Justice League a chance, starting again at #1 in September, 2011.

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