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DC Relaunches Everything and Goes Day and Date

Well shit just got real as DC just announced that not only are the rumors of them re-launching every ongoing title with a brand new #1 attached to it, true, but that with the launch of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's brand new Justice League #1 all of their comics are going digital day and date. What's that mean? You better grab a tablet computer, because you'll be able to get every DC comic book released in comic stores on Wednesday on your tablet computer. I'm sure about half of the industry is crapping its pants right now and retailers are will no doubt cut their orders in half in anticipation of lost sales. 

From DC's the Source:

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.

As we put a bunch of places out of business... maybe.


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