DC Comics went ahead and took a bold step when it decided to reset all 52 of their continuing series. They planned to give a new start to the lives of all their superheroes by revising what was like decades of continuing adventures for their superheroes. Within the Universe of DC Comics, it was the work of Flash, who uses Speed Force to alter the history. However, in the real world, it was mainly due to the increasing demand for comics. They need more to attract new customers. Here is how the heroes take flight again.
Heroes Take Flight
There could be two possible outcomes for this step. One, it could attract new customers, who would be happy to learn about the superheroes right from the beginning, and two, it could make their longtime fans angry by rebooting everything that the fans have come to love from such a long time. More than that, it can also result in the films as well as the television series. They may reboot it to match the new timeline.
The practice of restarting a narrative that has been running for so long is not a new thing. Both Marvel and DC have been doing it for years. It has also been quite famous in Hollywood, particularly for the Batman movies like Batman Begins and the Dark Knight. However, this move by DC is at a crucial point where the comic sales are touching their lowest point, and the need to attract new and more customers is of high importance. Let’s see how this decision will affect the future of DC Comics. DC is starting the storyline again with the comic named Justice League No. 1.
The cover of the comic depicts the incarnation of superman and batman, just like depicting Heroes Take Flight, Again. It can also be decoded as a story which describes and explains a storyline regarding the first meeting of Superman and Batman before they merge into an ally. DC believes that the comic will be attracting many new superhero fans as the title says the first part of the series, and many new customers will be interested in starting a new series. Due to this, DC will reset all the 52 comics released in the past by launching this new storyline. This plan will be either a success or a failure. The implications will be affecting the future of DC. This plan could make existing customers lose interest in the comics. It could be a disaster and a colossal failure just for inviting new readers.
It will decide whether DC comics will have a future or its future will be destroyed forever, making this a wrong decision as everything is on stake now for all the respective and concerned stakeholders. In the market share, DC Comics has always been lagged when compared to Marvel Comics. This move may help DC comics capture a more significant chunk of the market if everything goes well. We could see a clear plan here. It seems like as their fans, we can expect a change, given all the hustle here.