Change and The New 52
Change can be a scary thing. It’s new, it’s bold, it challenges everything you know, and that’s terrifying. Change is the reason why we (comic book fans) were so afraid to accept the relaunch of the entire DC Universe. If you’re reading this then you probably have the same concerns all other comic book readers have. I don’t want to beat a dead horse; I’m not writing this article to strike fear into your hearts with the power of “change” and you know why? It’s because The New 52 is here and there is nothing we can do about it. All of the waiting of the past few months culminates today with the release of the first book of the DCnU, Justice League of America #1.
The first arc of the book will take the form of an origin tale five years before the other relaunched books. Before I go any further I have to tell you, rest easy because the relaunch starts strong. The boldness, the freshness, the change, it all felt needed. The book takes place during a time when meta-humans are unheard of, a time five years before the other New 52 books take place, a time where superheroes are still an urban myth. Without getting into spoilers I have to say that this issue sets some very interesting dominoes into place.
This issue is a “can’t miss” and chocked full of incredible writing, art, and character moments. Expect new faces, new interpretations, new designs, new stories, new storytelling, new attitude, new readers, Ladies and Gentlemen…Expect Change.