The big news in comics this month is the DC relaunch.  Although, to be honest, “big news in comics” usually translates to “Oh yeah, there was something in the online USA Today about that.  I didn’t understand it.”  But for a guy like me, this is huge.

The upshot is that, after a big, universe-altering event, every book from DC Comics is starting over at number one.  And yes, this includes Action and Detective, the longest-running series in America.  Some books are picking up where they left off, some characters will have new continuity.  Costumes have been redesigned, and presumably this is meant to attract new readers who don’t know the decades of backstory.

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