Tonight marks the launch of DC Comics' "The New 52" -- a reimagined series of 52 classic comics, starting with "Justice League #1," which goes on sale at midnight at Midtown Comics in Times Square and features favorites including Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aqua Man, and Batman. Comic book icons Geoff Johns and Jim Lee of DC Comics will be there, as will an array of superheroes, and, of course, fans. "Flashpoint #5," the final issue in Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert's bestselling series, will also be for sale. The remaining 51 titles to be launched reflect an array of comic book genres, from western to horror to detective, and will be released 13 editions a week through September.
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DC Comics has a history of reinventing the thousands of stories and characters created in their 70 years of existence. This happened in the '50s and '60s, and again in the '80s. With this current initiative, DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio told us, they're trying to bring a more youthful feel to the characters, making them not seasoned heroes but novices still learning what they're doing, thereby upping the antes of danger and adventure.More »