At midnight, the DCnU begins. However, I won’t be buying the reboot books. At least not at first. Not because DC is RUINED FOREVAR! Even though I am critical of the reboot, I’m not quitting DC over it. Even though I disagree with the reboot and many of the creative decisions, I still believe good books will be written in the DCnU. But I have no way of knowing which of the 52 titles will be good and which will belong at the bottom of bird cages. It’s too soon to tell.
That’s why I’m just waiting for the trades.
This isn’t anything new to me. Individual issues are a pain to store and organize. Few books interest me enough for me to buy them twice (as an individual issue and as a TPB), so I tend to wait for the TPB to come out. For over a year now, most of my purchases have been TPBs or hardcover compilations.
Since I won’t be reading the DCnU for a while, in September I’ll be celebrating the reboot in my own way. Instead of celebrating the new universe, I’ll be celebrating the beginning of the DCU. And that means looking at Golden Age comics.
Up first: Jay Garrick, the original fastest man alive.