DC Entertainment left a little message at Small Press Expo.
The message is “stay outta comic town, see”
What’s fascinating to me is that basically a third of that list is Vertigo. Further, a number of the DC titles are either not standard continuity, or are standalone stories known separate from continuity.
Kingdom Come, Hush, All-Star Superman…those were all standalone titles.
And even though Identity Crisis was main continuity, it, too, was its own title, written in such a way to fracture the universe, bringing us 52.
So what DC is saying, aside from “stay outta comic town, see,” is “our regular comes-out-on-Wednesdays stuff doesn’t hold up as must-read material.”
I don’t think that’s the message they meant to send.
It’s a huge pyramid in the middle of nowhere tracking the end of the world on radar, an abstract geometric shape beneath the sky without a human being in sight, or it could even be the opening scene of an apocalyptic science fiction film—but it’s just the U.S. military going about its business, building vast and other-worldly architectural structures that the civilian world only rarely sees.