I am disappointed that DC has made such drastic changes to all the characters and have "retired or removed" some of my favorite characters such as Stephanie Brown (Batgirl) and Helena Bertinelli (Huntress) just to name a few.
I think the Reboot is nonsense because making all these changes is not going to garner all the new readers that they are hoping for. If they're not reading comics now, how will a reboot get them to start reading? I spoke with a comic book store owner who thinks that the sales will be high for the first couple of issues because readers (new and old) will want to see what's going on but if the product doesn't deliver the readers are going to pass on them. He also said that the sales may be something similar to what happened with all the buzz for the new Wonder Woman (with the new costume) comic, sales were extremely high for the first few issues but then sales started to drop because fans didn't like the "new" Wonder Woman.
We will all get to see if DC Comics risk pays off or was a total flop come September. Below is DC new 52 line-up:
R1: Action Comics, Superman
R2: Superboy, Supergirl
R1: Batman, Detective Comics
R2: Batwing, Batman: The Dark Knight,
R3: Batman and Robin, Batgirl
R4: Batwoman, Nightwing
R5: Catwoman, Birds of Prey
R6: Redhood and the Outlaws
R1: Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps.
R2: Green Lantern: New Guardians, Red Lanterns
R1: Justice League, Justice League International
R2: Aquaman, Wonder Woman
R3: The Flash, Captain Atom
R4: The Fury of Firestar, Green Arrow
R5: The Savage Hawkman, Mister Terrific
R6: DC Universe Presents
R1: I, Vampire, Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E.
R2: Animal Man, Swamp Thing
R3: Justice League Dark, Resurrection Man
R4: Demon Knight
R1: All-Star Western, Men of War
R2: Blackhawks, O.M.A.C.
R3: Suicide Squade, Deathstroke
R4: Grifter, Voodoo
R1: Legion of Super Heroes, Blue Beetle
R2: Hawk & Dove, Static Shock
R3: Teen Titans, Legion Lost