#1 Edited by Pperspectiveandreality (2096 posts) - - Show Bio

They seem to do it rather often. regardless of how you feel about the reboots/retcons Im curious as to how soon you anticipate another one. Basically I'm asking how long til a renumbering

#2 Edited by Omnicrono (3059 posts) - - Show Bio

What do you consider to be "often"? They've only done, what, 2-3 true reboots (of the entire DCU) in their history as a company. I'd hardly call that often.

Unless you are talking about individual books, which would be too much to count for both DC and Marvel.

#3 Posted by Pperspectiveandreality (2096 posts) - - Show Bio


I remember having seen something about them rebooting 4 times and to me that seemed very frequent.

#4 Posted by The Stegman (29976 posts) - - Show Bio

They've done it TWICE. COIE and New 52. Everything else have been retcons.

#5 Posted by kgb725 (10972 posts) - - Show Bio

Ill give it 20 years Maximum

#6 Posted by darkbeam (2873 posts) - - Show Bio


I remember having seen something about them rebooting 4 times and to me that seemed very frequent.

Nope only twice and remember Dc was made in 1934 so yeah.

#7 Posted by Pperspectiveandreality (2096 posts) - - Show Bio


My mistake then. I'll edit the thread

#8 Posted by Jonez120 (7142 posts) - - Show Bio

Like 25 years.

#9 Posted by colliderz (4614 posts) - - Show Bio

30 max

#10 Posted by JediXMan (33426 posts) - - Show Bio

About 10-20 years.

#11 Posted by BeaconofStrength (10355 posts) - - Show Bio

Around 30 years.

#12 Posted by The Stegman (29976 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyway, since the title has been changed, they might reboot in 25 years or so, but retcons happen all the time. Matter of fact, quite a few have already happened in the New 52. I.E, Red Robin always being named Red Robin instead of Robin (like the beginning of New 52)

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#15 Posted by acer51 (2452 posts) - - Show Bio

Their average reboot time is five years and six months, but that's counting individual characters or teams being rebooted. The reboot rate for the whole DCU is a little under nine years, so you have DC rebooting completely every 10 years and revamping old characters every five.

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#17 Posted by Zilant (51 posts) - - Show Bio

It depends if you mean a full retcon or a partial retcon like Infinite Crisis. I think Future's End will change a few things up, but a full retcon probably wouldn't be fore quite a while.

#18 Posted by Baron_von_Santa (5743 posts) - - Show Bio

not for more than 30 years

#19 Posted by Army2442 (2286 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say another year before a re launch and a few years before a reboot.

#20 Posted by Dernman (17742 posts) - - Show Bio

Some would say not soon enough.

#21 Posted by holyk (116 posts) - - Show Bio

I hear speculation (gossip) that Future's End is prep for another retcon.

#22 Posted by SupBatz (2089 posts) - - Show Bio

I suspect we won't see a whole-universe reboot until DC goes under new management (i.e. when Didio and Lee step down). The New 52 has been steadily declining, as it stands, after having a very successful start. From a business standpoint, whenever new management takes over it would be smart to attempt another reboot in order to get the huge sale boosts. Hopefully, the next reboot will remain steady in sales. This means attempting NOT to alienate long-time fans.

#23 Posted by Delphic (1708 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe Action Comics 1000? Currently they are at 934 if you count where they ended the original volume and add all the standard issues for the new volume. That's about 66 issues, which would mean we would see a reboot in...five and a half years...On second thought I like other theories better.

#24 Posted by youknowwhattodo (1988 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think we'll see another whole-universe-wide reboot for a decade or so. But I can see them rebooting and retconning in smaller increments, like individual stories.