DC Comics is ringing in the new year by promoting its upcoming new comic book launches in the New Age of DC Heroes initiative, formerly known as Dark Matter. The company posted the silent trailer on Twitter. In the video, you can see the vertical gatefold cover design that revolutionizes gatefold variant covers by having them fold up and down instead of left and right. If that’s a hint of the kind of innovation we can expect from DC, 2018 can’t get here soon enough!
— DC (@DCComics) December 29, 2017
The new initiative purportedly brings “fresh blood” to the DC Universe, where fresh blood here is defined as young blood newcomers like Dan Didio, Jim Lee, and John Romita Jr. Out with the old, and in with the new, who also happen to be the old. That’s what we say.
The comics were originally supposed to launch in 2017, but in another example of DC innovation, they were announced as delayed in November, making the opportunity to tie in the new comics with the new year possible.