Newsarama is a just released teaser from DC. It has the catch phrase "Heroes Die. Legends Live Forever." and the title appears to be Final Crisis with a date of May 2008.
Pardon me for saying this, but it just feels like one big kick to the gut. After all the high drama of Identity Crisis, Infinite Crisis, 52, and now Countdown, I am all event-ed out. God forgive me, but it also feels very Marvel-esque in it's boast. Don't have change happen for change's sake- there is no progress in that.
Now, I know that change is good and all, but what strikes me about this is that DC is getting ready to reboot several major characters again. I am wondering why this time? Didn't we finally get it right? Does Superman have to go be single again? Does Wonder Woman have to go back to Paradise Island? Will there only be one Green Lantern? Is Barry Allen going to be the Flash? Who is that masked man- is it Carter Hall or Katar Hol? Is Batman going to be pissed off?
You get the drift.
As much of a DC fan as I am, I am really burned out on annual events again. I don't know if I am having a flashback to the yearly "big changes" event of every year for most of the '90s, but I just can't bear it! Hera help us. Heh.
Any one have a different take on things?