Man, there are all sorts of rumors out there today... the biggest two being Superman single and dating WW and then The Teen Titans being rebooted all the way back to the 70s - Dick (Robin), Wally (Kid Flash), Donna (Wonder Girl), Garth (Aqualad).
I sort of get the feeling that might be where things are headed as well, with characters like Dick and Wally heading back to their original "sidekick" personas, and perhaps even seeing Barbara Gordon as Batgirl again. I'm not sure how I feel about something like that. On one hand, you're sort of just getting rid of any character growth of these characters (like Dick from Robin to Nightwing to (a) Batman), but on the other hand - as a Batman fan - my favorite "era" is when Bruce was Bats, Dick was Robin, and Babs was Batgirl. It sort of echoes back to Batman: TAS being my favorite version of Batman. That being said, I've really been enjoying the Bat-books lately (particularly B & R and Batman Inc.), and it would be sort of sad to see that go away. They've actually grown Damian Wayne into a pretty interesting character, not to mention someone like Tim Drake. I'm curious, if this de-aging does happen, what will happen to that third/fourth/etc. generation characters like that.
It sort of seems like - if some of these rumors are true - that they're just picking and choosing to make what they feel is the "best". You can see from the JLA promo pic that Cyborg has graduated to the JLA, and recent comments make it sound like they'd really like to push him up towards the "big leagues", so you could possibly have Cyborg graduating to the JLA, but Dick/Wally/etc. de-aged and back on the Titans. Also, if the whole breaking up Clark and Lois thing is true (not to mention the WW rumor), I could see a LOT of complaining. This is from a Spidey fan who went through the whole OMD debacle, and although it stunk, that was just one character - this is an entire line. I can see some reasons why DC would want to do this, but it is definitely a risk. I'm really interested to learn more about the books when the Sept. solicits come out in a couple weeks. Hopefully they aren't all classified
Also, I'm not one that has bought any digital books, but that is obviously a big part of this revamp as well - the whole "day and date digital availability". I wonder if it will make the splash they are hoping or not. Obviously the goal is to get new readers, and digital distribution is the way of the (eventual) future, but I'm wondering how much of a difference it will make right now. I give them credit for being bold and trying something like this though. The one thing about the whole reboot though - although we don't know many of the details yet, if they are doing this (and they are), they just as well do everything necessary right now. Hopefully make it "ground floor" enough so they don't have to do it again in a year, two years, or more. I know all the #1's are to cater to "accessability", but after five years you've got 60 issues built up of any particular title anyways, already daunting to a new reader. I remember reading a Grant Morrisson interview within the past couple years where he thought comics (and how he thought of his own writing) should be written in "seasons" like television. Have a 12-13 issue season, then start "Volume 2, Issue 1". An interesting concept, and if they're going to reboot the whole line anyways, it might not be a bad idea (but still, put Detective and Action back to their normal numbers and let them operate outside of it).