To the comic book industry, it’s certainly surprising that a major publisher like DC Entertainment would relaunch 52 titles with revised continuity and new #1s.
And for long-time collectors of Uncanny X-Men, it’s shocking to think the comic will start over with a new #1 in November.
But the idea of relaunching comics isn’t exactly a new one.
Over the years, it’s become fairly common to “start over” a comic’s numbering. Some titles start over every few years. Just ask a comic shop for Captain America #1 and you’ll get the answer, “Which one?”