Reboot thoughts aside, this seems like a really weird time to do this. Many series, Batman and Green Lantern especially, are in the middle of a brand new status quo created after years and years of build up. I understand the desire to bring in new fans, but not at the cost of invalidating a ton of stories.
I raged like hell when I read about this yesterday. Didn't calm down until I finally got some sleep. And I hate it mostly for the reason that Alec mentioned in the OP. And not only those events, but I mean, when the last couple of issues of Brightest Day came out, there was this big deal about Swamp Thing and Constantine being brought back into the main DCU. I noticed Shade in the Flashpoint image thingy. Death was in Action Comics. I can't really speak for fans in general, but I personally was excited to see these Vertigo characters I love, who had been exiled, brought back into main continuity, but now it's like they were just dangling these characters in front of us just in time to reboot the whole mess.
Someone above said that GL would be largely left alone, and that doesn't surprise me, considering it's Johns's work, but that says nothing about Morrison's work on the Batman Verse.
There's probably more I could say about this topic, but I feel like I'm rambling now, so I'll just stop here.
@Steampowered: Agreed. Maybe they'll reset the main verse and let Morrison's Batman verse be its own thing? *skeptical*
edited 1st Jun '11 2:20:54 AM by LuckyRevenant