From Bleeding Cool's report from the recent DC Retailer Roadshow in Burbank:
Action Comics and Justice League are set in the past, the Green Lantern, Batman and LSH books are all continuing without a reboot. DCU Presents, Green Arrow and Hawkman are picking up where Brightest Day left off. But for everything else, yes, it will be more of a reboot/restart. They are basically keeping the books going that were financially successful for them and restarting everything else.
Wow--that's very upfront, and certainly quite a different picture from the May 31 announcement that implies a complete reboot.
Several questions remain, though:
- Was Aquaman inadvertently left out of the Brightest Day group? Or did they say Hawkman by mistake, since the solicitation copy certainly makes Carter seem rebooted. (The same goes for Ollie, come to think of it.)
- Superman--the current-day title--is not mentioned, nor is Wonder Woman, so we have to assume they're complete reboots, which has precedent given the John Byrne and George Perez reboots after Crisis on Infinite Earths (respectively).
- It confirms whatever creators like Scott Snyder have been saying that changes in the Batman world will be organic and explained in story, rather than by deus ex machina (Latin for Superboy-punch or timestream manipulation).