DC Comics’ Rebirth

So, the big announcement has been made. Geoff Johns had revealed DC’s plans for their ‘Rebirth’ series. That’s right! Out goes the New 52, and we’re going back to #1.

In May 2016, we get an 80 page one shot written by Johns, and with art by Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis, Gary Frank and Phil Jimenez.

“It’s not just an event, it’s an ongoing mission,” states Geoff. And what a mission this will be. This book will bring a change which will restore parts of the DC universe that were eradicated with 2011’s New 52 reboot.

As a huge DC fanboy myself, this could be an important time. With Marvel killing it with not just comic book sales, but with their cinematic universe, DC need to fight back. With Batman as the only hero to do this in recent years, a fresh start couldn’t hurt.

With the DCU in full swing, with the underrated Man Of Steel being followed up by Batman V Superman before the much anticipated Suicide Squad this is the chance for the books and movie universes to coexist. Hell, even TV shows like The Flash and Arrow are immensely popular, so why not take full advantage of that. I say that Geoff’s “mission” is going to be great, just look below at the title’s we’ll be getting, and subsequently taking all of my hard earned money.

Here’s what the DC: Rebirth line-up will look like:

June:

Rebirth Specials:
AQUAMAN REBIRTH #1
BATMAN REBIRTH #1
THE FLASH REBIRTH #1
GREEN ARROW REBIRTH #1
GREEN LANTERNS REBIRTH #1
SUPERMAN REBIRTH #1
TITANS REBIRTH #1
WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
AQUAMAN #1
BATMAN #1
THE FLASH #1
GREEN ARROW #1
GREEN LANTERNS #1
SUPERMAN #1
WONDER WOMAN #1

New Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
ACTION COMICS #957
DETECTIVE COMICS #934

July

Rebirth Specials:
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY REBIRTH #1
HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS REBIRTH #1
THE HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1
NIGHTWING REBIRTH #1
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
NIGHTWING #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping monthly):
BATGIRL #1
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY #1
THE HELLBLAZER #1
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS #1
THE SUPER-MAN #1
TITANS #1

Fall

Rebirth Specials:
BATMAN BEYOND REBIRTH #1
BLUE BEETLE REBIRTH #1
CYBORG REBIRTH #1
DEATHSTROKE REBIRTH #1
EARTH 2 REBIRTH #1
SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1
SUPERGIRL REBIRTH #1
TEEN TITANS REBIRTH #1
TRINITY REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
CYBORG #1
DEATHSTROKE #1
HARLEY QUINN #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #1
SUICIDE SQUAD #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping monthly):
BATMAN BEYOND #1
BLUE BEETLE #1
EARTH 2 #1
GOTHAM ACADEMY: NEXT SEMESTER #1
SUPERGIRL #1
SUPERWOMAN #1
SUPER SONS #1
TEEN TITANS #1
TRINITY #1


In summary, this can totally work, if they do it right. Getting in the right artists and writers (Geoff, if you’re reading this, I’m free at your disposal) is key. I’m definitely looking forward to this, as I’m sure are the new young fans who are becoming immersed in the amazing world of comic books. #1 could very well make DC #1.

Source: DC Comics

 

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