So, with May solicits due tomorrow, I'm going to guess the earliest we hear about what Rebirth is tomorrow as well. Is that a guarantee? By no means, but, it would make some sense for DC to solicit their last round of the regular titles and then go "also, here's a tease of what Rebirth is." So with that in mind, buckle in for a long post of my thoughts, predictions and concerns as we venture into yet another new direction in the DC Universe.
What is Rebirth?
What Kind of Books to Expect?
Getting back to meat and potatoes, I like me some meat and potatoes, but you give it to me every night for dinner, then I'm going to get tired of it. Some of DC's risks and changes in directions really payed off well, Grayson being my key example. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but in this case any opinion other than this is flat out wrong: Grayson is the best thing to happen to Dick since his time as Batman under Grant Morrison's guidance. It was new, it was fresh, it was fucking interesting. If DC was to say just make Dick Nightwing again and just put him back in Gotham as just another mask dealing with a villain of the month, HOLY SHIT, that would be such an awful regression. Nightwing sucks in comparison to Grayson. FACT.
Final concern: DC relies too much on the old guard and friends of some specific hire ups. Look, I know people like Dan Jurgens' Clark and Lois book, but if Rebirth rolls around and DC is heavily relying on the old guard instead of fostering new voices that could potentially carry the company for years to come, then they fucked up. They've been better about this in the past year or so, but they could still do better... Also, if Scott Lobdell is given three books again or is still writing Red Hood, I swear to god I will lose my shit.