Thursday, February 18, 2016

Here's the First Rebirth Details

There's a retailer meeting today, and DC has got some news. So here's what you can expect with Rebirth:

First, it starts with a one shot written by Geoff Johns, and illustrated by some of his most high profile collaborators, Ivan Reis, EVS, Gary Frank, Phil Jimenez. This issue comes out on May 25th, it will be 80 pages. DC Universe Rebirth #1. Basically, they're doing a Flash and Green Lantern style story where they bring stuff back and build everything back up without erasing shit.

What's that mean for the books? Well, specific details are unknown, but some business details were announced: First, all the books are being relaunched with #1, except Action Comics and Detective Comics, which will regain their old numbering, with the New 52 issues added on to it. We'll get #1,000 soon enough. All the books are going back to being priced at $2.99 which is very welcome, and to be honest, quite surprising. On top of that, a few "core" books will be going bi-weekly.

Within the CBR media, Geoff Johns named dropped a few things like Birds of Prey including Barbara, Helena and Dinah, creator names mentioned was James Tynion and the Bat office.

The idea of legacy has been thrown about, and Johns likens Rebirth to The Force Awakens, which pushed the Star Wars universe forward while playing with the old tropes and ideas that made people love the franchise in the first place. So basically, Marvel and DC are merging. CONFIRMED.

On top of that, today DC signed writer Tom King and artists Clay Mann and John Timms to exclusive contracts. All three of these guys are regulars to the site, being involved with Grayson, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Unfortunately, this means Tom King will be ending his stellar run on Marvel's Vision at issue #12, but I guess Batman whatever he's writing for DC makes up for that.

I'm hoping we get more info coming out of the actual retailer meeting, but I'm not going to hold my breath. I was hoping for a sort of book bomb drop and just announcing all sorts of titles, but we'll probably have to wait a little more for that.

(Source: CBR)


  1. If I see Scott Lobdell's name on any book i'm going to seriously question this whole "Rebirth".

    1. Well, on the one hand, having him do Red Hood DOES keep him away from anything we actually care about. lol

  2. Maybe they can use this opportunity to restore Tim Drake to his former, Pre-Morrison glory. Same with Talia (though Gleason was working on it).