Last month, DC Comics kicked off the start of its Rebirth initiative. After a wave of criticism surrounding the way they have treated their characters’ rich histories since 2011’s New 52 relaunch, DC has decided to rebrand. They hope that by restoring their characters’ pasts, they will restore readers’ faith in them as well.  Do they succeed? That’s what the Comics Beat managing editor Alex Lu and entertainment editor Kyle Pinion are here to discuss.  Book by book. Panel by panel.

Welcome to month two of DC Reborn!

Note: the review below contains **spoilers**. If you want a quick, spoiler-free buy/pass recommendation on this book, check out the bottom of the article for our final verdict.


Did you miss us?

We, your faithful editors Alex Lu and Kyle Pinion, are back from San Diego Comic Con and have been ITCHING to talk to you about the latest DC Comics that came out on Wednesday, July 27th.  We’re sorry that we couldn’t get the reviews out to hit our typical Wednesday target, but we’re here now to give you our spoilery thoughts on the major titles hitting shelves this week.  On this special audio podcast, we tackle:

  • Batgirl #1
  • Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1
  • Nightwing #1
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth
  • Titans #1
  • Wonder Woman #3

We’re back to our regular written reviews next week but we couldn’t bare to leave you without content for even one second so please enjoy!

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Buy: Nightwing #1, Wonder Woman #3

Browse: Batgirl #1 (Alex recommends, Kyle passes), Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1

Pass: Red Hood and the Outlaws: Rebirth, Titans #1


Previous Reviews:

Week One— BATMAN:REBIRTH, GREEN ARROW: REBIRTH, SUPERMAN: REBIRTH, and GREEN LANTERNS: REBIRTH

Week Two— ACTION COMICS #957, AQUAMAN: REBIRTH, DETECTIVE COMICS #934, FLASH: REBIRTH, WONDER WOMAN: REBIRTH

Week ThreeBATMAN #1, GREEN ARROW #1, GREEN LANTERNS #1, SUPERMAN #1, TITANS: REBIRTH

Week Four– ACTION COMICS #958, AQUAMAN #1, DETECTIVE COMICS #935, THE FLASH #1, WONDER WOMAN #1

Week Five– AQUAMAN #2, BATMAN #2, GREEN ARROW #2, GREEN LANTERNS #2, JUSTICE LEAGUE: REBIRTH, SUPERMAN #2

Week Six— THE FLASH #2, HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS: REBIRTH, NEW SUPER-MAN #1, NIGHTWING: REBIRTH, WONDER WOMAN #2

Week Seven— BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY: REBIRTH, BATMAN #3, GREEN ARROW #3, HELLBLAZER: REBIRTH, JUSTICE LEAGUE #1

Comments

  1. Anon says

    Good reviews overall, though I liked Titans and Batgirl just a little bit more than you guys did. Red Hood was just a very safe retread of an origin story that Lobdell broke in the first place. Nightwing had great character interactions.

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