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!

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

Note: the reviews below contain **spoilers**. If you want quick, spoiler-free buy/pass recommendations, check out the bottom of the article for our final verdicts.


The Reviews

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The Flash #2

Hal Jordan & the GL: Rebirth

New Super-Man #1









Nightwing: Rebirth

Wonder Woman #2


















Buy/Pass Guide

Buy: The Flash #2New Super-Man #2, Nightwing: Rebirth, Wonder Woman #2

Browse: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps: Rebirth


Alex Lu: No big wrap up this week, guys! Kyle and I are getting ready for San Diego Comic Con. I can’t believe it’s already here!  We hope to see some of you down at the center! Please say hey!  I’m @waxenwings on Twitter.  Kyle is @kylepinion.

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

 

Comments

  1. says

    New Super Man #1 in my opinion is the best DC Rebirth title so far. It offers a fresh idea that should lead to some rather interesting stories in the future. It is the only book so far that is not yet another mundane rehash of the same old tired and predictable super hero drek that continues to be produced by the Big 2.

    Unfortunately I am having to force customers to purchase this book. I do not understand why. Perhaps “reskinning” characters is having a negative effect on this book which is a shame because DC has actually come up with a new minority character that is actually not “reskinned”. This is how it should be done folks. Support this book!

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