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.
Welcome to Week Seven of our DC Rebirth reviews! With many of us, including managing editor Alex Lu and Kyle Pinion, flying to San Diego to bring you the best and brightest SDCC coverage on the web, we decided that instead of putting up text reviews of DC’s latest books throughout the day, we’d record our thoughts on a special podcast. Whether you’re commuting from work or about to get on your flight, we hope you enjoy our look at the following titles:
- Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth
- Batman #3
- Green Arrow #3
- The Hellblazer: Rebirth
- Justice League #1
Buy: Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth, Batman #3, Green Arrow #3, Hellblazer: Rebirth
Pass: Justice League #1
Alex is the New Media Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at First Second, Top Cow, and Papercutz. He primarily covers DC Comics and Magic: the Gathering.