The world has been reborn.
Last month’s release of DC Universe: Rebirth #1 kicked off a new era of storytelling for the publisher. The house that gave us Batman and Superman is looking to make up for the mistakes of the New 52 canonical reboot, reinstating old plot points that were erased from their timeline and even bringing back old versions of classic characters that had been discarded in favor of newer, “edgier” ones.
Rebirth #1 promised us character driven stories filled with more heart than fist. Can they deliver? Each week, Kyle Pinion and Alex Lu will dig into the Rebirth titles kicking off DC Comics’ line overhaul to find out. This is week three of DC Reborn.
Note: the reviews below contain **spoilers**. You’ll find our buy/pass recommendation for these books near the bottom of the article, so if you’re looking for a quick guide before heading out to the store, you’ll find it there!
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Alex: Well. It happened. DC sold me on their entire lineup this week– an incredibly impressive feat given that at this time last year, the only DC series I was buying with any regularity were Batman and Omega Men. There were some borderline picks, so we have yet to have a truly perfect week of DC Comics, but I’m ecstatic to report that DC’s editorial, by and large, seems to finally understand what readers are looking for.
Kyle: Three weeks in, and I’m just as energized by Rebirth as I was in Week One, that’s the best possible outcome in my book. The Superman ship has finally righted, Batman has been handed off to the most capable possible creator, and the DC is elevating the properties that will draw the eyes the company needs in titles that have reinvigorated my own interest, with that one notable exception, but we’ll see where it goes from here. More Rucka Wonder Woman next week!
Buy: Batman #1, Green Arrow #1, Green Lanterns #1, Superman #1, Titans #1
Buy: Batman #1, Green Arrow #1, Superman #1, Titans #1
Pass: Green Lanterns #1