REBIRTH Line Up Revealed!

At the ComicsPRO Annual Membership meeting in Portland, DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee revealed the full REBIRTH line up of brand new, #1 issues initiating a very soft reboot of the DC comic book universe. Launching this June, REBIRTH is a means to create titles more reflective of DC’s movie and TV offerings.

Dan DiDio began the meeting with the following galvanizing, especially informative introduction:

“At DC we believe in superheroes, and what makes them great. And, we also believe in the direct market and the core comics fan. REBIRTH is designed to bring back the best of DC’s past, embrace the stories we currently love and move the entire epic universe into the future. We are returning to the essence of the DCU. With REBIRTH we are putting the highest priority on the direct market and we will continue to create and cultivate new opportunities for retailers to thrive and prosper, grow readers, fans and customers.”

And then Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer, appeared via video message and teased the 80-page DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH special kicking off the event on May 25th. The one-shot, according to DC’s official press release, “will feature an all-star roster of comics’ most popular artists: Ethan Van Sciver (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, EDGE OF OBLIVION), Phil Jimenez (WONDER WOMAN), Ivan Reis (CYBORG, AQUAMAN) and Gary Frank (BATMAN EARTH ONE).”      

So, a few details from the press release worth relaying before we get to the actual list:

1. All DC Universe monthly and twice monthly titles will ship at the newly reduced price of $2.99. HOLY CRAP!

2. The new lineup includes a combination of DC favorites and new titles.

3. Titles will begin their runs under the “REBIRTH” banner and follow with another issue #1 beginning the series proper.

4. DC’s two flagship, legacy titles will resume their original issue numbering, and will begin shipping twice monthly; these titles are Detective Comics – picking up with issue #934 – and Action Comics, which will continue with issue #957.

And now, finally (thanks for hanging in there with me), here’s the complete REBIRTH title lineup!

June:
Rebirth Specials:
AQUAMAN REBIRTH #1
BATMAN REBIRTH #1
THE FLASH REBIRTH #1
GREEN ARROW REBIRTH #1
GREEN LANTERNS REBIRTH #1
SUPERMAN REBIRTH #1
TITANS REBIRTH #1
WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
AQUAMAN #1
BATMAN #1
THE FLASH #1
GREEN ARROW #1
GREEN LANTERNS #1
SUPERMAN #1
WONDER WOMAN #1

New Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
ACTION COMICS #957
DETECTIVE COMICS #934

July
Rebirth Specials:
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY REBIRTH #1
HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS REBIRTH #1
THE HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1
NIGHTWING REBIRTH #1
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
NIGHTWING #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping monthly):
BATGIRL #1
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY #1
THE HELLBLAZER #1
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS #1
THE SUPER-MAN #1
TITANS #1

Fall
Rebirth Specials:
BATMAN BEYOND REBIRTH #1
BLUE BEETLE REBIRTH #1
CYBORG REBIRTH #1
DEATHSTROKE REBIRTH #1
EARTH 2 REBIRTH #1
SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1
SUPERGIRL REBIRTH #1
TEEN TITANS REBIRTH #1
TRINITY REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
CYBORG #1
DEATHSTROKE #1
HARLEY QUINN #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #1
SUICIDE SQUAD #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping monthly):
BATMAN BEYOND #1
BLUE BEETLE #1
EARTH 2 #1
GOTHAM ACADEMY: NEXT SEMESTER #1
SUPERGIRL #1
SUPERWOMAN #1
SUPER SONS #1
TEEN TITANS #1
TRINITY #1

So, there you have it. What do YOU think of DC’s forthcoming REBIRTH initiative? Is this a good thing? A bad thing? An amazing thing? A catastrophic thing? Let us know below!

2 COMMENTS

  1. Sweet, love the line up. Had alot of fun reading and collecting the new 52 graphic novels and figures. Love the fact their bringing back Trinity, Earth 2, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Blue Beetle, Hal and the Corps. Can’t wait!!!

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