With Rebirth now in full swing and so many exciting new titles to try, we can’t blame anyone for needing a reminder of what happened in the last issue. Or perhaps you’re looking to add a new title to your list and need to get caught up on earlier chapters? Either way, we’re here to help. Every Tuesday, we’ll be recapping the prior issue of that week’s new Rebirth and Hanna-Barbera comics, as well as sharing our favorite moment. It’s a quick, easy way to ensure you’re up to speed and ready for New Comic Day.
Who said comics are a silent medium? This week we introduced five new “Rebirth” playlists to the official DC Spotify account—one for each of Wednesday’s new “Rebirth” comics. These playlists have been personally curated by members of the book’s creative team and in many cases are songs that either inspired them or that they feel reflect the look, tone and message of the book in some way.
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There’s one foe that even the greatest of our heroes can’t defeat—death. In “The Final Days of Superman,” the Man of Steel discovers that he’s dying and sets out to make sure that his friends, fellow heroes and the planet as a whole are prepared for a world without Superman. Written by Peter J. Tomasi and drawn by a stable of top-tier artists including Mikel Janin, Doug Mahnke, Paul Pelletier and Ed Benes, it’s a powerful, emotional storyline that closes the book on one era of Superman before Rebirth launches a thrilling new one.
Dan Jurgens has a bit of history with Superman.
Yes, the legendary writer and artist has made many important contributions to the world of comic books throughout his career, but it’s his work on the seminal “Death of Superman” storyline that has proven to be the most influential and widely read. As one of the writers and artists behind that legacy-defining storyline and the author and penciller of its final issue, Jurgens’ work on the character can be felt in nearly every Superman story we’ve seen since.