One of the more interesting aspects of Rebirth is that while Wally, Bruce and the rest of the DC Universe may not know who’s been messing with their reality, readers do. Or rather, they do if they’ve read Geoff Johns’ DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH.
When most people hear the name Bryan Hitch, they likely think of impactful, eye-grabbing art on an epic scale. However, as anyone who’s been reading his JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA knows, Hitch is just as adept at scripting action-packed tales driven by a deep understanding of the characters within them. JLA launched a year ago with a thoughtful debut arc that found Superman and the Justice League battling an enemy who used faith and belief as a weapon—the Kryptonian “god” known as Rao.
We’re now a full month into Rebirth, and if you’ve been reading, you’ve gotten a pretty good taste of it by now. Whether you’ve spent the last month speculating about Gotham and Gotham Girl, wondering how Metropolis is going to solve its Supermen problem or swooning over Ollie and Dinah fighting alongside each other again, you’ve hopefully had a very fun and fulfilling month as a DC fan.
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.
It’s been a while since the Birds of Prey have taken flight. The informal, usually all-female team has been a staple of the DC Universe since it was first introduced in 1996, but it hasn’t had an ongoing comic since The New 52’s take on the team ended in 2014. But now, nearly two years later, the Birds are primed to return with a new book that takes the concept back to its roots while boasting an exciting new all-female creative team.
To the Amazons of Themyscira and the people of the world, Wonder Woman is something of a miracle. Fittingly, the same can be said of her new comic as well. Spinning out of this summer’s “Rebirth,” the twice-monthly WONDER WOMAN will feature a dream creative team of writer Greg Rucka and artists Liam Sharp and Nicola Scott, three creators unexpectedly returning to the world of DC Comics after a lengthy break.
Kicking off this May, “Rebirth” is the next exciting chapter of the DC Universe’s ongoing story. Announced earlier this year and revealed at last month’s WonderCon, “Rebirth” will touch and impact every comic book set within the DC Universe in surprising and unexpected ways. But what does this mean for your favorite characters?
Before a packed house of media and WonderCon fans, DC Entertainment showed off its plans for the DC Universe: Rebirth relaunch at a special event held in Petree Hall in the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition to the more than 500 fans jammed into the hall, the event was also streamed live on the DC Entertainment YouTube channel to a worldwide audience online.