dc20willsave

DC reboot

Recommended Posts

Hoo, boy. You know, speaking as someone who has entirely left DC and has barely read a single issue of anything since the New 52 started, I'm almost tempted to try this rebirth/reboot/relaunch/whatever and see if it actually holds any water for a lapsed reader. Maybe there's a segment in that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hoo, boy. You know, speaking as someone who has entirely left DC and has barely read a single issue of anything since the New 52 started, I'm almost tempted to try this rebirth/reboot/relaunch/whatever and see if it actually holds any water for a lapsed reader. Maybe there's a segment in that.

There is indeed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On a larger scale, the likely fallout of Rebirth is that DC will re-establish the pre-New 52 timeline.

Whatever, might as well do that. The Didio/Johns/Lee reign at DC has been jerking off the Pre-Crisis Superfriends aesthetic of the DC Universe since the beginning of the new millennium, might as well have the entire universe warped into something only they and readers their age group recognize. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Online buzz from retailers summed up here.

Best quote of all:

 

‪#‎dianenelson‬ your failure to see that ‪#‎dandidio‬ is a visionless captain of the listless ship spinning uncontrollably into a void. 
Edited by Dread

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DC's new variant cover gimmick for May 2016 will feature swipes from some of their #1 covers from the new 52.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/dcs-may-2016-variants-celebrate-52-issues-new-52

And every last one of them categorically looks like dog shit. I mean I'm sorry, but those pale in comparison to the originals in a very embarrassing way. Even bad covers like Catwoman #1 had a great artist  to do it. Others like Babs Tarr, despite her talent, is out of depth when being compared to Adam Hughes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even the Francis Manapul variant to Detective Comics isn't as awesome as it could be. Kinda wish he did the Batman cover, though I guess it makes sense with him having a run on 'Tec. I'd say that the Tarr variant is the best of the lot, really.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The high and low of it all:

  • Geoff Johns is off of Justice League
  • He is rewriting an 80 page one-shot that's pretty much setting this all off.
  • Everything is getting renumbered with a new #1 except...
  • Action Comics and Detective Comics are returning to their original numbering
  • Most importantly, all titles are going to be $2.99
  • Some titles will be going to Bi-Monthly
  • The emphasis is going to be on "legacy" with popular consensus being that the original Titans and JSA are getting retconned back into continuity

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"I love this world, but there's something missing."

Looks like they finally understand. DC is the legacy company. Tossing that out for a spike in sales was always the biggest mistake they could ever make.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The full list of DC Rebirth titles and creative teams.

What I'm sure to be getting:

  • All-Star Batman by Snyder, Romita Jr, Jock, Murphy, et al
  • Batgirl by Larson and Albuquerque
  • Blue Beetle by Giffen and Kolins
  • The Flash by Williamson, Di Giandomenico and Googe
  • Harley Quinn by Conner, Palmiotti, Hardin and Timms
  • Trinity by Manapul and Mann

My "wait and see" list:

  • Action Comics by Jurgens, Zircher, Kirkham and Segovia
  • Batman Beyond by Jurgens and Chiang
  • Hellblazer by Oliver and Moritat
  • Supergirl by Orlando and Ching
  • Wonder Woman by Rucka, Sharp and Scott

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Suicide Squad going twice monthly with Jim Lee on art literally made me laugh out loud.

Honestly a lot of this looks good to me. Detective's the one I'm most excited for with Tim Drake and Cassandra Cain on the cover lookin' pimp.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, wait. You're expected to buy two years' worth of essentially the entire company's output to get this story?

What?

I mean... what?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, wait. You're expected to buy two years' worth of essentially the entire company's output to get this story?

What?

I mean... what?

Well, DiDio said that it will weave in and out of current titles, so that just means it will only affect the titles that editorial decides it needs to when it hands scripts back to writers three weeks after they hand them in demanding a main character punch reality.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Years from now, we are going to hear so many fucking stories about what went down at the DC offices.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

See, going in, I read it as being more like Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers or the minis that lead up to Infinite Crisis in that each book would have it's own story that builds into the long-term. Reading more than one might give you a better idea of the total picture but you can get by just reading Klarion or Villain United without touching Zatana or The Rann-Thanagar War.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DC's been done as a company ever since the new 52. The 2000s era had on great writers like Rucka, Morrison and Winnick but ever the more and more Didio and Lee go back on what they set out to do every few years, the less credibility the company has.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.