Last updated on August 28th, 2016 at 07:37 am
DC Rebirth Reviews
Is the 2016 DC Rebirth the TOY STORY of Comic Books?
How could we ever have forgotten our heroes?
Flash: How could I EVER forget you?
How could I ever have forgotten my childhood favorites?
What is DC Rebirth?
DC Rebirth is a 2016 relaunch by DC Comics of its entire line of ongoing monthly superhero comic books. Using the end of The New 52 initiative in May 2016 as its launching point, DC Rebirth is intended to restore the DC Universe to a form much like that prior […]
The Rebirth initiative will reintroduce concepts from pre-Flashpoint continuity, such as legacy, that were lost with The New 52 and build “on everything that’s been published since Action Comics #1 [the first appearance of Superman, in 1938] up through The New 52.”
While I read all of The New 52 comic books in order to give it a fair try, I never enjoyed the new direction the classic characters were taken and the fact that everything was starting over from scratch with about 70 years of comic book history banished. Sadly, I soon was not reading any of The New 52 titles.
Then came DC Rebirth…
Pre-Flashpoint Superman (I assume that’s who he is and who has been featured in the amazing mini-series Superman: Lois and Clark, since I’ve never read Flashpoint. I have watched The Flashpoint Paradox cartoon/animated movie on Netflix, though. I understand that Flashpoint created DC’s New 52, also? Anyway…
To top it off, “Clark Kent” is reporting the story as it happens. Something’s amiss here and I’m confused all over the place, but I’m willing to go along for the ride because we finally have Superman back! The real Superman! I mean the Pre-Flashpoint, Post-Crisis Superman who is now Married With Children. Actually, one child – Jonathan – who’s just now starting to develop some super powers at age 10.
I’m liking that Abnett addresses the running joke that is Aquaman right off the bat. Talking to the fishies, indeed! I thought the beginning of DC’s New 52 version of Aquaman did so in such a way that I was laughing out loud, but this time it’s definitely a more serious tone.
If you’re ever thinking of extending the hand of friendship from your nation to another/rest of the world and go through all the trouble to invite them over and serve the best ev-ah seafood platters and give them a welcoming speech with your wife… Be prepared for everything to go wrong in an instant. There’s always that guy…
MORE TO COME…
More to be added here as I review the rest of this first month of DC Rebirth which includes all Rebirth issues and all the new #1s.