Over the weekend, while many of us were hanging out, Geoff Johns dropped a hint of what was to come after the Batman/Flash The Button event. Will the Watchmen finally reveal themselves to the DC Universe?
On Friday, MajorSpoilers.com’s Head Honcho Stephen Schleicher wrote the following: “Diamond Comic Distributors has announced DC Comics took the top spot once again in September for comics released in the direct market. Is this the sign of a major market change, or is the apocalypse upon us all!?” Given the reaction of some of my Marvel friends, I’d say the latter. I’ve had to give some the local comics suicide hotline number! Sheesh!
Poor Aquaman! Since he’s a water-based hero, he’s limited in what stories he can be involved in. His lower-tier status has long been the subject of jokes and derision, and though Geoff Johns did a great job with him, he’s still struggling to gain some respect. One way to try and enhance his image is to get involved in the politics of both worlds, Atlantis and the part of the world above the oceans. That’s the angle the new series is going to explore. Poor Aquaman! Since he’s a water-based hero, he’s limited in what stories he can be involved
For the longest time Hal Jordan has been the leading Green Lantern for Earth and Sector 2814. Now it’s time for a new Lantern to take his place while he’s gone. In fact, two Green Lanterns will be working together in his absence: Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz. Not familiar with those two? Luckily Green Lantern: Rebirth #1 is the start to a brand new Green Lantern series and Major Spoilers has your review after the jump!
When I was growing up, I loved 80-page Giants! In those days, these books cost like a quarter and were reprints from 5-10 years earlier. But I hadn’t read them, so I pored over each and every story! It was an adventure into tales I hadn’t read before, but still grew to love. DC Universe: Rebirth #1 is a lot like those wonderful comics. There’s a LOT going on, some of it touching on recent comics stories, others going back into previous DC storylines I enjoy remembering.
This Wednesday will be the beginning of the newest DC Comics event – Rebirth! DC Universe: Rebirth #1 will be available in two days! Eighty pages for just $2.99! Of course, DC hopes they’ll get a response closer to The New 52 than DCYou, but we’ll see. Rebirth is getting quite a lot of attention already, and some stores are doing special things to highlight this DC event.
Even though it made more money than any of us will see in our lifetime, the lackluster performance of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was enough for Warner Bros. to reorganize and put Geoff Johns and Jon Berg in charge of DC Films.
Some weeks, I have no idea what I’ll be chatting about in this column until the last second. Not this week! This time, I’ve been anxious to weigh in on DC’s Rebirth coming this summer! We don’t yet know a lot about this event yet, but I like what I see so far! Let me share my thoughts on it with you.
Last month, Jim Lee and Dan DiDio teased us with a Twitter image simply titled “Rebirth”. Today, there a bit of an update.
Of all the Star Trek comics crossovers, this one was the most unexpected to me. Granted, the time has come when special effects could make this happen on TV or in the movie theater. Still, I was really surprised when this team-up of Star Trek and Green Lantern was announced. Based on how others have reacted, I’m not alone!
Today it was announced that Milestone Media will return to the DC Universe. These characters and titles will take place on Earth-M and will be spread across graphic novels, mini series and one-shot events. Characters mentioned at the panel to feature in the Earth-M stories include: Static Shock, Hardware, Icon, Rocket and Xombi with the tease of new heroes and villains to come. The Earth-M titles will be helmed by DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee, DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Reginald Hudlin who worked on the fan favourite Static Shock cartoon series. Milestone titles were introduced in the 1990s through a publishing partnership with DC Comics and