Mild Mannered Reviews – DC Universe: Rebirth #1
Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 25, 2016
Cover date: July 2016
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Ethan Van Sciver, Gary Frank, Ivan Reis and Phil Jimenez
Inker: Joe Prado, Ivan Reis, Matt Santorelli and Gary Frank
Reviewed by: Michael Bailey
I was pretty close to giving up on DC Comics.That’s not an exaggeration either. My favorite comic book company and my preferred comic universe seemed to be doing everything in their power to make me want to walk away. Between starting ACTION and DETECTIVE COMICS over at number one to getting rid of the Justice Society to establishing a nonsensical five year time line…it seemed like the powers that be were bound and determined to get rid of everything that made the company special.
I’d go into everything wrong they did with Superman but we don’t have that kind of time.
It made me sad because as much as I like Marvel and as much as I have read books from other publishers DC was always my home and the New 52 did away with just about everything that made it feel that way. It’s like that scene in the movie “Grosse Pointe Blank” where Martin goes to visit his old house and finds that it has been turned into a convenience store. I would stare at the new comics and recognize the structure of the universe but everything else had been changed into something…else. I tried about twenty titles when the New 52 began and four years later I was only buying the Superman titles and JUSTICE LEAGUE.
Then DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 came out.
And I was home again.