You might have already heard about DC Comics newest event, called "Rebirth", but in the case you haven't let me break it down for you.
"Rebirth" is a line wide refresh of DC Comics' publishing line and it will start on May 25th. It is NOT A REBOOT, but a relaunch with new, exciting #1's and creative teams. Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Comics and comic writer extraordinaire, also said that the focus of this change hinges on the word legacy and that "Rebirth" will bring back a lot of legacy characters that have been missing since the beginning of the New 52. The stories of the New 52 are still intact, so this is still the New 52 universe, just with some things of the old DCU returning.
Geoff Johns in an Interview with Comicbookresources:
It's in the same vein as "Green Lantern: Rebirth" and "The Flash: Rebirth." Some things alter and change, but it's more character-driven, and it's also more about revealing secrets and mysteries within the DC Universe about "Flashpoint" and The New 52 that are part of a bigger tapestry. A hidden and forbidden secret. DC has always felt mythic and sprawling. You can't put boundaries on it or rules. It will break them. And it should. This does. It does in a big way.
This is the start of a storyline that continues, not through one book, but through the entire DC Universe -- something I'll be able to talk about after the one-shot is out. Again, I know we're keeping a lot of details under wraps -- frustratingly so for a lot of people -- but "DC Universe: Rebirth" #1 will answer a lot of your questions while raising a whole bunch of new ones. It will reverberate for a long, long time and we can talk more after this massive one-shot is in your hands on May 25!
A lot of the new books will be bi-monthly and therefore ship twice every month, however every DC Universe book, regardless of their publication schedule, will be priced at $2.99, which is a big price reduction for a lot of titles. Creative teams haven't been announced yet (apart from Jim Lee on Suicide Squad), but Scott Snyder is rumored to go from "Batman" to "Detective Comics", for example. The twice monthly schedule of the books will be made possible by a rotating cast of artists on these books, to keep the quality as high as you are used to from DC.
Here is the overview of the announced DC Comics Rebirth titles. The issues for May and June have already creative teams revealed and can be preordered NOW! Just click on the names to find them on archonia.com.
ATTENTION: you have to open new subscriptions for the new ongoing series, but not for the specials, like Batman Rebirth #1 for example, which are one shots. If you don't do new subscriptions, you will miss out on some of your monthly comics!
- DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH #1 Written by GEOFF JOHNS Art by GARY FRANK, IVAN REIS, ETHAN VAN SCIVER, PHIL JIMENEZ and others
- AQUAMAN REBIRTH #1 Written by DAN ABNETT Art by OSCAR JIMENEZ
- BATMAN REBIRTH #1 Written by TOM KING and SCOTT SNYDER Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
- FLASH REBIRTH #1 Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
- GREEN ARROW REBIRTH #1 Written by BENJAMIN PERCY Art by OTTO SCHMIDT
- GREEN LANTERNS REBIRTH #1 Written by GEOFF JOHNS and SAM HUMPHRIES Art and cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
- SUPERMAN REBIRTH #1 Written by PETER J. TOMASI Art by DOUG MAHNKE and JAIME MENDOZA
- TITANS REBIRTH #1 Written by DAN ABNETT Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
- WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH #1 Written by GREG RUCKA Art by PAULO SIQUEIRA and LIAM SHARP
New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
- AQUAMAN #1 Written by DAN ABNETT Art and cover by BRAD WALKER and DREW HENNESSEY
- BATMAN #1 Written by TOM KING Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and MATT BANNING
- THE FLASH #1 Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
- GREEN ARROW #1 Written by BENJAMIN PERCY Art by OTTO SCHMIDT
- GREEN LANTERNS #1 Written by SAM HUMPHRIES Art by ROBSON ROCHA
- SUPERMAN #1 Written by PETER J. TOMASI Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
- WONDER WOMAN #1 Written by GREG RUCKA Art and cover by LIAM SHARP
- ACTION COMICS #957 Written by DAN JURGENS Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
- DETECTIVE COMICS #934 Written by JAMES TYNION IV Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
- BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY REBIRTH #1
- HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS REBIRTH #1
- THE HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1
- JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1
- NIGHTWING REBIRTH #1
- RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS REBIRTH #1
- BATGIRL #1
- BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY #1
- THE HELLBLAZER #1
- RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1
- NEW SUPER-MAN #1
- TITANS #1
- BATMAN BEYOND REBIRTH #1
- BLUE BEETLE REBIRTH #1
- CYBORG REBIRTH #1
- DEATHSTROKE REBIRTH #1
- EARTH 2 REBIRTH #1
- SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1
- SUPERGIRL REBIRTH #1
- TEEN TITANS REBIRTH #1
- TRINITY REBIRTH #1
- BATMAN BEYOND #1
- BLUE BEETLE #1
- EARTH 2 #1
- GOTHAM ACADEMY: NEXT SEMESTER #1
- SUPERGIRL #1
- SUPERWOMAN #1
- SUPER SONS #1
- TEEN TITANS #1
- TRINITY #1