The DC Universe Rebirth Details Are Finally Here
Following a period of cryptic tweets and mysterious messages released by Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, and Geoff Johns, the co-publishers of DC comics, it was finally revealed what DC’s plans for the future are, and what the mysterious DC Universe Rebirth is.
This DC Universe Rebirth is not, as many believed, a simple reboot of the universe or a re-launch of various titles. “Rebirth is an ongoing mission” said Geoff Johns, adding that DC Comics has, for a while now, felt that the legacy element was gone, and this legacy was the key to good comic books. Although it is unknown, for now, how this “legacy” will be incorporated into the books, what is known is that the numbering of the issues will change, and that many books will now come out bi-weekly. What brings joy to many is that the price will go down to $2.99 per comic book, for every single DC universe publication regardless of the title.
What Johns wants to do with the universe is what he had previously done with “Green Lantern: Rebirth” and “The Flash: Rebirth”, only applying the concept to the entire universe. For that reason, Rebirth specials have been announced starting in June, preceded by an 80 page (also $2.99) “DC Universe: Rebirth” one shot, released on the 25th of May, 2016. Thirty two titles in total will be ongoing, consisting of 17 twice-monthly and 15 monthly titles, including 23 Rebirth one-shots ahead of launching.
Another reason for happiness is that Detective Comics and Action Comics will be returning to their pre-52 original numbering, meaning that the new issues, starting in June, will be #934 and #957, respectively.
For more information, be sure to follow Dan DiDio, Jim Lee, and Geoff Johns on Twitter, as they keep revealing new pieces of information on a daily basis and be sure to look at the comprehensive list of titles on DC’s website.