For the past few weeks, comic book fans have been speculating about an upcoming DC Comics event known only as “Rebirth.” Many people, (myself included) thought this meant another major reboot for the DC line, but those in charge at DC kept denying that.
Yesterday, DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns officially explained what Rebirth is actually about in this short video:
So first we have the “DC Universe: Rebirth” one-shot in May, after which multiple books across the line will undergo massive changes, either being replaced entirely by new series or relaunching with new #1 issues. The big exceptions are “Action Comics” and “Detective Comics,” which will return to their original numbering count starting with #957 and #934 respectively.
I guess this means we’ll actually get to see landmark “1,000th issues” for both books in a few years. Although I don’t know if it will have the same signficance (for me) it once would have had.
Anywho, I’m not sure yet how I feel about another relaunch for DC Comics. It seems like we’re here every few years, but things never really work out. I thought the New 52 started off pretty good, but after a couple of years or so, I was only reading Scott Snyder’s Batman run, and a couple of Wonder Woman books. Let’s hope “Rebirth” brings uo some better comics. And in conclusion: $2.99 comics, yay!