DC Comics’ Rebirth relaunch has been in full swing for a few months now, and in that time we’ve seen a dramatic shift within the comic book industry.
Since Rebirth began earlier this year, Marvel’s stranglehold in sales has weakened to DC’s newest relaunch to dominate comic book sales.
I started picking up a couple of Rebirth books early on, and liked what I saw. This prompted me to give other DC REbirth titles a try, to the point that about 98% of my weekly purchases are DC books. And perhaps more shocking: none of my purchases are current Marvel books.
Over the last few months I’ve tried several DC Rebirth titles, and I loved some, and had mixed feelings on others. So far, there’s only been one or two Rebirth books I didn’t care for. The only problem is that DC is launching so many books, I haven’t been able to try them all. But here are a few thoughts on the books I have tried:
This is the best book DC is puttign out right now. Furthermore, this is one of my favorite comics ever.
The team Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, and Nicola Scott are doing the best work of their careers, and each issue is a joy to read.
Superwoman is the biggest surprise of DC Rebirth. But I should have known better than to doubt the greatness of Phil Jimenez.
Come one people, it’s written by Christopher Priest, nothing else matters.
While I liked the Suicide Squad movie, I wish it had been more like the current comic. Just plain fun courtesy of Rob Williams and the legendary Jim Lee.
All Star Batman
A Batman and Two-Face road trip written by Scott Snyder, and drawn by John Romita Jr. Wishes do come true!
If you love the Supergirl TV show, you will love this comic. I know I do…
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
This a much better book than Batgirl’s solo title (more on that later). And the first story is rather good.
Read this book and any of the other Batman books, and it feels like a different character to me. It’s not a bad book, it’s just different I guess.
I didn’t love the Rebirth issue, but I kept on buying Aquaman because Dan Abnet is one of my all-time favorite writers. But I must say it’s still strange not seeing his name next to Andy Lanning.
This is a good book, and I like it so far. But I still don’t feel like I’m reading the same character I read in the 1990’s. Give me the Vertigo version any day, not the PG-13 Hellblazer.
The art by Tony S. Daniel is stunning, maybe the best of his career. But I’m not yet sure how I feel about Bryan Hitch as a writer. Time will tell I suppose.
I like certain things about this book, then there are some things that tick me off. But I will say Nightwing has a ton of potential.
I truly expected to like Batgirl, but I just can’t get into the story. Including the Rebirth special, I gave this book 3 issues, but none of them worked for me.
Even the great art of Paul Pelletier couldn’t save this story. I guess since he’ll be in the Justice League movie, he has to have a solo book.
Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps
I’m a fan of Robert Venditti, but I feel like this book is not giving me anything new. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like Green Lantern has been fighting Sinestro non-stop for about a decade.
So those are the books I’ve tried so far. I’m picking up a few new titles over the next couple of weeks too, including Trinity, Batman Beyond, and Teen Titans. Hopefully these new additions knock my socks off too.
Anyways, after only a few months, I’d say DC Rebirth is a hit with me at least. I’m reading more DC books than ever before, and most of the comics have been pretty damn good.