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Freeze Frame 6/16/2017

From Gotham Academy Second Semester #10 by Adam Archer, Sandra Hope & Msasyk

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Justice League’s Biggest Hurdle

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One of this year’s most scrupulous films, aside from possibly Patty  Jenkins’ Wonder Woman (the first female-led comic book film in more than a decade), is the sequel to the much maligned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice directed again by Zack Snyder. While casting, story, tone, editing, and promotion all garner examination for the final product, they miss the single most monumental challenge the film faces: so far, it seems like a repeat of The Avengers.

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New DC Line Of Comics Spinning Out of Dark Night Event

DC Comics will launch a new line of comics titled Dark Matter spinning out of the previously announces Dark Nights: Metal event. The titles will include a new version of The Challengers of The Unknown by Scott Snyder & Andy Kubert with additional series by James Tynion IV & Jim Lee, Dan Abnett & John Romita Jr, Dan Didio, Justin Jordan, Justin Jordan’s beard & Kenneth Rocafort, Robert Vendetti & Tondy Daniels. More details at EW

New Wildstorm 25h Anniversary Hardcover With New Material From Ellis, Lee, Hitch & more

DC Comics will be releasing a new Wildstorm 25th Anniversary hardcover collection featuring not only comics from the imprints past, but new stories from the original creators of the titles including work from Warren Ellis & Bryan Hitch, Brandon Choi & Jim Lee, Brett Booth, J. Scott Campbell & more. Details at CBR

The Rough Guide To DC Rebirth

Like Marvel comics has had before them, today I’m taking a look at the new DC Comics Rebirth lineup of titles announced last weekend. DC Comics attempted to reboot in the summer of 2011 with their New 52 initiative. Though initially successful, readers quickly tired of the redundant writing & art styles that was often overtly in your face with little substance and dated concepts, while creative talent left the books in droves over accusations of overreaching editorial mandates. In 2015, the publisher began walking away from the concept; first with their Convergence event whose story was used to reestablish the Multiverse and then the DC You initiative,  a sincere attempt to diversify the style and creative talent on their line of books. In spite of some really great comics, DC You failed to reestablish the publisher’s already shrinking market share while the one two punch of Star Wars & Secret Wars allowed chief competitor Marvel Comics to dominate the direct market. During WonderCon 2016, DC Comics announced another new initiative with a relaunch of the publishers comics with new #1’s and creative teams for their series of titles. Some look great, some of the creators brought in during DC You have leveled up, some familiar faces are sticking around, some new writers have been brought into the fold and some comics vet’s are returning after years away from the publisher. Some books look great, some have potential, some look kind of bland and some look like hot garbage. Will divide the contenders from the pretenders with Yay, Mayhaps or Nay. As always, remember that not even all of the creative teams have been announced let alone all the possible series so this lineup is subject to change.

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DC Reveals First Rebirth Details

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At Comics Pro 2016, Dan Didio & Jim Lee offered retailers (and through them the fans) the first concrete information on how the DCU will be reborn. Titles will receive a special “Rebirth” issue, followed by a new relaunched series. This “relaunch” will effect the whole line, renumbering most books in the process.The big exception will be Action and Detective Comics which will resume their old numbering.

No news on creative teams yet.

Also, starting with Rebirth, all series will return to a $2.99 price point.

Relaunching/new titles announced today are as follows:

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