DC has rebooted once again and were covering it every week in our comic convo’s. Here is week three on Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, Green Lanterns #1 & Titans Rebirth #1 Continue reading Comic Convo: DC Rebirth Week Three
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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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.Tyler’s Recommendations: Island #3
“We here at NBC! have declared our love for this series more than once, so I think it’s only proper that I continue that trend. The creative talent this month includes Matt Sheean, Amy Clare, Malachi Ward, Emma Rios, and of course mastermind Brandon Graham. Google any of those names you’re unfamiliar with, it will make you want this issue more 🙂 Island #3 also comes with a fantastic cover by Farel Dalrymple, so just grab it already!”