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Friday, 19 February 2016

DC ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS FIRST DETAILS OF “REBIRTH”



If you really do still care the chances are that you live sad, lonely lives and spend a lot of time looking at internet porn in your parents garage or in your room.

DC ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS FIRST DETAILS OF “REBIRTH”
TO RETAILERS AT COMICS PRO 2016

80-Page DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH Special by Geoff Johns May 25,
Titles to Ship Twice Monthly, New $2.99 Price Point Beginning in June

PORTLAND, OR and BURBANK, Calif. (February 18, 2016) – Before a packed house of comics retailers at the ComicsPRO Annual Membership meeting in Portland, DC Entertainment Co-Publishers  Dan DiDio and Jim Lee provided a first look at the company’s plans for its massive “REBIRTH” title relaunch scheduled for June.

“At DC we believe in superheroes, and what makes them great,” said Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Entertainment. “And, we also believe in the direct market and the core comics fan. REBIRTH is designed to bring back the best of DC’s past, embrace the stories we currently love and move the entire epic universe into the future. We are returning to the essence of the DCU. With REBIRTH we are putting the highest priority on the direct market and we will continue to create and cultivate new opportunities for retailers to thrive and prosper, grow readers, fans and customers.”

Retailers in attendance were also treated to a special personal video message from DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. He outlined his perspective on the elements that make DC great and teased attendees with the opening line of his 80-page DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH Special, on sale May 25th:

“I love this world… But there’s something missing…”

Priced at just $2.99, this one shot will kick off a line-wide title relaunch. Written by Geoff Johns, it will feature an all-star roster of comics’ most popular artists: Ethan Van Sciver (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, EDGE OF OBLIVION), Phil Jimenez (WONDER WOMAN), Ivan Reis (CYBORG, AQUAMAN) and Gary Frank (BATMAN EARTH ONE).

As a follow up to Johns’ REBIRTH Special announcement, DiDio, and Co-Publisher Jim Lee, revealed to retailers plans to provide fans with more story, and more often. Beginning in June, all DC Universe monthly and twice monthly titles will ship at a new, lower price of $2.99. This new lineup includes a combination of DC favorites and new titles; titles will begin their runs under the “REBIRTH” banner and follow with another issue #1 beginning the series proper. In addition, DC’s two flagship legacy titles will resume their original issue numbering, also shipping twice monthly: DETECTIVE COMICS will pick up with issue #934, while ACTION COMICS will continue with issue #957.

A special event revealing all talent and creative teams is scheduled to take place at WonderCon in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, March 26. This press conference will be live-streamed on the DC Entertainment’s YouTube channel, so everyone can experience firsthand all of the exciting new details surrounding REBIRTH.

The REBIRTH title lineup was announced as follows:

June:
Rebirth Specials:
AQUAMAN REBIRTH #1
BATMAN REBIRTH #1
THE FLASH REBIRTH #1
GREEN ARROW REBIRTH #1
GREEN LANTERNS REBIRTH #1
SUPERMAN REBIRTH #1
TITANS REBIRTH #1
WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
AQUAMAN #1
BATMAN #1
THE FLASH #1
GREEN ARROW #1
GREEN LANTERNS #1
SUPERMAN #1
WONDER WOMAN #1

New Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
ACTION COMICS #957
DETECTIVE COMICS #934

July
Rebirth Specials:
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY REBIRTH #1
HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS REBIRTH #1
THE HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1
NIGHTWING REBIRTH #1
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
NIGHTWING #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping monthly):
BATGIRL #1
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY #1
THE HELLBLAZER #1
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS #1
THE SUPER-MAN #1
TITANS #1

Fall
Rebirth Specials:
BATMAN BEYOND REBIRTH #1
BLUE BEETLE REBIRTH #1
CYBORG REBIRTH #1
DEATHSTROKE REBIRTH #1
EARTH 2 REBIRTH #1
SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1
SUPERGIRL REBIRTH #1
TEEN TITANS REBIRTH #1
TRINITY REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
CYBORG #1
DEATHSTROKE #1
HARLEY QUINN #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #1
SUICIDE SQUAD #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping monthly):
BATMAN BEYOND #1
BLUE BEETLE #1
EARTH 2 #1
GOTHAM ACADEMY: NEXT SEMESTER #1
SUPERGIRL #1
SUPERWOMAN #1
SUPER SONS #1
TEEN TITANS #1
TRINITY #1
          
For more information about REBIRTH and DC Comics, visit the website at DCComics.com.

4 comments:

  1. Yeah, NOW they believe in superheroes and what makes them great. So far the NEW 52 has focused on the villains but since that obviously didn´t work out they´re flip flopping. And NOW they are returning to the essence of the DCU. Because what they have been doing after FLASHPOINT sure hadn´t anything to do with the DCU.

    It also looks like they realized that they still need retailers and the direct market since digital comics alone won´t save them. Well it seems one comic company is trying to exploit Disney´s plans to go up to 5 dollars per comic.

    To me this sounds a lot like : S - word, this whole NEW 52 thing doesn´t work, the readers are not as gullible as we thought, CONVERGENCE didn´t work, what are we going to do now ?

    As for me being excited ... it looks to me like the guys who are currently in charge at DC can´t find their ( piece of the anatomy you sit on) with a funnel and they haven´t managed to put a decent TEEN TITANS title out in decades.

    But maybe that´s only my opinion because I DO spend a lot of my time looking at internet porn in my room. Wait, comics count as porn, don´t they ?

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  2. Yeah. Porn comics...I wouldn't write that stuff. ahem.

    A LOT of long time comic buyers who do Vlogs -captainstrangelife, hippycollectibles, howlermouse (sorry, Comic Girl 19 lost my respect -Lifeforce is a WTF?? movie but Deadpool is so brilliant it needs two videos????) well, those guys are concentrating on their Golden, Silver and Bronze collections because they are just pissed at the companies.

    After Rebirth we'll have a year before another reboot.

    I seriously do not care now. MY JSA and JLA died out in the early 1990s. End.

    Its just very sad. But Marvel and DC don't care about long term fans -they lost those- they just want the ten minute comic moron $5!

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  3. Another relaunch already!! they cant be serious but they are! - as "Subzero" says they have't a clue - the new 52 was largely "mince" as we say in Scotland (ie not good)- - the 2 main comic shops in Glasgow still can get rid of the Convergence titles even although they are trying to sell them in bags of 3 and 5 for £1. I've given up on over 95 % of new comics I'm mostly picking up back issues from the 70s now more to spend my money on that this pap - I ve just given away 2 boxes of 2000 - 2015 comics (over 300 ) to a charity shops recently they managed to sell them for 20p each which is about that they are worth.

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  4. The winners here are Disney(Marvel) and DC. They call the shots on printing and what they pay. Distributors push Marvel and DC because they have a vested interest and the shops buy. Stupidity? Greed? People not knowing a thing about comics but are fan boys? In the US a couple comickers have stated there is a comic glut mountain range. Going to three stores and buying 300 -THREE HUNDRED- comics for $75...all comics from 2005-2016. Thats the same time period the comics you gave to the charity shop covered but no idea how the 20p-$ thing works out but it does mean THAT is what they are worth.
    Sooner it all implodes the better. Remember -I posted last year this was coming and Marvel....wait and see.

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