DC Comics rolls out its full roster of controversial Rebirth comics

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Feb 22, 2016

Much apprehension and anxiety has been levied against DC Comics' cryptic announcement late last month that it will revamp many of its flagship titles under the Rebirth banner.  While speculation ran rampant as to what the exact nature of this rebranded meddling would be, and what it needed to accomplish, we now have the official list of precisely which titles will be included in this massive makeover.  Friday, at the Comics PRO Annual Membership meeting in Portland during the Wizard World Comic-Con weekend, DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee delivered the details and a first peek at the company's June relaunch.

“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.”

 

Also starting in June, all regular DC Universe monthly and twice-monthly titles will ship at a new, lower price point of $2.99. This new lineup includes a combo of DC favorites and new titles.  These titles will begin their specified 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.

Check out the entire Rebirth lineup in the list below:

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

A special live-streamed event at WonderCon in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 26, will reveal the talent and creative crews participating in this monumental makeover.  How do you like the titles officially included, and will you be on board for Rebirth this June?

(Via Superherohype)