Terry McGinnis returns in first details for DC Comics' Batman Beyond Rebirth

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Jun 17, 2016, 3:18 PM EDT

There’s been a different Bat in the title role of DC Comics’ ongoing Batman Beyond series, but all that’s going to change with Rebirth.

The current run of Batman Beyond has largely stood off on its own, spun out of the 2014-2015 Futures End event and set 20+ years in an alternate future. But, along with reconfiguring just about everything else with Rebirth, DC is also getting Batman Beyond back to the spirit of the original series. Namely: Terry McGinnis will be taking back the title role from Tim Drake, who took up the mantle when Terry was killed in the conclusion of Futures End.

DC has unveiled the solicitations for the finale issue of the current run, as well as the Rebirth issue that will set the stage for the relaunched series in October. Judging by the intel here, it seems the new series won’t be a full-on reboot but will instead jump ahead in time with a “soft reset” approach, taking place in a rebuilt Gotham that’s getting back on track after Brother Eye’s siege.

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Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG

With the threat of Spellbinder behind them, Tim Drake and Terry McGinnis face an uncertain future. It’s time to rebuild New Gotham, but who will wear the mantle of the city’s defender? This is the biggest turning point in the series to date and sets the stage for BATMAN BEYOND: REBIRTH #1, also solicited this month.
On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by RYAN SOOK
Variant cover by MARTIN ANSIN

Six months have passed since the events of BATMAN BEYOND #16. While areas of destruction remain in the outside world, Gotham City has made great strides toward reclaiming its bright future. But new threats arise and old adversaries may be coming back. And the question still remains: whatever happened to Bruce Wayne?
On sale SEPTEMBER 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Nothing against Tim Drake, but it’s been a weird transition to have him in the role of Batman Beyond. Plus, the lingering focus on Brother Eye is starting to get stale. Terry McGinnis was a big part of what made the animated series (and scattered comic runs) so great, and getting him back into the fold (hopefully along with more of his rogues gallery) could really set up a great new series.

What do you think? Are you glad to see McGinnis taking back the title role?