by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
And that was fast. After four years DC Comics has come to the realization that the New 52 wasn’t such a great idea so it looks like we’ll be getting another reboot of the DC Universe. But this one comes with some good tidings – including a price drop.
At WonderCon, DC let loose with some good news about their reboot, titled Rebirth. The comic publisher spilled the beans on a major price drop across the board as well as who the creative teams will be.
Each of the titles in the Rebirth event will be priced at the $2.99 point, which is a godsend for fans who have been buying multiple titles for $3.99 for the last few years (how long this lasts will be an another argument for another day).
Along with the price drop and new storylines we’ll also be getting new writers and artists. Of the 31 titles we know of 29 creative team line-ups. They are as follows:
Batman – Written by Tom King with art by by David Finch and Mikel Janin
Detective Comics – Written by James Tynion IV is set to pen with art by Eddie Barrows and Alvaro Martinez,
Nightwing – Written by Tim Seeley with art by Javi Fernandez and Marcus To
Batgirl – Written by Hope Larson with art by Rafael Albuquerque
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey – Written by Julie Benson and Shawna Benson with art by Claire Roe
All-Star Batman – Written by Scott Snyder with art by John Romita Jr., Sean Gordon Murphy, Jock, WTula Lotay and Afua Richardson
Action Comics – Written by Dan Jurgens with art by Patrick Zircher, Tyler Kirkham and Stephen Segovia
Superman – Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason with art by Gleason and Doug Mahnke
New Superman – Written by Gene Luen Yang with art by Viktor Bogdanovic
Supergirl – Written by Steve Orlando with art by Brian Ching
Trinity – Written by Frances Manapul with art by Manapul and Clay Mann
Superwoman – Written by Phil Jimenez with art by Jimenez and Emanuela Lupacchino
Wonder Woman – Written by Greg Rucka with art by Nicola Scott
Justice League – Written by Bryan Hitch with art by Tony Daniel and Fernando Pasarin
Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps – Written by Robert Venditti with art by Ethan Van Sciver And Rafa Sandoval
Green Lanterns – Written by Sam Humphries with art by Robson Rocha And Ardian Syaf
The Flash – Written by Joshua Williamson with art by Carmine Di Giandomenico and Neil Googe
Cyborg – Written by John Semper with art by Will Conad And Paul Pelletier
Aquaman – Written by Dan Abnett and Brad Walker wit hart by Walker, Jesus Merino And Phil Briones
Titans – Written by Dan Abnett with art by Brett Booth
Suicide Squad – Written by Rob Williams,with art by Jim Lee and Philip Tan
Harley Quinn – Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner with art by Chad Hardin and John Timms
Green Arrow – Written by Ben Percy with art by Otto Schmidt and Juan Ferreyra
Redhood and The Outlaws – Written by Scott Lobdell with art by Dexter Soy
The Hellblazer – Written by Simon Oliver with art by Moritat
Deathstroke – Written by Christopher Priest with art by Carlo Pagulayan, Igor Vitorina And Felie Watanebe
Batman Beyond – Written by Dan Jurgens with art by Bernard Chang
Blue Bettle – Written by Keith Giffen with art by Scott Kolins
Teen Titans – Written by Ben Percy with art by Jonboy Meyers
Two more titles, Super Sons and JLA, were not given any creative teams as of yet but that is likely to change very soon.
“Sometimes you lose your way, you get a little lost,” co-publisher Dan Didio said. “You felt it. And after a while, we felt it too.” This time around it might be too little, too late.
Once again DC makes it easy for me to pare down my pull list. Every time they do an event like this it makes me want to buy mainstream comics like this less and less. Even with some pretty good creative teams I don’t see myself buying more than 1/3 of these titles.
One major plus is that the veteran titles Action Comics and Detective Comics will return to their original numbering, showing that they started way back in the late 1930s. These were titles that, despite the New 52 reboot, should have kept their original numbering all along. So kudos to DC for rectifying this mistake.
Rebirth kicks off this May with a one-shot special before the event goes into full swing in June.