You are here
Home > Breaking News > DC’s “Rebirth” Revealed – Get Your First Look At The Creative Teams, Titles & Images

DC’s “Rebirth” Revealed – Get Your First Look At The Creative Teams, Titles & Images

DC Comics was on hand at WonderCon 2016 this weekend and they hosted a special livestream event Saturday afternoon to unveil the creative teams behind the upcoming DC Rebirth event. Rumored for the last month or so, this even will relaunch the entire DC Universe line of titles with new issue #1’s and will include their core titles beginning to ship twice a month. Oh, and all titles will now have a cover price of $2.99.

DC

The WonderCon panel included DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, and co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. The trio seem very excited and pumped as to how Rebirth will play out and its impact for the future of DC Comics. “At the end of the day, Dan and I are comic book people,” Lee said. “This is what we live and breathe. The comics are the source material for what you’re seeing in other media. We’ve got to keep that vibrant and exciting, and that’s what Rebirth is about.

But why Rebirth? And why now? “Sometimes what happens, and you can feel it now, you lose your way a little bit,” DiDio told the crowd. “The hope is to show our recommitment to you, the fans.” DiDio had previously given a rudimentary definition of what Rebirth is all about at the ComicsPro event in February:

“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.”

Geoff Johns addressed those in attendance at this weekend’s convention regarding Rebirth. “When you say ‘relaunch,’ ‘reboot,’ I get skeptical as a comics fan — but I also get hopeful when I know what it’s all about,” Johns stated. “Rebirth is not a reboot… but bringing back everything that’s wonderful about these characters.”

One of the exciting changes happening this summer is two of DC’s longest running titles are returning. Action Comics and Detective Comics will resume their issue number from where they left off (#957 for Action and #934 for Detective). These titles may just reach issue 1000!

The REBIRTH title lineup was announced as follows:

Rebirth1

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

With the launch of Rebirth, several of the creative teams for DC’s titles are changing. Here’s a look at the writers & artists for the various titles rolling out this summer:

dc30

DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Gary Frank, Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver, Phil Jimenez

dc3

BATMAN
Writer: Tom King
Artists: David Finch, Mikel Janin

dc10
DETECTIVE COMICS

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artists: Eddy Barrows, Alvaro Martinez

dc24
NIGHTWING
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artists: Javi Fernandez, Marcus To

BATGIRL
Writer: Hope Larsen
Artist: Rafael Albuquerque

dc26
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY
Writer: Julie Benson and Shawna Benson
Artist: Claire Roe

dc4
ALL STAR BATMAN

Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: John Romita Jr., Jock, Sean Murphy

dc33
DEATHSTROKE
Writer: Christopher Prist
Artist: Carlos Pagulayan, Igor Vitorino, Felipe Watanabe

BATMAN BEYOND
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Bernard Chang

AC1
ACTION COMICS

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Patrick Zircher, Tyler Kirkham, Stephen Segovia

NEW SUPER-MAN

Writer: Gene Luen Yang
Artist: Viktor Bogdanovic

dc18
SUPERGIRL

Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Brian Ching

dc23
WONDER WOMAN

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Liam Sharpe, Nicola Scott

dc22
TRINITY

Writer: Francis Manapul
Artist: Francis Manapul, Clay Mann

dc36
SUPERWOMAN
Writer: Phil Jimenez
Artist: Phil Jimenez, Luppa

dc19
SUPERMAN

Writer: Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason
Artist: Patrick Gleason, Doug Mahnke

dc16
JUSTICE LEAGUE

Writer: Bryan Hitch
Artist: Tony Daniel, Fernando Pasarin

dc11
THE FLASH

Writer: Josh Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico, Neil Googe

dc29
HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS

Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Ethan Van Sciver, Rafa Sandoval

GREEN LANTERNS

Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Robson Rocha, Ardian Syaf

dc8
CYBORG

Writer: John Semper
Artist: Will Conrad, Paul Pelletier

dc5
AQUAMAN

Writer: Dan Abnett, Brad Walker
Artist: Brad Walker, Jesus Merino, Phil

dc21
TITANS

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Brett Booth

dc31
HARLEY QUINN

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner
Artist: Chad Hardin, John Timms

SUICIDE SQUAD

Writer: Rob Williams
Artist: Philip Tan, Jim Lee

dc32
GREEN ARROW

Writer: Ben Percy
Artist: Otto Schnmidt, Juan Ferreyra

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Dexter Soy

dc15
THE HELLBLAZER

Writer: Simon Oliver
Artist: Moritat

dc34
BLUE BEETLE

Writer: Keith Giffen
Artist: Scott Kolins

TEEN TITANS
Writer: Ben Percy
Artist: Jonboy Meyers

dc35
SUPER SONS

Writer: TBA
Artist: TBA

JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA

Writer: TBA
Artist: TBA

NEW GODS
Writer: TBA
Artist: TBA

JSA
Writer: TBA
Artist: TBA

SHAZAM
Writer: TBA
Artist: TBA

LEGION OF SUPERHEROES
Writer: TBA
Artist: TBA


DC Universe Rebirth special one-shot comes out on May 25! Event launches this June!

Rebirth Checklist

 

 

 

 

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
Top
%d bloggers like this: