DC Lifts The Curtains And Reveals Rebirth Titles, Creative Teams, Dates, Art, & More!

DC Comics hosted a special livestream event at WonderCon this afternoon to reveal art and announce the creative teams behind DC Rebirth , the event that relaunches the entire DC Universe with new issue #1s and has them double-shipping titles. The event was introduced by DC All Access host Tiffany Smith, with DC co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio and chief creative officer and the man in charge of DC Rebirth , Geoff Johns introducing and interviewing the creative teams.

The DC Entertainment Trinity of Didio, Lee, and Johns joked and talked about the birth of DC Rebirth . In the process they admitted to a few things that, to be honest surprised me. They admitted that they had lost sight of their characters and more. They go on to say the DC Rebirth  is first and foremost about the fans, and explained that all titles will be $2.99 to show their commitment to the books and to the fans.

The panel was bookend with talk about DC Universe Rebirth 80-Page Special. Some titles will have a special One-Shot “Rebirth” issue a few weeks before the series first issue starts.

DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH 80-PAGE SPECIAL
Plot: The reveal of the biggest secret in the DCU!
Written By: GEOFF JOHNS
Art By: GARY FRANK, IVAN REIS, PHIL JEMENEZ, ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Price: $2.99
Released: MAY 26, 2016

The Batman creative team were up first up:

BATMAN REBIRTH #1 (JUNE 1st)
BATMAN #1 (JUNE 15th)
Plot: Explores how Batman gets close to the madness he fights without going mad himself.
Written By: TOM KING
Art By: DAVID FINCH, MIKEL JANIN
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

DETECTIVE COMICS #934 (JUNE 8th)
DETECTIVE COMICS #935 (JUNE 22nd)
Plot: Batman and Batwoman form a Bat-Family team they co-lead with Tim as Red Robin, Stephanie as Spoiler, Cassandra in her new identity Orphan, and Clayface.
Written By: JAMES TYNION IV
Art By: EDDY BARROWS, ALVARO MARTINEZ
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

NIGHTWING REBIRTH #1 (JULY 13th)
NIGHTWING #1 (JULY 27th)
Plot: “Better Than Batman” Finds Nightwing being mentored by a new character named Raptor.
Written By: TIM SEELEY
Art By: JAVI FERNANDEZ, MARCUS TO
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

BATGIRL #1 (JULY 13th)
Plot: Batgirl leaves Burnside and backpacks through Asia on an adventure of self discovery and training.
Written By: HOPE LARSON
Art By: RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Price: $2.99
Released: MONTHLY

BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY REBRTH #1 (JULY 20th)
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY #1 (AUGUST 24th)
Plot: Barbara gets help from Dinah (Black Canary) and Helena (Huntress) when someone is using her former identity of Oracle. Also a Mafia family is hiring meta-humans as muscle with a gang named the Snake Men.
Written By: JULIE BENSON & SHAWNA BENSON
Art By: CLAIRE ROE
Price: $2.99
Released: MONTHLY

ALL-STAR BATMAN #1 (AUGUST TBD)
Plot: Villain-driven book that finds Batman and Two-Face on the road.
Written By: SCOTT SNYDER
Art By:JOHN ROMITA JR, JOCK, SEAN MURPHY
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

Next up was Superman & Wonder Woman Family:

ACTION COMICS #957 (JUNE 8th)
ACTION COMICS #958 (JUNE 22nd)
Plot: Lois, Clark, and Jon come to Metropolis where Lex is calling himself the new Superman in a powersuit, and tries to figure out who this new Lois & Clark are.
Written By: DAN JURGENS
Art By:PATRICK ZIRCHER, TYLER KIRKMAN, STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

NEW SUPER-MAN #1 (JULY 13th)
Plot: A 17-year old Chinese man in Shanghai begins to gain the powers of Superman and the changes don’t just give him Superman’s powers but also begins to change his heart.
Written By: GENE YANG
Art By: VIKTOR BANDANOVIC
Price: $2.99
Released: MONTHLY

SUPERGIRL REBIRTH #1(AUGUST 17th)
SUPERGIRL #1 (SEPTEMBER 7th)
Plot: National City and Cat Grant will be in Supergirl, but it will not follow the TV series. Cyborg Superman (Zor-El) will return and tempt Kara with Krypton.
Written By: STEVE ORLANDO
Art By: BRIAN CHING
Price: $2.99
Released: MONTHLY

TRINITY REBIRTH #1 (AUGUST 10th)
TRINITY #1 (SEPTEMBER 21st)
Plot: No details were given on this title.
Written By: FRANCIS MANAPUL
Art By: FRANCIS MANAPUL, CLAY MANN
Price: $2.99
Released: MONTHLY


SUPERWOMAN #1 (AUGUST 10th)
Plot: This will be a new character.
Written By: PHIL JIMENEZ
Art By:PHIL JIMENEZ, EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Price: $2.99
Released: MONTHLY

SUPERMAN REBIRTH #1 (JUNE 1st)
SUPERMAN #1 (JUNE 15th)
Plot: No details were given about this title.
Written By: PETER J. TOMASI & PATRICK GLEASON
Art By: PATRICK GLEASON DOUG MAHNKE
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH #1 (JUNE 8th)
WONDER WOMAN #1 (JUNE 22nd)
Plot: The title will tell two concurrent stories with Sharp on the art for the odd numbered issues that will tell a story in the present day DCU, while Scott will do the art on the even numbered issues which will tell a “Year One” story and the two stories will be connected.
Written By: GREG RUCKA
Art By: LIAM SHARP, NICOLA SCOTT
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

Next up was the Justice League member books:

JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1 (JULY 6th)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (JULY 20th)

Plot: No details were revealed about this title.
Written By: BRYAN HITCH
Art By: TONY S DANIEL & FERNANDO PASARIN
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY


FLASH REBIRTH #1 (JUNE 8th)
FLASH #1 (JUNE 22nd)
Plot: A Speed Force storm appears above the city striking people giving them speed powers. Barry decides he has to teach these new speedsters how to use these powers, some don’t want them, others do, and some use them for good while some for bad, and one for murder and decides to call himself Godspeed.
Written By: JOSHUA WILLAIMSON
Art By: CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, & NEIL GOOGE
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS REBIRTH #1 (JULY 13th)
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 (JULY 27th)
Plot: Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner and the rest of the Corps must repair their reputation, and reclaim their role as the universal peace officers which the Sinestro Corps have now claimed.
Written By: ROBERT VENDITTI
Art By: ETHAN VAN SCIVER & RAFA SANDOVAL
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY


GREEN LANTERNS REBIRTH #1 (JUNE 1st)
GREEN LANTERNS #1 (JUNE 15th)
Plot: Lantern Rookies Simon Baz, and Jessica Cruz are the Lanterns left to keep peace in sector 2814 (Earth) and they have some big threats coming including the Red Lanterns in a story titled “Red Dawn”.
Written By: SAM HUMPHRIES
Art By:ROBSON ROCHA, & ARDIAN SYAF
Price: $2.99
Released:  BI-MONTHLY

CYBORG REBIRTH #1 (AUGUST 3rd)
CYBORG #1 (AUGUST 17th)
Plot: Will explore the Singularity a point when man and machine are integrated into one as is Victor Stone now, and he must explore if he more machine than man, or more man than machine?
Written By: JOHN SEMPER
Art By: WILL CONRAD, & PAUL PELLETIER
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY


AQUAMAN REBIRTH #1 (JUNE 8th)
AQUAMAN #1 (JUNE 22nd) 
Plot: Aquaman wants to unite his worlds by making Atlantis a nation of the world, and no longer a hidden secret. This decision has both sides Atlantis and the surface world against it.
Written By: DAN ABNETT & BRAD WALKER
Art By: BRAD WALKER, JESUS MERINO, PHIL BRIONES
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

They also announced that in Justice League #50 the question that Batman asked the Mobius Chair when he first set on it “What is the Joker’s real name?” will be answered!

They then went into the rest of the books:


TITANS REBIRTH #1 (JUNE 15th)
TITANS #1 (JULY 27th) 
Plot: No details were released about this title except that Titans Hunt will lead into DC Universe Rebirth 80-Page Special and that will lead into the new Titans series.
Written By: DAN ABNETT
Art By: BRETT BOOTH
Price: $2.99
Released: MONTHLY

HARLEY QUINN #1 (AUGUST 3rd)

Plot: Even more of the usual madness, as well as more Poison Ivy, more Power Girl, more Bat and non Bat related characters.
Written By: JIMMY PALMIOTTI & AMANDA CONNER
Art By: CHAD HARDEN, JOHN TIMMS
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1 (AUGUST TBD)
SUICIDE SQUAD #1 (AUGUST TBD)

Plot: About hope & redemption with a team mirroring the movie line up with Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Deadshot, Katana, Boomerang, and some unrevealed characters.
Written By: ROB WILLAIMS
Art By: JIM LEE, PHILIP TAN
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

GREEN ARROW REBIRTH #1 (JUNE 1st)
GREEN ARROW (JUNE 15th)

Plot: Green Arrow and Black Canary finally meet.
Written By: BEN PERCY
Art By: OTTO SCHMIDT JUAN FERRERYA
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS REBIRTH #1 (JULY 27th)
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1 (AUGUST 24TH)

Plot: Red Hood recruits Bizarro and the Amazon Artemis into the Outlaws.
Written By: SCOTT LOBDELL
Art By: DEXTER SOY
Price: $2.99
Released: MONTHLY

THE HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1 (JULY 20th)
THE HELLBLAZER #1 (AUGUST 3rd)

Plot: John Constantine and Swamp Thing team up on a mission to find Abigail Arcane.
Written By: SIMON OLIVER
Art By: MORITAT
Price: $2.99
Released: MONTHLY

DEATHSTROKE REBIRTH #1 (AUGUST 10th)
DEATHSTROKE #1 (AUGUST 24th)
Plot: The most character-driven nuanced, but still shooting people book Johns has ever seen.
Written By: CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art By: CARLO PAGULAYAN,  IGOR VITORINO, & FELIPE WATANABE
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

BATMAN BEYOND REBIRTH #1 (SEPTEMBER 28TH)
BATMAN BEYOND #1 (OCTOBER TBD)
Plot: The return of Terry McGinnis!
Written By: DAN JURGENS
Art By: BERNARD CHANG
Price: $2.99
Released: MONTHLY

BLUE BEETLE REBIRTH #1 (AUGUST 24th)
BLUE BEETLE #1 (SEPTEMBER 28th)
Plot: Jaime Reyes with his mentor Ted Kord!
Written By: KEITH GIFFEN
Art By: SCOTT KOLLINS
Price: $2.99
Released: MONTHLY

TEEN TITANS REBIRTH #1 (SEPTEMBER 21st)
TEEN TITANS #1 (OCTOBER TBD)
Plot: Damian Wayne decides he’s going to lead the new Teen Titans, and nobody wants him to, so it’s Robin Versus the Teen Titans.
Written By: BEN PERCY
Art By: JONBOY MYERS
Price: $2.99
Released: MONTHLY

SUPER SONS #1 (SEPTEMBER 7th)
Plot: The son of Superman meets the Son of Batman, as Jon and Damian meet.
Written By: CHRIS BURNS, DENNIS CULVER
Art By:JORGE JIMENEZ
Price: $2.99
Released: SEPTEMBER MONTHLY

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 (SEPTEMBER 14th)
Plot: No details were revealed about this title.
Written By: TBD
Art By: TBD
Price: $2.99
Released: BI-MONTHLY

As I said before they bookend the event with the DC Universe Rebirth 80-Page Special and in closing they shared the first 5 penciled pages of the book!

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