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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
TRINITY #1 (SEPTEMBER 21st)
Written By: FRANCIS MANAPUL
Art By: FRANCIS MANAPUL, CLAY MANN
SUPERWOMAN #1 (AUGUST 10th)
Written By: PHIL JIMENEZ
Art By:PHIL JIMENEZ, EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
SUPERMAN #1 (JUNE 15th)
Written By: PETER J. TOMASI & PATRICK GLEASON
Art By: PATRICK GLEASON DOUG MAHNKE
WONDER WOMAN #1 (JUNE 22nd)
Written By: GREG RUCKA
Art By: LIAM SHARP, NICOLA SCOTT
Written By: BRYAN HITCH
Art By: TONY S DANIEL & FERNANDO PASARIN
FLASH REBIRTH #1 (JUNE 8th)
FLASH #1 (JUNE 22nd)
Written By: JOSHUA WILLAIMSON
Art By: CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, & NEIL GOOGE
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 (JULY 27th)
Written By: ROBERT VENDITTI
Art By: ETHAN VAN SCIVER & RAFA SANDOVAL
GREEN LANTERNS REBIRTH #1 (JUNE 1st)
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
CYBORG #1 (AUGUST 17th)
Written By: JOHN SEMPER
Art By: WILL CONRAD, & PAUL PELLETIER
AQUAMAN REBIRTH #1 (JUNE 8th)
AQUAMAN #1 (JUNE 22nd)
Written By: DAN ABNETT & BRAD WALKER
Art By: BRAD WALKER, JESUS MERINO, PHIL BRIONES
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)
Written By: DAN ABNETT
Art By: BRETT BOOTH
Written By: JIMMY PALMIOTTI & AMANDA CONNER
Art By: CHAD HARDEN, JOHN TIMMS
Written By: ROB WILLAIMS
Art By: JIM LEE, PHILIP TAN
Written By: BEN PERCY
Art By: OTTO SCHMIDT JUAN FERRERYA
Written By: SCOTT LOBDELL
Art By: DEXTER SOY
Plot: John Constantine and Swamp Thing team up on a mission to find Abigail Arcane.
Written By: SIMON OLIVER
Art By: MORITAT
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
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
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
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
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
Released: SEPTEMBER MONTHLY
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 (SEPTEMBER 14th)
Plot: No details were revealed about this title.
Written By: TBD
Art By: TBD
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!
- More DC Rebirth Teasing
- DC Reveals First Details Of “Rebirth”
- DC Rebirth: Title Information & Poll!
- DC Rebirth Top 5 Pre-Flashpoint Must Returns!!!!
- DC Rebirth Top 5 Characters That Needs To Improve
- DC Rebirth Top 5 Most Anticipated Books!
- DC Rebirth Top 5 Expectations/Predictions
- DC Rebirth Top 5 New 52 Must Keeps
- DC Rebirth Top 5 Must Have Teams
- DC Rebirth: Today Is The Day!!!!