In 2011, DC Comics rebooted the DC Universe with the New 52. However, fans have always felt that something was missing in the reboot. Now with DC Universe: Rebirth, Geoff Johns is aiming to bring back those missing elements and return the characters to their legacies. DC Comics Rebirth hits this week.
“If you look at the new Star Wars [The Force Awakens] — it’s kind of a rebirth, right? It goes back to the classic tropes of Star Wars, but it introduces new characters. New threats. It has the spirit of Star Wars, it feels like a Star Wars movie. Probably the first Star Wars movie that’s felt like a Star Wars movie in a long, long time. That’s a perfect example of what I think “Rebirth” is — a celebration, but it doesn’t mean we’re just going backwards. It’s an echo of the past, but looking to the future. That’s what I want to do with this.”
This clip discusses key plot points and sequences from today’s DC Universe: Rebirth #1. You might want to read the comic before watching!
DC Comics Rebirth Preview
It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
THEY SAID IT: “Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,” says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. “It brings back what has been lost: the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!”