You’ve been saying you want to get into reading comics. You’ve been online reading about Batman because you love him and wish you knew more about him then what you see in movies. Like asking your crush out but you don’t know how to go about it. You just don’t know where to start!
Stop avoiding it like an old flame, because with the right information, he will love you right back!
It can be a bit daunting walking into your local comic store and have no idea where to start. Google can only help you so much. You can always research the basics on the wonderful world of the Internet, like character origins. But what about what they’re up to now? Batman doesn’t have a Facebook account for you to stalk!
There really isn’t a great deal of information out there about what is currently happening in the Marvel or DC universe, so we’re here to tell you what Google can’t. Oh by the way If you want more cool geeky stuff like this subscribe to our newsletter here.
Let’s talk about dc comic books for now. Although I am prone to lean towards Marvel, I must say, dc comic books universe Rebirth is definitely the release of the year! Here’s what the amazing Geoff Johns had to say
“Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe, It brings back what has been lost: the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!”
Who is Geoff John? Oh, just the writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer. No big deal.So technically this is not a hard reboot. Rebirth does branch off the new 52, the dc comic books revamp of 2011, so if you’re familiar with this, you’re set. If not, you should be able to follow the story without many issues since a lot of the story itself is brand new even to the active comic book readers. (I do however advise you get familiar with “Flashpoint” if you’re not already. It involves alternate timelines and multiverse and time travel and everything else minus the flux capacitor)
Without revealing too much, Rebirth is the crossover of a lifetime, introducing Watchmen to the dc comic books universe! Exciting stuff I know.
The story branches off to stand alone comics including Batman by longtime Batman and Eisner Award-winning writer Scott Snyder and co-written with rising-star writer Tom King. So here’s where I get technical and geek out over artists and writers. Join me, or just look at the pretty pictures.
Green lantern from creative powerhouse Geoff Johns and co-writer Sam Humphries with artist Ethan Van Sciver, who debut a new era of emerald greatness! Rookie Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz tackle the universe’s toughest beat: Earth.
The Flash written by Geoff Johns with artist Ethan Van Sciver, spinning directly out of the epic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, the Fastest Man Alive finds himself at the centre of a dc comic books Universe at a crossroads.
Wonder Woman- “Drawing Wonder Woman isn’t just drawing a comic, it’s drawing an icon—the most famous and recognisable female superhero in the world,” exclaims artist Liam Sharp. “To get to draw her in her 75th year, with a new story line ascribed by no less than Greg Rucka, makes this without a doubt the most important drawing gig of my 30 years in comics.”
Green Arrow- “Readers are aching for the reunion of Green Arrow and Black Canary, and we’re finally going to give it to them.” says writer Benjamin Percy. “Also returning? Green Arrow’s goatee.” I don’t know about you but I personally love Superman. The world needs a Man of Steel, but can Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane?Now it’s Clark’s turn to be Pa Kent and teach his son what it means to be super, but who is hunting Superman’s son and why?
If you are looking for more of a fling with these comics and just want to test the waters then the Rebirth one-shots are the ones for you! No strings attached (or fear that the series will be cancelled mid-way though as they sometimes like to do).
Batman: Rebirth Green Lanterns: Rebirth Green Lanterns: Rebirth
Green Lanterns: Rebirth
With one-shots being a complete story for the price of one comic, no commitment, just the pure joy of a one night stand.
You can’t go wrong!
This has certainly been the best move DC has made in my opinion, unlike the New 52, it doesn’t leave us confused as to what is still cannon. Marvel fan or not, Rebirth is one for all fans of comic books!The best place to start would be the dc comic books Rebirth Omnibus to get it CLICK HERE .
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May the force be with you