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Sunday, 19 June 2016

A Second Week Of Rebirth Rambling...


The second wave of DC Comics' Rebirth tiles are in and, once again, I snagged the issues that interested me.

My general positivity continues, with the only slightly underwhelming title being Green Arrow, although that could quickly grow on me now that Oliver seems to have run afoul of his own branch of the Court Of Owls.

I do think part of my problem here (although it didn't affect my enjoyment of Aquaman) is that I've never really followed the Green Arrow's adventures before, and I just know him from his Justice League outings and, of course, the TV show.

On the other hand, after Batman: Rebirth made me question the longevity of the title on my pull-list, the first issue of the new run, under the stewardship of Tom King, blew me away.

Terrorists shoot down a passenger plane over Gotham and Batman has to stop it crashing into the middle of the city.

This was genuinely pulse-pounding, epic movie-level material, with the action coming alive on the page.

And while we know Batman isn't going to die, the scenes of him facing his own mortality are truly powerful.

The two Superman titles were fantastic as well, real old school Superman adventures.

Lex has taken on the mantle of Superman in Action Comics, much to the chagrin of the real Superman, who is trying to live a normal life with his wife and son on a farmstead 300 miles away from Metropolis (as chronicled in Superman).

Action Comics lives up to its name, being pure action mixed in with some big surprise twists, while Superman cleverly blends the civilian life of the "Smith" family - as Clark and Lois raise their super-powered son, Jonathan - with the burden of keeping great secrets.

And we get full-page panels like this:


Unsurprisingly, Titans Rebirth - written by Dan Abnett (responsible for the excellent revival of Aquaman) - is an impressive read as well, as Wally West (The Flash) discovers he has the power to restore his former team memories of him... if they let him.

This is another key issue in the continuing overarching story of Rebirth, and I can't help wishing DC would somehow flag up these issues as I simply can't afford to buy everything they publish (especially with the current twice-monthly output on some titles), but I want to keep my finger on the pulse of this fascinating plotline.

Titans Rebirth
also gifted us this lovely, grin-inducing, image of the Titans:


The other title I picked up this week was the first issue of Green Lanterns, which continued the story from Green Lanterns Rebirth.

While I'm still getting to grips with Earth's two new Green Lanterns, I have a sneaking suspicion that this beautiful-looking book and its companion title (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps), are going to drag me back into the Lantern mythology again.

I do love me some cosmic ass-kicking!

4 comments:

  1. You never read the Grell GA's? Oh, Tim..

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    1. I have The Longbow Hunters TPB in my huge pile of comics to be read, but have never got round to it. Too many comics, too little time ;)

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