It's fair to say DC Comics is well into its Rebirth "relaunch" now, and it continues to deliver in terrific style. It's all been action, adventure, and, most of all, fun.
Bryan Hitch's Justice League Rebirth was the stand-out title of recent releases, a one-off regrouping issue getting the real Superman to sign up with Justice League, during a fantastic single issue alien invasion story (which still manages to foreshadow greater bad guys to come, balanced with some spot-on character work).
There was some real grin-inducing heroics on display here, that I'm hoping is setting the tone for future issues of the Justice League.
The art might not have been Hitch at his best, but the story is a blinder and has me really fired up to see what he brings to the League's doorstep next.
Elsewhere we have a smiling Superman showing his son the ropes of superheroing; a frenetic Wonder Woman pursuit story (not sure yet how they're going to balance telling alternate story arcs every other issue; can't quite understand why they're not simply being published monthly as two separate title); escalating excitement in the Green Lanterns (I have a soft spot for Jessica Cruz as I can relate to her anxiety and it makes me think, maybe, I could be a Green Lantern one day! And is that not part of the magic of comic books?); and enthralling stories tearing through Flash, Aquaman, and the two Batman titles.
The only title I'm still on the fence about is Green Arrow. It seems to be veering towards the style of the TV show, so I'm willing to let it run for a while yet and see if it can pull me in some more. By the end of issue two, with Oliver stripped of his wealth, his name etc I was getting more involved, but it just hasn't grabbed me by the collars straight out the gate and dragged me along as the other titles have.
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