DC Comics Announces REBIRTH Details: Line-Up, Biweekly Books, and Standard Pricing


DC Comics  revealed their much-teased "Rebirth" of their entire line that is more of a relaunch (don't call it a reboot) keeping the current contuinity in place. It all begins in May with an 80-page "DC Universe: Rebirth" #1 penned by Geoff Johns and cryptically begins with “I love this world… But there’s something missing…” At $2.99 it's a bargain but it's also the new cover price for all titles going forward. Next, "Rebirth" specials will follow then new #1's of ongoing titles including monthly and now biweeklies will roll out throughout the summer. Only "Detective Comics" and "Action Comics" will retain their original numbering.
“At DC we believe in superheroes, and what makes them great,” said Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Entertainment. “And, we also believe in the direct market and the core comics fan. REBIRTH is designed to bring back the best of DC’s past, embrace the stories we currently love and move the entire epic universe into the future. We are returning to the essence of the DCU. With REBIRTH we are putting the highest priority on the direct market and we will continue to create and cultivate new opportunities for retailers to thrive and prosper, grow readers, fans and customers.”
At WonderCon in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, March 26 a special event will reveal all talent and creative teams for the upcoming titles. You can live-stream the conference on DC Entertainment’s YouTube channel and gett all the official details surrounding REBIRTH.

Comic Book Resources has video from the ComicsPRO Annual Membership meeting in Portland where DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns officially announced the perameters of the REBIRTH initiative to those in attendance. 

EXCLUSIVE: DC COMICS REBIRTH Official Announcement via CBR
"The whole point of 'Rebirth,' for all of us, is to get back to the essence of the characters," Johns says in the video. "In the 'DC Universe: Rebirth' special, the very first couple lines in it sum up what this is to me. There's a picture of the world, and the mysterious narrator says, 'I love this world, but there's something missing.'" Johns spoke in greater detail about the "Rebirth" plan in a one-on-one interview with CBR News.

The REBIRTH title lineup was announced as follows:

June:
Rebirth Specials:
AQUAMAN REBIRTH #1
BATMAN REBIRTH #1
THE FLASH REBIRTH #1
GREEN ARROW REBIRTH #1
GREEN LANTERNS REBIRTH #1
SUPERMAN REBIRTH #1
TITANS REBIRTH #1
WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
AQUAMAN #1
BATMAN #1
THE FLASH #1
GREEN ARROW #1
GREEN LANTERNS #1
SUPERMAN #1
WONDER WOMAN #1

New Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
ACTION COMICS #957
DETECTIVE COMICS #934

July
Rebirth Specials:
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY REBIRTH #1
HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS REBIRTH #1
THE HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1
NIGHTWING REBIRTH #1
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
NIGHTWING #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping monthly):
BATGIRL #1
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY #1
THE HELLBLAZER #1
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS #1
THE SUPER-MAN #1
TITANS #1

Fall
Rebirth Specials:
BATMAN BEYOND REBIRTH #1
BLUE BEETLE REBIRTH #1
CYBORG REBIRTH #1
DEATHSTROKE REBIRTH #1
EARTH 2 REBIRTH #1
SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1
SUPERGIRL REBIRTH #1
TEEN TITANS REBIRTH #1
TRINITY REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
CYBORG #1
DEATHSTROKE #1
HARLEY QUINN #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #1
SUICIDE SQUAD #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping monthly):
BATMAN BEYOND #1
BLUE BEETLE #1
EARTH 2 #1
GOTHAM ACADEMY: NEXT SEMESTER #1
SUPERGIRL #1
SUPERWOMAN #1
SUPER SONS #1
TEEN TITANS #1
TRINITY #1
          

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