So I get this press release from DC Comics yesterday letting me know that we're finally going to get a follow up to the Comedian's button from Watchmen showing up in the wall of the Batcave in DC Universe: Rebirth #1. I have some thoughts about it, which follow after the release, complete with animated GIFs. Here's a hint to publishers; I love when you take the time to make an animated GIF.
In the regular media, especially comedy, 2016 is going down as the year that sucked. We lost David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, Kenny Baker, Carrie Fisher, Prince and Leonard Cohen, just to name a few. I don’t make it a habit here to comment on real news that was tragic, just talk about comics.
In DC Universe Rebirth, there is a meta subtext to the entire story that reads as Geoff Johns' apology to fans. Please keep in mind that there are spoilers in here, so don't go any further if you haven't read DC Universe Rebirth yet and don't want to know key plot elements for not only this comic but for a plethora of new series.
With the hubbub of DC Universe: Rebirth, and the controversy around the apparent inclusion of a hallowed group of characters, I thought it was time to revisit a critique I did of Dan Didio's statements on Before Watchmen. This was posted four years ago, to the date, on my personal blog, before I started writing for this web site. I know that Geoff Johns is the creative force behind Rebirth, but when someone has been as obvious as Didio in orchestrating large events for DC Comics, and he (or she) is in charge, the critique falls equally on his (or her) head.
Ever since the DC Universe Rebirth was hinted at by Dan Didio and Jim Lee, there has been speculation over what it means for the DC line of comics. At the ComicsPRO 2016 Annual Membership meeting in Portland, the first announcement was officially made regarding the future for DC Comics.
Bleeding Cool is running with numerous DC Comics Rebirth rumors today, and while we hate to pass along rumors we feel the need to address them when they grow legs. In the first of a long run of articles, Rich Johnston acknowledged that these are rumors, but claims to have sources for these that he trusts very well.