You all know that I love reading comics and a few of my Twitter friends (*cough* Allison and Eri) got me into DC’s Rebirth comics. While I originally eyed the new reboot event with skepticism and annoyance, I’m actually really enjoying a lot of the comics. I decided to complete a full round-up of my thoughts on the series that I’ve read because some of them are totally worth it.
While I was skeptical of this run, as every other issue tells a different story, I actually really enjoyed all of the stories. The even-numbered issues tell Diana’s origin story. While I thought I had enough of reading about Wonder Woman’s origin, I thought that Rucka’s take was actually really well done. The odd-numbered issues tell Diana’s story now, and it seems to be on-going to the stories from the previous volumes that I’ve read.
My verdict: I’d definitely recommend this one but in volume form. The single issues are pretty but the two different plot lines may get confusing if you’re reading the issues sporadically.
Batman Detective Comics
Batman Detective Comics is definitely my favourite of the new Rebirth comics. I loved James Tynion IV’s other work like The Backstagers so I knew I’d have to pick up his batman run. I absolutely love this. While it is a bit heartbreaking (I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS), I love that the focus on these comics isn’t only on Batman but it’s on the batfamily. I always love reading about Batwoman so I was excited to see her be a prominent part of the story. I also love the introduction of new heroes like Orphan and I love that she was the focus of volume 3.
My verdict: you definitely need to read this. It’s my favourite run so far.
I’ve loved Gene Luen Yang’s previous work so I was excited to see him write a new Super-Man arc. I actually really love this series so far and I’m a huge fan of the entire concept.
My verdict: I’d definitely pick this one up as the series seems to only be getting better and better and I can’t wait to see how volume 3 plays out.
I’m a huge fan of The Flash TV show and of Barry Allen so I was excited to give this series a chance. The villain in the first few volumes was an evil speedster which did seem to follow the TV show’s recent trends. I did like it a lot and I am really excited to see where the series goes.
My verdict: If you already know a bit about The Flash or watch the show, I’d definitely pick it up. The comic does make a bit of references to things that I don’t think people completely unfamiliar with the hero would understand.
There only seems to be one volume in this entire series but I actually really enjoyed it. Trinity is about the obvious trinity in the justice league world; Batman, Super-Man and Wonder Woman. I really enjoyed this one-off story and I kind of wish there would be more issues in this series.
My verdict: I’d definitely pick this up from the library if you get a chance!
I loved Tom King’s The Vision run so I had to see whether King’s Batman run held up. While the first volume (I Am Gotham) was not as engaging, I really loved the later volumes and I’m really invested in Batman’s story now (surprisingly).
My verdict: I’d definitely check this one out, especially the later volumes.
This one is the classic justice league team-up story you can expect; except Superman is not the Clark Kent we’re used to. The plot isn’t the most compelling but it’s decent enough that I managed to read the first few volumes.
My verdict: if you’re a fan of the justice league, I’d definitely pick this up from the library, I’m not sure if it’s amazing enough to warrant purchase.
Batman/The Flash: The Button
It seems that Watchmen is going to be playing a big part in the Rebirth event soon so this was a sort of prequel featuring a Flash and Batman team-up. I actually really liked this story and it made me really emotional about Bruce’s past which I honestly never thought was possible. I think Bruce’s origin story sometimes seems repetitive to me but I actually really liked the depth that was in this one.
My verdict: If you’re familiar with the Watchmen, I’d definitely pick this up. I wouldn’t recommend splurging on the deluxe edition but I’d definitely take a look into getting it.
I’ve heard a lot about this series and I was definitely really interested in the dynamic between the sons of Super-Man and Batman. I thought that Damian and John make quite an adorable and angsty duo and I can’t wait to read their future team-ups.
My verdict: I’d definitely pick this one up if you’re a fan of Robin and/or Superboy.