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DC Rebirth Recap & Review: Comics Released 2/22

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth: Recap And Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for

new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series. More consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. Generally, the quality of an issue won’t be discussed unless it directly impacts a new reader’s enjoyment of the series.

You may notice that not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often). If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.



ac_cv974_dsAction Comics #974 While Superman helps Steel with Superwoman’s sickness (more details as to how and why she’s sick can be found in Superwoman, but it’s not overaly relevant to this story), Lois Lane is on a date with Clark Kent. If that sounds confusing, then it’s best you read the comic because it’s surprisingly Friendly.

Batman Beyond #5 The funny thing is, the recap at the beginning of this comic is something I wish I’d been aware of awhile ago, but had it been in an earlier issue then there’d have been a slightly large spoiler for a little plot twist laced with delicious irony. The epilogue to the first arc was as Friendly as a finale can be.

Deathstroke #13 Having missed the last issue, I have no idea what’s going on here – which ultimately isn’t much different when I’ve read the previous issue. Despite the qualiy of the comic, it’s tough to read month to month. For the Friendliest reading experience, go for the trade.

Detective Comics #951 The first part of a new arc that pits Batman and his team against the League of Shadows, an enemy that the Dark Knight doesn’t believe exists, but the prisoner in his tower does… If you’re willing to pick a few things up along the way, this is a Friendly comic.

Justice League Of America #1 It’s the first issue, and while it should be friendly… it’s almost not. It’s also not that good either.

Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #15 Much like Batman Beyond this week this comic is Friendly enough without a recap, although it’s not the best place to start reading the series simply because there have been better issues in the series.

Suicide Squad #12 All you honestly need to know about this comic you can get from the front cover, making this effortlessly Friendly.

teen-titans-5Teen Titans #5 Robin was captured by Ra’s Al Ghul when he tried to bargain his servitude in order to save the rest of the Teen Titan’s lives, and so the young heroes decided to break him out… this is a fantastic, and Friendly comic.

The Flash #17 The Rogues planned one final, major heist and almost got away with it if it hadn’t been for that pesky speedster! Another finale that’s easy enough to pick up, and it’s worth doing that as you’ll also get a sense of what’s going to happen next. Friendly.

Wonder Woman #17 Wonder Woman has suffered some form of breakdown, whether real or induced I don’t think has been revealed just yet. For some reason the story has been fairly forgettable so far so I don’t remember too much, but this issue was Friendly enough for me to enjoy it.

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