DC Rebirth Recap & Review: Comics Released 3/29
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.
We’ve got a short post this week as there were only two annuals and a single comic released in addition to a few crossover specials that don’t fall under the Rebirth banner, and so won’t be covered in this post.
Batgirl Annual #1 One of my favourite things about annuals is when they give you a standalone story, or a story that may as well be standalone, that gives you a brilliant insight into one or two characters, and that’s exactly what you get here with this Friendly, and very fun, comic.
Justice League Of America #3 The Justice League of America have decided to liberate an Eastern European (I think) country from the hands of a superpowered overlord. This is the first issue that hasn’t been terrible, and it’s a fairly decent place to start (it’s worth flipping through the comic for a brilliant full page image of Lobo alone), so long as you just roll with the flow of the story.
Titans Annual #1 This annual is a standalone story that’s actually a really interesting place to start reading the series. I don’t want to give anything away about the story, but you don’t need to know anything leading into it – despite how it will immediately seem, this is actually Friendly, and well worth reading.