DC Rebirth Recap And Review For Comics Released 6/7

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.


BM_Cv24_dsAquaman 24 Arthur Curry has been, or is in the process of being, deposed as King of Atlantis (you should get that from the cover) by an anti-humanity king who seeks to turn away from Arthur’s dream of peaceful coexistence with the surface. Strangely, a Friendly comic despite the deeply political feel.

Batman #24 You’ve probably heard about the twist ending to this comic already (I won’t tell you what it is, but if you’ve heard then you don’t need to read the comic), but if you haven’t then the journey to the end is pretty Friendly. We get to see some familiar faces, some interesting throwback to dialogue from earlier issues, but this is essentially an open door to the series.

Cyborg #13 I have no idea what’s happening here.

Deathstroke #20 Basically Deathstroke quit being Deathstroke because he failed at saving somebody. It’s worth reading The Lazarus Contract to learn more and then coming back to this otherwise Friendly comic.

Green Arrow #24 So… while this has been a REALLY good story, this isn’t the best place to jump on, even though it’s barely Friendly, without knowing more details than I can provide here in a brief recap, this will read like a cheesy twenty some page yarn.

GLS_Cv24_dsGreen Lanterns #24 Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz are being trained by Kyle Raynor and Guy Gardner. It’s not going well, but this is a pretty Friendly comic in it’s own right.

Justice League #22 A more or less standalone story that’s Friendly, if unremarkable.

Nightwing #22 A new arc kicks off here, and as far as things go when you’re twenty odd issues in you’ll find this Friendly without any recap needed. The few things you may be confused about have to do with Dick Grayson volunteering at a support group for ex-villains.

Superman #24 I have no idea what the hell is going on here.  I think that Superman’s rural home town has secretly been an alien base of some kind and he’s been blissfully unaware of it. It’s an Unfriendly comic if you haven’t read any of this series before.

Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor #1 It’s an interesting one-shot (I assume it’s a one shot), and a very Friendly look into “Wonder Woman’s boyfriend” Steve Trevor.

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