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DC Rebirth Recap And Review For Comics Released 7/5

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.

batman 26Batman #26 Batman proposed to Catwoman, but before we find out the answer, Bruce is telling Selina about a time when he was caught between the Riddler and the Joker. The slow pace to the story makes this Friendlier than you’d expect.

Deathstroke #21 Deathstroke turned good after a life changing event in the previous crossover with the Teen Titans and the Titans, so he’s created a superteam…. it’s as Friendly a place to start as you’ll find.

Green Arrow #26  Ollie Queen has been framed for murder, had his death faked and turned himself in. Then he decided he didn’t want to wait for the trial and left to stop the Evil Organisation behind his woes and the destruction of Seattle Star City. It’s Friendly, but is it worth reading?

Green Lanterns #26 An interesting look into the history of Volthoom, the First Lantern, this comic is relatively Friendly, but possibly not the best place to start – which is a contradiction I’m having a chuckle at now.

Justice League #24  A brilliantly fun issue that’s a Friendly introduction to the future (possibly) direction of this series.

Nightwing #24 Nightwing was tricked by Blockbuster into arriving in the middle of a secret meeting of supervillains as the entertainment – by which I mean they’re going to test a new weapon on the superhero. This is a Friendly issue, and jam packed full of quick action sequences coupled with Dick’s narration that will help you slide right into the story.

Superman #26 Friendly story that takes place after an arc in which Superboy got mind controlled. It’s a nice breather, and has some great moments for the father and son dynamic of Clark and Jon Kent.

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