DC Rebirth Roundup: Feb 21st’s Comics
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. You’ll also notice that each comic will get a rating that falls on Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, which is there to help you pick between issues if you only want to check out one or two.
Not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I sometimes forget to read them (although that doesn’t happen often), or I really can’t bring myself to pick up the issue. 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.
Aquaman #33 Although this is a brilliant story, the issue here isn’t the best place to jump in. Mera is dying, but has been nominated for queen of Atlantis. But in order to save her the presumed dead Arthur Curry, under the guise of the Aquaman, must mount a near suicide mission to destroy some magical whammy jammy thing. Bordering on the Unfriendly side of things, this is still a great comic. 8.75/10
Batman #41 Well… I mean it’s the start of a new arc that finds Batman and Catwoman together (they’re engaged now). But the issue is… not exactly worth reading. 4/10
Batwoman #12 I don’t remember the last issue, but this one will catch you up with the story. It’s Friendly, and a solid read. 7/10
Green Lanterns #41 The Lanterns are working on a case that is basically spelled out on the cover. A Friendly comic that doesn’t need a recap. 7/75/10
Nightwing #39 Tells the origin of the Judge, the man with whom Nightwing shares a rather long history that boils down to “I failed to catch him.” Although more of an Unfriendly issue than not, Nightwing #39 is still a good read. 7/10
Superman #41 A two part arc that finds Superman and Superboy on a planet about to explode, with a race of people waiting for the inevitable end with a religious fervor. Only one among them wants to live, but a slightly depowered Superman wants to save them all… a Friendly comic that has more layers to it than is initially apparent. 8/10
Super Sons #13 You probably know by the logo who the two Super Sons are, and seeing as how this is the first part of a new arc, you’ll find it’s as Friendly a place as any to begin your journey with these two. 8.5/10