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DC Rebirth Roundup: Feb 27th’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.

BLUE_Cv18Action Comics #998 Just wait to the next issue. you’ll thank me for it.

Batgirl #20 Penguin and his son, Darksun, have hijacked some satellites. The weather also isn’t ideal. As far as comics go, this is Friendly enough to hop into, and it’s not half bad, either. 6/10

Blue Beetle #18 As a one shot story, you really can’t go wrong with a comic that successfully introduces you to the hero, the mentor and the supporting cast while simultaneously telling a compelling and fun superhero story. Blue Beetle #18 is fun, Friendly and well worth checking out. 8/10

Detective Comics #975 Batwoman shot and killed Clayface because she thought he was about to go all super psycho and kill Orphan. Needless to say, that doesn’t sit well with the Bat-family. The Trial Of Batwoman is a Friendly, and dialogue heavy comic. 7.5/10

Justice League Of America #25 I’ve missed a few issues in this series, but picked this up largely due to the fact it was the first part of a new arc, however alas it’s not the most accessible (meaning that it’s Unfriendly). It’s also not worth reading. 4/10

The Flash #41 Gorilla Grodd has stolen Barry Allen’s Speed Force and frozen time in Central City, which means it’s time for Wally West to step up to the plate and save the day. The issue is sorta Friendly, but whether it’s worth reading is another matter. 5/10

Teen Titans #17 The first part of a new arc. Is it an easy to pick up issue? It is indeed a Friendly one, but it’s just not great. 6/10

Wonder Woman #41 The first part of a new arc, which is generally the safest place to jump on board with any DC series at this point, And this one is probably Friendly, but being honest I couldn’t make it through through this pile of drivel. Friendly or not, this really isn’t worth your time. 4/10

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