Dan DiDio and Jim Lee provided a first look at DC’s plans for its massive “REBIRTH” Title relaunch this June at the ComicsPRO Annual Membership meeting in Portland.

“At DC we believe in superheroes, and what makes them great,” said Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Entertainment. “And, we also believe in the direct market and the core comics fan. REBIRTH is designed to bring back the best of DC’s past, embrace the stories we currently love and move the entire epic universe into the future. We are returning to the essence of the DCU. With REBIRTH we are putting the highest priority on the direct market and we will continue to create and cultivate new opportunities for retailers to thrive and prosper, grow readers, fans and customers.”

The relaunch will kick off with an 80-page DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH Special from DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns as well as a team of artists including Ethan Van Sciver (Green Lantern Corps, Edge of Oblivion), Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman), and Gary Frank (Batman Earth One). The issue will go on sale on May 25th for just $2.99. Johns gave attendees the opening line of the book, “I love this world… But there’s something missing…”

The “Rebirth” initiative will also see all DC Universe monthly and twice monthly titles ship at $2.99 an issue. The new line-up includes new titles as well as DC favorites. Titles will begin their runs under the “Rebirth” banner and follow with another issue #1 beginning the series proper. In addition, DC’s Action Comics and Detective Comics will resume their original issue numbering. Detective Comics will pick up with issue #934 while Action Comics will continue with issue #957. Both of these titles will ship twice monthly.

DC Plans on revealing all talent and creative teams at WonderCon in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, March 26. The press conference will be live-streamed on DC Entertainment’s YouTube channel.

The “Rebirth” title lineup is as follows:

June:
Rebirth Specials:
AQUAMAN REBIRTH #1
BATMAN REBIRTH #1
THE FLASH REBIRTH #1
GREEN ARROW REBIRTH #1
GREEN LANTERNS REBIRTH #1
SUPERMAN REBIRTH #1
TITANS REBIRTH #1
WONDER WOMAN REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
AQUAMAN #1
BATMAN #1
THE FLASH #1
GREEN ARROW #1
GREEN LANTERNS #1
SUPERMAN #1
WONDER WOMAN #1

New Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
ACTION COMICS #957
DETECTIVE COMICS #934

July
Rebirth Specials:
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY REBIRTH #1
HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS REBIRTH #1
THE HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE REBIRTH #1
NIGHTWING REBIRTH #1
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
NIGHTWING #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping monthly):
BATGIRL #1
BATGIRL & THE BIRDS OF PREY #1
THE HELLBLAZER #1
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS #1
THE SUPER-MAN #1
TITANS #1

Fall
Rebirth Specials:
BATMAN BEYOND REBIRTH #1
BLUE BEETLE REBIRTH #1
CYBORG REBIRTH #1
DEATHSTROKE REBIRTH #1
EARTH 2 REBIRTH #1
SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH #1
SUPERGIRL REBIRTH #1
TEEN TITANS REBIRTH #1
TRINITY REBIRTH #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping twice monthly):
CYBORG #1
DEATHSTROKE #1
HARLEY QUINN #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #1
SUICIDE SQUAD #1

New #1 Issues (Shipping monthly):
BATMAN BEYOND #1
BLUE BEETLE #1
EARTH 2 #1
GOTHAM ACADEMY: NEXT SEMESTER #1
SUPERGIRL #1
SUPERWOMAN #1
SUPER SONS #1
TEEN TITANS #1
TRINITY #1

Which titles grab your attention? More importantly which ones will you be picking up?

Image Courtesy of DC Entertainment.

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