Creative Teams For DC Rebirth Announced


Saturday at Wondercon, DC finally pulled back the curtain and revealed who would be working on what titles when DC Rebirth begins.

Other then the name Rebirth and a list of titles, some of which will be shipping twice a month, little to nothing has been revealed about DC Rebirth. The event/relaunch/reboot (depending who you asked) is going to begin with an 80-page special titled DC Universe: Rebirth written by Geoff Johns and will then spin out into a whole slate of series, all relaunched with a new #1 except for Action Comics and Detective Comics, which will revert to their original numbering.

Creative teams, what direction the new and returning series would be going in, what the whole point of DC Rebirth is, all that was still up in the air.

Until now.

Saturday at Wondercon, DC finally revealed the creative teams and directions for the bulk of the new and returning series that are going to spin out of DC Rebirth. There were a few surprises, some welcome returns and a sense that this may just succeed where the New 52 failed.

You can watch the full panel below:

The first thing to note is that DC is returning their books to a $2.99 price point across the board, which considering the bulk of their titles will be shipping twice a month is welcome news. Also, there is a clear focus on the big franchises here: Batman, Superman, the Justice League and so forth. So it is safe to say that the days when we saw DC take big risks with titles like Jonah Hex, Men of War and Prez may be gone.

So without further ado, here is the list:

Batman: written by Tom King with art by David Finch and Mikel Janin
Detective Comics: written by James Tynion IV with art by Eddie Barrows and Alvaro Martinez,
Nightwing: written by Tim Seeley with art by Javi Fernandez and Marcus To
Batgirl: written by Hope Larson with art by Rafael Albuquerque
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: written by Julie Benson and Shawna Benson with art by Claire Roe
All-Star Batman: written by Scott Snyder with art by John Romita Jr., Sean Gordon Murphy, Jock and more
Action Comics: written by Dan Jurgens with art by Patrick Zircher, Tyler Kirkham and Stephen Segovia
Superman: written by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason with art by Gleason and Doug Mahnke
New Superman: written by Gene Luen Yang with art by Viktor Bogdanovic
Supergirl: written by Steve Orlando with art by Brian Ching
Trinity: written by Frances Manapul with art by Manapul and Clay Mann
Superwoman: written by Phil Jimenez with art by Jimenez and Emanuela Lupacchino
Wonder Woman: written by Greg Rucka with art by Nicola Scott
Justice League: written by Bryan Hitch with art by Tony Daniel and Fernando Pasarin
Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps: written by Robert Venditti with art by Ethan Van Sciver And Rafa Sandoval
Green Lanterns: written by Sam Humphries with art by Robson Rocha And Ardian Syaf
The Flash: written by Joshua Williamson with art by Carmine Di Giandomenico and Neil Googe
Cyborg: written by John Semper with art by Will Conad And Paul Pelletier
Aquaman: written by Dan Abnett and Brad Walker with art by Walker, Jesus Merino and Phil Briones
Titans: written by Dan Abnett with art by Brett Booth
Suicide Squad: written by Rob Williams with art by Jim Lee and Philip Tan
Harley Quinn: written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner with art by Chad Hardin and John Timms
Green Arrow: written by Ben Percy with art by Otto Schmidt and Juan Ferreyra
Red Hood and the Outlaws: written by Scott Lobdell with art by Dexter Soy
The Hellblazer: written by Simon Oliver with art by Moritat
Deathstroke: written by Christopher Priest with art by Carlo Pagulayan, Igor Vitorina And Felie Watanebe
Batman Beyond: written by Dan Jurgens with art by Bernard Chang
Blue Beetle: written by Keith Giffen with art by Scott Kolins
Teen Titans: written by Ben Percy with art by Jonboy Meyers

The creative teams for Super Sons and Justice League of America are being kept under wraps for the time being.

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A coupe highlights:

  • Greg Rucka back on Wonder Woman is sure to please a lot of people as many still have fond memories of his previous run on the book.
  • John Romita Jr. on Batman with Scott Snyder? Sign me up.
  • Tomasi and Gleason together again is welcome news as is seeing the creative team on Batman Beyond is staying in place.
  • Jim Lee on Suicide Squad. Think about that for a second.
  • Still no Legion of Super-Heroes.

Up until now, I wasn’t sure how I felt about DC Rebirth. The thought of yet another relaunch so soon after the New 52 made me a bit queasy if I’m being honest. However, seeing the talent involved and the direction DC is taking their universe, I am actually getting a bit excited.

It all begins with the 80-page DC Universe: Rebirth special, which is going to be a steal at $2.99, on May 25.