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DC Rebirth will have a “long-term” story

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After being less than impressed with DC Comics ever since the New 52 kicked, I’m getting amped for the upcoming Rebirth event. An event which is a tonal rebirth, not just another mini-series where the heaviest of hitters clash with a cosmic extinction-level threat and sweep some continuity under the rug. Like that time when Superboy-Prime literally rearranged reality by punching it. Man, comic books are weird.

DC’s Rebirth is going to look at what makes their characters tick, and apply it with gusto to find the best of their heroes when the event kicks off in July. Like most comic books, it’s going to be a long game built over months and months of story and crime-punching, as everyone from Superman to G’Nort get tweaked, as co-publisher Dan DiDio promised a return to stories with a cohesive continuity from the Countdown to Infinite Crisis and One Year Later era which raked in fans, tag-teaming with the “freshness and newness of the New 52.”

It might also be a two-year long event as well, ending in the US summer of 2018.

That’s according to Bleeding Cool, who spoke to retailers who say that the Rebirth event will have a connected two year story arc that will impact all books to some degree. When quizzed on Twitter about this, DiDio confirmed that there would be a”long-term” story taking place across the event:

It’s not the first time that DC has gone for broke with a long game, but this could be one of their biggest stories ever told. It’s something usually seen more of at Marvel, as their comics always manage to seed new ideas with payoffs that come a few years later after every summer event. The Batman and Superman comics have experimented with this lately, as the two icons have been engaged in a long and drawn out series where a new Batman was in Gotham and Superman was severely depowered.

DC’s Rebirth kicks off on May 25 with the “DC Universe: Rebirth #1” one-shot written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Gary Frank, Ivan Reis,Phil Jimenez, and Ethan Van Sciver.

Last Updated: April 18, 2016

102 Comments

  1. So I watched Batman v Superman the weekend.
    I honestly don’t get the hate for it.

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    • Ryanza

      April 18, 2016 at 12:33

      Now go watch Gigli again and then watch Batman V Superman.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 18, 2016 at 12:34

        Gigli, bestestest superhero movie ever

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        • Ryanza

          April 18, 2016 at 12:47

          J Low’s super power is her butt.

          The cell was even better than superman V Batman.

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          • Strawman Jim

            April 18, 2016 at 13:04

            Good grief… the cell….

          • Ryanza

            April 18, 2016 at 13:07

            I liked the cell. Not a good movie but I liked the visual imagery was just so cool.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 13:27

            I agree with you there. I rewatched it two weeks ago. It’s not a bad film

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 15:31

            It’s not, probably J-Lo’s best film…. the only good film of hers anyways

        • Strawman Jim

          April 18, 2016 at 13:02

          Gigli made me the man I am today…

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          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 13:03

            That explains a bit

          • Strawman Jim

            April 18, 2016 at 13:04

            And by me, I mean you… us… We are one organism after all….

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 13:04

            I am, you are a figment!

          • Strawman Jim

            April 18, 2016 at 13:04

            I thought you were the figment and I was the real.. uh.. guy.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 13:07

            Figments often imagine other things as figments, that, shows their figmentations

          • Strawman Jim

            April 18, 2016 at 13:34

            You have convinced me of one simple truth…. Lagz is not real! It is a figment of our imaginations.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 13:35

            Everything is a figment of mine

      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 18, 2016 at 12:34

        Why would I ever even watch Gigli to start with?

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 18, 2016 at 12:35

          I’m surprised that there are people that actually did.

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          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:36

            Yea. I mean seriously. When did that ever look like it was going to be a hit movie?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 18, 2016 at 12:42

          For the same reason you need to watch Titanic before watching The Revenant obviously.

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          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:47

            Wait wait wait. Then I must have missed a huge bit of plot between Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer and Captain America The First Avenger.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 12:48

            Exactly! And Deadpool sucked because of Green Lantern!

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:48

            HAH!

          • Strawman Jim

            April 18, 2016 at 13:06

            HAI!

          • Ryanza

            April 18, 2016 at 13:54

            Deadpool in the Wolverine movie. yeah sucked.

            The Deadpool movie came about through passion from green lantern and it turned out good.

            Affleck as Batman not so much. But we knew that would happen. Even Ben knew.

          • Strawman Jim

            April 18, 2016 at 13:05

            Or gangs of New york….

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 18, 2016 at 12:34

      I think it’s as simple as it not being Marvel so let’s all hate on DC

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      • Ryanza

        April 18, 2016 at 12:36

        No there is a lot wrong with Batman V Superman. It’s not a good movie at all. CGI yes looks good. The rest, all shit. except Wonderwomen

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 18, 2016 at 12:37

          Remind the people why the most inaccurate Wonder Woman was good. (I’m not saying I have an issue with her)

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:38

            BOOBS!

          • Ryanza

            April 18, 2016 at 12:38

            CGI Boobs

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:39

            ^ Proving Trevor’s point so well.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:39

            XD

          • Ryanza

            April 18, 2016 at 12:42

            I don’t know Trevor nor do I know it’s point. Not even so well.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:49

            No one truly knows @Alien Emperor Trevor:disqus he is even more secluded than Batman

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 12:50

            …just WAY less masculine…

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:51

            but more than @rincethis:disqus

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 12:52

            That’s a really low bar. :/

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:52

            Don’t worry Trevor, I’ve got your back!
            Trevor is as masculine as my brows! Which is bear-like!

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 12:53

            …like bear-ly bear-able

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 12:54

            What do you want? -_-

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:54

            Respect?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 12:55

            Here? LOOOOOOOOL

            Better chance of falling pregnant

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 12:55

            IS THAT WHAT HAPPENED TO ZOE?

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:56

            Definitely. Zoe got too much respect from us.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 12:57

            _____________________________________

            ^There is the line, I see it

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 13:26

            XD

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:55

            Less abuse then…… no wait. Same odds as respect

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 12:57

            STATUS ON LAGS = (SELF TROLLING) * (NUMBER OF UPVOTES) div INSULTS then add the sum total of comments with the square root of line crossings per week

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:55

            I thought we were acquaintances with hints of friendship. Clearly I was wrong!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 12:57

            You’re on my list, what more do you want?! So demanding. 🙁

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 12:58

            You are actually on my T2 list, same as JJ

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 13:00

            Who are you?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 13:02

            Drake Mallard

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 13:03

            The coroner from NCIS?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 13:06

            His long lost brother, abducted as a child, raised in the mountains of Ard Skellig, trained in the ways of the Sith, redeemed to the light side, and became Admiral of the NX13 crotch rocket

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:53

            We’ll meet in the middle somewhere, I can’t see it yet but we’ll get there

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 12:53

            Everyone is, even that skinny dude in Road trip with the cheetah panty girl

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:53

            I thought that was when you made your big break?
            Are you trying to promote your movie career again?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 12:54

            I always thought YOU were cheetah-girl-dude? With the brows and the nose and all

            (side note, have you read that dude’s life story? geeez, so sad)

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:56

            No, but now I will…..

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:53

            I must be starving, because not even that image could ruin my appetite

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 12:54

            O_O

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:50

            He’s probably branded more people too.

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 18, 2016 at 12:39

          There’s more than one?

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          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 12:40

            xD

      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 18, 2016 at 12:38

        Yes. It’s starting to seem that way.
        I can’t elaborate too much without giving spoilers, so let’s leave it at that.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 18, 2016 at 12:39

          We’ve all seen it, those who haven’t aren’t planning to because DC

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          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:40

            Well, I only did the weekend, so I try to be careful.
            So the
            >>>SPOILERS<<<
            If people say it's because Batman kills then they need to rewatch it again and pay more attention to Batman's story. Secondly, then they don't know their comics, since there have been iterations where Batman did kill.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:44

            He’s killed before and he’ll kill again, first time was Batman Returns I believe

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:46

            Also >more spoilers<
            He's an older Batman in die movie, there's no Robin. So if the history of Batman is anything to go on, you could also deduce that there had been a Robin who is not there anymore.
            Batman says so himself in the movie "How many good guys are left? How many of them stayed that way?" Boom.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:47

            He brands people with a bat shaped cigarette lighter for goodness sake! Not complaining, I think it’s awesome. He didn’t name it though, I would call it the Bat Brand

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:47

            Yea, the Brant doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 12:45

            Batman’s story arc was about his redemption.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 18, 2016 at 12:35

      Because Marvel fanboys couldn’t get into the cinema to watch it without their parents’ permission.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 18, 2016 at 12:35

        R O F L !!!

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      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 18, 2016 at 12:36

        Hahaha. Now THAT sounds exactly like it 😀

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 18, 2016 at 12:37

        LOOOL

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    • Blogvader

      April 18, 2016 at 12:42

      Agreed.

      Seems to me that the most vocal nerdboys just don’t like more grown-up superhero films.

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      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 18, 2016 at 12:44

        Yea man. I thought it was so refreshing compared to the other superhero movies the past few years. It wasn’t all shiny, loaded with coincidences and filled with heroes who are all so perfect that Oprah has already booked an inverview with each of them them. It was gritty and serious, and it had real depth.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 18, 2016 at 12:46

          I went and read all the “critics” issues with the film and while they have valid points in no way did it spoil the movie for me. I think most people did this in reverse, hence their less the favourable outlook on the movie. Lesson here? Avoid ALL SPOILERS before seeing a movie.

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          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:46

            Agreed

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 12:47

            Think we can all agree Alexander was kak though.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:48

            Alexander 2004? If so then yes

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 12:48

            lol great, now you’ve reminded me of that movie.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:49

            LOL that’s why I ask. I not sure what Alexander you’re refering to

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 12:50

            LEX 😛

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 18, 2016 at 12:50

            Ugh…
            *facepalms

          • Ryanza

            April 18, 2016 at 12:55

            Lex was shit but Eisenberg did Eisenberg. So as an Eisenberg performance it was fine.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:48

            I actually found Cavil to be a bit detached from his role to be honest, made Superman feel a bit emotionless.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 18, 2016 at 12:53

            Yeah he’s not the best, not bad, but not particularly good either.

        • Ryanza

          April 18, 2016 at 12:49

          If you want a good movie that happens to be a superhero movie, Captai America 2.

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          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 18, 2016 at 12:49

            First Avenger was better for me.
            Just more original imo.
            I liked the setting and period. Was a nice change.

          • Ryanza

            April 18, 2016 at 12:52

            No wonderwomen you like Batman v Superman. You might like the first one but you should know that the second one is an overall good movie. marvels best so far.

        • Blogvader

          April 18, 2016 at 14:50

          Now they just need to give me Lex in a Lexcorp suit for once. 🙂

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    • Strawman Jim

      April 18, 2016 at 13:01

      Same here – I also saw it for the first time yesterday, and I honestly thought it was fine. I did get annoyed with the usual Zach Snyder movie trinkets (like overuse of slow motion),but other than that… Affleck is Batman!

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 18, 2016 at 13:02

        Slomo in BvS, agneesies

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        • Strawman Jim

          April 18, 2016 at 13:03

          LOTS and LOTS of slomo! JJ Abrams loves his lens flares. Zach Snyder loves slomo and Michael Bay loves to blow shit up…

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          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 18, 2016 at 13:06

            Ugh, slomo in BvS, AGNEEFLIPPENSIESMAN

    • DukeAJuke ??????

      April 18, 2016 at 14:18

      DC has simply set the bar too high a guess.. I thought B v S was pretty bad. I liked Man of Steel better.

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  2. Strawman Jim

    April 18, 2016 at 13:00

    lol “long-term story” – so back to normal before 2018?

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  3. Blogvader

    April 18, 2016 at 15:19

    Meaning, two or three years until the next stupid reboot.

    Not sure why we can’t go another 50 years with our comics being numbered and writers doing what they always did before, new and interesting things. Everything’s a bleeping reboot now.

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