Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Clock is Ticking Throughout DC Universe: Rebirth #1


DC Comics gives its loyal readers what we've been waiting for. Some will call DC Universe: Rebirth #1 just another reboot, and their skepticism would be justified. After five years and two major world-changing events, the sentinels of the most iconic superheroes are admitting the fun and optimism we all read comic books for in the first place was lost. Writer Geoff Johns and Artists Gary Frank, Phil Jimenez, Ethan Van Sciver, and Ivan Reis make a gallant and pleasing effort to set things right.

After supposedly fading from existence, Wally West is desperate to contact one of his many super-powered colleagues. They've all forgotten him because of a rip in the very fabric of time. Will Batman, The Flash, or one of the Teen Titans remember their lost comrade before he disappears from existence forever? And who's causing the catastrophic tears in reality that threaten to destroy the world as we know it in DC Universe: Rebirth #1? The third act of Issue #1 will leave readers in a state of shock and awe. One way or another, it is guaranteed to evoke extreme feelings of excitement or fury.

DC Universe: Rebirth #1 is rated T for Teen. It contains violence and frightening and intense scenes for younger readers.

At first glance, DC Universe: Rebirth #1 feels as if we're heading down the same path we took with Flashpoint. For all intents and purposes, the whole speed force / trapped-in-time concept immediately threw up a red flag for me. However, as the book moved along, I sensed a glimmer of hope and positivity we've rarely experienced in an issue of any of the titles in the New 52 era. After a few shocking revelations were dropped on me, I was curious and excited enough with what I'd taken in that I craved more. Here's hoping DC delivers on what they've started and so splendidly set up.

DC Universe: Rebirth #1 is available now in print and digital editions.

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