Examining "Rebirth's" Treatment of Legacy & Promise of a Less "Grimdark" DC Universe
I first discovered the joy of comics in 1980 when some girls on my school bus brought in their father's copies of Wendy and Richard Pini's "Elfquest" and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, I've written freelance interviews and articles for "Wizard" (going all the way back to the first issue), headed up the Small Press Expo and the Ignatz Awards, served as an Eisner judge and written reviews regularly since 1999 (first for iComics.com, then moving to my own site Read About Comics).
I moved to the Washington DC area in 1974 and have yet to leave. I design and develop training for the Federal government during the day, and I've had both fiction and non-fiction professionally published. In my spare time I train for marathons and triathlons. I've promised my friends one of these days I'll run a race dressed as the Flash.
FIRST COMIC: "Elfquest" #5
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Fone Bone, Captain Britain, Rachel Summers Grey
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Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and John Romita Jr. don't take the easy way out in "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #3.
Dan Slott and Michael Allred's "Silver Surfer" #2 is "an excellent issue by an excellent creative team."
Victor Gischler and Will Conrad's "Angel & Faith: Season 10" #23 "gives readers something to get excited about."
Nick Spencer, Joe Bennett and Belardino Brabo "give us a delightfully modern take on super villains" in "Captain America: Sam Wilson" #6.
Steve Orlando, ACO and Hugo Petrus' "Midnighter" #9 is "a startlingly clever and exciting comic."
Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas and Kris Anka "blend old and new elements in a genuinely pleasing way" in "Captain Marvel" #2.
"Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu tell a story that uses the visual language of comics with great success" in "Black Canary" #7.
Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo's "Batman" #48 "takes the double-cliffhanger from last month... and makes both situations even tenser."
Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque's "Huck" #3 "is another charming issue... [with] art that quietly steals the show."
Max Landis and Joelle Jones' "Superman: American Alien" #3 "is a perfect example of everything that a relaunch should give its readers."
"Renae De Liz and Ray Dillion breathe new life into an old tale with 'The Legend of Wonder Woman' #1."
In Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang's "Paper Girls" #4, "there's a level of skepticism and wariness that feels refreshing and real."
Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo find "a good approach that keeps things appropriately weird but don't lose sight of its menace" in "Doctor Strange" #4.
Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #3 is "brilliant in how well it still fits in with... the rest of Marvel's comics."
The conclusion of Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips' noir Hollywood mystery series "The Fade Out" will "hit you like a ton of bricks."
Kelly Thompson and Corin Howell's "Jem and the Holograms" #10 "is another victory for a series far more enjoyable than one might have ever thought."
Tom King, Barnaby Bagenda and Ig Guara's "The Omega Men" #7 "blows its competition out of the water."
Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas' "The Astonishing Ant-Man" #3 "is another strong issue in a fun series."
Charles Soule and Ron Garney's "Daredevil" #2 "is an issue fans will appreciate more and more with every read."
Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello and Andy Kubert's "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #2 "moves in an intriguing and entertaining fashion."
"Uncanny X-Men" #6 kicks off this title's portion of "Apocalypse Wars," but Cullen Bunn, Ken Lashley and Paco Medina's two stories are nothing but backstory and extended setup.
J. Torres and Corin Howell's "The Mighty Zodiac" #1 has a fun concept where Chinese warrior animals try to rescue fallen stars, but the execution feels a little too generic for a first issue.
"Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fool's Special" #1 leads into the upcoming "Suicide Squad" series, but Rob Williams, Jim Lee and Sean "Cheeks" Galloway's comic never quite clicks in any of its different st
Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Bats Tarr and company wrap up the Fugue's plot in "Batgirl" #50, which serves as a strong conclusion to their run on the title.
Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta make things much, much worse for the Vision and his family when the neighbors' dog visits in "The Vision" #6.
"The Wicked + The Divine" #18 kicks off the series' explosive new story arc as Persephone performs her first concert, the gods choose sides and Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie give readers reasons to worry.
In "Superman" #51, Peter J. Tomasi and Mikel Janin kick off a storyline that has a distinctly different title than originally advertised, and one that now looks to lead directly into "Superman: Rebirth."
Charles Soule and Ron Garney's "Daredevil" #5 brings Daredevil and Blindspot's struggle against Tenfingers to an end, but this new installment leaves behind a lot of what made the earlier issues so appealing.
Brian Wood and Garry Brown's "Black Road" #1 plunges readers into Norway as the Norsemen and the Christians wage a vicious war of conversion, with Magnus the Black as our slightly unreliable.
Even as all of the characters start to converge in Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' "Saga" #35, some run the risk of arriving just too late to help.
"All-New X-Men" #7 is a tangential continuation of the previous storyline involving the Blob, but Dennis Hopeless and Mark Bagley's story -- which recasts Toad as a kind of Phantom figure -- never quite comes together.
"Batman and Robin Eternal" #26 wraps up the latest weekly Batman series, but James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder and a host of artists have curiously little tension here.
In "The Omega Men" #10, the battle for Karna breaks out in the Vega System -- but is there really victory in sight, or are Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda raising false hopes?
Greg Pak, Ian Churchill and Tom Denerick draw on both "Teen Titans" and "Wonder Woman" continuity in "Teen Titans" #18, where the Titans find themselves in-between Cassandra and Wonder Woman.
Al Ewing and Marcus To's "New Avengers" #8 brings the series' stories to a screeching halt and jettisons some of its charm in the process when it gets pulled into the "Standoff" crossover.
Meredith Finch, David Finch, Johnny Desjardins and Miguel Mendonca bring "Wonder Woman" to its 50th issue, but it feels like little more than an attempt to finish dismantling the previous creators' ideas.
As "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10" #25 gears up for its finale, Christos Gage and Megan Levens unleash a nasty surprise on both the readers and characters alike.
Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera's "Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 - Beyond the Fences" #2 is like a nice, warm bath: a comforting way to unwind, relax and enjoy.
"All-New, All-Different Avengers" #7 may be part of the "Standoff" crossover, but Mark Waid and Adam Kubert make this issue welcoming to anyone who hasn't read a previous chapter.
"Huck" #5 plunges further into Huck's origin as he's dragged back to Russia, but Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque's comic was more engrossing when it was less about Huck's powers and more about his personality.