Geoff Johns, the longtime DC comics writer turned Chief creative officer is a man of bold change who has conceived and is now steering DC Rebirth initiative.
He said it in an interview about DC Rebirth:
“If you look at the new Star Wars [The Force Awakens] — it’s kind of a rebirth, right? It goes back to the classic tropes of Star Wars, but it introduces new characters. New threats. It has the spirit of Star Wars, it feels like a Star Wars movie. Probably the first Star Wars movie that’s felt like a Star Wars movie in a long, long time. That’s a perfect example of what I think “Rebirth” is — a celebration, but it doesn’t mean we’re just going backwards. It’s an echo of the past, but looking to the future. That’s what I want to do with this.”
There have been attempts to try out different things to bring new readership for DC comics, and largely he has succeeded. But now they have decided to create a major crossover between Batman and Flash to investigate the popular Watchmen mystery in a comic-book titled ‘The Button’. Here’s the official synopsis of the story:
“Two greatest detectives in the DC Universe unite to unravel the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley face button stuck in the Batcave wall. However, what begins as a simple investigation soon turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party — and it’s not who anyone suspects! This is a mystery woven throughout time, and the countdown starts here!”
DiDo, a DC Publisher said:
“When we went out and we set up Rebirth, we set up a two-year story. A lot of the questions that are out there will be answered during that two-year plan. The goal is not to answer every question in the beginning, but to roll things out and continue to excite people all the way through. You’ll see a lot of twists and turns coming out over the next year or so that will get you to, hopefully, where you want to be.”
Williamson said “When people read the whole event — it’s hard to talk about this because of spoilers — they’re going to see it all adds up, and it definitely gives you a big piece of what we’re doing next year, moving forward with Rebirth.”