The comic-book nerds got very excited about the reboot of DC comics, there has been a widespread consensus among fans that although the DC universe is wonderful and captivating but something is missing, the same feeling is shared by longtime DC comics writer turned Chief creative officer Geoff Johns who is steering this initiative of DC Rebirth.
He said it in an interview with CBR:
“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 backward. It’s an echo of the past, but looking to the future. That’s what I want to do with this.”
This is not the first time that there has been a “rebirth” event, New 52 was a major relaunch and revamp of comics in 2011, but it didn’t really go anywhere and lost its direction. The underlying idea is to explore new themes, chart new territory, bring new people into the DC bandwagon and connect it with DC Cinematic universe.
In the recent DC Rebirth comics, Flash and Batman have joined forces against Dr. Manhattan, the watchmen and uncover the truth of “the button”, the four-issue crossover is returning i.e Batman #21, Batman #22, Flash #21, Flash #22 with two important speed force characters – New 52 EobardThawne/ Reverse Flash and pre-New 52 Jay Garrick who will lend Barry a helping hand. This will make things very exciting and dangerous. Let’s see how things pan out. CHEERS!