By now you’ve surely heard about the DCU shakeup that’s happening in the next few months with the launch of DC Rebirth, a major event that will change everything you currently know about the N52. With the dramatic reveal over the weekend of major plot beats, creative teams, and bold new directions for the announced titles, it’s time to start thinking about your pull list and how the Rebirth will affect it.
Beginning in June, DC is shipping an assortment of Rebirth one-shots prior to their relaunched ongoing titles. These new titles will start with #1s, with the notable exception of Action Comics and Detective Comics. The easiest way to start see what will be different is to get an overview of the new lineup, and we have a perfect digital reference for you, as provided by DC itself:
(Print versions will be available at the store on April 20th, if you prefer. A few other sources of information that might help you make your decisions are this quick list of titles and release dates and the WonderCon Rebirth announcement roundup and summary.)
So what does this mean for you? As the changes are so extensive, we would like to know which titles you would like on your pull list going forward, even if that title might already be on your list.
If you are currently getting Batman, and you would like to also get the relaunched Batman title, please tell us that you’d like the new Batman SERIES. If you would also like the Batman Rebirth ONE-SHOT, please tell us that as well — they are two separate things and will be treated as such.
(It’s also absolutely fine to just want a Rebirth one-shot and not the corresponding ongoing series, or vice versa. However, we don’t want to assume or guess for you; the best way to ensure that we save only what you want is if we hear from you!)
If you would like to start saving a new title you hadn’t been getting before, please let us know which! Again, we need to know if you want the Rebirth one-shot, the ongoing series, or both.
If you are dropping a title starting with the Rebirth relaunch, please let us know that as well! We understand that not all of the changes will appeal to you, and if we know that you will not want a particular series after the shakeup, we can place our orders more accurately.
Thank you for reading through this! It’s a lot of information to digest, but we appreciate everyone for taking the time to let us know about their list changes. (Our email inbox is always open, so please feel free to email us once you’ve made your decisions, or call or stop in within the next couple of weeks and give us your changes in person.)
DC Rebirth is shaping up to be a thrilling time for comic fans, and we won’t want you to miss a single page of the action. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!