In 2011 DC Comics revamped and relaunched its entire line of monthly comics, cancelling all their current titles and introducing 52 new titles all starting with issue one. The “New 52” was intended to broaden DC’s appeal to new readers who might be intimidated by more than 70 years worth of continuity. Long time readers were less than pleased. The New 52 was a misfire.
Earlier this year, DC Universe Rebirth appeared as a sort of course correction. According to DC President Geoff Johns, “Rebirth is a re-laying of the groundwork for DC’s future while celebrating its past and present. It’s not about throwing anything away. It’s quite the opposite.”
The new initiative started with Rebirth, a one-shot graphic novel that sets the stage for everything that’s to come. Over then next few months, each issue of the Rebirth saga will appear on Hoopla, Eisenhower’s digital media service. These comics have been formatted perfectly for reading on a computer or tablet. You can even read them on a smart phone.
The Rebirth Deluxe Edition graphic novel is available now if you want to get a taste for what the new DC is going to look like, and with the schedule below you can plan ahead to read each issue as it hits Hoopla.
Green Arrow Vol. 1: The Death and Life of Oliver Queen
Superman Vol. 1: Son of Superman
Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham
Aquaman Vol. 1: The Drowning
The Flash Vol. 1: Lightning Strike Twice
Justice League Vol. 1: The Extinction Machines
Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than Batman
Green Lanterns Vol. 1: Rage Planet
Batman – Detective Comics Vol. 1: Rise of the Batmen
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Vol. 1: Sinestro’s Law
Wonder Woman Vol. 1: The Lies
Superman – Detective Comics Vol. 1: Path of Doom
Suicide Squad Vol. 1: The Black Vault
Titans Vol. 1: The Return of Wally West
Deathstroke Vol. 1: The Professional
Harley Quinn Vol. 1: Die Laughing
Batgirl Vol. 1: Beyond Burnside
Cyborg Vol. 1: The Imitation of Life