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DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers: First 20 Rebirth Series Teaser Plot Lines From Full DC Rebirth June 2016 Solicitations! July 2016 Solicits Around The Corner!

Building on DC Comics’ Wondercon 2016 full reveal of its DC Rebirth one-shots and ongoing series, twice monthly and monthly both, between June 2016 and October 2016, (minus 3 series previously announced that were MIA and that DC explained later) comes the first 20 Rebirth titles with their plot line teasers from the full and complete June 2016 DC Comics solicitations.

At the same, the July 2016 DC Rebirth solicitations are in the pipeline around the corner. Before we get to those, the spoilers follow after your DC Comics Rebirth June 2016 solicitations checklist below.

DC Comics Universe Rebirth Checklist June 2016 Solicitations

Check out the DC Rebirth solicits spoilers below.


Big Spoilers for DC Comics Rebirth in many cases below.

While we get the Rebirth kick off issue at end of May 2016, solicit follows, it appears Superman’s Rebirth, and the debut of the new Superwoman, happens 2 months earlier in the final New 52 “Super League” arc spanning all of the DC series with Superman in its title name or subtitle

1. DC Universe Rebirth #1

DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by GARY FRANK, IVAN REIS, ETHAN VAN SCIVER, PHIL JIMENEZ and others
Cover by GARY FRANK

It all begins here. Do not skip to the last page. Do not let a friend or message board ruin this comic for you. The future (and past) of the DC Universe starts here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

THEY SAID IT: “Rebirth is about focusing in on the core of the character and their respective universe,” says writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. “It brings back what has been lost, the legacy of the characters, the love and the hope of the DCU!”

RETAILERS: THIS TITLE WILL NOT BE LISTED ON FOC. ALL ORDERS MUST BE FINALIZED BY APRIL 28.
One-shot • On sale MAY 25 • 80 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

2. Action Comics #957

ACTION COMICS #957

Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by RYAN SOOK
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“PATH TO DOOM” chapter one

Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrow’s newest protector: Lex Luthor. But it’s not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected — the new Clark Kent!

DON’T MISS: ACTION COMICS returns to its original numbering with this issue!

On sale JUNE 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

3. Action Comics #958

ACTION COMICS #958

Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by RYAN SOOK
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“PATH TO DOOM” chapter two

Luthor and Superman must put aside their differences and face the common threat of Doomsday, as Jimmy Olsen and the Planet staff try to uncover the truth: who is the man claiming to be Clark Kent?

THEY SAID IT: “Superman is synonymous with the word superhero,” says artist Patrick Zircher. “He’s the greatest. Drawing ACTION COMICS fills me with a passion to make great comics.”

On sale JUNE 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

4. Superman Rebirth #1

SUPERMAN: REBIRTH #1

Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by DOUG MAHNKE and JAIME MENDOZA
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE
Variant cover by ANDY PARK

The world needs a Man of Steel, but can Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane?

IT BEGINS: Now it’s Clark’s turn to be Pa Kent and teach his son what it means to be super, but who is hunting Superman’s son—and why?

One-shot • On sale JUNE 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

5. Superman #1

SUPERMAN #1

Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
Variant cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
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“THE SON OF SUPERMAN” chapter one

The Last Son of Krypton must decide whether to help his young son use his new and rapidly increasing abilities, or hide them from the world.

THE CREATORS: The team supreme that brought fans the adventures of Damian Wayne in “Batman and Robin” returns for the adventures of Superman and his offspring.

On sale JUNE 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

6. Batman Rebirth #1

BATMAN: REBIRTH #1

Written by TOM KING and SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
Variant cover by TBD

Longtime Batman and Eisner Award winning writer Scott Snyder co-writes with rising star writer Tom King!
EVIL 365: Gotham City faces the threat of the Calendar Man!

One-shot • On sale JUNE 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

7. Batman #1

BATMAN #1

Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and MATT BANNING
Variant cover by TIM SALE
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“I AM GOTHAM” chapter one

No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight?

CAN’T MISS: Superstar artist David Finch returns to Batman alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.

On sale JUNE 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

8. Detective Comics #934

DETECTIVE COMICS #934

Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
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“RISE OF THE BATMEN” chapter one

An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military precision. It’s up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat!

WHAT NOW: Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain, but is the villainous Clayface ready for redemption?

On sale JUNE 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

9. Detective Comics #935

DETECTIVE COMICS #935

Written by JAMES TYNION IV
Art and cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
Variant cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
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“RISE OF THE BATMEN” chapter two

Batman and team find themselves in the crosshairs as the villain they’ve begun hunting turns the tables on them. Batman and Batwoman have the skills to survive, but do their young teammates? Is this where hero training ends in tragedy?

THEY SAID IT: “The ideas are boiling inside my brain,” boasts artist Eddy Barrows. “James and I intend to elevate Batman to a whole new level, with amazing and exciting stories, and artwork. To sum it up in one sentence—it’s going to be epic!”

On sale JUNE 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

10. Aquaman Rebirth #1

AQUAMAN: REBIRTH #1

Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by OSCAR JIMENEZ
Cover by BRAD WALKER and DREW HENNESSEY
Variant cover by RYAN BEMJAMIN

Born to both the surface and the sea, Arthur Curry walks in two worlds but can find a home in neither. The king of Atlantis looks to reconcile his split heritage as he embarks on a new mission that may finally make him choose between his two paths.

POLITICAL PLAYER: “As the leader of a world power,” writer Dan Abnett says, “Arthur believes it’s time Atlantis became part of the global community. Atlantis has been on the outside for too long: feared, mysterious and misunderstood. But that means getting the world used to Atlantis…and vice versa.

One-shot • On sale JUNE 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

11. Aquaman #1

AQUAMAN #1

Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by BRAD WALKER and DREW HENNESSEY
Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
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“THE DROWNING” chapter one

Black Manta returns, and as Aquaman attempts to broker lasting peace between Atlantis and the surface world, his greatest foe engineers a plan to destroy everything and everyone the undersea hero loves.

THEY SAID IT: “I’m excited to draw a vast undersea world with all the visual flourishes of fantasy and science fiction that it affords,” says artist Brad Walker. “I’ve done so much work in outer space-based comics, and I love the freedom that affords.”

On sale JUNE 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

12. Flash Rebirth #1

THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
Variant cover by JASON PEARSON

Spinning directly out of the epic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, the fastest man alive finds himself at the center of a DC Universe at a crossroads.

WARNING: Do NOT read this issue until after you read DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1!

One-shot • On sale JUNE 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

13. Flash #1

THE FLASH #1

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
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“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” chapter one

A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never, well…you know. Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster debuts—but just where did this amazing new friend come from?

FLASH FACT: “2016 is the 60th anniversary of Barry Allen becoming The Flash and it’s a privilege to be a part of it,” says writer Joshua Williamson. “‘The Return of Barry Allen’ in FLASH #79 [1993] is one of my favorite comics of all time. It’s where I became a Flash fan for life.”

On sale JUNE 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

14. Green Arrow Rebirth #1

GREEN ARROW: REBIRTH #1

Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by OTTO SCHMIDT
Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
Variant cover by STEVE SKROCE

Together again for the first time, the Emerald Archer meets Black Canary. Questioning everything Green Arrow believes in, Dinah Lance throws the hero’s world upside down, forcing him to question what he cares about more: his morals or his money?

BULLSEYE: “Readers are aching for the reunion of Green Arrow and Black Canary, and we’re finally going to give it to them.” says writer Benjamin Percy. “Also returning? Green Arrow’s goatee.”

One-shot • On sale JUNE 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

15. Green Arrow #1

GREEN ARROW #1

Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by OTTO SCHMIDT
Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
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“THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN” chapter one

As Oliver struggles with how he can fight “the man” when his huge fortune makes him the man, he and Black Canary uncover a deadly new threat to Seattle that cuts the Archer to the bone.

THEY SAID IT: “My touchstones are [former GA writers] Dennis O’Neil and Mike Grell, while trying to make the series my own,” says writer Benjamin Percy. “Green Arrow will be a politically and culturally relevant series. Expect stories that aim a broadhead into the zeitgeist, that are ripped from the headlines.”

On sale JUNE 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2,.99 US • RATED T

16. Green Lanterns Rebirth #1

GREEN LANTERNS: REBIRTH #1

Written by GEOFF JOHNS and SAM HUMPHRIES
Art and cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Variant cover by ALEX GARNER

Creative powerhouse Geoff Johns puts the ring on again as he, cowriter Sam Humphries and artist Ethan Van Sciver debut a new era of emerald greatness! Rookie Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz tackle the universe’s toughest beat: Earth.

HOT TICKET: Geoff and Ethan brought Hal Jordan to epic status with the original GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH.

One-shot • On sale JUNE 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

17. Green Lanterns #1

GREEN LANTERNS #1

Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Art by ROBSON ROCHA
Cover by ROBSON ROCHA and JOE PRADO
Variant cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
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“RED PLANET” chapter one

New Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz promised to protect others in brightest day or blackest night, but as “Red Planet” begins to rise, the partners find themselves confronted with a unimaginable threat from Bleez and the Red Lanterns!

THEY SAID IT: “I am psyched for GREEN LANTERNS!” says writer Sam Humphries. “Myself, Simon, and Jessica are all new to the DC Universe. We’re gonna have a blast exploring it—if we don’t destroy it first.”

On sale JUNE 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

18. Titans Rebirth #1

TITANS: REBIRTH #1

Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Variant cover by MIKE CHOI

Friends. Teammates. Titans. Donna Troy, Arsenal, Garth, Lilith and Nightwing were all that and more until a mysterious force erased their memories, forcing them to forget what they could accomplish together. Reunited with their memories returned, the Titans must destroy the interdimensional demon that broke them apart and threatens reality itself.

THEY SAID IT: “Grayson and Donna were a few of the characters I first worked on at DC, so it feels like a homecoming for me,” explains penciller Brett Booth. “I’m beyond happy!”

WARNING: Do NOT read this issue until after you read DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1!

One-shot • On sale JUNE 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

20. Wonder Woman Rebirth #1

WONDER WOMAN: REBIRTH #1

Written by GREG RUCKA
Art by PAOLO SIQUERIA and LIAM SHARP
Cover by LIAM SHARP
Variant cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

After suffering an unimaginable loss, Wonder Woman must rebuild her mission as Earth’s ultimate protector and champion.

DON’T MISS: New York Times best selling writer Greg Rucka returns to Wonder Woman with a tale that will forever alter the DC icon.

One-shot • On sale JUNE 8• 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

19. Wonder Woman #1

WONDER WOMAN #1

Written by GREG RUCKA
Art and cover by LIAM SHARP
Variant cover by FRANK CHO
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“THE LIES” chapter one

Why has the lasso of truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman’s past unravel her present!

THEY SAID IT: “Drawing Wonder Woman isn’t just drawing a comic, it’s drawing an icon—the most famous and recognizable female superhero in the world,” exclaims artist Liam Sharp. “To get to draw her in her 75th year, with a new storyline scribed by no less than Greg Rucka, makes this without doubt the most important drawing gig of my 30 years in comics.”

On sale JUNE 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T


The DC Comics July 2016 Rebirth solicitations are imminent! Stay tuned!

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