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DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers & Review: Aquaman Rebirth #1, The Flash Rebirth #1 & Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 Set-Up New DC Rebirth Status Quo, Diana’s Twin Brother Jason, Wally West & More!

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DC Rebirth is upon us:

  • Week One saw the debut of DC Universe Rebirth #1 and its massive reveals (spoilers here)!
  • Week Two saw the debut of the critically acclaimed Batman Rebirth #1, Superman Rebirth #1, Green Lanterns Rebirth #1 and Green Arrow #1 (spoilers here).

Week Three of DC Rebirth sees three of DC Comics Rebirth one-shots hit stands today: Aquaman Rebirth #1, The Flash Rebirth #1 and Wonder Woman Rebirth #1.

In addition, two hot books out this week are the continuing adventures of “a” Superman in Action Comics #957 (spoilers here) and Batman forming a team to take on a big threat in Detective Comics #934 (spoilers here).

With that, onto this week’s three DC Comics Rebirth one-shots. What follows are some key developments from all three that sets up the DC Rebirth status quo.

Aquaman Rebirth #1

Flash Rebirth #1

Wonder Woman Rebirth #1

Spoilers and review for Aquaman Rebirth #1 follow.

I’m looking forward to more of the politics that come from the Monarch with the largest territory on Earth, the oceans, having his nation Atlantis accepted by the surface world and vice versa. Vision or hubris?

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And, who is the big bad for the ongoing Aquaman series?

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Well none other than Black Manta!

Spoilers and review for The Flash Rebirth #1 follow.

A lot going on this issue including “guests” for the Flash as we get a recap of Barry Allen’s life. From Wally West to Zoom to new villain Godspeed.

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We also get some touching moments between Wally West and Barry Allen picking up from DC Universe Rebirth #1. Wally identifies his need for a new costume since he’s not Kid Flash any longer.

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Classic ginger Wally West will be the Flash, sharing the name with Barry Allen on the Titans series.

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While younger biracial Wally West will become Kid Flash on the Teen Titans.

A bright and optimistic future on the horizon?

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Nope. It looks like the Dr. Manhattan / Watchmen angle revealed in DC Universe Rebirth #1 will be followed up in the new Flash series as the Flash and Batman contemplate the smiley button (of the Watchmen’s Comedian).

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Oh, and Godspeed, a new speed villian, is the Flash’s big bad.

Spoilers and review for Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 follow.

Wonder Woman past is not what it seems. Post Flashpoint, in the DC New 52, Wonder Woman was not made from claw that was divinely given life, but she was the daughter of her mom Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, and the god of gods Zeus.

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Now, it turns out she has a twin brother named Jason as was revealed during Justice League #50, the finale of DC Universe Rebirth #1.

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However, there was interesting movement on this plot point in Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 within the broader plot that reveals everything Wonder Woman has known until appears to have been a lie.

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The magic lasso is jogging her memory and she had back to what she thought was Olympus. Who has perpetuated this fraud on Wonder Woman?

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Looks like we’ll find out in the new ongoing Wonder Woman series that will have stories set in the past and present.

So…

These three one-shots were compelling with a lot of reexplaining of origins, but also setting up their respective ongoing series.

Fun reads.

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