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 greeted readers with Aquaman Rebirth #1, The Flash Rebirth #1 and Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 (spoilers here).
- Week Four saw Titans Rebirth #1 hit stands anchored by a returning Wally West Flash (spoilers here).
- Week Five was an extra “fifth week” of comics that saw no special DC Rebirth one-shot released.
- Week Six saw Justice League Rebirth #1 had the New 52 Justice League accept the pre-Flashpoint Superman as Rebirth’s Man of Steel (spoilers here).
Week Seven sees us with Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Rebirth #1 and Nightwing Rebirth #1 one-shots hit the stand.
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Rebirth #1 Spoilers follow.
The book opens with a recap of Hal Jordan as Green Lantern history and why he’s wearing the gauntlet instead of the ring right now.
Then we a get a recap about the missing members of the Green Lantern Corps including Guy Gardner and John Stewart, White Lanterner Kyle Rayner and others.
But Hal Jordan is going to fix it all and get his Green Lantern ring back.
His action has reverberations across the wielders of the power of the emotional spectrum.
Hal is successful…
…but his action has spurred Sinestro, who has moved his War World to Sector Zero where Oa used to be, to approach Parallax again. Sinestro is on the path to be powered by Parallax again.
Hal Jordan shuns the gauntlet, puts the Green Lantern ring on, recites the oath and…
…becomes Green Lantern again!
He’s ready to make the Green Lantern Corps something to be admired by the good and feared by the evil and…
… cause a ruckus while he’s at it in typical Hal Jordan as Green Lantern style.
Overall a really well drawn issue; amazing art. The story was important to important to return Hal Jordan as Green Lantern, but there remain a lot of unanswered questioned about the GLC, Kyle Rayner and others emotional spectrum wielders. I’m eager to see what happens next.
Nightwing Rebirth #1 Spoilers follow.
Dick Grayson’s Spyral partner Helena Bertinelli becomes the DC Rebirth’s Huntress in this issue.
We also see the outcome of the mission Grayson took with Midnighter as Dick removes the bomb that is in Damian Wayne left over by the Court of Owls in Robin War.
We also have the return of the Court Of Owls (who have changed their white masks to black) who will tangle with Nightwing in his ongoing series and an ignominious end to…
…the New 52’s first Owlman Lincoln March, aka Thomas Wayne Jr., presumably to allow only Earth 3’s Owlman from Forever Evil to claim the name in Rebirth.
Who is the assassin? A Talon? A new Owlman? Earth 3’s Owlman? Someone else? I’m intrigued.
Through the issue we see why Dick Grayson is unique from the other Robins to Batman and why he took the name Nightwing.
He also is using his Nightwing identity to infiltrate the Court of Owls, something set up by the end of Robin War months ago; so looks like we’ll still get the spy element of Grayson with the super-heroics of Nightwing in his ongoing series.
So glad to see Nightwing back!
Overall, another great one-shot on the art side. So glad to see Dick Grayson back as Nightwing and prepared to tangle with the Court of Owls. Sad to see Lincoln March’s Owlman gone, but will be intrigued where the Earth 3 Olwman will fit into Nightwing’s ongoing Rebirth series. This is a recommended read.