DC Universe: Rebirth #1 Review

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www.hypergeeky.comThe message was on repeat.

Rebirth is not a reboot.

Over and over, DC staff sounded like a broken record repeating the words in case you didn’t hear or didn’t want to believe: Rebirth is not a reboot. It’s not. It never was or was intended to be.

Even in his release night appearance on Late Night with Seth Myers, Geoff Johns made it every clear Rebirth was a relaunch and not a reboot.

Nope. Not a reboot. Not at all. A reboot it isn’t.

And once you’ve finished reading Rebirth, you’re inclined to agree because it’s very obvious, and in the best way.

Rebirth is not a reboot. It’s an apology.

After DC tossed away 90% of its continuity for the ill-fated New 52 reboot — Batman and Green Lantern held onto their continuities, though they were weirdly compressed — the publisher brings everything back on track and explains away the inconsistencies of having Batman go through three Robins in the span of five years by putting the blame on — well, someone. I’m not going to go there yet, and if you haven’t read Rebirth, please do yourself a favor and open up the issue because I am going to spoil this story as I am wont to do.

(This is HyperGeeky after all, in case you weren’t paying attention.)

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