Hey all... just wanted to put anyone who cares on the alert that DC Rebirth spoilers have been leaked on Reddit, and they're starting to show up other places. I've seen reference to them on Bleeding Cool, and I think Newsarama has a list up, and I think IGN has something up too. So far, I haven't seen anything leaked in headlines and I don't know what the leaks are, but I just wanted everyone to know that they're out there. So be on your guard.
(Newsarama also has a spoiler-free review up which I skimmed... but looked very positive.)
I have to say I have been liking what I've been reading of the DC Rebirth stuff, and I did get the Batman issue that has The Button in it (I read this book anyway).
I'll be interested to see where this whole Batman: Metal thing goes!
I'm definitely interested in seeing what's up with Metal, too. (I'd forgotten about this short backup, but there were a few pages in Detective 950 in which Batman explains to Tim Drake that he's been gathering these teams together to deal with an oncoming threat he sees in the future...and at the end, it says, "for more, see Dark Days: Metal in 2017!" or something to that effect. So expect the Detective team and the JLE to be involved.)
But my main concern right now is what's happening with Imra in Arkham Asylum. I want my Legion back...!
I reread the DC Rebirth one-shot that started the whole thing, and there was also a scene in which Wally manifests in front of Johnny Thunder, now an old man in a nursing home. We haven't seen that touched on again, as far as I know. (My favorite part of that is, just as Wally is beginning to appear, Johnny says "I see you" -- an echo of his famous magic words to summon the Thunderbolt, Cei-U. And then Wally appears in lightning.
As we've discussed on it's own thread, I found The Button unsatisfying -- the first crossover misstep* I've read from DC since Rebirth; after a promising premise, it really failed to stick the landing.
I'm still enjoying plenty of what I'm reading in the DCU, though -- the Superman and Batman titles are generally really strong (though the post "Man of Tomorrow" continuity recap in Action Comics sagged a bit), and I'm enjoying Flash, Wonder Woman, Titans, Deathstroke, and Kamandi Challenge. I recently dropped Justice League, Justice League of America, Trinity, and Super Sons, but most of those weren't bad -- just not grabbing me entirely.
I just took a chance on a recent done-in-one issue of Nightwing and enjoyed it. I also hopped on for the first issue of "The Rise of Star City" in Green Arrow, but I think I'll pass on the rest for now -- it seems more like the culmination of this past year of stories than the beginning of something new. So I'll wait until "Hard-Traveling Hero" starts up to give the book another chance.
Also, I picked up 3 issues of Blue Beetle during a Comixology sale, and they were a lot more fun back-to-back for $1 than they were at $3 off the shelf. I'm looking forward to reading more once he's featured in another sale down the road.
*The crossovers I've read and enjoyed: Night of the Monster Men, Justice League vs Suicide Squad, and Man of Tomorrow. There's probably another one in there that I'm forgetting. I'm reading The Lazarus Contract now, and the jury's still out. It doesn't feel particularly ambitious, and it's felt like mostly setup so far. But since I already buy 2 out of the 3 titles, I'm in for the next two issues regardless.