(July 2016)

DC, 2016 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
2.99 USD
Pages
84
On-sale Date
2016-05-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Rated T Teen
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
Barcode
761941340135 00111
Editing
Eddie Berganza; Andrew Marino (assistant editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Gary Frank (signed)
Inks
Gary Frank (signed)
Colors
Brad Anderson (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Shazam [Billy Batson]; Green Lantern [Jessica Cruz]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]
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Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

All black page inside front cover

Chapter 1: Lost (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank; Ethan Van Sciver
Inks
Gary Frank; Ethan Van Sciver
Colors
Brad Anderson; Jason Wright
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman (image on TV screen); The Joker (images on computer monitor); Kid Flash [Wally West]; Joe Chill (flashback); Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne) (flashback); Flash [Barry Allen] (flashback); Iris West (flashback); Teen Titans [Kid Flash [Wally West]; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Aqualad [Garth]] (original team, flashback); Superman [Clark Kent] (flashback); Shazam [Captain Marvel; Billy Batson] (flashback); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (flashback); Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Martin Stein] (flashback); Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz] (flashback); Power Girl [Karen Starr] (flashback); Linda Park (flashback); Jesse Quick [Jesse Chambers] (flashback); Max Mercury (flashback); Kid Flash [Bart Allen] (flashback); Flash [Wally West] (flashback); Impulse [Iris West, daughter of Wally West and Linda Park] (flashback); Flash [Jay Garrick] (flashback); Reverse Flash [Prof. Zoom; Eobard Thawne] (flashback); Nora Allen (flashback); Shazam [Captain Thunder] (from Flashpoint universe, flashback); Element Woman (from Flashpoint universe, flashback); Batman [Thomas Wayne] (from Flashpoint universe, flashback); Cyborg [Victor Stone] (from Flashpoint universe, flashback)
Synopsis
Wally West, who has not been seen in the new 52 Universe, finds himself aged back to a youthful Kid Flash existing outside of the normal timeline. He appears to Batman hoping that Bruce will remember him and help him, but gets pulled back into the Speed Force before that happens. Wally recalls how the New 52 Universe was formed as the result of undoing the Flashpoint universe, but only Wally is aware that some outside force manipulated events so that some things were different in the New 52 Universe than in the pre-Flashpoint universe, including stealing 10 years from the heroes lives.
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Indexer Notes

Batman is seen in the Batcave pondering what the Mobius Chair meant when it told him that there were 3 Jokers, as shown in Justice League (DC, 2011 series) #50.

In an attempt to get through to Batman, Wally tells Bruce to remember how he got the letter from his father Thomas. This letter had been brought back from the Flashpoint universe by Barry Allen and given to Bruce, as shown in the Flashpoint 2011 mini-series.

Chapter 2: Legacy (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank
Inks
Gary Frank
Colors
Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

Characters
Johnny Thunder; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Captain Maggie Sawyer; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen Ranzz]; Ryan Choi; Dean Plumm; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Blue Beetle [Jaime Reyes]; Ted Kord; Dr. Fate; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Green Lantern [Jessica Cruz]; Aqualad [Jackson Hyde]; Pandora (death)
Synopsis
Wally appears to an elderly Johnny Thunder pleading with him to find the Justice Society, unaware that Johnny no longer has his Thunderbolt. Maggie Sawyer detains an unusual suspect. Ryan Choi discovers that Ray Palmer has disappeared while investigating a disturbance in the timeline. Jaime Reyes consults with Ted Kord about how to remove his Blue Beetle scarab, but Dr. Fate appears with a warning about the true origin of the scarab. Pandora confronts a mysterious force.
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Indexer Notes

Johnny Thunder is next shown in The Flash (DC, 2016 series) #21 searching for the Justice Society.

Saturn Girl is next shown as a patient in Arkham Asylum who can foresee the future in Batman (DC, 2016 series) #21.

Ryan Choi tracks down the missing Ray Palmer in Justice League of America (DC, 2017 series) #12-17.

Chapter 3: Love (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado; Ivan Reis
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Grail; Darkseid (as an infant as shown in Justice League (2011 series) #50); Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Martin Stein]; Steel [John Henry Irons]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Beast Boy [Garfield Logan]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Shazam [Billy Batson]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Captain Atom [Nathaniel Adam]; Raven [Rachel Roth]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana]; Vixen [Mari McCabe]; Steve Trevor; Clark Smith; Lois Smith; Jonathan Smith; Mr. Oz; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; Linda Park
Synopsis
The Superman of the New 52 universe has died, and heroes gather at the site where he fell to pay their respects. Green Arrow and Black Canary, who are strangers in the New 52 universe, sense a past connection. Clark, Lois, and Jon from the pre-Flashpoint universe try to keep a low profile, but Clark is confronted by Mr. Oz with a mysterious warning. Aquaman proposes to Mera. Wally, seeking to return to the normal timeline, is drawn to his anchor Linda Park, but Linda does not remember him, and a heart-broken Wally, without the bond of Linda's love, is drawn back into the speed force.
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Indexer Notes

Grail with her father Darkseid re-incarnated as an infant, seeks Wonder Woman's twin brother, whose existence was revealed in Justice League (DC, 2011 series) #50.

Superman of the New 52 universe died in Superman (DC, 2011 series) #52.

Superman, Lois, and their son Jonathan from the pre-Flashpoint Universe were shown to be secretly living on Earth in the New 52 universe in Superman: Lois & Clark (DC, 2015 series).

Chapter 4: Life (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Phil Jimenez; Gary Frank
Inks
Matt Santorelli; Gary Frank
Colors
Gabe Eltaeb; Brad Anderson
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kid Flash [Wally West]; Gotham Girl [Claire Clover]; Gotham [Hank Clover]; John Constantine; Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Captain Boomerang [George "Digger" Harkness]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Wally West (African-American Wally from the New 52 Universe); Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West (flashback); Teen Titans [Robin [Dick Grayson]; Aqualad [Garth]; Lilith Clay; Wonder Girl [Donna Troy]; Arsenal [Roy Harper]; Hawk [Hank Hall]; Kid Flash [Wally West]; Gnarrk] (flashback); Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis
Rejected by Linda, Wally bounces in and out of the timeline, appearing to those he is familiar with, but no one remembers him. Finally, he appears before Barry Allen. Initially Barry does not remember him either, but as Wally is about to dissolve out of existence, Barry suddenly remembers and pulls Wally from the Speed Force into the normal timeline, restoring Wally to life. Meanwhile Batman discovers an object in the Batcave that was left behind when Wally was drawn back into the speed force.
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Keywords
smiley face button

Indexer Notes

Wally states that his father Rudy West had a sister Iris West, and a brother Daniel West. Wally says that Daniel had a son also named Wally West (the African-American Wally West of the New 52 universe), who is a cousin that the original Wally never met. This contradicts events in The Flash (DC, 2011 series), where the African-American Wally refers to Daniel (also known as the Reverse-Flash) as his uncle. In that series, the African-American Wally was also Iris' nephew, but it was never revealed who his parents were. As Rebirth re-establishes the DC Universe, it should now be accepted that Daniel West is actually the father of the African-American Wally (his mother still unknown). That is seemingly contradicted later in Teen Titans: Rebirth (DC, 2016 series) #1 and The Flash (DC, 2016 series) #8, where the African-American Wally refers to his uncle Daniel, the Reverse Flash. However in The Flash (DC, 2016 series) #9, Barry reveals to the second Wally that Daniel is in fact his father, even though Wally had erroneously believed Daniel to be his uncle.

Batman discovers a smiley face button left behind when Wally was drawn back into the speed force. Batman and the Flash compare notes and agree to investigate the mystery of the smiley face button and who has been manipulating their timeline in Flash: Rebirth (DC, 2016 series) #1. The follow up to this appears in "The Button" storyline in Batman (DC, 2016 series) #21-22 and The Flash (DC, 2016 series) #21-22.

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All black page appearing before the epilogue

Epilogue (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Geoff Johns
Pencils
Gary Frank; Ivan Reis
Inks
Gary Frank; Joe Prado
Colors
Brad Anderson; Hi-Fi
Letters
Nick J. Napolitano

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
On Mars, a broken watch is pulled apart and repaired, apparently a parallel as to what happened to the DC Universe when the Flashpoint Universe transitioned to the New 52 Universe. 2 unseen characters discuss whether they did the right thing.
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Indexer Notes

The imagery of the watch cogs, the clock-face with Roman numerals, the planet Mars, one of the voices belong to a character named Adrian, and the other voice using blue caption boxes suggests that the 2 characters are Ozymandias [Adrian Veidt] and Doctor Manhattan of the Watchmen series. This storyline is addressed in Doomsday Clock (DC, 2018 series).

[The Clock is Ticking Across the DC Universe!] (Table of Contents: 8)

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Letters
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Credits listed by chapter, illustration of a blood-spattered clock with the time of a quarter to twelve.

[The Greatest Heroes...Their Greatest Threats...] (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ivan Reis
Inks
Joe Prado
Colors
Hi-Fi
Letters
?

Characters
Lex Luthor (in Superman armor); Superwoman [Lois Lane]; Green Lantern [Jessica Cruz]; Green Lantern [Simon Baz]; Donna Troy; Wonder Woman [Diana]; The Atom [Ryan Choi]; Superman [Clark Smith]; Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Martin Stein]; Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Green Lantern [Guy Gardner]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Shazam [Billy Batson]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Shazam Family [Mary Bromfield; Freddy Freeman; Darla Dudley; Eugene Choi; Pedro Pena]; New Super-Man [Kong Kenan]; Blue Beetle [Jaime Reyes]; Ted Kord; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Starfire [Koriand'r]; Batgirl [Barbara Gordon]; Artemis; Red Hood [Jason Todd]; Bizarro; Deadman [Boston Brand]; Clayface [Basil Karlo]; Rick Flag Jr.; Flash [Wally West]; Tempest [Garth]; Huntress [Helena Bertinelli]; Captain Boomerang [George "Digger" Harkness]; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; The Demon Etrigan [Jason Blood]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Zatanna Zatara; Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]; Red Robin [Tim Drake]; Batwoman [Kate Kane]; Bumblebee [Karen Duncan]; Deadshot [Floyd Lawton]; Deathstroke [Slade Wilson]; Arsenal [Roy Harper]; Omen [Lilith Clay]; Kid Flash [Wally West (African-American version)]; John Constantine; Superboy [Jonathan Smith]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Enchantress [June Moone]; Robin [Damian Wayne]; Beast Boy [Garfield Logan]; El Diablo [Chato Santana]; Katana [Tatsu Yamashiro]; Harley Quinn [Harleen Quinzel]; Orphan [Cassandra Cain]; Spoiler [Stephanie Brown]; Raven [Rachel Roth]; Swamp Thing [Alec Holland]; Vixen [Mari McCabe]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]
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2 page illustration of many of the DC Universe Rebirth characters. This image was also used for a DC Universe: Rebirth poster.

DC Universe Rebirth (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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DC Universe Rebirth Checklist (Table of Contents: 11)

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Colors
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Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover checklist of issues and on sale dates for the Rebirth one-shots for the various DC titles.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Chapter 1: Lost
  4. 3. Chapter 2: Legacy
  5. 4. Chapter 3: Love
  6. 5. Chapter 4: Life
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Epilogue
  9. 8. [The Clock is Ticking Across the DC Universe!]
  10. 9. [The Greatest Heroes...Their Greatest Threats...]
  11. 10. DC Universe Rebirth
  12. 11. DC Universe Rebirth Checklist
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