When DC Comics “rebooted” their world via the New 52, there were a lot of sacrifices character wise. One of which was the original Wally West (who heralded the rise of DC Rebirth), another was Connor Kent, aka Superboy. He was a key member of the DCU before Flashpoint reset everything, and for years he’s been off the map. Excluding his prominent appearance in DC’s Young Justice Cartoon/Comic that is.
DC Rebirth has been a hit, and as such, DC Comics has been working hard to keep up the momentum as well as make sure readers remain interested in the mystery that lies at the center of this rebirth. For Batman, he’s been at the heart of the mystery with the discovery of The Comedian’s Button in the Batcave. But now, he’s got a whole new set of problems in the form of “Dark Days”. This event, which is set to arrive in July will show a darkness that lies in the DC Universe, and it’ll bring together the legendary team of writers who have been penning Batman and his allies for the past many years including Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV.
“Dark Days posits a mystery that traces all the way back to when I started on Batman,” said Snyder in DC’s press release. “I’ve hinted at them over the years with Easter eggs and clues. This is a mystery that literally begins at the dawn of man and spans generations of heroes and villains and ultimately leads to huge revelations about the past, present and future of the cosmology of DC. I couldn’t be more excited for Dark Days. It’s the prelude to the event we’ve been developing for years.”
“We’re taking all the ethos and excitement of the work Scott and I have been doing in the Batman titles and unleashing it across the entire DC Universe,” said Tynion IV. “The size and scope of what we’re looking to do with Dark Days could only be accomplished by the best of the best. Andy, Jim and John are legends. All of us on this project are pushing one another, and every concept, to the extreme.”
What may have started out as the biggest gamble since the New 52, DC Rebirth has not only wowed the critics, but apparently sold bundles for the fans too! As DC Comics is reporting that eleven published issues have topped 200,000 sales, more than 60 issues exceeded 100,000 and 21 titles going back to print multiple times. This added to their total domination of July sales, and likely August, leads to DC Rebirth being a massive hit.
At a special panel at San Diego Comic Con, many of the “young stars” of the DC Comics universe got shined a light on as their DC Rebirth titles arrive soon. Chief among them are Batgirl and Supergirl. The former is coming off a very successful run, while the other is trying to capitalize on the popularity of the Supergirl TV show in its new comic that incorporates much of the show into the comic.