DC once again arrived – like many times before – at a perfect beginning for new readers. This event is called DC Rebirth. But before I will provide you with a little insight to the new monthly comic series I would like to show you my personal comeback to the DC comic universe. It starts with the two Superman paperback: Superman: Lois und Clark.
Flash Destroys Everything
Before I start a short explanation why it is a comeback for me.I always read older Batman and Superman comics, but the restart of the DC universe back in 2013 was a litte bit of a shock to me and I don’t believe I was the only one. Who read the event „Flashpoint“? You guys know what I’m taling about. The speedster Flash created a new reality where everything was different. He tried to reverse those changes, but that did not work out quite the way he wanted. Now many heroes never met before and did not know each other. Families and relationships were torn apart as if they had never existed. Thank you very much, Barry Allen.
While I could accept the new Batman, Superman annoyed me. He really got on my nerves and the fact that he was now romantically involved with Wonder Woman did not make it easier. I really like her, but I prefer Lois and Clark as a couple. So I ignored the DC comics for a while – fangirls also have their pride – and watched the new DC movies and tv shows and read comics from other publishers except some Batman, Batgirl and Catwoman comics.
Appendix: It seems that I misjudged Flash for the last years. The authors really tricked me and their other readers. Last week I finally read DC Rebirth… and what do I find out? Flash did indeed correct the timeline, but a mysterious higher force, which we will apparently get to know in time, changed everything.
Nostalgia in a new Universe
Then some time ago I read the great news: The Superman version I loved, survived and would return to the DC universe. So for several years my Clark and Lois versions from the old universe live with a new name in this new world, unknown to them. Lois works as an anonymous author, because there already is a Lois Lane working at the Daily Planet. Superman’s secret identity was revealed to the public in this world. He is an enemy of the state, so the old Clark unpacks his old suit from the 90s (the black costume he wore during the groundbreaking event “The Death of Superman“) and saves the world unseen from natural disasters. Heroic deeds in the shadows where he does not stand in the spotlight.
Cool innovation: Clark and Lois now have a son named Jonathan who appears for the first time during the event „Convergence“. That’s the initial situation of the two comic books which is shown in flashbacks in every chapter.