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Green Arrow Vol. 2: Island of Scars (Rebirth) - Benjamin Percy

I've always been a fan of GA, & I am happy to say that Rebirth GA is another model closer to the real one. While this book isn't yet to the level of King's Batman or Tomasi's Superman, the quality is steadily improving as it goes along.  Certainly worth checking into if you are a fan of the character.

Superman Vol. 2: Trials of the Super Son (Rebirth) - Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Patrick Gleason, Doug Mahnke

If you have been missing Superman, you know, the guy who was a hero and a genuinely nice guy -- here's the book for you! He's back! Thanks to the magic of complicated comic continuity (which you don't even need to really keep up with) Superman is now a loving husband and father.  It is so great.

I'm ready to read more please.

The Hellblazer Vol. 1: The Poison Truth (Rebirth) - Simon Oliver, Moritat

Like so much of the Rebirth series, this first volume is about cleaning up and getting ready for future stories. The good news is that they seem to be moving in the right direction. John's back in the UK, and he's a real jerk. Things are looking up.

Waking Gods - Sylvain Neuvel

Well written, but it should absolutely be read only after the first volume.  I didn't do so, and I paid the price

Brother's Ruin - Emma Newman

This is the start of a new series of Gaslight fantasies.  I found it to be the rare case where the author's skill invoked certain present day realities that added to the urgency and ultimate anxiety of the narrative.  Recommended with reservations.

Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey Vol. 1: Who Is Oracle? (Rebirth) (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey (Rebirth)) - Shawna Benson, Julie Benson, Claire Roe

Honesty I couldn't get past the partial reboot continuity problems with Barbara and her friends.  I feel like the comic book guy.

 

If you've been enjoying Burnside-era Batgirl, give this a look. You may really like it.

Batman: Night of the Monster Men (Rebirth) - Tom King, Steve Orlando, Tim Seeley, James Tynion IV, Riley Rossmo

A real missed opportunity. This could have been a fun, crazy monster story, but it just never seems to find the proper rhythm.

Winter Tide - Ruthanna Emrys

This is a remarkably poignant story told from the perspective of a survival of a brutal US Military massacre. And who just happens to be a worshiper of the Old Ones. This is perhaps the best of the recent Lovecraftian works.

Cyborg Vol. 1: The Imitation Of Life (Rebirth) (Cyborg (Rebirth)) - John Semper, Will Conrad, Paul Pelletier

My least favorite of the Rebirth books so far. This really has the sturm und drang of the nu52. Not for me.

Deathstroke (2016-) Vol. 1: The Professional - Christopher Priest, Carlo Pagulayan, Mark Morales, James Bennett, Belardino Brabo, Jason Paz

Well done,but ultimately unable to get over problems at the core of the character. YMMV.

The Flintstones Vol. 1 - Mark Russell, Steve Pugh

This easily makes up for the failed promises of the other Hanna Barbera adaptations.  Brilliant social satire. It's a Stone Age Family for today and it works!

Batgirl Vol. 1: Beyond Burnside (Rebirth) - Hope Larson, Rafael Albuquerque

Competent, but not particularly compelling. For committed fans only

James Bond, Vol. 2: Eidolon - Warren Ellis, Jason Masters

Ellis' Bond is the best Bond. Read it already!

The Damned, Vol. 1: Three Days Dead - Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt

It just doesn't stand out against the glut of Noir tinged UF released in the last 10 years or so.  YMMV.

Lucifer, Volume 2: Father Lucifer - Holly Black, Lee Garbett

A continuity heavy deep dive into the politics of Hell. Your enjoyment may depend on your knowledge of backstory.

Titans Vol. 1: The Return of Wally West (Rebirth) - Dan Abnett, Brett Booth

This is a fun Bronze age style story that is really all about moving pieces around for future stories. Fun but it won't change your life.