Tales from a Noob…the Rebirth edition.
Ok, so I know my fair share of geek stuff. I dabble in comic books, toy collection, video games and of course films. But truth is when it comes to the GEEK world, I’m still just a noob. Continuity confuses me, keeping up with comicbook story lines feels like a full time job, and trying to make any sense of that with movie timelines can just be exhausting. But I try.However, when it comes to comic books, I feel like I’m just set up for failure. Between Crisis’, Wars, and Rebirths I just can’t keep up with the hell is going on.
Now— I was under the impression that DC was giving us a “rebirth” with their comic books in an attempt to better follow their cinematic universe. But given the news on the “NEW SUPERMAN” cover set to come out July 13th this year, I can’t believe that to be true. For those of you who haven’t seen the cover for the upcoming “New Superman” Comic (written by Gene Yang) here is what it looks like:
Apparently this New Superman is named Kenan Kong. He was the creation of the writer Gene Yang, who by the way started writing for Superman back in 2015 with issue #41. But that was the Clark Kent Superman. Now Yang is off to writing something new and has flipped the script a bit. Now, I’m even more confused.
My official thought about the whole DC Rebirth was that this was a way of crossing over movie goers and comic book fans. I thought this was DC’s genius way of inspiring movie goers to run into a comicbook shop, purchase the first issue of their favorite DC Hero, and pick up in a story line that made sense with the character they are being shown in the cinematic universe. I personally, thought it was a smart move. This makes it friendly and inviting for a movie watcher (or a noob) to visit a local comic shop and pick up their first issue. However, it seems that I have been wrong this whole time. What I believed was a reboot, a rebranding or marketing move to boost both sides of the geek comic culture coin, turned out to be just more universe confusion. I probably should’ve read the promo image DC released a little more carefully, or followed up on the latest image released…
I’m still confused as to what is happening. Now let’s remember I’m just a noob, standing in front of the geek world, asking them to please help her understand this SORCERY!