You may have found a few Action Comics #976 spoilers on Bleeding Cool earlier in the week. Tut tut.
But today a few DC Comics titles are setting out their stalls regarding DC Rebirth, what exactly happened and who is in charge.
Mr Mxyzptlk talks about the “he” as the person behind the splitting of Superman and Lois Lane, now reunited across two realities as the same individuals with both sets of memories.
Yes, just like Captain America: Steve Roigers is doing as well. But it does mean that Superman was dating Wonder Woman while he was married to Lois Lane – who was dating Jonathan Carroll. Making sound like an average issue of Savage Dragon.
And while this “he” may be Mr Oz – and yes, it is worth remembering that as well as the similarity to Ozymandias, down to the perfume bottle logo, Dr Manhattan’s name used to be Jon Osterman….
…who we saw in DC Rebirth appeared to be on Mars. While in today’s Wonder Woman, we are reminded of a rewriting of her history by persons unknown as well. That every subsequent visit to Paradise Island after her original departure was a fake. A lie. As was much of her history.
Dr Manhattan again? Or, like Abra Kadabra over in Titans and Mr Mxyzptlk, someone who just takes advantage of the situation? While the Flash sees the return of another fellow we have seen on upcoming cover issues, the Reverse Flash. Who has his own memories to struggle with.
Another part of reality breaking down relating to Flashpoint, the New 52 and DC Rebirth. And over in Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps, we have White Lantern Kyle Raynor’s ring breaking down and exposing more activity by Mr Oz. Is this a “red sky” moment or signs of more to come.
Did you pick up on any other hints this week?
Action Comics #976 by Dan Jurgens, Doug Mahnke and Jaime Mendoza, The Flash #19 by Joshua Williamson and Jesus Merino, Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps #19 by Robert Venditti and Ethan Van Sciver and Wonder Woman #19 by Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp are all published today.