"DC Universe: Rebirth" #1 Gets Square Bound 2nd Printing

Following the release and success of "DC Universe: Rebirth" #1 this past Wednesday, DC Comics has announced that the blockbuster issue will return to stores with a second printing on June 8th. The new edition will feature an updated cover from artist Gary Frank and it will be presented in a new, square bound format that will give the issue a spine. The first edition of the oversized "DC Universe: Rebirth" was stapled like a standard comic.

The issue was written by Geoff Johns and features art by Ethan Van Sciver, Gary Frank, Phil Jimenez and Ivan Reis. The issue itself included a much talked about crossover and reframing of the larger DC Universe. The updated art plays into that crossover; whereas the previous cover kept the arm in the upper right corner mostly obscured, the updated art reveals it to be the arm of "Watchmen's" Doctor Manhattan.

The second printing of "DC Universe: Rebirth" will retail for $5.99 and arrives in stores on June 8.

Official press release

DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1 SPECIAL TO GET 2ND PRINTING!New Edition Available June 8 Featuring Updated Cover, Square Bound Format

Released on May 25, the DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH SPECIAL debuted to incredible fan response and critical acclaim:

"Reading Rebirth feels like coming home again" - IGN.com

"If this is any indication as to what we can expect in the Rebirth titles, it's going to be a fantastic time to read DC Comics." - Comicvine.com

"DC Universe: Rebirth was, for me, the perfect DC comic." - Comic Spectrum

DC Entertainment is proud to announce that this 80-page blockbuster, written by Geoff Johns with art by Ethan Van Sciver, Gary Frank, Phil Jimenez and Ivan Reis is headed into its second printing, featuring updated cover art (by Gary Frank) and a new, square bound format at a price of $5.99. This version will be produced in limited quantities and are sure to go fast once they hit retailers on Wednesday, June 8!

This epic tale of legacy, love, life, return of a much beloved character and an ending that NOBODY saw coming is the gateway for DC's line wide title re-launch beginning June 1. With 17 titles shipping twice monthly and an additional 14 monthly titles, all at a new lower price of $2.99. REBIRTH is a return to the themes of optimism, hope and incredible superhero storytelling that has made DC and its characters the favorite of fans the world over for more than 80 years!

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