DC's Deluxe 'Rebirth' Reissue Reveals Secret Connections to an Iconic Comic (Exclusive Preview)

The Hollywood Reporter

This summer's DC Universe: Rebirth didn't just connect the comic book universe of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman with the dystopian world of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen - it did so in a way that subtly echoed the 1986 comic book classic, as the upcoming Rebirth reissue makes clear.

In the exclusive excerpt from DC Universe: Rebirth No. 1 Deluxe Edition below, the influence (and reference) that Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank took from the Moore/Gibbons work is highlighted. The new edition of the best-selling comic book - which had already gone through multiple printings since its original release in May - also highlights sequences where Frank's artwork follows layouts and templates from Watchmen during important scenes.

DC Universe: Rebirth No. 1 Deluxe Edition will be released Tuesday.

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