Fantasy Publishing: DC Rebirth

I wound up spending a large amount of time around my Fantasy Football-obsessed cousins over Thanksgiving, and this gave me an idea: Why not do that for comics? So this week, we’ll be Fantasy Publishing a new slate of DC Rebirth books. Each book will have a creative team attached and a brief idea or concept. Ideally, they'd be added to the existing slate, rather than replacing them, so that’s why you’ll only see characters who don’t currently have books.


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10. The Ray


Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Ivan Reis


I love The Ray. And he deeply deserves to have a solo series again, especially the new version.

For the team, I’m sorry, but this is kinda obvious. Orlando’s been writing him in JLA and obviously has a perspective on the character. His work is usually hit or miss for me, but the Ray: Rebirth one-shot that was released prior to the launch of JLA was excellent.

As for artists, Reis spent a long while drawing light-based constructs on Green Lantern, so seeing what he can bring to The Ray’s brand of illuminatory combat would be fascinating.

I’ve always liked Ray Terrill as a character, but the changes to his sexuality that came when he was reintroduced during Rebirth really added to the character. The whole I was kept alone in the darkness for my entire life, which was just keeping me from realizing my true self is about as good a metaphor for the gay experience as you can come across.