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Today is the day! DC Rebirth #1 is out, and with it, a crazy new chapter begins in the annals of DC Comics' long and storied history. There's a lot of big teases in this huge 80-page special — we've read through the whole thing and broke down the biggest reveals, and what they might mean for DC's multiverse going forward.

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This week DC is heralding a new era for its comics, both creatively and in terms of its story, with the release of DC Rebirth #1. But they have just revealed some of the craziest ramifications to come out of the new issue, including one that changes the DC universe-at-large in some pretty dramatic ways.

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It was a weird thing when the Watchmen movie came out in 2009. There it was, a cinematic adaptation of one of the most-loved superhero stories of all time and… it was bad. Mostly, according to comedian and uber-nerd Patton Oswalt, because it was too much like the comics it was based on.

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Last week, Minutemen #1 — the first of DC Comics' suite of Before Watchmen projects — came out. This week, Silk Spectre #1 hits the stands. There's been heaps of controversy surrounding DC's decision to make more comics set in the beloved fictional universe created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' landmark 1986 series. And, like I've said before, the mere existence of these books isn't the end of everything sacred. In fact, they're both good comics.

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As controversial as it's been, DC Comics' upcoming prequel to the Watchmen hold have also piqued the interest of comics fans everywhere. The book I'm most looking forward to is Minutemen, written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke. The lives of the first generation of costumed heroes — who were in a team called the Minutemen — in the Watchmen universe were only hinted at in the original masterpiece and this series will show more of their adventures.

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Not much more to add, really. This Thursday, there will be official Watchmen Sackboys made available for LittleBigPlanet. Four of them: Nite Owl, Ozymandias, Rorschach and Silk Spectre. Sorry, no tiny blue wangs. Here's a pic, and a clip.