The first solid details on DC’s upcoming Rebirth event/corporate regrouping have emerged into the wild, leaving superhero comic fans Buzzing about whether it’s a dying gasp, the Next Big Thing or just Geoff Johns reprising Julie Andrews big number from ‘The Sound Of Music.’

On the one hand, I support the decision to renumber Action & Detective Comics back to their original numbering, but the other hand keeps wondering why no one considers the long-term in superhero publishing anymore.  Still, the idea of returning the “legacy” concept appeals to me, so I’ll remain cautiously optimistic, leading to today’s pre-emptive query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) prefers to remain positive about these things, even if parts of the announcement seem to lack a basic self-awareness, asking: Are you excited about DC’s ‘Rebirth?’


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  1. I am weirdly neutral on it. I’m glad my favorite DC title right now (Gotham Academy) isn’t going away, and I’ll try the special issues of old favorites like Blue Beetle and Teen Titans to see if there’s an appreciable improvement. But given the trends with DC over the last few years, it’s hard to be too enthusiastic.

    • Almost word for word what I feel. I’m not excited, but I’m not upset either. I’ll have to see what comes before I can decide if I’m happy, upset or if my feelings are unchanged.

      However, I am happy about the return to a $2.99 price. $3.99 might not seem like a lot, but when you have a ton of bills, medical costs and other things leaving you with little spare cash to spend on things like comics, that $1 less adds up. I’ll be more willing to give another title or two a chance rather than sticking to the select few I’m reasonably certain I’ll like.

  2. Not sure what it is so not sure how to feel about it. Will remain optimistic until I see it. But their marketing is not really working on this one.

  3. I’m a little excited. Finances dictated I had to give up comics a few years ago. Then, when I had a little more expendable income and thought I’d jump back in, everything was $3.99 or $4.99 an issue, so I had to pass. Now that DC is saying it’s returning to the $2.99 price point, I can pick up a few titles again (and it doesn’t hurt that this Rebirth thing should make for good jumping on points.)

  4. I have not been following news about comics publishing that closely for a while, but if they are returning to original numbering for traditional titles, I’m all for it.

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