DC's Going to Reboot ... Again? I'm Sorry, Rebirth.

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  1. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    It seems that DC Comics may undergo yet another reboot, according to some mysterious tweets from Dan Dido and Jim Lee — who are calling it a "rebirth". Rumors are abound.

     
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  2. Christopher

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    I don't get the impression that this is another continuity reboot/timeline change -- more just a marketing relaunch starting over with new #1 issues as a jumping-on point for new audiences brought in by the TV and film productions, and emphasizing titles with a tie to the TV and film productions. Comics tend to start over with new #1 issues every couple of years these days, it seems.
     
  3. shapeshifter

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    Isn't DC always following Marvels lead?
     
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  4. dahj

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    Nope.
     
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  5. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    I'm really hoping for a real reboot, a genuine rebirth from scratch instead of the partial one last time--but I don't really expect that. I think they'll once again cherry-pick what they want to keep and jettison the stuff they don't. Other than everything being relaunched with new #1s and some new & renamed titles, I think some characters might get some new looks or tweaked costumes.
     
  6. Guy Gardener

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    It's like a merry go round. If you don't get on before it starts spinning, you lose a tooth.

    Although the other side of the equation is this, "Oo! This is good! Issue#43? Hell! I'd best buy the first 42 issues immediately! What do you mean that Issue #1 is $900?"
     
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  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Oh, joy, another bloody DC reboot/Crisis/whatever. What's this, like the 6th or 7th one so far? This week? :rolleyes:

    (they say it's not a 'reboot' or 'relaunch', but a 'rebirth'. Whatever! It's all the same in the end. This is getting out of control...)

    At least some of these constant unrelenting DC Crises or Reboots or Rebirths or whatever the hell they're calling it this week, were supposed to be exactly that. At which point does this simply become silly?
     
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  8. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    No longer riding on the merry-go-row-hounnnd,
    I just had to let it go.
     
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  9. Guy Gardener

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    Oh Boy.

    Am I misreading the article, or are they saying it's 52 New #1s again?

    In the case of the Flash, they say it's going to align with the TV show, but how happy is that going to make the Flash people making movies?
     
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  10. Guy Gardener

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    They're changing every thing to impersonate an expansion of movies that might bomb?

    Even a raging success of a blockbuster makes it money so fast, that that movie is only ion the theatres for 2 or 3 months before it's spent and has to be side lined for some bright new young thing.

    I don't think that old comics people know what new movies are.
     
  11. Mr. Adventure

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    If nothing else it sets up some future thread topic asking what's the difference between a reboot, a reimagining and a rebirth?
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I miss Hypertime. :sigh:
     
  13. Guy Gardener

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    There is no hypertime.

    Hypertime was introduced and forgotten about in the course of a single periodical.
     
  14. Saga

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    how can you miss something that was almost never used.
     
  15. JD

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    I haven't really read any of the stories about this, but I find it a little hard to believe they would do a full reboot less than five years after the last one. I could see making some changes and tweaking things, they do that constantly, but not a full, clean slate reboot.
     
  16. The Old Mixer

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    I could see them doing a reboot to end their currently monthlies at #52...that would be cute.
     
  17. Saga

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    yeah, i imagine this will be more like Zero Hour. even though we just had Convergence.
     
  18. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ In what way were those NOT full reboots?
     
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    This sounds pretty stupid especially since I've been really happy with the Batman material they've been working on. I hope nothing too much gets disrupted.