Introducing: Marvel Rebirth!
I refuse to be a dancing puppet on a string. Marvel Legacy can go suck a lemon.
Look, I am nobody. I’m a middlingly cool, extremely handsome blogger who writes about comic book and pop culture stuff. There are a million blogs out there like mine, and I honestly cannot tell you what makes mine better than theirs. I don’t make any money off this blog anymore and it hasn’t gotten me any sort of exposure or better job. It’s just something I like to write for the fun of it.
Which means I have total editorial control. Which means I’m going to pass on reporting on things like Marvel Legacy or Marvel Generations.
Generations was announced a couple weeks ago. It’s going to be a mini-series teaming up classic Marvel characters like the original Wolverine with their modern replacements like the newer Wolverine. And then Legacy, which was announced this past weekend at C2E2 Comic-Con in Chicago, is going to involve bringing back and solidifying the classic characters, while relaunching all the titles and giving a bunch of them their original numberings.
So yeah, it’s another Marvel relaunch. They do this every two years or so, like clockwork. I am not going to get excited about it or report on it.
But more than anything else, this is just Marvel Rebirth. That’s all it is, and I’m not going to call it anything else.
Marvel sales have been slumping in comparison to DC Comics recently, because DC has had success with Rebirth, where they doubled-down on telling classic comic book stories with classic characters, as opposed to trying anything new or modern.
And since it worked, that’s what Marvel is going to do. They’re not going to say that Marvel Legacy is just Marvel Rebirth. They’re going to flower it up with all manner of marketing and PR talk. And they’re going to expect all the comic book news sites to march to the beat of their drummer.
But it’s just Marvel Rebirth.
And even though I write a blog about comic book news, I’m not going to dance like a puppet on their string and talk about how amazing this is going to be. I haven’t particularly cared about DC Rebirth. And whether I not I care about Marvel Legacy will depend entirely on whether or not the relaunch produces good, enjoyable comic books. That’s all that matters.
There are no string on me.
Get it? like Age of Ultron.