DC Comics Discover Lost Copies Of DC Rebirth Special (Third Printing)


Dan DiDio swung from one side of the shelves that stretched to the ceiling of Diamond's Olive branch, on a long strand of wrapping tape, to the other, before letting go and landing on the conveyor belt. Adjusting his hat, he barrel rolled forward, avoiding the pickers and through the large boxes of unsold copies of Blue Beetle before finding himself in the strange cavern that the map promised would be there.

Holding his purple plastic diamond that was once attached to covers of Eclipso #1 and saw collectors, distributors and retailers curse its name, he was able to catch the weak beam of sunlight that made it through and refract the light as the map suggested.

And there it was, one box lit up. Didio cracked his whip and opened the folding lid. And inside?

Copies of the third printing of DC Rebirth #1 with the Gary Frank cover. Lost since originally printed, now found by DC Comics in the Diamond warehouses, and made available (in limited numbers) to order, by retailers.


He held his treasure high above his head. Then everybody's faces melted off.

Turns out those Eclipso promotional diamonds are really radioactive.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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