Who needs a rebirth?

It’s a little early for new year’s resolutions, and I don’t really do those anyway, but I’ve already determined to spend 2017 (the Showcase’s 10th anniversary year) trying to get the show back onto a more regular schedule. 2016 was a fiasco for many reasons, and real life constantly got in the way of recording no matter how often I wanted to. But even the desire to record isn’t quite enough, I need new ways to generate conversation, I need stuff to talk about. That’s where you guys come in. I’ve decided to bring back the ol’ Ultimate Top Ten List episodes (and in fact, may even expand beyond ten) by letting you guys chime in on some topics near and dear to our geeky hearts, then getting together with my co-hosts to discuss your choices, and our own.

I don’t intend to start recording these episodes until January, but in the meantime, I want to start the voting on the first topic. And that first topic is…

(drumroll please)

…who needs a Rebirth?

It can’t be denied that DC Rebirth is one of 2016’s real success stories, edging out the Chicago Cubs as the best comeback of the year. For all the new Rebirth titles, though, there are a lot of other characters, teams, and franchises that have lost their way. So for the first of our new Ultimate Top Tens, I want you guys to tell me the top ten franchises that need a rebirth. What are the once-great properties most in need of a fresh start, and a return to what made them great in the first place?

The task is simple: send me your top ten list. Here’s all you have to do:

  1. Make a list of your choices. Choices are NOT limited to DC characters, not even limited to comic books, but to ANY pop culture character, team, or franchise that you think was great once that needs a Rebirth-style reboot to get back on track.
  2. Lists MUST be ranked, with your #10 being the one you feel least passionate about and #1 being the one you want Rebirthed the most. The rankings will be used to determine points to create the final top ten list.
  3. You don’t need to justify or explain your choices for your vote to count — all you need to do is send the list — but if you have additional comments, we may read some of them on the show.
  4. Send your choices to me in a Facebook message or email AllNewShowcase@gmail.com. Feel free to discuss choices here in the comments, but your choices aren’t official and your votes aren’t counted until I get a private message.
  5. There’s a little time here — get your choices in by January 7. Plenty of time, but get ’em in.
  6. And you know what? What the hell, let’s make it a little more fun… One randomly-chosen entrant will win an autographed copy of any of my books in-print!

So not only do you get to wax poetic about nerd stuff, but you have a chance of some free stuff. Can’t beat that, right? Join me, my friends, in bringing the Showcase back to life.

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