Geoff "Jeff" Johns is scheduled to give REBIRTH to the DC Universe tomorrow, but the executive is already trying to shove the figurative baby back up into his figurative vagina, according to a report from ComicBook.com. Johns, in an attempt to prevent people from reading this abomination (see spoilers here), is offering to buy back all copies of the comic from readers and even pay for postage, saying, "they can mail [the comicbook] to Warner Bros., to me, and I will send them a check, I literally will, for both postage and for the book. I will buy all these books back." Johns went on to reiterate, "I seriously will, I'll buy back this book."
Despite knowing he screwed up majorly with the super-mega-crossover event comic that sets a new status quo for the DC Universe, Johns swears that he did it all out of love, claiming, "The only reason I write these characters is because I love them." He continued, "I think a lot of people who are into this stuff like us, when I was in school I met my best friend because he was reading comic books. We made a connection through comics, and then I had a best friend in high school, who I'm still friends with. The chance to write a love letter, to put so much into this, it really felt like, 'okay, if I have to take a step back from writing comics for a bit,' I felt like this was a great opportunity to say thanks through a comic book. I think the compass of Hope and Optimism is in DC's DNA and it's important to get that out there."
But obviously, things went completely wrong, and now he's trying to make it right by buying all the books back. We hope it's not too late. If you want to help out your pal Geoff, it might be best to not even buy a copy in the first place. DC Rebirth #1 hits stores tomorrow.