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Subj: Re: I just saw something VERY strange
Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 at 08:05:23 pm EDT (Viewed 92 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I just saw something VERY strange
Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 at 01:02:16 pm EDT (Viewed 89 times)

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    Look at this page...


    Notice the "Superman Lives" headline on the wall. Also note the costume in the photo.

    This is a current story.

    So confused...

This is Geoff Johns? I am not surprised. Johns has shown a guerrilla-style tendency to go against the prevailing wind and cheekily reinsert previous continuity over the last year or so's worth of his work. It is a trait that seemingly contradicts the 'New 52' ethos and runs counter to Dan Didio's grand 'vision'. I will always support a cohesive continuity that is based on published history rather than one editor's decree, so I commend Johns for doing it. \(yes\)

From what I gather (and I'm behind in my reading...two pickups at the comics store, and I've read maybe two books) they may be saying now that the "death" mentioned in the Swamp Thing story didn't even happen.

And yet there it is on the wall in the newsroom. On top of that, the photo shows the traditional costume...sort of. Where he's dead in the headline page to the left, it looks like there are no trunks on the costume. In the "Superman Lives" headline page, the trunks are plainly there, but the collar seems to be the nu52 version. (Tho' look at the "S". It seems to have a flat bottom, not a pointed one.)

I mean, tradition is important, but so's continuity. If the death never happened, then it didn' If the suit never had trunks, then it didn't. You can't say in one issue that stuff that's not in continuity is, unless you're doing a ret-con, and that doesn't seem to be the case here.

I'm surprised this got past the suits.

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