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Subj: Re: I just saw something VERY strange
Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 at 04:35:33 pm CDT (Viewed 67 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I just saw something VERY strange
Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 at 01:20:00 am CDT (Viewed 76 times)

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    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.

You are witnessing a bit of a power struggle in action. Geoff Johns has shown he doesn't much care for a lot of the 'New 52, and if you've followed his work he has directly contradicted certain fundamentals like this:

*Justice League #23 shows a flashback sequence that is a blow by blow re-enactment of the Leagues first silver-age adventures. We see their battles against Starro, Weapons Master, and Professor Ivo/Amazo.

*Announcing the return of Doomsday DC three months ago declare the Death of Superman officially never happened. Superman/Wonder Woman is to be considered his first appearance. Geoff Johns directly mentions Doomsday thereafter in Forever Evil #6, in a way which implicates the League and Batman know full well who/what he is....

*In the first strike of the Crime Syndicate Deathstorm uses his power to strip Captain Cold of his now inbuilt ice powers and return him to using a cold-gun... if you are familiar with Johns' love of Captain Cold and the fact this undoes the work of Francis Manapul you will see this as another strike for traditional values from Johns.

There are other examples, but the truth is Johns has always been very protective of DC continuity, it is how he built his name originally after all.

And it's amazing the suits let him sabotage over two years worth of continuity.

Of course, saying the League still had early adventures that were very similar to the pre-Crisis ones isn't exactly destroying the new continuity, nor is changing the powers of a villain. If he's allowed to do it, then the change is now part of the new continuity.

Showing a costume that never happened, tho', on the front page of the Daily Planet, and the photo of Superman laying dead in rubble after the fight with Doomsday (very plainly a pre-Flashpoint picture we've seen before) when it seems it never happened...

That's something else entirely.

And as for the "deaths" that CyberCoyote is talking about in connection with "Forever Evil"...

How did Superman "die" and "revive"?

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