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Subj: Re: I Rather Liked the Idea that he just Faded away, Disappeared into Myth... that there was Never a Closure as Such.
Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 at 08:42:54 am EST (Viewed 97 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I Rather Liked the Idea that he just Faded away, Disappeared into Myth... that there was Never a Closure as Such.
Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 at 09:36:31 pm EST (Viewed 98 times)
Quote:Pre-Crisis Superman didn't exit with grace, he just faded away and somewhere, somehow, suddenly *stopped* existing.
Quote:Yes, this is what bothers me. It is a very graceless and unclear exit. And the silver/bronze age Superman is just such a giant of a character, I find it disturbing.
Quote:Also, it's not entirely clear to me that "Infinite Crisis" established post-crisis Superman as a revised pre-crisis Superman.
The explanation was in issue #2, where Earth-2 Superman is reunited with Power Girl and is trying to awaken her memories of the Multiverse and Earth-2. He explains the history of both earths, and how the histories of the earths were merged together at the end of the Crisis.
It's worth remembering too that in one of the early post-crisis issues of Superman (Action #590 with the Metal Men) John Byrne touches on this as he explains Chemo's background, and his last appearance in Crisis #9.
Byrne's text reveals a curious but telling narration - "Weeks ago on a Parallel Earth that no longer exists.." - Weeks ago?
Here Byrne is certainly confirming that the Crisis happened (and was published) just weeks ago yes, but that his Superman had no awareness of its true breadth, and was already established as Superman for a good ten years by this point... a demonstration of reality having been rewritten.
Quote:I mean, wouldn't E2 Superman say to Superman, "Hey buddy, you don't remember me anymore, but I knew you well. You're different than you were before." or something to that effect?
Earth-2 Superman had stepped out of reality at the end of the Crisis. He was looking out as the remaining Earth reformed and its new history solidified. So he knew that while this was technically Earth-1 Superman is was a Superman who had a different background, and had never experienced either the Multiverse or other 'Supermen'.
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