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Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by THRAWNFAN, Mar 23, 2007.

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  1. THRAWNFAN

    THRAWNFAN Jedi Youngling star 2

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    How cool would it be to end all this "earth 1, earth 2" nonsense and have a single canon. Having multiple universes dilutes the power of the myth of Superman, imo, and their should be ONE real universe, and the rest relagated to infinities or what ifs. Surely someone must agree with me.
     
  2. Darth_Sabith

    Darth_Sabith Jedi Master star 4

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    Maybe not what if's but they could definitely keep to a single universe instead of flip flopping. After all they do seem to confuse not only the readers but future/ other writers. Although they need to fix it in all the comic companies/titles. If D.C. wants earth 1 - infite they should lable them kind of like marvels ultimate thing. Over all agreed.
     
  3. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    That is how DC operated for 20 years from 1986-2006. Infinite Crisis reinstated the multiverse, I think.
     
  4. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You're behind the times. :p


    [image=http://www.supermanhomepage.com/images/book-covers/crisis-sc.jpg]

    1985-86 saw the release of the 12 issues maxi-series that ended the old DCU and gave birth to the new. Earth-1, Earth-2, Earth-4, Earth-X & Earth-S were merged into one Earth. There was one Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman at the end of the day. Kal-L went off to a heaven, Diana I was with the Greek Gods and Batman of Earth-2 was already dead. History was altered to create a new jumping on point for most characters.

    [image=http://www.thebatsquad.net/_images/sup_themanofsteelv1.jpg]

    1986 saw the reboot of Superman with a six issue mini-series that gave birth to three additional ones that all retold Superman's history. Giving a new look for everyone. The monthly books restarted after MOS ended and picked up on the threads leftover.

    [image=http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/images/G/G7000.jpg]

    2003-2004 saw Superman's origin refined with some changes which would later be chalked up to Superboy-Prime venting his frustrations over the way the DCU had changed, since the Crisis ended. This lead to a new Crisis which resulted in additional alterations to history. Superman now has a blend of all aspects of the character's history, not limited to just the comics. But from the films, the television series, animated series, radio programs and previous incarnations from the comics.

    Yep. But it's not the same Multiverse.
     
  5. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    There's the imaginary superman stories.

    Boy are they weird.
     
  6. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Imaginary stories were DC's way of letting the writers do what they want, without affecting continuity. Some were simple, others were bizarre. Elseworlds allowed that concept to continue as now the stories were written outside of the monthly titles or in the DC annuals, such as those in 1994 and 1996. Elseworlds only ended as DC had allowed the concept to become overexposed. 2004 saw the end of the Elseworlds line for the forseeable future.
     
  7. THRAWNFAN

    THRAWNFAN Jedi Youngling star 2

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    what continuity is bizzaro in?
     
  8. JediOverlord

    JediOverlord Jedi Knight star 5

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    This is one reason why I can't get into reading the Superman books right now,this whole "continuity be damned!" mode DC is in. Also,including stuff from Smallville doesn't sit well with me,since I don't care for that show and what it does to the whole Superman mythology.
     
  9. GavinStrife

    GavinStrife Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Bizarro kontinuity am best contitunity EVAR!!!!!!!!
     
  10. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    All continuity. Bizarro was an Earth-1 creation and he continued after the original Crisis.

    No, continuity is not damned with Superman. They're embracing every aspect of the character. The majority of the character's history is the same from Post Crisis. Only the details on certain things are different.

    The Smallville stuff was in the comics to begin with. Superboy was friends with Lex Luthor until a lab accident caused Lex to hate Kal-El. It was retconned out, but it was brought back with "Birthright", but since Clark is not Superboy still, it's that Lex was friends with Clark for a short time. But thinks that Clark never took him seriously and thus he has no love for him. It's still Superman that he hates. Other than that, only the hair color of his parents has carried over.
     
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