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Joerib June 1 2012 07:46 PM

When is DC's The New 52 going to revert back to the original universe
 
I can not get into it at all I miss the old universe!!!

sojourner June 1 2012 07:58 PM

Re: When is DC's The New 52 going to revert back to the original unive
 
I'm still waiting for it to revert back to pre Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Joerib June 1 2012 08:11 PM

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sojourner wrote: (Post 6430996)
I'm still waiting for it to revert back to pre Crisis on Infinite Earths.

LOL!!!

Hartzilla2007 June 1 2012 08:14 PM

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sojourner wrote: (Post 6430996)
I'm still waiting for it to revert back to pre Crisis on Infinite Earths.

I kind of doubt that will ever happen.

Of course I also seriously doubted that they would drop Wally West for a guy who died 3 years before I was born and has been dead for the vast majority of my life. So there might be hope for that.

Admiral Buzzkill June 1 2012 08:32 PM

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Joerib wrote: (Post 6430909)
I can not get into it at all I miss the old universe!!!

Never.

Check, please.

Kestrel June 1 2012 08:40 PM

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Hartzilla2007 wrote: (Post 6431185)
Of course I also seriously doubted that they would drop Wally West for a guy who died 3 years before I was born and has been dead for the vast majority of my life. So there might be hope for that.

The dropping of Wally and a lot of other characters from existence (well, the whole larger universe) is the reason why my only following of current DC is the thread on here.

Fortunately I've got "Young Justice" to scratch my superhero itch. ;)

Hartzilla2007 June 1 2012 08:44 PM

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My Name Is Legion wrote: (Post 6431323)
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Joerib wrote: (Post 6430909)
I can not get into it at all I miss the old universe!!!

Never.

Check, please.

Yeah, I doubt they would to. The most they would do is possibly another reboot at some point (Its DC, lets face it this is their thing).

(also hopefully they if they do they do a start from scratch approach).

Saga June 1 2012 09:40 PM

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Joerib wrote: (Post 6430909)
When is DC's The New 52 going to revert back to the original universe

when the sales start to slip. ;)

sojourner June 1 2012 10:16 PM

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Hartzilla2007 wrote: (Post 6431185)
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sojourner wrote: (Post 6430996)
I'm still waiting for it to revert back to pre Crisis on Infinite Earths.

I kind of doubt that will ever happen.

Yeah, I was being saronic.

Admiral James Kirk June 1 2012 10:24 PM

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sojourner wrote: (Post 6430996)
I'm still waiting for it to revert back to pre Crisis on Infinite Earths.

DC annoys the shit out of me. They like to go in and say: "Hey, guys! Remember your favorite story? Well, fuck off! They never happened!"

No courtesy. :rolleyes:

I'm glad Marvel never resorted to that shit. They even have the Ultimate universe to replace 616 with. Did they do it? Shit no! Marvel had the courtesy to give their fans a fuckin' choice between 616 and Ultimate.

DC is just rude! Rude, rude rude! :vulcan:

Admiral Buzzkill June 1 2012 10:26 PM

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Praetor_Shinzon wrote: (Post 6431686)
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Joerib wrote: (Post 6430909)
When is DC's The New 52 going to revert back to the original universe

when the sales start to slip.

Sorry, no.

If the sales start to slip, of course the company will do something else new again. There is no virtue to returning to something that wasn't working for them commercially to begin with.

The interesting thing about the relaunch being done as it was is that if they want to bring back any particular character or element that was really significant - say, getting Lois and Clark married - they can just go ahead and do it. There's no need to "return" to any oldDC status quo.

No sign of Superman's Speedo on the horizon, of course. ;)

Christopher June 1 2012 10:43 PM

Re: When is DC's The New 52 going to revert back to the original unive
 
Define "the original universe." DC has reinvented its continuity many times over the decades -- in the '60s when they launched the Silver Age with new versions of the original characters (and then revealed that the previous versions still lived on the alternate Earth-2), in the '80s with Crisis on Infinite Earths, in the '90s with Zero Hour, and at least two more times since then (and that's not counting reboots that didn't take, like Superman: Birthright).

They've never "reverted" to an earlier version of the continuity per se, though generally ideas that were cast aside in the last reboot eventually worm their way back into the new continuity (or the next reboot after that) as fans who grew up with a certain era of comics become comics creators themselves and reintroduce the stuff they liked. So the stuff you liked before will probably get reintroduced eventually in some form, though it may take a decade or two. (Or maybe less. I fully expect that what the New 52 Wonder Woman comic has established about the Amazons' rather brutal secret history is going to be retconned away as a deception once a new writer takes over the series. It's a grand tradition in comics for new writers to negate the choices of previous writers, often by concocting very elaborate retcons and plot twists.)

Derishton June 1 2012 11:10 PM

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^ I suspect the Amazon's backstory will be retconned away before a new writer takes over; or in other words, it will be revealed as a partial truth at best.

But I agree with the points above, and offer "Krypto" as proof. If a super-dog from space can survive the excision of the Silver Age, then anybody and anything can survive any reboot.

Gaith June 1 2012 11:19 PM

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Christopher wrote: (Post 6431971)
I fully expect that what the New 52 Wonder Woman comic has established about the Amazons' rather brutal secret history is going to be retconned away as a deception once a new writer takes over the series.

... Oho? Spoilers, please? :)

Hound of UIster June 1 2012 11:21 PM

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Derishton wrote: (Post 6432088)
^ I suspect the Amazon's backstory will be retconned away before a new writer takes over; or in other words, it will be revealed as a partial truth at best.

That depends on who succeeds the current writer. But that is all a rather mote question given that Didio has said the current team will be there as long as he is in charge of DC.


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