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Old June 1 2012, 10:43 PM   #12
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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.)
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