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The "what are you reading" thread gave me the idea to kick off a comic book discussion thread. I was kind of surprised that we didn't have one going already, seeing as we have a rather diverse crowd of comic lovers. So, to get this one going, I bring this news:

https://screenrant.com/superman-costume-action-comics/

And I couldn't be more excited by it! :)
 

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Crisis on Infinite Earths was designed to fix their continuity issues. And while not perfect, it did.

So of course they have spent the last three and a half decades going back to the crisis/multiverse/reboot well so many times that it has lost all meaning, and they have gotten increasingly bizarre with each subsequent attempt.

Marvel's sliding timescale of "All that stuff from the 60's was really only like 12 years ago" is downright efficient by comparison.
It's an interesting storytelling dilemma though. Do you keep retelling stories of old, classic heroes, or do you create new expanded worlds with maybe a few older heroes and sprinkle in new ones?
 

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It's an interesting storytelling dilemma though. Do you keep retelling stories of old, classic heroes, or do you create new expanded worlds with maybe a few older heroes and sprinkle in new ones?
I went on a mini rant on the Batman podcast we recorded last night...

I might be convinced if DC told me Bruce Wayne has always had a secret Lazarus Pit of his own hidden in the Batcave or the conscious-swapping machine that Scott Snyder invented in his run was always around and he just hopped from clone to clone. It would be easier to convince me that Superman and Wonder Woman age at a godlike slow rate because of who they are (basically gods). Hell, I could be convinced that the Flashes age at a super-slow rate due to their connection to the Speed Force (probably the easiest to convince me since the Speed Force helps them in healing, etc.). This Linearverse and Scott Snyder's Dark Multiverse and Metal crap is just downright stupid.

Sometimes, it's ok to leave stuff alone.
 

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I went on a mini rant on the Batman podcast we recorded last night...

I might be convinced if DC told me Bruce Wayne has always had a secret Lazarus Pit of his own hidden in the Batcave or the conscious-swapping machine that Scott Snyder invented in his run was always around and he just hopped from clone to clone. It would be easier to convince me that Superman and Wonder Woman age at a godlike slow rate because of who they are (basically gods). Hell, I could be convinced that the Flashes age at a super-slow rate due to their connection to the Speed Force (probably the easiest to convince me since the Speed Force helps them in healing, etc.). This Linearverse and Scott Snyder's Dark Multiverse and Metal crap is just downright stupid.

Sometimes, it's ok to leave stuff alone.
Agree 100%. Well said.
 

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