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    DC New Universe and the Old Universe

    Post  Nathan James Norman on September 27th 2012, 11:56 am

    I can't believe I forgot to mention this when I "phoned in" my thoughts to Paeter for the podcast . . . but I think my biggest problem with Dc Comics these days isn't with the new universe, but with how they ended the old universe (or original).

    Dc Comics lost an amazing opportunity that would have had me buying trade paperbacks of the Old DC Universe for the rest of my life!

    They should have finished all of their stories.

    The nature of ongoing comics series is that we will never get a complete end to the tale of all our favorite characters. But with the end of the old DCU, the publisher had an opportunity to show me the ultimate fate of Batman. We could have seen the defeat of Darkseid, the retirement of Wally West, the birth of Superman's child. We could have seen the end of the story! (And then go into Flashpoint or whatever).

    What a missed opportunity. What a waste.


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    Re: DC New Universe and the Old Universe

    Post  Paeter on September 27th 2012, 1:47 pm

    Dude. You're a genius. DC is nuts for not doing this. I'm sitting here stunned at the idea. It's so obvious and so awesome a concept. Somewhere, someday, someone important at DC Comics is going to kick themselves raw over missing that opportunity.

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    Re: DC New Universe and the Old Universe

    Post  DNArington on September 28th 2012, 12:49 am

    Whoa!! Surprised That would have been AWESOME!! That never crossed my mind. Too bad....


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    Re: DC New Universe and the Old Universe

    Post  Dunadwarf on September 28th 2012, 4:36 pm

    Of course they still can carry on their old stuff as alternate time lines to please the disenfranchised if they wish.
    This kind of stuff is why I don't do comics. I love the characters, but I'll take the films, novels and TV shows. It seems easier to maintain consistency and continuity.


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    Re: DC New Universe and the Old Universe

    Post  Rickster on September 29th 2012, 6:34 pm

    I had thought about checking out a couple of the "new 52" but I got turned off after hearing that it wasn't going to be a complete reboot and was keeping parts of the old story into it


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    Re: DC New Universe and the Old Universe

    Post  ComiKate on September 29th 2012, 9:59 pm

    I don't know if I would have liked real endings to characters' stories that have been around so long that they've become somewhat "eternal"; especially with the "big guns" like Superman and Batman. If we knew Batman's ultimate fate, what would he be doing in the new universe? He might as well retire and then where would we be. Personally, I like that his story's still not "finished", but with his new, somewhat tweaked background, a whole new dimension of adventures is waiting. I love how Scott Snyder has been writing him this last year.

    The way I read Flashpoint is that at the end of that event the old universe sort of turned back to normal but not quite. And this not-quite-the-old-universe is what DC now calls the rebooted universe, which (at least sort of) explains why everybody's still around and why some things have changed while others have stayed the same.

    Although they're already messing up some of the new, cleaned-up continuity with Tim Drake's wavering status as former Robin/never a Robin. So stupid. rabbit

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