Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Five Years Later

I honestly have no idea how DC expects their new timeline to work without a total reboot of the universe. The idea that super-heroes only appeared five years ago is certainly workable for most characters. There's no difficulty, for instance, in saying that the Flash, Superman, or Wonder Woman only appeared five years ago. It's pretty easy to streamline out most of their histories.

The problem, as usual, is Batman. Batman wouldn't be a problem if DC was really rebooting their universe. But according to DC all the Batman characters are still canonical: Dick Grayson was the first Robin, Jason Todd the second, and so on.

How exactly is that going to work? How are they going to fit all of that into five years? And the problem of Damien just raises further questions.

I don't know if they'll try to come up with a convoluted, not terribly convincing explanation or just go the Infinite Crisis route and hand wave it away with a "Superboy-Prime punched a wall!" Either way, I look forward to seeing the frothing Internet masses explode in rage and indignation.



At 2:52 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

`I'm having a bit of trouble with the five year rule, as it applies to the Green Lanterns. Guy was in a coma for THREE years, which only leaves Two, for him to get the ring, lose the ring to Hal, get Sinestro's ring, lose the ring to Hal, get the Warrior powers, lose the powers to Hal, and go through Rebirth...with Hal.

When would any of them have time to sleep?

At 3:51 PM, Blogger Captain Infinity said...

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At 3:52 PM, Blogger Captain Infinity said...

This has been a big problem with the "not a reboot" for me as well.

I don't think DC has thought this plan through as much as they want us to believe they have.

At 12:25 PM, Blogger Scipio said...

Seems simple to me:

Batman has been operating for longer, but before five years ago he was still an 'urban legend'.

And Robin, too. Because, really an 11 y.o. acrobat in swimming trunks fighting gun-toting gangsters? Obviously an urban legend!

Is the believable? Maybe not. But it is simple...

At 7:05 AM, Anonymous wem said...



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