The topic of Crisis was much discussed among the editors and talent working on The New 52. With so many characters and histories restarting, major events like Crisis are harder to place when they work for some and not for others. (that was one of the problems coming out of the original Crisis). While we are starting aprx five years into our heroes’ lives, we are focused on the characters present and future, and past histories will be revealed as the stories dictate. Yes, there have been “crisis” in our characters lives, but they aren’t exactly the Crisis you read before, they can’t be.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
You have probably already heard the news, but according to a past on Dan Didio's Facebook, the powers that be at DC have decided that the Crisis events in the DC universe did not happen. At the very least, they did not happen in the way that we thought they did. This doesn't bother me at all, because to fit in all those stories into the new "heroes started appearing five years ago!" status quo, some rearranging needs to be done. After the initial post, he went on to do some clarification and explaining:
What really concerns me is that they hadn't completely figured this out until just now. Now, I don't think it's any exaggeration to say that the Crisis stories like Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinite Crisis are (for better or for worse) some of the most influential and important stories in all of DC's stable. Not just the stories in themselves, but the ones they set up after the fact. Surely it must have pretty high up on the list of "Things we need to iron out how they work in the new DCU". I think it just adds to the general chaotic feeling that this (partial) reboot was not fully thought out or planned as it should have been.
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