Change can be a good thing. It brings growth. Expansion. Understanding. And appreciation for what came before. But change can also bring fear. Anger. Darkness. After the continuity altering effects of The Crisis on Infinite Earths, The DCU enjoyed a period of peace and reconstruction. But that was all about to change. Invasions. Betrayals. … Continue reading Understanding DC Comics Continuity: The Dark Years – Part 1
These days, Comic Book reboots have become a normal part of the industry. Origins reworked, storylines updated and histories retconned. It’s become as synonymous with comic book storytelling as tights and capes. But that wasn’t always the case. In 1986, following the reality altering mega event The Crisis On Infinite Earths, DC Comics did … Continue reading Understanding DC Comics – Episode 3: A New Earth
In organized fandom, “continuity” can be a trigger word for many fanboys and fangirls out there. Continuity is what ties a universe full of stories together. But it can also be a detrimental roadblock for anyone attempting to understand and digest 30, 40, 50…hell, even 80 years worth of content. No matter what corner … Continue reading Does Continuity Matter In Comics?
Major events are something of a regular occurance in modern superhero comics. We’re use to seeing at least one company wide crossover event happening each year, as well as smaller events taking place inside individual titles. But none compare to the historical significance of the FIRST MAJOR COMIC EVENT. This was no mere team-up … Continue reading “Understanding DC Comics – Episode 2: Crisis On Infinite Earths!”