Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #36
Special-Girl, Q-boy, & Quickie On Famous People Dieing, Reincarnation, & “The Grand Catastrophe”
This one has some references to “Crisis Of Infinite Earth” the big event of DC Comics that ended its multi-verse and was the first of many attempts to streamline its comics. Ever sense it seems DC is always trying to streamline its universe and always making some big crossover to bring back the multi-verse. The logic being the if you start over with a clean slate its easier for new readers to jump into comic. The fatal flaw in that logic is that in the process all the older stories have the complicated explanation of not “counting” because they are “pre(insertbigcrossover)”. Along with that characters people liked are erased, changed for the worse, and replaced by other characters. This is why I’ve always preferred Marvel’s approach which is more like “well that happened but slightly differently”.
I generally don’t buy the whole “all the continuity scares new readers off” argument. If people can follow “Game Of Throne”, “Buffy”, or “Love And HipHop” they can follow most comics. Especially in this day and age with Wikipedia and Google. You don’t need to know a character’s entire history to read a comic. Hell the writers probably don’t know it.
Tomorrow Q-boy talks with America-Man and the Good Knight some more about famous people dieing and also time travel. See ya then and hope you enjoy!
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