A couple weeks ago I brought up the question of how much of DC heroes' history is lost with 'The New 52.' For the most part, we shouldn't worry too much about this as long as the characters re-introduction doesn't completely change who they are and we continue to get great stories. But what about the big stories that really defined a lot of the characters? What about all the crisis we've seen in DC Comics?
For those in crisis over Crisis, let me clarify. 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. Now, what this means for characters seen and unseen…… well, that’s the fun of The New 52, infinite stories, infinite possibilities, with the best yet to come.
Thanks, as always for your interest and enthusiasm in The New 52. DD
So does that mean they didn't happen? No more Crisis events? What about Final Crisis and with it, Batman: R.I.P.? Did Ted Kord still get killed? They may have happened but just in a different way. Not quite sure how to take this right now...
My opinion is to just not straight out state things didn't happen. Why completely negate past events? Just don't mention them if they don't exactly fit. This way, readers can pretend they still somehow happened if we really wanted to.