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Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

Alternate realities are hit and miss with me. It's its in graphic novel form where that universe will have an ending as soon as the book ends? Yeah, I love those! Gives you a break from the status quo and yet doesn't over complicate itself by trying to make itself a big open ended universe.

Alternate realities such as Ultimate Marvel? Well I only really read Ultimate Spider-Man up until the death of Ult. Peter Parker(How I hate that I have to differentiate now so draw from that what you will. Now I do like some of the ideas in the Ultimate universe, don't get me wrong. Mutations being due to a virus instead of genetics is interesting and gives more credit to the "hated and feared" thing mutants deal with. Captain America being a confirmed superhuman instead of the "Eh, KINDA superhuman" he is in the mainstream 616. However I don't like Ultimate Marvel as a whole by ANY means.

Alternate realities I don't like are the New 52 DC Universe anything past the original Dark Knight Returns since Frank Miller's Dark Knight Strikes Again just further shows the man's increasing insanity.

Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows

Alternate realities are always a mixed bag with me. Sometimes they can be a place for new takes on a character can be given, while leaving the original character intact (which can be neat) but sometimes they are used as simple plot devices to fix a hole in the story which just ends up as lazy writting.

Tho, as a comic company practice I usually don't like to see many alternate reality books. This is only because a company can only put out so many titles at one time and whenever a AU book comes out it almost always focuses on a character who already has one or two titles in the current universe. For me I would much rather have the slots filled with Main U books of the other characters that don't get much chance to shine. I mean S.W.O.R.D. got cancelled but we still have half a dozen Wolverien-centric books.

I suppose this point is more personal and not one that can serve as a blanket opinion for all comic readers, but all my favorite characters never seem to be the ones to get their own book or a substantial focus on a team book so it gets a little disheartening to be flooded with Batman Titles when a few of those slots could go to giving others characters their own audience.

Posted by Rainja

I love them!!!!! As u said, you get to see a different perspective on the characters or events that we all love from the main universe. Personaly, even though I like the movies I HATE when they translate into comics,I don't read no pre or post comics revolving around any of the films. I look at it as the same way I would look at filler in anime,which is useless. The Dc one million,DC 3000, AGe of Apocalypse and Justice League Unlimited all appeal to me and so does Injustice. I haven't played the game and I honestly ain't in no rush to but I have been reading a few of the comics and since the series has become so popular it looks like its taking on a life of its own,to which i don't mind.Anyways that's my two-cents :p......Great video by the way. peace!!!,

Edited by NightFang

Alternate realities are sometimes better than the normal realities.

Posted by Perezite

I think they're interesting too. I didn't watch the vid, but, to be honest, I can barely read ANYTHING anymore unless an alternate reality is involved.