#1 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

I know some of the stories were a bit uncreative and were basically "let's put this character in another time period and go in the most predictable way there is!" but I believe there's still some great potential for stories there and they should be brought back. Sure, we have the Earth One books but come on, that's like saying movies count as Elseworlds or that the Ultimate universe counts as a What If?, they're alternate realities, they don't serve the same purpose

What do you guys think? Do you want Elseworlds back? Will they ever come back?

(And yes I know about Last family of Krypton but that was years ago)

#2 Posted by RustyRoy (10853 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd love if DC brings back Elseworlds.

#3 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:

I'd love if DC brings back Elseworlds.

Me too man, I really miss 'em... although that may have to do with the fact I only recently got into them so I feel cheated out with their current nonexistence :p

BTW, what would you say are your favorite Elseworlds?

#4 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Lets see....

#5 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6093 posts) - - Show Bio

Will Damian 666 or whatever it's called count?

#6 Posted by RustyRoy (10853 posts) - - Show Bio

@jldoom: Arkham Asylum : ASHOSE, Batman : Red Rain, TDKR, Gotham By Gaslight, Kingdom Come, Superman : Red Son.

#7 Edited by RustyRoy (10853 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by chalkshark (1182 posts) - - Show Bio

It never left. DC just calls it the "New" 52 now, or sometimes, "Earth One".

#9 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32651 posts) - - Show Bio

Will Damian 666 or whatever it's called count?

yea I'm pretty sure it is

#10 Edited by NovaRichRider (327 posts) - - Show Bio

Earth 2 is an elseworld book and in my opinion the best DC ongoing.

#11 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy: Nice choices, of those I've only read TDKR and the last two but I really want to read Gotham by Gaslight since it's the first Elseworlds ever made. Mine would be the New Frontier, the Nail, Kingdom Come, the Golden Age and Red Son.

@v_scarlotte_rose: It's closer to an Elseworlds than Batman Beyond was but it has some pretty heavy roots on current canon so I'd say no.

#12 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

Earth 2 is an elseworld book and in my opinion the best DC ongoing.

I'll admit Earth 2 actually kinda counts since it does offer an alternate take on current characters, however I still miss actual Elseworlds.

#13 Posted by RustyRoy (10853 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: Its more like an alternate timeline but not really an Elseworld but still pretty close.

@jldoom: I've read Nail, it was great and I've never read New Frontier but I've heard nothing but great things about it.

#14 Posted by owl (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Elseworlds was a real hoot!

#15 Posted by RDClip (1117 posts) - - Show Bio

DC never officially ended the line, did they? The last book to carry the Elseworlds tag was Last Family of Krypton published in 2011. So I don't think the line is dead, DC has just been neglecting it for years.

I'd like DC to bring it back. Kingdom Come is my all-time favourite miniseries. Yeah, there were a bunch of crappy elseworlds books, but there were plenty of great books. Both TDKR and KC were elseworlds (TDKR was before it was officially a line, but I count it) and they both had huge influences on the industry; some even consider the beginning and the end of the Dark Age were marked by TDKR and KC respectively.

#16 Edited by ColonelRunAway (369 posts) - - Show Bio

At this point, DC barely has enough regular creators to man their ongoings, let alone a series of one shots.

If they brought in major talents and let them do something with DC characters but without any restraints, then sure, we could get another Kingdom Come or Red Sun to jumpstart interest in them again. But I'd say it's a lot more likely it'd go something like Marvel's What If? event tie-ins: some inexperienced or untalented names from the bottom of the barrel are brought in to do something that requires no substance, because it'll make decent money off the "What if Batman was a _______" cover alone.

#18 Posted by lolzstastic (214 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes I want them because I want my Aquaman elseworlds

#19 Posted by tupiaz (2170 posts) - - Show Bio

I have read some Son of the Demon, Bride of the Demon, Gotham by Gaslight, Master of the Future, Joker, Arkham Asylum: ASHoSE and TDKR. Joker being the favourite and TDKR in the bottom. As I see it an overrated book that has the worst phasing in the world with a lot of small panels that do nothing but irritates me a lot, they do nothing for the story (I'm talking about the panels from the studio where panels could have been cut down a lot. The whole mutant thing also seemed like they didn't fit in. I was more intrested in how Green Arrow lost his arm than the story.

#20 Posted by MyNameWasDeleted (679 posts) - - Show Bio

Read that wrong- thought you wrote ELFworld

#21 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy: You definitely gotta read New Frontier one of these days. It's one of the best comic books I've ever read and my favorite one overall.

@rdclip: But why have they neglected them? That's what I dont get. Some of them rank among the best stories DC has ever produced and the idea of an Elseworld is always appealing if you ask me.

They shouldn't force them, though. Only make one when someone has a good idea (even better if that someone is a renowned writer), not because they felt the world really needed a new Batman Elseworld or something like that.

@tupiaz: Man, you sure have missed out on a lot of them :p

#22 Posted by PowerHerc (81580 posts) - - Show Bio

With all the rebooting and multiple dimensions everything might as well be Elseworlds already.

I do wish DC would bring Elseworlds back, though. There were a lot of great Elseworlds stories.

#23 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

@powerherc: Agreed. Pre52 seems like Elseworlds now.

#24 Edited by tupiaz (2170 posts) - - Show Bio

@jldoom said:

@tupiaz: Man, you sure have missed out on a lot of them :p

Not what I read most but for time to time I read them. Kingdom Come, Red Sun and Red Rain will probably be the next I will buy.

#25 Posted by sinestro_GL (3050 posts) - - Show Bio

I think every once in a while they do one...although they haven't done one in ages.

Maybe the upcoming mini-series starring Damian Wayne will be an Elseworlds tale?

#26 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio
@tupiaz said:

@jldoom said:

@tupiaz: Man, you sure have missed out on a lot of them :p

Not what I read most but for time to time I read them. Kingdom Come, Red Sun and Red Rain will probably be the next I will buy.

Nice choices, I've never read Red Rain and don't really plan to but I can definitely vouch for Kingdom Come and Red Son!

Maybe the upcoming mini-series starring Damian Wayne will be an Elseworlds tale?

Like I said, I personally dont count it because it's an alternate timeline that has heavy roots in current canon. However, KC was sorta similar to that so.... maybe?

If DC decides to put an Elseworlds stamp on it I wont really complain especially if that means we'll be seeing more Elseworlds in the near future.

#27 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

flashpoint. technically an elseworld.

#28 Posted by JLDoom (2310 posts) - - Show Bio

@thetimestreamer said:

flashpoint. technically an elseworld.

Hmm... not really since it's canon. I'd be interested in an Elseworlds series based on Flashpoint though, that world had potential.

#29 Posted by sinestro_GL (3050 posts) - - Show Bio

flashpoint. technically an elseworld.

Is it? It had repercussions on the main continuity, Barry and Booster were from the main continuity, and it caused the n52.