This is an excerpt from my blog page. I thought it might generate discussion.
Dear Comic Fans,
As we venture further in to this new century and Marvel having over 40 years of continuity in place and DC having over 60 years of continuity are retconn's (retroactive continuity) a good thing or bad thing or are they a necessary Evil?
Is it the Retconn itself we may find annoying/harmful to continuity or just the means in how the retconn was accomplish in the first place?
Some worthing examples of retconn some readers have stated were DC's "Zero Hour:Crisis in time" "Infinite Crisis" and Marvel Comic's "The return of Reed Richards"
Some negative examples of retconn some readers have complained include "Spiderman:Clone Saga" and "Spiderman: ONE MORE DAY"
Do retconn's hurt continuity or do they bring a benefit to the story and characters we love for many decades.
Furthermore are retconn's done to attract newer and younger readers while disregarding current long term older readers? Like the old say goes "Out with the old and in with the New"