By caladbolglight 1 Comments
So, there has been a lot of debate about exactly what DC's New 52 initiative has meant for the DCU. I've read over a lot of the synopses for the issues, and I've gathered a few facts(?).
WARNING: THIS IS MY ASSUMPTIONS MIXED WITH FACTS. EVERYTHING IS NOT NECESSARILY HOW IT WORKS.
-Superman and Lois Lane are not married.
-Superman clearly has a completely new costume.
-Earth seems to be new to Superman.
-Superboy is COMPLETELY new.
-His origins seem to be similar to his origins in the Young Justice television series.
-Seems to be completely unfamiliar with Earth, given that her synopses say that she has "none of Superman's love for Earth."
-She seems to be slightly younger given that her synopsis says that she has teenage angst, where I gather before she was more of a young adult.
-Supergirl #2 alludes that she has a "trick up her sleeve". Potentially new powers.
-Seems to be no different. He's still running Batman Inc., and Damian is still his son and they still seem to be partners. No new leaps here.
-I know nothing about the character but the synopsis hints that he's exactly the same.
-Where do I even begin...she walks.
-It's said that "Barbara Gordon is back as Batgirl". This hints that she was indeed Oracle. So perhaps the chiefs at DC decided that they needed to magically repair her spinal column?
-The synopsis says very little about what happened prior to #1 so all's up in the air at this point (interesting, as Batwoman was never a front-runner in the DCU).
-They say that he's back, so I assume that he indeed WAS Batman but now he's back as Nightwing (Which is awesome because I hate it when there are more than one characters of the same name, and I do like Nightwing's new-ish costume).
-POSSIBLY new. Possibly. The synopsis says "meet Catwoman." Then again, this could just be a publicity hype.
Birds of Prey:
-Apparently new. The team is apparently now covert ops. No mention of Oracle, or Huntress or any of them. Black Canary seems to be on the run. Or something.
Red Hood and the Outlaws:
-Odd. Jason Todd was definitely the bad Red Hood, and is now the good Red Hood? Starfire doesn't seem to be different, if not for the fact how she's an Outlaw.
-Red Arrow has his arm back. Need I say more.
-It isn't Hal Jordan, but Sinestro!
-After War of the Green Lanterns, Sinestro was made a GL again, no problems here.
-Interesting point. Who now leads the Sinestro corps? And why would they still be the Sinestro corps if Sinestro is no longer a...Sinestro?
Green Lantern Corps:
-Guy Gardner and John Stewart fit.
-Don't know who the New Guardians are other than Kyle Rayner.
-What happened to Ganthet?
-Shouldn't there only be one Orange Lantern, given that the emotion is greed? Why would they share?
Justice League of America:
-Is this the first JLA team? Or did they disband the latest incarnation? (Batman, Jade, Supergirl, Congorilla, Starman, Jesse Quick, Donna Troy)
-Is this Hal Jordan's only book?
Justice League International:
-What happened to Power Girl, Blue Beetle?
-Huh? Is Wonder Woman new to the outside world?
-Seems to be less in control. Other than that, nothing.
The Fury of Firestorm:
-Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond are HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS. Whereas before they're UNIVERSITY STUDENT.
-They are new to the Matrix.
-Can't really tell. I thought Oliver Queen was just the mayor of Star City. Or was that formerly? Because apparently he's now head of "Queen Industries".
The Savage Hawkman:
-After Brightest Day, Shiera Hall (Hawkgirl) died, and there's no reference to her, so I assume she's dead.
-NOW WE'RE GETTING SOMEWHERE. The synopsis for #1 says, "straight from the pages of Brightest Day". So it appears that Deadman's story picks up right whare it left off: with him dying again.
Justice League Dark:
-Swamp Thing IS back...but is he still the emotional embodiment of LIFE? Alec Holland is Swamp Thing. No longer does Swamp Thing THINK it is Alec Holland.
-Damn this is where things start to get confusing.
-Tim Drake is still Red Robin, different costume, no differences.
-Superboy, Wonder Girl and Kid Flash (maybe) are all completely new to the scene.
Hawk and Dove:
-The pair is still Hank Hall and Dawn.
-Dove is dating Deadman. Continuing relationship from Brightest Day.
-Noooo problems. This is the series (tied with Batman) that makes the most sense.
-Same person, new character.
Legion of Super-Heroes:
-Hawk and Dove
WHERE'D THEY GO??
-Batgirl (Stephanie Brown)
-Is Lex Luthor still dead. Did he ever exist in the first place?
-And many others.
Brightest Day happened. Blackest Night happened. I think that most (maybe all) of the storylines happened in the DCU, but somewhere along the line, there are new origins. Or something. Maybe it's a completely different DCU. Maybe its just chance that Dove and Deadman are dating and that Batman set up Batman Inc. Who knows? You decide.