By MTHarman 4 Comments
After doing my recent video of Professor Zoom, I'm fully convinced that time travel is one of the concepts within comics that successfully puts readers at a complete lost.
Unlike the original time travel story of a guy going back in time or somewhere in the future, for some reason comics take the time travel concept to a whole new level when we see certain heroes or villains go through a career of time hopping everywhere and completely changing history. Probably best example of this would probably be Professor Zoom who totally screwed with time for his own benefit and to torment Barry Allen (high 5 for villainy).
Despite how I tried to explain this guys history, it's baffling as to how hard it is to follow Professor Zoom's chronology accurately and most of all explain his history to an audience. If you watched the video and found yourself lost on following Professor Zoom then I apologize, but even if you have managed to follow a time traveling hero or villains chronology, one would have to admit it can be an extremely difficult concept to follow through. As in trying to explain how a council of Kangs began, how Professor Zoom was still a physical threat three times when he was already dead, how time travel connected several villains into being one man, even how Professor Zoom managed alter history within both the past and the future without destroying himself are questions that would probably send most people at a lost, worst is trying to explain it to somebody else after figuring it out.
But the primary question I have with this blog,... is time travel an ultimate killer for comics because of how difficult it is follow the concept or is a concept that just got way out of hand?