We are wrapping up the a full year of the new 52 in 12th issues for many, some not as lucky but still play a part of a story within the universe. Not everything was meant to last and we all knew this going in to the new 52 when we signed on. Things come and go in this new continuity....or is it? what if this is not a new continuity but still part of one SUPER large story arch that has been and slowly is still building to its climax. Maybe this is a sign of the end.. the end of super heroes as we know it.
I can hear it now, Troy you simpering sod what are you going on about? to which I reply: Its about Alan Moore people. Yes the man himself who left DC after the watchman and worked on Swamp Thing, Came to DC with a proposal, this proposal was to take place in the future, two decades after Crisis on Infinite Earths, Which would have be roughly around 2007 or 08. The idea was that a time bubble was created from the point of the golden age to 2010 we will say where time travel was not possible except by two people John Constantine and Rip Hunter. The story being a great disaster has hit all the super heroes and a tragic end comes to the future where much of it is destroyed from some unknown source. Governments have fallen and Super Heroes act as houses to govern the laws. which is the House of El or Steel, House of Thunder, House of Titans, House of Secrets..etc Its a monarchy type of society where people take care of the supers to gain order and safety from others. But as any other monarchy society things tend to go from bad to worse when there is only one governing body and its super powered. There comes a time of the Super Hero purge where most of all the villains are killed off by the super heroes to bring peace to the world.
So basically the end of this whole thing sets up for an absolute end of the super heroes of the DC universe. Now they would not do this. but I would imagine the end result that would be most desired for DC as they still want to make money on their comics is to revert the universe back to the way it was. But in the mean time lets look at the evidence.
House of Justice:
The House of Justice, built around the remains of the JLA’s old cavern headquarters, is the residence of the remains of the Justice League. These are the most important of the lesser House, along with the Titans. The lineup of the Justice League at the time of our story includes Captain Atom and the Blue Beetle, an Aqualad that has grown up to be the new Aquaman and a Wonder Girl who has taken on the mantle of Wonder Woman after Wonder Woman herself opted to become Superwoman upon marrying Superman.
The first thing that happens is that a bunch of the time-traveling heroes in DC Comics, such as Rip Hunter and the Legion of Superheroes, notice a Time Trapper plot that cuts off 1990 to 2010 from normal time travel. Some of them, investigating the problem, get stuck inside the time “fluke” created by the Time Trapper, so that they are forced to watch the Ragnarok take place, unable to return to their home times.
With more and more evidence piling up on the connections between what Alan moore purposed to DC, and the actual events that are happening. They call this The New 52. when 52 was a loose translation of Alan Moores idea, so would the New part suggest this is a reinterpretation of that story?
Could it be that this whole thing be just a Super large crossover event that spans a couple of years? If so would things go back to the way it was? or will it stay in the new continuity destined to repeat itself as Alan Moore suggested? Ill leave that for you to decide here is a link to Twilight of the Super heroes.