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#1 Edited by ampm1789 (21 posts) - - Show Bio

Lodbell has def become the most polemical writer at DC and I luv it! Whether anyone is open to the New 52 changes or not, he should've earned a gold medal in continuity gymnastics during the Summer Olympics this year. LOL

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#2 Edited by ampm1789 (21 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the concern about new reader confusion is overblown. I can tell you from experience that my first comic book crossover was Infinite Crisis, which is, even the standards of hardcore fans, one of the 'deep-ends' in the proverbial pool of the superhero genre. Remember, there was actually more confusion and consternation in the readership post-Crisis on Infinite Earths (i.e. continuity of Hawkman, Wonder Woman, Donna Troy, Power Girl). It is extremely easier now more than ever, especially in our age of the Internet via Wikipedia or, might I say Comicvine, to compartmentalize and catalog certain characters and concepts to different allocated universes. As long as these ideas are introduced in a fashion that is accessible to the new reader, then we as fans need not worry of confusion. Besides, this is fiction. We throw our suspense of disbelief out the window every week on Wednesday when things like Superman flying through a yellow sun to get his clothes dry cleaned or the Avengers creating a sub-atomic headquarters out of Pym particles orbiting Earth. Throwing a few alternate universes at a new reader is the least of our worries. Personally, the Summers family tree gives me more of a headache than this.

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