What's With All the Alternate Realities?

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#51 Posted by simsey (82 posts) - - Show Bio

wow did not know dat it only finished up in oct/nov over here on english/irish tv dat sucks dont think it was 2 years tho oh well il get over it i taught it was a good show but these things happen
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#52 Posted by Le Chiffre (56 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a fan of a couple Alternate Reality/Alternate Future storylines. Red Sun Superman, The Dark Knight Returns, House of M, AoA, etc etc. Never been a fan of Exiles or the What If series though.

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#53 Posted by ninjadude853 (286 posts) - - Show Bio
@leokearon said:
" I actually did a funny feature about the different types of Alternate Realities. I might put it unto my Deviantart Account and then link it if anyone wants me to "
please do
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#54 Posted by The Sharp Dressed Lady (284 posts) - - Show Bio
@goldenkey said:

" The ultimate line is my favorite because the characters were modernized "

  I love the Ultimates, but they were more variations of the original characters than contemporaries. The present mainstream characters are more the modern versions of the originals.    
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#55 Posted by darkxman123 (209 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Alt realitys they give new spin on asome show what life would be like if something happend in main stream that dident  
i love some of the alt verses like 

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           i know some people dont  like them but i do 
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#56 Posted by Haustyl12 (179 posts) - - Show Bio

I love alternate universes because you can finally take a break from the original story and see comics in a different direction.  
I love marvel zombies and the issue of deadpool merc with a mouth where deadpool and headpool go threw different universes.  
I don't really like what ifs? though
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#57 Posted by 00 Raiser (450 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64:  Oh yeah the Marvel, DC crossover. LOL Magneto and the Magnetic Men. Yeah that was pretty freaking awesome. Cobalt was my favorite.
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#58 Posted by John_Martone (16 posts) - - Show Bio

The thing about alternate realities, for me, is that they offer an opportunity one of two things
1) The ability deal (once again) with the core components of characters, relieved from the web of interactions with pre-existing obligations and connections to currently running works.
2) The ability to make decisions that, in all honesty, would be wayyyyy to hard to make in an normal work. Like, in alternate realities you can actually kill someone. very refreshing. Heck, in early Exiles they made it a point to kill a main character like, every other issue or so.
Also, yes, I agree. Despite the years between in, Age of Apocalypse is still incredibly fresh feeling. I usually make a run through the entire collection every other year or so.

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#59 Posted by SigersonLTD (152 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always believed that The Crisis on Infinite Earths was a mistake....

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