how can justice league america and action comics both start 5 years before continuity? if action comics is about before superman joined justice league america Does justice league america not have superman?
I have a read a few things recently to indicate that while JLA is earlier, it's not quite as early as Action Comics will be. Somewhere inbetween "current" continuity in the titles and the 5 years earlier of AC.
Strange how the "NEW" folks on comic-vine seem to approve of the Reboot, almost in defiance of society at large, makes me wonder..
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and I respect that, but it is small mindedness and presumptuous statements like this where I find myself biting my tongue. Everyone is welcome to the conversation, but don't contribute anything.
Why don't you share your thoughts on the reboot and why you feel that way, rather than some vague criticism of "NEW" folks?
I'm ok with it as long as he becomes SUPER after a while. Superman man needs to be SUPER. Light speed filght, can survive a nuclear blast that kind of stuff. He is the POWERhouse of DC and should remain that way. I'll accept him having lesser power for a while, but he better power up within 12-18 months. I don't think people want to wait 10 years like Smallville for him to become the REAL Man of Steel!!!
Just found this out:
From Grant Morrison panel: "Action takes place 5 years ago in DCnU continuity, catches up in issue #7, going back & forth a bit from there"
I finally got around to do some research on the Superman lawsuit.
Siegel and Shuster's Estate Recaptured the rights to the first two weeks of the daily Superman newspaper comic strips, as well as portions of early Action Comics and Superman comic-books.
They now control depictions of Superman's origins from the planet Krypton, his parents Jor-El and Lora, Superman as the infant Kal-El, the launching of the infant Superman into space by his parents as Krypton explodes and his landing on Earth in a fiery crash.
The Superman character, including his costume, his alter-ego as reporter Clark Kent, the feisty reporter Lois Lane, their jobs at the Daily Planet newspaper working for a gruff editor, and the love triangle among Clark/Superman and Lois.
What does Warner Brothers get:
Superman's ability to fly, the term kryptonite, the Lex Luthor and Jimmy Olsen characters, Superman's powers and expanded origins.
It looks DC is not going to do a complete revamp of Superman's origins because of this. It looks like they are just picking up with his early career as Superman. The origin doesn't need to be retold or changed to accommodate the lawsuit. Everyone knows it, so simply skip it. It looks like this is probably what they are doing. Just because the rights to certain parts of Superman are split now, it doesn't mean DC can't use them. Licensing agreements can be reached with the Siegel and Shuster estates to use the things they don't have rights to. This happens all the time with the big technology companies licensing out things they don't have patents for. I still see the lawsuit as mostly a non-issue.
The quality of writing in Batman Inc. isn't poor IMO, I am just not a fan of the idea behind multiple Batmen and the Bruce Wayne Batman having a more global focus. I prefer Bruce in Gotham most of the time. There is only one Batman after the re-launch, so it will be interesting how the changes brought by the re-launch have an impact on the final 12 issues of Inc.
I'm really looking forward to his run on Action Comics.