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Subj: Re: Action Comics #987 and Wonder Woman Annual #1 *SPOILERS*
Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 at 05:32:08 pm EDT (Viewed 98 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Action Comics #987 and Wonder Woman Annual #1 *SPOILERS*
Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 at 12:29:33 pm EDT (Viewed 113 times)

Thank you! Helpful as always.

    All in all then this is still the pre-flashpoint Superman, his history adjusted somewhat naturally, but all of the best Superman stories you remember from 1986 onwards are essentially still canon. For the most part at least. Though the fly in the ointment has to be the early deaths of Ma and Pa Kent, which compromises and outright jepordises many a fine story, from those late eighties/early 90s years in particular. A great shame, as it seems so unnecessary given the otherwise fine attention to detail and the obvious love shown of the material from that era.

It sounds as if, while they got there with a lot more handwaving, the approach is similar to what they did with the Justice League initially after CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: essentially, that the stories published from 1960 to 1986 were all viewed as a basic backstory, albeit with select changes, omittances or surrogates here and there where needed or applicable.

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