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Subj: Re: Do you think DOOMSDAY CLOCK will address Pre-Crisis Superman?
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 at 05:53:07 pm EDT (Viewed 120 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Do you think DOOMSDAY CLOCK will address Pre-Crisis Superman?
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 at 02:46:41 am EDT (Viewed 135 times)

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    -It has *always* been an unanswered question of what happened to E1 Superman from the end of COIE to the reboot.

It has not "*always*" been unanswered.

    Did he become the post-crisis Superman? Did he just vanish? He certainly did NOT die!

As originally explained, the pre-Crisis Earths (and their occupants) were merged into one Earth. Characters who existed on multiple Earths and did not meet some other fate were assimilated into one being. Given that the Earth-Two Superman and Lois were among those who escaped that fate, I think that leads to confusion for people.

I think the confusion may also stem in no small part from Geoff Johns himself, who suggested/stated in print on at least two occasions (In Infinite Crisis and the subsequent JSA annual) that the earth we left the the end of Crisis on Infinite Earths was a completely seperate earth to the one that came with 1986's relaunched DC Universe.
Nevertheless that's his view (if he hasn't changed his mind!), at the time he was positing that idea Dan Jurgens was writing and drawing an Official 'History of the DC Universe' for the 2006's 'Fifty-Two' weekly series... wherein he follows the orthodox consensus of the merged earths legacy, so if nothing else we cn be sure that Dan Jurgens at least follows the idea that the Superman he's been working with these last thirty years is, roughly speaking, the modernised version of the Pre-Crisis Man of Tomorrow, who according to Jurgens' own script is a blend of the merger of Earth-1 and Earth-2.

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