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Subj: Re: Uuuh...
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 at 04:00:28 pm EDT (Viewed 403 times)
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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 at 11:22:11 am EDT (Viewed 459 times)



[quote]Titans - Rebirth 001



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    A simple enough premise to restart things off. Very simple - and quite a tame premiere too. Dump more sentience onto the Speed Force and have it jumpstart each team member's memory of Wally in succession. Cue: Issue 2. It sort of left me indifferent, as did Superman Rebirth #1, but similarly has me interesting with the attempt to wipe out the Nu52. This was good enough to have me wait around for next ish.



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    Uuuh... if Wally is from another reality's Earth-# then how did that photograph exist? Or is this Earth-# changing it's own history back to where Wally did exist in the past? And "the real past" is almost identical similar to this Rebirth Superman's past WHO IS from the Earth-# in the previously stated supposition? Not a good start this attempt to clean the DCU by starting with confusion.


I agree. I am still wondering why it is Wally did not find himself drawn to Superman and Lois when searching for a tether to anchor him.
The assertion is that Wally and Superman are the same people from before Flashpoint, that reality would have altered back to where it was if Dr Manhattan had not intervened, leaving Wally (somehow) lost in the Speedforce and Superman and Lois pulled from before the Flashpoint hit and left in temporary limbo on Telos' world.
Somewhere out there is a Parallax (seen in Green Lantern recently), but also a pre-crisis Barry Allen and Supergirl, who had also escaped Telos' world with Superman and Lois.
So this whole exercise will theoretically last for a good two years more, before... what? Is DC priming us for another reboot of some sort. Are they using these two years to test the waters for it, to decide whether they are on the right track with Rebirth and these new directions for characters?

I am lukewarm to the whole Rebirth exercise so far, but while not being completely won over there are still numerous instances so far where I feel that the writers and artists at least are trying to make the best of it. The books are not spectacular but neither are they as poor and laboured as much of the output of 2011 was. I appreciate the realisation that wiping the slate clean in 2011 was a mistake, I appreciate that they are trying to reverse some of that damage and restore some of the history between the characters that formed who they were and why they appealed. But at this point I am deeply mistrustful of DCs motives and equally skeptical of their ability to see this through. The will is weak.







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