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Subj: Re: I will agree the scan is somewhat open to interpretation
Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 at 08:36:46 pm EST (Viewed 117 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I will agree the scan is somewhat open to interpretation
Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 at 02:35:10 pm EST (Viewed 119 times)

    I'm sure someone picked that fight because they liked it. Whether they're even aware of the supposed retcon or not is speculatory, and I'd doubt they ever saw or remembered that page. I also doubt there's any major discussions about the continuity implications of that conversation between DS and Desaad.

    As such, I'd certainly bet that most any junior editor in DC would look at the comic and say 'yeah, its Darkseid'. If you then show them the supposed retcon, they'd either say 'oh, it was Desaad' or 'maybe, probably still Darkseid'.

    Sure, the EIC may have an idea, and a few writers of the most relevant books, or if one editor had been on the Superman books for the entire duration you might get someone with a strong opinion, but for the most part, this is a 'small potatoes' issue. It matters to a few fans, sure, but you ascribe far too much in the way of adherence to what is or is not in continuity than they are likely to do....

I agree that it's small potatoes, but that makes it strange how desperate Darkseid fans are to retcon this away. This fight is of a piece with how other Superman vs. Darkseid fights have gone that I've posted in this thread. We've seen Superman handily beat Darkseid in Superman vs. Darkseid: Apokolips Now! and Batman/Superman #13. Does it really matter that much he does it a third time in Action Comics #586?

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