> No, but DC might.
> This is crazy.
Actually I am down with this and it will most likely not be as confusing as you make it sound.
> They've already established she's the cousin of the Superman who was murdered by Superboy Prime.
> How can she now be the cousin of ANOTHER Superman?
> (And how could she have landed on the mainstream Earth AND on Earth-2? This makes NO sense.)
I suspect that she will be the cousin of the Earth-2 Superman who will BE the one who died in IC and that they will work in some method for her having jumped worlds about the time of the original Crisis. One more retcon for PG perhaps, but a potentially uniting one.
> And you mentioned Jay and Allen having different backgrounds on the "new" Earth-2?
> Oh good. Create even more conflict by supposedly restoring the pre-Crisis Earth-2, but then go and change the backgrounds of two of the mains, while allowing their original backgrounds to remain with the mainstream versions? BAH!
Nobody seems to have a problem with this over at Marvel (or the Mirror Universe in Star Trek). A book like Exiles is built on alternate reality versions of characters that we know, and nobody freaks out by there being a Wolverine who stayed in Alpha Flight on some other world. Why would it be so confusing to have a "prime universe" version of the JSAers and an Earth 2 version, as long as the writers keep us somehow clued in to which they use in an instance?
> I also LOVE the fact that Wally and Barry have apparently been said to be living on that Earth as well.
> Again, makes PERFECT sense.
Actually its not that they came from that universe. Their speed force trick in IC shunted them to that universe and they ahve bene living there for the last year or so. They are not native to that universe, just temporarily hanging out there. The only potential problem is what that might mean for the theorotical "native" Wally and Barry, but that can be dealt with in any number of ways.
I actually think that this can be a very clean way of returning the multiverse. I am cautiously optismistic until I see how the stories play out. Even as a second grader I had no problems with the original multiverse once I had a chance to figure it out, so you have to figure it can be remade in a sensible way.
> ...Even as a second grader I had no problems with the original multiverse once I had a chance to figure it out, so you have to figure it can be remade in a sensible way.
The original Earth-1/Earth-2 situation made perfect sense.
Even something they added (and then withdrew?) at one point, saying Earth-2 was 20 years behind Earth-1 (with it being 1950 there when it was 1970 on Earth-1) made pefect sense. It even helped explain the planet being called "Earth-2", and helped explain why the JSA wasn't an additional 20 years older.
It's just that since they blended the universes (and had the Karkull thing and some others stuff explain the JSA's ages), THAT has made so much sense, it's CRAZY to go and change it now.
Next thing you'll be telling me is that Superman can actually fly instead of just leaping great distances. I mean, COME ON! Don't be SILLY! ;-p