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Subj: Regarding the 20 years (for both Gernot and Zazu)
Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 01:46:09 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: If an Earth-2 does turn out to exist... (possible spoiler reference)
Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 at 09:38:25 pm EST

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> > > ...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.
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> > I agree.
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> > The original Earth-1/Earth-2 situation made perfect sense.
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> > 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.
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> When did they say it was 1950 on Earth-2 and 1970 on Earth-1? I remember O'Neil saying Earth-2's HISTORY was 20 years ahead of Earth-1's, but NOT what you said, Niddle.
I agree. I never heard that Earth 2 was 20 years behind (1950's vs 1970's), but I do remember it being 20 years ahead in terms of superhero apprearances (but not the actual date - 1970 on Earth 2 was still 1970 on Earth 1).

Something was said to the effect that 'whatever the eventual fate of Earth-1, Earth-2 would have it happen 20 years later'. (Or was it ten?)

In other words, Earth-2 was literally behind the times.

This apparently helped explain it being called "Earth-2" as well as why the JSA members weren't EONS older than they were. (Okay...substitute the word "years" for "eons". \:\-p )

I know I read this, but apparently it was a concept DC briefly flirted with, then abandoned.

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