View Poll Results: Reboot or Old Universe

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  • Reboot

    75 15.50%
  • Old Universe

    221 45.66%
  • Both

    23 4.75%
  • Either

    6 1.24%
  • There are some aspects of old universe that should be add to New 52

    73 15.08%
  • Doesn't matter as long as the stories good

    86 17.77%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Kent View Post
    I'm neither ok with it or against it. It was a story telling decision and a sci-fi element. It certainly isn't dumb and it actually brings an interesting display of strenght: Superman has potential to rip reality apart with his own strength. I allways felt the hate towards this simple story decision was more because people disliked Superboy Prime than the thing itself.
    I felt it was very off-the-wall (pun intended) in a very Silver Ageish way, which is apropos. Superboy Prime is arguably an artifact of the Silver Age (not literally, because he was created a few months before COIE, which was the end of the *Bronze* Age), but the character had symbolized the Silver Age (e.g. Superboy), with his Earth-Prime origin being the reason that he and only he (Kal-L punched the wall too, but could only physically shatter it, not alter time/reality with his punches) could cause time disruptions.

    Many people don't like the Superboy Prime Retcon Punch, which is fine, but its origins are far from baseless; it's deeply rooted in Silver Age zaniness, and the whole point of INFINITE CRISIS seemed to be to what happens to Golden and Silver Age values when they've been through the prism of Modern Age sensibilities.

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    Get it right, people.

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    Winnick went on record saying that he did not care why Jason returned, only that he returned at all.

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    He was more interested in the implications of Jason's return, and that's certainly more interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Holmes View Post
    Nah it's not really that hard to explain why he's back, especially with the Lazarus pit, which they've now switched to.

    It was a mandate at the time to tie everything into Countdown to Infinite Crisis, hence Superboy Prime.
    But . . . have they ever explained how Jason was buried in a cemetary with a nice suit and all, but didn't have his body filled with embalming fluid or anything that may have made his sudenly "waking up" in the coffin less . . . feasible? (Or do they pretend that a dip in the Lazarus pit neutralizes embalming fluid . . . and when did they get the body to a Lazarus pit before the burial? Was Batman that lax in overseeing the care of Jason's body after he first found the (supposedly) dead and lifeless corpse of someone who was like a son to him?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    But . . . have they ever explained how Jason was buried in a cemetary with a nice suit and all, but didn't have his body filled with embalming fluid or anything that may have made his sudenly "waking up" in the coffin less . . . feasible? (Or do they pretend that a dip in the Lazarus pit neutralizes embalming fluid . . . and when did they get the body to a Lazarus pit before the burial? Was Batman that lax in overseeing the care of Jason's body after he first found the (supposedly) dead and lifeless corpse of someone who was like a son to him?)
    Good point and another example of how the New 52 is sloppy with continuity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weapon_X View Post
    Good point and another example of how the New 52 is sloppy with continuity.
    I think that may have been a pre-New 52 problem that just got carried over.
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    Default What would it take to get DC to reboot or revert back to the old DCU?

    Saw this article about DC's sales after the 52. Made we wonder, if sales were to continue trending downward, what would DC do? Whether the storm or find a way to revert back to the old status quo? Anyone have any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    I think that may have been a pre-New 52 problem that just got carried over.
    I thought the Lazarus Pit (sans Superboy-Prime punch) was retconned as the sole explanation for Jason coming back to life in the new 52. I think it was in Red Hood and the Outlaws #0.

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    They will probably resort to the Marvel model of Event after Event and continuous number #1 issues. Reverting holds no promise of returning readers to the fold and would cause a loss of any new or lapsed readers they gained.
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    Please delete. Accidental duplicate post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weapon_X View Post
    Saw this article about DC's sales after the 52. Made we wonder, if sales were to continue trending downward, what would DC do? Whether the storm or find a way to revert back to the old status quo? Anyone have any thoughts?
    I think we'd see a return of some aspects of the Old DCU, but not for everything.

    From the design standpoint, there are 3 characters that we already know are returning to their Old DCU costumes, soon. Basically what isn't working/selling, could and should be changed, at any time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Namtab View Post
    From the design standpoint, there are 3 characters that we already know are returning to their Old DCU costumes, soon.
    I know Power Girl is. Who else?

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    Maybe DC can start putting out a consistently good product?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buried Alien View Post
    I know Power Girl is. Who else?

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    Probably means Midnighter and Apollo.
    The DC relaunch was successful and was executed in what was most likely the best way it could given restrictions we wouldn't know about. No, your idea wouldn't have worked. Now move on.

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    ^Correct. Didn't want to spoil it for any that didn't know.
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