"Good and doubtlessly influential as the reinvention / retcon by Alan Moore was, it led to a lot indeed of continuity baggage. Restoring Swamp Thing to its basics is probably a wise move, both for novelty and for wide appeal at this point."
"Not being a regular Superman reader since the Weisinger and Schwartz days, I only experience Superman in special events like "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow", "Superman for All Seasons", "Doomsday Clock", the…"
"DOOMSDAY CLOCK: To return to the original premise of this thread, if DC strives to provide each new generation with its own version of Superman, so too do fans desire an "in-story" explanation for the "reset button" being pushed,…"
"I think DC is determined to provide every generations with its own version of Superman corresponding to their own respective golden age. (Consequently, if John Byrne's Man of Steel is my Superman, then my "golden age" is…"
"I always found it interesting how virtually everything that was done away with in Crisis on Infinite Earths has been brought back in one form or another.
I suppose because Superman and his supporting cast don't age, the…"
"One important source of Superman's origin was the 1942 novel Adventures of Superman by George Lowther which focused on Krypton in more detail for the first time. He changed "Jor-L & Lora" to "Jor-El &…"
""Our esteemed Jeff..."
"...it has its own goals and flow."
That's charitable of you to say. The phrase "by the seat of his pants" comes to mind.)
"...the way in which Superman's perception, and…"
"I really enjoyed <i>Secret Origin</i> (even if the title is a kind of fannish joke. Not much secret about that origin). Johns, Gary Frank, and John Sibal did a good, if Silver Agesque version of reconciling different incarnations and…"
Our esteemed Jeff recently created a thread in this forum about Superman's books and various noteworthy creators since around the time of Crisis on Infinite Earths. It is a fine thread, but it has its own goals and flow. And it spurred in me the willingness to discuss a somewhat tangential subject matter: the way in which Superman's perception, and specifically his…See More
"Robert Kanigher, as others pointed out, sure seems to have perceived his own job as putting out "done in one" stories. That was certainly typical of the time and should not count as criticism.
But he had a wider range than those…"
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