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« on: September 05, 2014, 02:26:34 PM »

I'm still not clear on this. Did New 52 completely wipe out all DC history or is it something different? I'd like to read some Batman books at some point, but without the ability to dig back and read backstory like I can with Marvel Unlimited, I feel discouraged from doing so. But if New 52 is a reboot, I'd be more likely to invest a little.
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 02:32:54 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on September 05, 2014, 02:26:34 PM

I'm still not clear on this. Did New 52 completely wipe out all DC history or is it something different? I'd like to read some Batman books at some point, but without the ability to dig back and read backstory like I can with Marvel Unlimited, I feel discouraged from doing so. But if New 52 is a reboot, I'd be more likely to invest a little.

Yes, it's basically a reboot of their entire franchise
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2014, 02:37:30 PM »

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 05, 2014, 02:32:54 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 05, 2014, 02:26:34 PM

I'm still not clear on this. Did New 52 completely wipe out all DC history or is it something different? I'd like to read some Batman books at some point, but without the ability to dig back and read backstory like I can with Marvel Unlimited, I feel discouraged from doing so. But if New 52 is a reboot, I'd be more likely to invest a little.

Yes, it's basically a reboot of their entire franchise

So, like Batman doesn't necessarily have the same origin (and the same with other characters?)

Oh, also, is this like the Ultimates series where they kept regular series going or all of those books just went away?
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2014, 02:39:07 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on September 05, 2014, 02:37:30 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on September 05, 2014, 02:32:54 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 05, 2014, 02:26:34 PM

I'm still not clear on this. Did New 52 completely wipe out all DC history or is it something different? I'd like to read some Batman books at some point, but without the ability to dig back and read backstory like I can with Marvel Unlimited, I feel discouraged from doing so. But if New 52 is a reboot, I'd be more likely to invest a little.

Yes, it's basically a reboot of their entire franchise

So, like Batman doesn't necessarily have the same origin (and the same with other characters?)

He does, but some elements might have changed.  The Court of Owls series was probably one the of better stories in the new 52, imo
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2014, 02:45:40 PM »

I guess this is the bit that is confusing to me

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new continuity does not constitute a full reboot of the DC Universe but rather a "soft reboot". While many characters underwent a reboot or revamp, much of the DC Universe's history remained intact. Many major storylines such as "War of the Green Lanterns", "Batman: A Death in the Family" and Batman: The Killing Joke remain a part of the new continuity, while others have been lost in part or in whole.

So the comics assume you are familiar with certain things that happened in the past, but you have to figure out which things did or did not happen?
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2014, 02:58:33 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2014, 03:17:21 PM »

Marvel is so eating DC's lunch these days.  As a longtime DC fanboy, it's kind of sad that they can't make films to compete, and have now muddied their own waters with such an ill-conceived direction.
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