What a fine afternoon.
To prepare for Wednesday's rebirth of the Man of Tomorrow, I'm gonna storytime stories leading up to it.
Part one: >>90220073
Part two: >>90252255
Part three: >>90282594
Part four: >>90286228
Part five: >>90307602
It's almost time...
I have the Sinestro Corps oneshots dedicated to both Cyborg Supes and Prime loaded up.
I can follow the main story with them.
Nice to see the Lois and Clark mini becoming relevant.
And that brings us to tomorrow.
What is the secret of the Superman family?
What is Mr. Oz's endgame?
And WHO is Clark Kent?
For now, it's time to look back at some old friends.
I hadn't read this one before, and this hit me like a train.
But you do. There were several multiversal carriers stationed on the satellite in the first issue of multiversity. Some much bigger than the thule
And even then, you have the transmatter cubes, and Harbringer to help you operate them. This death was so needless and the character still had potential.
Reminder of the theory that Nu52Clark and Lois are actually this Lois and Clark.
And that, as they say, is that.
See you tonight, /co/.
you know, six tons really is light weight in terms of physical strenght in the DCU when talking about heavy hitters.
Maybe Sups should invest in giant keys made of condensed matter.
The force of Superboy-Prime's punches are now responsible for the broken continuity of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Doom Patrol, Power Girl, different versions of Superman's origin, and bringing Jason Todd back to life.
Maybe the reason he turned evil is really DC Editorial blaming all their mistakes on him.
comicsalliance released a backpage material from tomorrow's superman 18
view it at your own risk
interesting, to say the least
Primes from earth prime. The same earth where the pencils tell the stories and shape earth zero.
Morrisons new earth prime has that it can effect regular earth. Who's to say Superboy prime didn't get rebooted into being a human with reality warping powers.
Maybe not total misdirection but:
Dan Dido told everyone that the secret reveal at the end of the series 52 was in the first half of that column page.
If you take the first letter of every third word, you get "the secret of fifty-two is that the multiverse still exists"
Then again you just made me remember a good point. What if it's Time Trapper Prime? Of all the "Legion" foes with reality being this wonky and the Legion having a part to play in all of this.
You'd think this would be one of his kind of schemes? Unless he was taken off the board. Which would explain the age (he's an older Prime) and the powerset.
he feels too rapey to be bizarro or superbro or mxy, i doubt they're reuse eradicator so soon again after a solid story, i'm assuming the fortress would've been able to tell martian physiology, not sure about magog.
my money is still on prime.
it's been mentioned in an earlier issue of Action that the Smith family home is one hour away from Metropolis by Lex's supertrain
did Lois just went that far with a freakin taxi?
or did she hop on a train and Nu-Clark followed it all the way?
Nu-Clark finding them so easily was really weird
>Tomasi wrote a Magog story in the New 52
>even there, he had an alias
>the 'you ruined everything' line from Action could describe his backstory even better than Prime's
>he was shown in the past to have a diverse power-set, maybe even reality-warping
>he lost his parents as a child, maybe that explains his childlike behavior
my money is on him now
strange that no one considered him here (or at least I haven't seen it)
I always thought it was weird here that the lighting changed to blue and then seemed to sit in the driver's seat, but I've never seen anyone else here bring it up, or whether a blue light appearing when shit gets creepy has been happening this whole arc. It just seems so deliberate beyond trying to represent surrounding headlights or something.
Am I reading too deeply into things?
> Henshaw's entire crew get Black Lanterned in Blackest Night.
> They ignore him.
> Henshaw see's Nekron. An embodiment of death.
> It ignores him.
Being the original Cyborg Superman is suffering.
And I love it.
New Earth will forever be a mistake. You have infinite earths to tell whatever story you want and you'd rather have a single one where you can tell the stories of a single group of characters? Fucking DC.
Come to think of it, I think that was the last time that DC had a huge "every book is getting a tie-in" event. We had flashpoint, but that was a different kind of beast, and the closest thing in N52 was Villains Month during Forever Evil
The mindset at the time CoIE happened was that the Multiverse was confusing and keeping new readers away from the books. Multiple Earths, multiple Supermen, some books taking place in alternate universes, some in the same universe. The Crisis was supposed to simplify things as well as giving new readers a jump on point.
The jump-on point part worked, but then it got into the whole thing of creating one shared history that covered everything from the JSA to the present, creating new characters as historical stand-ins for the golden age versions of Superman and Wonder Woman and so on, retconning the origins of characters who didn't fit anymore like Power Girl and Donna Troy. Suddenly the simplification got very complicated, but no one was thinking that far ahead when they first came up with the idea.
It wasn't a reboot, tho. It grandfathered in a lot of shit from the old continuity, which means it's just as complicated and hard to explain to a new reader as before you fucked everything up.
Simply switching to a clean slate earth would have provided the reboot effect without fucking shit up. It's what marvel did with Ultimates and it worked for a while until the line lost popularity. You simply have to focus your book line on it and clearly label any books deviating from the chosen main continuity with the continuity they are taking place in.
>The mindset at the time CoIE happened was that the Multiverse was confusing
I've always thought that was bullshit. If you read comics before the Crisis with even a tiny Multiverse aspect you would be explain what Earth whatever was (ie: Yes, I come from Earth X, the world where nazis won!"
Black Canary only had like three thought ballons: one was how she was from Earth 2, how hot Batman was, and typical comic liberated woman lines from the 70/80s stuff
People are already thinking it's classic Cyborg Superman since he entered an empty taxi with no driver. But then again his bitchiness during the "YOU RUINED EVERYTHING" scene makes it sound like Superboy Prime. It could be something even more disappointing, like an
If the hair is real this helps quite a bit actually. Myx and Manhunter are right out, and Magog wouldn't go on a cover without the helmet. I'm pretty sure rebirth Eradicator has no eyebrows.
My theory is that when darkseid died and reality cracked, allowing wally to return, prime also escaped the speedforce. He saw the death of n52 superman and tried to replace him, but since superdad started operating, he had to conform with being Clark Kent, until he saw Lois married with the other superman and that made him return to his childish, murderous self