For What's It's Worth: DCnU Post San Diego Comic Con

I've been thinking back on what I've heard the last few days regarding the DC 52 and I've found out something....I'm confused. More importantly, I think THEY are confused! I'm not sure what is up anymore. It seems to me that there were contradictions in what was being said at the convention.

I heard that Justice League and Action Comics take place in the past, yet I've also heard that only the first story arc takes place in the past! That's a big difference! None of the story arcs we know and love are gone, so how does that make things easier for new readers? Better yet, the DC timeline from Superman's first appearance to now is five years. FIVE YEARS! Put that with what I just said...never a dull moment for these guys, huh? That also means that Bruce has gone through four Robins (Stephanie was never one in the DCnU) in that time-frame. Was he building a league of Robins? WTF?

I know DC fans have been yelling about costume changes, or Cyborg is now a founding member of the JLA and Martian Manhunter wasn't, or several heroes are M.I.A. right now.The timeline has changed and that explains some of it. I don't have a problem with that. It's the other things that have me scratching my head.

Look, I'm gonna support this, I have no choice. I like the characters and want to read them. And Dan Didio (DC's Co-Publisher) said several times this weekend that no escape hatch has been planted. They are here for the long haul. I will not stop buying DC and quite honestly, I think the ones who say they will won't back up that claim. The talent they have lined up here is too good. The characters are too good to be ignored. I've been saying all along that I'm cautiously optimistic, but this weekend has made me even more cautious.

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