So, I’m reading some recapped news from this past weekend’s New York Comic Convention. Johns is going to screw up Captain Marvel again. But it’ll be okay because Gary Frank will draw it. No Secret Six because a so-so Suicide Squad book is filling that role. Sigh. But then I cam across this head-scratcher.
Not only are these character meeting each other for the first time, Chase said, in the New 52, this is the first incarnation of Teen Titans, ever.
We’ve been trying to piece together DC’s supposed timeline for this relaunch for a few weeks now. I threw up my hands in disgust when they recently announced that none of the crisis stories (which had been referenced in some of the #1 issues of the relaunch) were still in continuity.
But now they are cutting loose every Teen Titans story ever written? Hey, I have no problem with that per se. I’m on record as saying DC should have started with a completely clean slate. But, um, do they realize they have already referenced those stories pretty heavily?
It’s no secret the new DC continuity is a complete cluster fuck at this point. No one is on the same page. Lobdell, writer of the Teen Titans who really should know these things, has said in interviews that there were other Titans before his team. Obviously, DC is just making thi shit up as they go along.
Personally, I could care less about the old Titans continuity. I’ve been telling Starfire fans for the last several weeks to calm the hell down. But come on, DC! How long did you spend thinking the relaunch through? Did you crib the supposed time line on a napkin? Cause really, you can’t keep your story straight in month 2!
This is just sad. Expect the first crisis event of the new DCU any day now.
DCnU Timeline 2.1 – with a rant/look at opposing views of the Crisis issue in the relaunch