Today DC answered what fans everywhere have been asking (despite it being rather obvious)
Issue 26 changes to "Countdown to Final Crisis". DC Executive Editor Dan DiDio mentioned that many of plot elements would become clearer while bigger questions and issues would arise.
More details are sure to come, but the fact that DC is invoking the word "Crisis" in conjunction with "Final" could mean that DC is about to just end it all, blow everything up, and start all over again from scratch. Not sure how well that would go over, but that'd be one way to sort out a lot of continuity issues.
Still, can't get over the fact that we just had a Crisis two years ago.
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Originally posted by It's FalseMore details are sure to come, but the fact that DC is invoking the word "Crisis" in conjunction with "Final" could mean that DC is about to just end it all, blow everything up, and start all over again from scratch.
I think that's a profoundly huge logical leap, given that DC didn't do this with any of the last three Crises. (Crisis on Infinite Earths, Zero Hour: Crisis in Time, and Infinite Crisis all allowed selective changes to continuity, but none of them delivered a wholesale reboot.) Yeah, this is (allegedly) the FINAL Crisis, but I could have said the same of the last one (if it's infinite, how can it be followed by anything?).
But I may just be saying that because I remember the even more ridiculous assumption that House of M was supposed to reboot the Marvel Universe, of which there was even less indication.
I didn't mind it, but I also don't hate Jeph Loeb the way a lot of comics fans seem to. I'm also not a hardcore Hulk fan, so that probably factors into it. I started reading again with Planet Hulk after not reading any Hulk since the Peter David days.