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James L Sarandis
02-16-2012, 02:44 PM
Hello everyone. Welcome to my new project "52 reasons why the Old DCU should be part of the 52", it's part blog, part petition, and hopefully you'll laugh and learn a little bit about things, which will be of no use to your daily life.

Now I've told you the title of the project you may be wondering ' What in the name of DC does that mean?'. Well to explain that I'd need to give you... ahem....

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE OLD DCU (aka New Earth)

Cough, ahem that big echo-y voice is a bit rough. So here it is the super short version.

1985-6- The Crisis on Infinite Earths happens. The old Multiverse dies and a new singular universe is born called New Earth.

1986- 2004- A few retcons happen .

2005- A temp multiverse is made then vanishes.

2006- A new multiverse comprised of 52 universes (well 54 if you want to get technical) is made for realz. It's also made up of universes that are surprisingly similar to the old multiverse. Who woulda thunk it?

2008- The Milestone Universe merges with New Earth.

2011- Flashpoint happens, New Earth merges with Earth-13 (Vertigo) and Earth-50 (Wildstorm) and reboots to make the DCnU.

FIN

So that's how it went, but for 26 years we were given fantastic stories, good stories, and some real stinkers. It was home though, and to have it just disappear from the face of the earth doesn't seem right and doesn't seem like what the original multiverse creators would have wanted. Now I'm sure your going "Now what's this ponce on about?" Well here we go again with...

HOW THE ORIGINAL MULTIVERSE WAS MADE!

1961: A conference room with a big wooden table surrounded by the execs.

Exec 1: "So why are we here?"

Exec 2: "Well remember how we started having new characters taking on the mantles of old Golden Age characters?"

Exec 1: "Not really..."

Exec 3: "Well, for the current Flash we had Barry Allen reading comic books about Jay Garrick the old Flash and that inspired him when he received his powers he took up the title."

Exec 1: "Thanks Fanboy, so what's the problem?"

Exec 4: "The fans want the old characters back."

Exec 1: "So, lets bring them back."

Exec 5: " We could but they'd be old and there's another problem. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Green Arrow were all members.

Exec 1: "Ok, ideas people."

Exec 2: "Well, how about this, we create parallel worlds. The current continuity could be on... let's call it Earth One, the JSA and all the Golden Age characters can be on Earth Two.

Exec 3: "Hey yeah! And we can have Earth Three be filled with evil versions of the heroes."

Exec 1: "Fantastic! Give me more!"

Exec 4: "Well we could dump the old Charleton and Fawcett characters on Earth Four & Five.

Exec 1: "Alright, Put them to work! What else?"

Exec 5: "We could have an Earth X, where the Nazis win WWII."

Exec 1: "Hmm that's different, yeah that could work."

Exec 6: "Earth C- could have the heroes be animals!"

Exec 1: "Why haven't I fired you? Anyway anything else?"

Exec 2: Well going back to Earth Two, since we have a spare Batman and Superman maybe we could have them get married grow old maybe even get replace by their sidekicks. Since we'll still have the main versions in Earth One we can really go wild.

Exec 1: That's an amazing idea.

Isn't it though, New Earth has always skirted this line. Pushing for real changed but due to the fact there was only one universe and they couldn't afford to give up their most valuable characters. Everything is changed now.

So I may have convinced you , if so please sign the petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/52-reasons-the-old-dcu-should-be-part-of-the-52

If not that's ok too over the next year or so I'll be providing everyone with "52 reasons why the Old DCU should be part of the 52" Which you can read here:http://kalamitycomics.webs.com/apps/blog/

With updates on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kalamity-Comics-Limited/311321999222

Duane Korslund
02-16-2012, 03:14 PM
I like exec 1...he's saucy...

James L Sarandis
02-16-2012, 03:49 PM
Thanks! :har:

Biofungus
02-17-2012, 07:23 AM
Wanna really spice things up? Have Earth Two Batman and Superman marry each other.

Won't that be a hoot? :har:

Allegory Comics
02-17-2012, 09:40 AM
Wanna really spice things up? Have Earth Two Batman and Superman marry each other.

Won't that be a hoot? :har:
Wasn't the Wildstorm's Apollo and Midnighter, of Stormwatch, supposed to be gay interpretations of Superman and Batman, respectively?

I believe they were married to each other, also.

Biofungus
02-17-2012, 10:52 AM
I only read about the first dozen or so issues of the original Stormwatch. But I think the group you're referring to was/is "The Authority".

Evan Henry
02-17-2012, 11:09 AM
Wanna really spice things up? Have Earth Two Batman and Superman marry each other.

Won't that be a hoot? :har:

I think that's the idea; read the OP carefully.

Allegory Comics
02-17-2012, 03:18 PM
I only read about the first dozen or so issues of the original Stormwatch. But I think the group you're referring to was/is "The Authority".
Yeah, I think they were actually in both series but started in Stormwatch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_(comics)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnighter

I haven't read those books, either.

James L Sarandis
02-28-2012, 04:17 PM
Ok folks, Reason #1: The All-Seeing Batgirl is up!

You can check it out here (http://kalamitycomics.webs.com/apps/blog/)

Thanks!

Moonrider
03-01-2012, 03:09 AM
Wasn't the Wildstorm's Apollo and Midnighter, of Stormwatch, supposed to be gay interpretations of Superman and Batman, respectively?

I believe they were married to each other, also.

They should just buy Razor Ramon Hard Gay's character license, give him super powers and integrate him in the DCU. That way we'd get both Apollo & Midnighter 'married' in one body.

AROOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

James L Sarandis
03-06-2012, 04:15 PM
Hey folks,

My quest continues, Now on Reason#2: The Other Batgirl.

You can check it out here (http://kalamitycomics.webs.com/apps/blog/show/12949293-reason-2-the-other-batgirl-)

It's the least you could do on my birthday . :har:

Lone Wolf
03-06-2012, 05:47 PM
Oh man, I totally agree with you!

Both Cass and Steph were awesome! Cass had the silent thing going on which was incredibly cool for a comic, while Steph was such a fun and spontaneous character and she had very interesting relationships and interactions with others.

I didn't read anything from the New 52 yet, are they even mentioned now?

P.S. Happy birthday and stuff! ;)

James L Sarandis
03-08-2012, 04:29 PM
Oh man, I totally agree with you!

Both Cass and Steph were awesome! Cass had the silent thing going on which was incredibly cool for a comic, while Steph was such a fun and spontaneous character and she had very interesting relationships and interactions with others.

I didn't read anything from the New 52 yet, are they even mentioned now?

P.S. Happy birthday and stuff! ;)

Thank you Lone Wolf on both counts. So far neither has been mentioned that I know of.

Oh and Reason #3: The other Batman and Robin is up here (http://kalamitycomics.webs.com/apps/blog/show/13017937-reason-3-the-other-batman-and-robin). Feel free to check it out. Thanks!

James L Sarandis
03-26-2012, 03:05 PM
The long wait is over Reason #4: Huntress is here (http://kalamitycomics.webs.com/apps/blog/show/13542091-reason-4-huntress)

James L Sarandis
04-15-2012, 09:42 PM
Reason #5 (http://kalamitycomics.webs.com/apps/blog/show/13686220-reason-5-lois-and-clark) Came at the end of last month, more focuse on Team Superman will be coming forthwith.

James L Sarandis
04-16-2012, 01:44 PM
And surprisingly I got it done! Here's Reason #6: Linda Danvers. (http://kalamitycomics.webs.com/apps/blog/show/14182924-reason-6-linda-danvers)

James L Sarandis
01-18-2013, 08:39 PM
And after almost a year I stubbornly refuse to let this project die with Reason #7: Chris Kent. (http://kalamitycomics.webs.com/apps/blog/show/22574660-reason-7-chris-kent)