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Give ‘Em Elle: The Golden Age and DC’s Reboot Habit

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Welcome to Give 'Em Elle, a new weekly column that hopes to bridge the gap between old school comics fandom and the progressive edge of comics culture. In the future, I plan to take questions from readers and answer them in this column. I’ll solicit them on Twitter, where I’m @anotherelle if you want to go ahead and follow me. But since this is the very first edition, I’m on my own. So in the absence of a direct question, I want to talk about something that I hear discussed in comics all the time, and offer an explanation that I’ve never quite heard from anyone else.

Specifically, I want to talk about the Marvel Universe and the DC Universe, and what makes them different. The big difference, in terms of continuity and structure, is that the DC Universe has been rebooted several times, with drastic changes to its history, and the Marvel Universe never really has. To be sure, the Marvel timeline gets messed with now and again (most recently with 2015’s Secret Wars), but it always defaults back to “things happened the way you remember, but nobody’s getting old.”

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Ask Chris #121: Continuity And You

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Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why each and every week, we turn to you, to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions...

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Ask Chris #110: The Best ‘Imaginary’ Story

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of internet readers have to say. That's why every week, Senior Writer Chris Sims puts his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions...

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The Continuity of the New 52 DC Comics: What Changed in Week 4

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Welcome back to the final week of the DC Comics New 52 continuity report! (And check out parts one, two and three for the complete list of changes.) This time, we'll be taking a look at the revamps of the Teen Titans and Voodoo, the continuity nods of All Star Western, possible changes to Kyle Rayner's origin, the new status quo of the Daily Planet and just what the hell is going on in Fury of Firestorms...

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DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio: No ‘Crisis’ Events In DCnU

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Compounding many longtime DC Comics fans' confusion with respect to the revised histories of the publisher's superhero characters, Co-Publisher Dan DiDio confirmed that tent-pole storylines Crisis On Infinite Earths, Infinite Crisis, Final Crisis and all such universe defining Crises did not occur in DC's New 52 universe...

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The Continuity of the New 52 DC Comics: What Changed in Week 3

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Welcome back to the third week of our New 52 continuity report, where we take a look at what has and hasn't changed in the relaunch DC Universe! This week we take a look at the reboots of Supergirl and Blue Beetle, confusion around Starfire and the old New Teen Titans, the continuing lack of change in the Batman, Legion and Green Lantern books, and the mystery of what happened to the Birds of Prey...

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The Continuity of the New 52 DC Comics: What Changed in Week 2

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Welcome back to our weekly look at the continuity changes in the new DC Universe! This time we're taking a look at the modifications to the Green Lantern and Batman titles (none), the Superman family (outlook unsure) and more Wildstorm characters, such as Grifter and Fairchild, who are seemingly being completely rebooted...

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The Continuity of the New 52 DC Comics: What Changed in Week 1

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Last week we took a look at Flashpoint #5 and Justice League #1 regarding the changes they'd made to DC continuity, but this week we've got a lot more to discuss. While some of the titles have minimal changes or are complete reboots, more than a few are tweaks on the old DC continuity...

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Ask Chris #39: Superman, Continuity, and You

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's why we've given Senior Writer Chris Sims the punishment pleasure of stepping into the grand tradition of the Answer Man as he responds to your reader questions...

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The Most Divisive Character Types in Comics

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Everyone likes a good argument, and comics fans are no different. Sure, for the most part we want peace, but life is better when there is something to bicker over. During the course of an argument you get to re-visit favorite moments, air out grievances, and occasionally learn something new...

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