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Superman #200

Turned out to be your standard "Lois sort-of-dies, Bruce and Gotham get addicted to a cola who turns them into crazy cyborgs ---Bruce then blows up the city and uploads himself into a bunch of robot bats---, Clark hides in Indonesia, then his fake daughter sent from the future goes back to the future carrying the Brainiac virus, who then attempts to take over the world until Superman from the past (actually the comics timeline present) drops him into a nanosecond-long gap in time" story. And afterward Clark fucks up the timeline so well that baby-Kal dies in Krypton, which results in (magic!) Mr. Majestic being dropped into Metropolis, and Superman appearing in the Wildstorm universe.

For some reason, everybody in both universes is confused by that. Except possibly Majestros, who is basically Kal, with Bruce's brain, as raised by a Paradise Island in full war mode.

(Crossposted)

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mtgat
Apr. 15th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
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__marcelo
Apr. 15th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
Kirk's face is very understandable. Star Trek episodes usually didn't last enough to reach quite that level of crack.
genre_savvy
Apr. 15th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
In any other fandom, a post like this would immediately be classified as a prank. In comics fandom, it's no big deal.

Maybe DC's plan is to give us Stockholm Syndrome, so that we won't freak out when they finally take over the world with their army of zombie-pirate-ninjas riding fire-breathing robot dinosaurs.
__marcelo
Apr. 15th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
That might be just the scenario most likely to make being a comics fan a path to riches and power. We have literally years of case studies (comics reading), scenario development (fic), and war gaming (RPs).

Comics fandom: the West Point for the 21st century.
genre_savvy
Apr. 15th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Comics fandom: the West Point for the 21st century.

In some versions of Legion of Super-Heroes, it's the West Point for the 31st century, too. It's nice to be ahead of the times, isn't it? :-D
__marcelo
Apr. 15th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
I hope so. I'm woefully unprepared for Life As We Know It :D.
genre_savvy
Apr. 15th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
The fun part is, I'm imagining someone within DC's secret lair reading this and going, "Oh, shit. The fans are figuring things out. They know too much! We'll have to have another Crisis kill some of them off!"

Meanwhile, hopefully, someone else is all, "No, man. Just throw some subtext or continuity porn their way and it'll be fine."

Everything just makes more sense once you accept that they're trying to brainwash us for their own nefarious purposes. *lol*
__marcelo
Apr. 15th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
But... but... I'd work for them without brainwashing! There's no need for all the endless crossover events torture.
genre_savvy
Apr. 15th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
But they don't know that. Because they don't understand the whole subtext thing. If they did, they stop doing it. Or do it even more often. Who can tell?

Or maybe they just *like* hurting us. In which case, we need a battered canon shelter and some therapy ASAP.
__marcelo
Apr. 15th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
True. I'm all for BDSM, but there's kink and there's mean.
browngirl
Apr. 15th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
...

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__marcelo
Apr. 15th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Pure canon.
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