Recently, one of the big interesting to dos has been regarding DC’s release of a comprehensive list of half of the “earths” in the new Multiverse. Naturally, everyone has their own take on the subject.
Daddy Will of Bread and Roses responds to his own opposite perspective.:
I find it funny that same fans who are able to suspend disbelief and swallow that an extraterrestrial who looks remarkably like a white dude could become a demigod because of yellow solar radiation and that a technology could exist that translates will power into hard light objects, are not able to suspend disbelief long enough to accept that every omnipotent force in the Multiverse would not be constantly mucking about. (Of course, I fall into this too, asking stupid questions during Superman Doomsday like “Where is the Justice League???!”) While we all have a our fan quirks, comic book fans should struggle to relax and realize: Hey, it’s just a story anyway.
David Brothers at 4th Letter! does not particularly care for the list:
Just in case you’re keeping score at home, here are the genuinely new Earths, ones that we’ve never seen before: Earth-15: World of heroes realized (Donna Troy as Wonder Woman; Jason Todd as Batman) (Countdown #30 – the earth of this universe was destroyed in Countdown #24) Earth-17: A post WWIII, apocalyptic universe (first appearance 52 #52) Earth-48: Forerunner’s world (Countdown #46)
There are three new Earths out of 26 announced now, one of which has already been destroyed and the other I think is barren of life or populated by Forerunner’s race or something stupid like that?
Good going, DC. You have the opportunity to create a gang of new characters, settings, and stories and you go right into Fanboy Masturbation territory.
While Diamondrock is starting to warm to the multiversal concept:
I should say that — despite Countdown not living up to my expectations — I think I’m starting to be won over (slightly) by the multiverse concept. Though that could have more to do with the prospect of a ginormous war between Monarch, his multiversal thugs, and the Monitors.
I’d pay to see that.
Oh, wait. I am going to pay to see that.
So what do you think?