Post by nostradumbass on Dec 31, 2006 4:35:59 GMT -5
I've seen a few people call the Dark Knight Returns comics Elseworlds tales. Would you call it that? I guess it might be. It does, afterall, take place in the future, where Regan is still presedent, and later Lex Luthor is in a position of power again, and Superman loves Wonder Woman and is completely uneffected by Lois' death, and about a million other continuity errors unless a crisis to end all crisis' takes place. I doubt most people would, since it's (the first one, at least) considered such an important point in the Batman mythology. I know some people would call DKR a "real" Batman tale, while calling Dark Knight Strikes Again an elseworlds, mainly because they hate DKSA with a passion (which I don't understand. It's an excellent tale). All in all, I'm really torn because both books are such a stray from reality, but are very important to the comic world and the Batman story. What do you think?
Post by Regular Ol' DSR on Dec 31, 2006 4:45:43 GMT -5
I consider any story that takes place in the future (with the exception of a character from now travelling into the future) as non-canon. Doesn't make the story any better or worse, it's just not a part of the actual time-line, or whatever. I dub thee Elseworlds, Dark Knight books.
Thought I'd go with a couple current favorites and 1 all-time favorite for a little while.