Monday, September 17, 2012

Nothing Says "Well-Planned Reboot" Like...

Have you seen this latest story from the Nu52?

Long story short: Scott Lobdell claimed at this summer's San Diego Comic Con that Nu52 Tim Drake had never been Robin and that he had gone straight to being Red Robin. The problem? Two of the New 52 first issues, Batman#1 and Teen Titans#1, the latter comic being one that Lobdell wrote, completely contradicted him.

DC's best move from here would have been to simply regroup and have Lobdell admit he made a mistake, that Tim actually had been Robin. Unfortunately, they chose to go in a....different direction.

Here's a page from the original Teen Titans #1 from last year.

Now look at the same panel in the new Teen Titans trade.

See the difference?

But wait! There's more!

See that reference to this incarnation not being the first Teen Titans team ever?

Well, Abra-Kadabra, Ala-Kazaam, Bibbety-Bobbety-Boo,,,,


So apparently DC's now treating its trade editions the way die-hard Sarah Palin enthusiasts treated Paul Revere's Wikipedia page.

Yes, DC, this positively SCREAMS "well-planned reboot".