Is The DC Comics Timeline Already Screwed? Doom Signals Suggest So (Spoilers)
Another week, another bevvy of Doom Signals fill the air. As we learned in last week's Justice League, these indicate that in the public vote on whether Justice or Doom should win the day, has fallen to Doom. And everything is about to kick off with Hostile Takeover. But there's a problem. First, let's check the sigils…
Batgirl gets hers in mid-battle, fair enough, so issues there.
Over in Justice League Dark, the individual heroes spread out all see it in the sky.
Which indicates that everyone everywhere is seeing the Doom sigil simultaneously, right? With Wonder Woman looking up…
Even though Wonder Woman is doing the same thing, in a different place and position, in her own series, also published today.
In Red Hood And The Outlaws, it is even seen…
…well, wherever it is that Bizarro and Artemis have ended up, with their talking Superman plushie.
Okay, so. Over in Detective Comics #1014… as Mr & Mrs Freeze make their debut together… finally reunited and changing the game for Victor Freis. As they leave Bruce Wayne behind in WayneTech,…
But somehow simultaneiulsy, Batman is captured alongside Superman in Batman/Superman #3… as this happens with the Batman Who Laughs…
How does Batman do that? Maybe Batman and Bruce Wayne are different people? But it gets worse when you consider today's Batman/Superman and Detective Comics have these editorial notes.
Taking place before Batman #77 in which Alfred was seen to die. But last week's Batman #81, by its nature, takes place a while after Batman #77. Indeed, showing a freed Alfred, and an active Batman, they had to have taken place long before Batman #77, maybe before Knightmares. But in Batman #81, you get this scene below. So how could today's Detective Comics and Batman/Superman have taken place before Batman #77?
If you have any answer send then on a postcard to Paul Kaminski at DC Comics.
That new DC timeline is looking ropier and ropier…
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And while we are waiting for an answer, some more sigil looks from Wonder Woman #81…