Superboy #0 And Demon Knights #0 Retcon Their First Issues

Superboy #0 And Demon Knights #0 Retcon Their First Issues

Retcon. Retroactive continuity. How we have missed thee. It's often the case that new writers taking over a book reinterpret certain events we have seen in the title's past. From dismissing them as fiction, to delivering new meanings, to inserting moments that totally make what was originally intended, its exact opposite. Alan Moore's Swamp Thing is held up as a prime example, but everyone seems to do it to some degree.

Few people do it to themselves, however. And today we have it twice, with Demon Knights #0 and Superboy #0. Spoilers, obviously.

Because there are things we knew. That Superboy was a genetically engineered clone, who escaped from N.O.W.H.E.R.E. when they tried to dispose of his body. And Merlin bound Etrigan to Jason Blood when he was summoned unintentionally, part of Merlin's attempt to find a defense for the realm.

Superboy #0 And Demon Knights #0 Retcon Their First Issues

And now Everything. We. Knew. Was. Wrong. Merlin was working with Lucifer who had plans of his own. And the weird alien freak at the top of N.O.W.H.E.R.E…

Superboy #0 And Demon Knights #0 Retcon Their First Issues

It's all wrong! Retcons ahoy!

 

Superboy #0 And Demon Knights #0 Retcon Their First Issues

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London.

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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