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.
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…
It's all wrong! Retcons ahoy!
Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London.