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The New 52, Corrected

I’m not quite satisfied with the New 52.  Don’t get me wrong, it has its moments--Earth 2, Aquaman, Detective Comics, Batman, Flash, and even Green Lantern are all decent, to name a few.   But in fifteen months I still haven’t read a book that can tell me why they bothered.  DC’s continuity is known for being frequently rebooted, but right now I can’t see any story that couldn’t have been told without this latest softboot/relaunch/re-imagining/whatever this is.   Continuity at DC is known to shift quite often, but what we have now is a quagmire of wildly contradicting knowledge (even amongst what’s *supposed* to be the new canon), recollections of events that have been changed and that still don’t tell us what happened when, and despite five years of DC history, far too many “new” heroes.

I'm of the opinion that both now and when DC did this back in 1986 with the universe-altering Crisis on Infinite Earths, that they should’ve done a clean start.  No “condensed timelines”, just a …