Comics, Miscellaneous

TR Contest: Crisis on Infinite Rebooting Other Comics

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?DC’s new 52 have been on my mind a lot recently, probably because I’ve actually been reading them. Whether the issues are being well-received or justifiably loathed, they are selling very well. Whether that will continue, who knows, but for the short term the DCnU can be termed a success. This got me wondering — might Marvel and other comic companies do the same? Now the key part of Crisis on Infinite Reboots is, to me, the fact that some characters are changing drastically, while some are barely changing at all. For instance:

? Superman is no longer married to Lois Lane. Medium change.
? Batman is exactly much the same except he no longer knows if Joker wears clothes when he kills people. Tiny change.
? Starfire has gone from a likable, well-rounded character to a soulless fuck doll. Pretty big change.
? Wonder Woman is now a comic you want to read. HUGE change.

So let’s do it. Guys, please re-envision other comic characters DCnU-style, from the Marvel universe, Dark Horse, Image, whatever. The changes can be as big or as small as you want — no idea is too dumb, as DC has thankfully shown us. Three entries each. Contest ends at 12:01 am EST on Monday, September 26th. Have a great weekend, good luck, and remember, if it’s not worth relaunching every 6-8 months, it’s not worth doing at all!


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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.