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Hello and welcome to Day 19 of our 30 Days of Winter event. Today's theme is Alternate Universes!


Alternate universes have been a feature of superhero comics for decades. They've been home to alternate versions of heroes like Batman and Superman, and introduced new heroes like Rachel Summers and Mayday Parker. Comics have shown different pasts, presents, and futures, where anything is possible. Some examples:

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"Days of Future Past" featured a possible future where most of the X-Men have been killed, and mutants are hunted and interned by Sentinels. Considered a classic by most X-Men fans, this alternate universe has been revisited and referenced many times. (Just think of how many times you've seen homages to this classic John Byrne cover!)

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Watchmen's alternate universe speculated about what would happen if superbeings and masked vigilantes actually existed and affected real-world events. For example, the intervention of Dr. Manhattan results in the United States winning the Vietnam War.

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Though some alternate universes have been dark and dystopian, Spider-Girl has been loved for its positive future for superheroes.

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Though DC Comics eliminated the Multiverse in Crisis on Infinite Earths, it has since been restored. Alternate universes will be a fixture of comics for years to come.



What are your favorite alternate universes?

And stay with us for the rest of our 30 Days of Winter event. Tomorrow's theme is Didactic and 'message' comics!
And our full calendar can be found here!

Date: 2010-12-19 10:27 pm (UTC)
bwhahahabeck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bwhahahabeck
DC's Earth-11. I have a guilty pleasure for Rule 63.

Date: 2010-12-19 10:43 pm (UTC)
retro_nouveau: AARP Bruce (107)
From: [personal profile] retro_nouveau
Motto! :)

Just noticed for the first time: Kylie doesn't have the crab mask. Wonder why...

Date: 2010-12-20 12:21 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
She doesn't have Kyle's variant costume either.

When Kyle first GL'd up he had the classic costume and revamped it a short while later, maybe Kylie just never bothered.

And I'd also like to nominate the alt-world in your icon, if only for the Black Condor's spiffy black-leather trunks number... Hubba, hubba!

Date: 2010-12-20 01:07 am (UTC)
retro_nouveau: AARP Bruce (107)
From: [personal profile] retro_nouveau
Maybe Kylie was about to do a new mask, then she saw how it looked on Kyle and changed her mind... :)

I second your nomination, the only reason I didn't was because I didn't want to be called on Mxyzptlk shenanigans. But there's got to be somewhere in the multiverse just like that anyway. Wonder where I was when you posted that again? I always bring out my cover manipulation with bare legs Wonder Warrior. In other news, I've officially added [personal profile] joasakura to retro's List of Favorite ... uh, Sunderscorders for comments made on your post.

Date: 2010-12-20 01:22 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Forgive me, but "Sunderscorder"?

Date: 2010-12-20 01:35 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Robin Don Newton)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Ah THAT post, not the one I had linked to in the previous post. Gotcha! :)

Date: 2010-12-20 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Plastic Woman. Holy CRAP, I... I think I just went a little weak at the knees.

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