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'It remains a frustration to hear GENERATIONS referred to as an "Elseworld" story. DC put the ELSEWORLD bullet on the covers against my wishes. The whole thing was an IMAGINARY STORY, as declared in the logo. And it was important that it was "imaginary". The whole notion of including so many of the continuity lapses from the old books (Superboy can fly, early Superman can't, etc) simply doesn't work if it's an "Elseworld". And, of course rub salt in the wound they even included a scene from GENERATIONS in the montage that introduced "hypertime". GAH!!!' - John Byrne

Date: 2017-07-24 08:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Gotta say, there's a certain degree of schaudenfreude to be had from John "I will reboot parts of continuity whenever it suits me and bugger what it does to any established characters" Byrne, getting narked off that his imaginary story hasn't been tagged the way he wanted it to.

Date: 2017-07-24 09:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lucean
I don't even understand the complaint. What is the difference between it being an imaginary tale or an Elseworld? Also who was supposed to imagine it?

Date: 2017-07-24 09:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Elseworld's happen, but in another timeline/dimension, and can be referenced elsewhere.

Imaginary Stories never happened at all, so shouldn't be referenced anywhere

As for who imagined it... oh I dunno, let's say probably Jimmy Olsen.

Date: 2017-07-24 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
-Imaginary stories never happened at all, so shouldn't be referenced anywhere-

And yet they occasionally are...
Like Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?

-As for who imagined it... oh I dunno, let's say Jimmy Olsen-

That would explain him getting married.
Though the dying as a result of the villain's pettiness...
Surely even Jimmy's subconscious can't be out to kill him too?

Date: 2017-07-24 03:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deathcrist2000
-And yet they occasionally are...
-Like Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
"This is an Imaginary Story... Aren't they all?" (Notably, a sentiment that pissed off Mr. Byrne.)

Date: 2017-07-24 11:24 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] matrix_dragon
"That magic wand Lana found transformed her into a sorceress!"
"Oh brother, here we go again!"

Okay, that one has me giggling.

Date: 2017-07-24 12:54 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
Why is part of the cover cut out?

Date: 2017-07-24 03:49 pm (UTC)
starwolf_oakley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Only half of the issue is scanned.

Date: 2017-07-24 01:02 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (superman--lois (witch))
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
So Lana ends up with Clark after all. I love Lois but Lana was there first! ;)

Date: 2017-07-24 03:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
so this is a generations spanning love story between Bruce and Clark then?

Date: 2017-07-24 06:23 pm (UTC)
mastermahan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mastermahan
That's how I'm seeing it. It reads like Lana interrupted Bruce's marriage proposal.

Date: 2017-07-24 11:17 pm (UTC)
beyondthefringe: (Default)
From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
I figured Clark would be in the middle of the triad, not Lana...

Date: 2017-07-25 04:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
CLARK: Bruce, I loved Lois, but I've realized recently my true soulmate was someone else, someone whose been right in front of me the whole time.

BRUCE: Err... what do you mean, old chum?

CLARK: I'm talking about someone I've known since before I left Smallville. Someone as immortal as me, so I can spend all of eternity with them. Someone who waited hundred of years for me. There was never a great testimony to true love, and I love them just as passionately.

BRUCE: Oh, Clark! I've dreamed of this for so long! I'm so happy...

CLARK: It's Lana!

BRUCE: ... for you. Happy for you. Both of you.

Date: 2017-07-24 03:46 pm (UTC)
starwolf_oakley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Here's a link:

Byrne said, "Seems to me that a story what has to declare its own validity is automatically invalid."

Actually, "Whatever Happened to the Man of the Tomorrow" isn't referenced that much. With the exception of the end of SUPERMAN BATMAN #18.

"There you are, Clark. I was wondering 'Whatever Happened to the Man of the Tomorrow?'"
"Nobody's called me that in a long time, Lois."

Date: 2017-07-24 07:18 pm (UTC)
starwolf_oakley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
There's some "historical context" to "Bruce Wayne used Robin as an alias."
The Silver Age story "When Batman was Robin" in DETECTIVE COMICS #226.


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