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"There were several problems at DC at the time. Sales were bad (they're bad now but the entire industry sales are bad) and Marvel readers wouldn't be caught dead reading DC comics. I felt, as did many, that although DC fans understood the multiple Earths perfectly and without trouble, it was a problem to attract new readers and possibly a sign of a DC problem for the Marvel zombies. By simplifying the DC universe I believed we could attract new readers, which we did. Crisis was one of the first DC Comics (Titans being the other) that Marvel readers would check out."

- Marv Wolfman

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Date: 2017-09-26 12:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] byc
Pariah has a large mouth.

Date: 2017-09-26 01:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
Man, if only Starfire had some way to instantly learn other languages.

Date: 2017-09-26 02:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] byc
But then what would Katana do?

Oh wait Superman understands Japanese too.

Date: 2017-09-26 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
That method requires physical contact, though, doesn't it? Kimiyo doesn't seem to be receptive to it.

Date: 2017-09-26 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
I can't bring myself to snark this one too much, as it's one of the first crossover comics I ever read. That "--?" at the end of the final caption is perfectly snarky by itself.

But the "new Dr. Light" was a strangely retro-engineered creation, to say the least.

Date: 2017-09-26 04:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sarahnewlin
I miss the female Doctor Light.

If I may ask, did she ever find out what happened in Identity Crisis?

Date: 2017-09-26 06:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
Decades later, and I still can't quite wrap my mind around the way the anti-matter wave attacks every point in time and space simultaneously, yet dramatically leaves Earth until the very last. Just like the red skies appear in multiple time periods. Like, how can you attack the past, present, and future all at once, without fucking up history. "Look, red skies, just like in 1865, 1942, 1984... and every point in between, except they haven't always been there..."

I know, comic book logic and comic book science. If you think about it, your brain melts.

Date: 2017-09-26 10:07 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
Earth is dessert, and the Anti-Monitor is a *very* conscientious eater! Can you imagine how embarrassing it would be if he faced Supergirl or the Flash with a potbelly sticking out from his life-shell?

Date: 2017-09-26 10:09 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
(Which is to say yes, you're absolutely right. Also, note how the antimatter has punched through the Earths here like they're jelly donut holes. Next issue, they're going to be TOTALLY FINE, but the people we saw die in the cloud will still be dead. It... it really doesn't pay to overthink certain aspects of this.)

Date: 2017-09-26 12:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
Honestly, that's mostly a question of dimensional physics. We're dealing with comic book science here, but technically if something is destroying the universe across multiple dimensions, including the 4th, that might be how we perceive it, in the same way that a two-dimensional creature would be confused by a three-dimensional object intruding into their space (and how weird it would be when it change inexplicably).

Honestly, it gets pretty head-hurty the more you think about it, but that's actually one of the last dicey aspects of this. A really good book on the topic is "The Physics of Superheroes" by James Kakalios....it starts with basic Physics and by the end of the book is taking some quantum physics discussions. It's generally pretty fun, too.

Date: 2017-09-26 01:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
My understanding was that each parallel universe contained its own history from beginning to end separate from all the others. The Anti-Monitor was destroying universes by merging them with the Anti-Matter Universe, so that happened throughout their history from the moment they were created to their end, affecting all points in the timestream at once rather than happening on one specific date. Though the "present" of the series was set in 1985.

Interestingly, it had been previously established in DC canon that the Great Disaster that would cause Kamandi's post-apocalyptic world was supposed to happen in 1985 (or not happen, and lead to the Legion of Super-Heroes' future—Earth-1's future branched into two alternate possibilities). But the multiverse-wide crisis happened instead.


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