11 Jul Issue #5 – “Retcons”
This week we are talking Retroactive Continuity (Retcons), including the convoluted histories of Hawkman and Hawkwoman, Barry Allen becoming the source of his own powers, and the fluid nature of the Legion of Super-Heroes’ future. The Doctor also delves deep into how The New 52 affected major stories like Blackest Night, as well as the histories of sidekicks like Kon-El (Superboy), Bar Torr (Kid Flash), Donna Troy, and The Robins.
We find out what the Doctor is reading this week. Doctor DC also gives co-host Colin a reading assignment: Ragman #1.
Crisis on Infinite Earths; Zero Hour; Infinite Crisis; Final Crisis; Flashpoint – the major continuity changing series of DC comics.
Hawkworld – Hawkman & Hawkwoman’s origins get much more complicated.
Flash: Rebirth – Reverse-Flash changes Barry Allen’s history / Barry becomes the source of the Speed Force.
Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3 #37 – Time Trapper’s pocket universe is revealed.
Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 7 #1 – Flashpoint alters the Legion’s ability to time travel.
Adventures of Superman vol. 1 #500 – 1st appearance of Kon-El.
Teen Titans vol. 4 #25-26 – the origin of Bar Torr.
DC Universe: Rebirth #1 – the end of The New 52 and the reveal of Doctor Manhattan in the DCU.