I don't believe so! The returning of the John Byrne-era Superman kinda stinks of a failed experiment. Especially since all the changes were supposed to make him more relatable to younger audiences (new costume, less power, tragically orphaned at a young age, single again, etc. it's alluded to in Doomsday Clock even). That said, the Superman and Jon Kent stories have been a huge breath of fresh air for the character, so I think they made the right move. And knowing DC they will bring back New 52 Superman for some stupid Crisis event, I'm sure.
― Nhex, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 04:43 (four weeks ago) link
Thanks, that’s what I figured, but didn’t want to assume (I’ve mainly been reading summaries, not the source material).
― Stub yr toe on the yacht rock (morrisp), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 05:00 (four weeks ago) link
I'm pretty sure none of this was planned in advance, even Convergence leading into Rebirth, or triangle Superman returning as real Superman
I think it's just a mixture of happy accidents and post-failure reverse-ferrets. And of course many of the current DC titles still stink, so maybe not that much has changed
― Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 19:58 (four weeks ago) link
It feels like Bendis is just getting to the point where he tries to do too much at once and blows it, as per his usual three-year Marvel cycle
― Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 20:00 (four weeks ago) link
I'm getting caught up on the King Batman run, up to like #48 now and also reading the later part of Snyder's Batman run (reading the Superheavy trade). I was always bummed they trashed the old story lines but it has all come around now that it all kind of ties back into Morrison's Batman and Final Crisis pretty well.
I got to say "The Button" trade kinda got me interested in going back and reading Flashpoint and Azzarello/Risso's Batman story. I always thought that Barry Allen that came back in Final Crisis 'should' have known of stuff before Crisis, but they have tied it together pretty well with that story of The Button. That and the bit I read of #10 of Doomsday Clock does have me curious to check that series out too. I traded and got the first two in like 5th print or something.
The rest of the line might be a total trainwreck, but I have to admit they have done a few cool Batman stories in that series since the reboot. Snyder's two Joker stories are really good. Got the Detective comics going to start catching up on it in the next few days.
― earlnash, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 23:53 (four weeks ago) link
Doomsday Clock is an entertaining train wreck
― Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:05 (four weeks ago) link
That bit of #10 then reading The Button was pretty much comic Easter Eggs dosed with crank. Anytime you got the Flash running on the cosmic treadmill with Batman hanging from a rope off a Batarang(TM), you got some real comic action going.
― earlnash, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:58 (four weeks ago) link