COMICS: DC's "Band-Aid" Project Won't Have New 52 Characters, But Different Realities

Infamous site Bleeding Cool's reports have been correct more often than not, but previous claims that DC's New 52 and pre-52 characters would come head-to-head have turned out to be false. However, the concept of "The DC Band-Aid" is still going ahead. Check it out!

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By staypuffed - 6/23/2014


We've been getting reports from Bleeding Cool on "The DC Band-Aid", their mysterious April 2015 project that previously established we'd see Pre-52 and New 52 characters come face-to-face. Well, it turns out — that's not the case. New clarification has stated that there will be no New 52 characters involved, other than those in DC's current Earth 2 title. Rather, heroes from "different realities" will smack-down, and the site offers "War of the Elseworlds" or "Else Wars" as possible titles. Bleeding Cool's other claims appear to still be correct, including that the event "will see twenty two-part stories published over two months with a weekly series running through it, forty-eight issues in all." But for those looking forward to seeing classic Superman and modern Superman duking it out, prepare to be disappointed. The site expects masterminds Dan Didio and Marie Javins to reveal much more info at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

Source: Bleeding Cool
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BigChinese - 6/23/2014, 8:06 PM
First!~~
BigChinese - 6/23/2014, 8:09 PM
Oh, and I actually am disappointed. There are some good bits about the New 52, but there is nth to compare with the old universe. Hal Jordan used to be cool...and now he is just a useless douchebag...BRING ME BACK THE OLD 52!~
CaptainSporty - 6/23/2014, 8:11 PM
^true dat shiiiite
McGee - 6/23/2014, 8:20 PM
GuardianAngel - 6/23/2014, 8:25 PM
Judging by the name, I was hoping it would be someway of trying to fix the broken timeline after New 52, for instance, the fact that Batman has gone through 5 Robins in 5 years.
mbembet - 6/23/2014, 8:34 PM
new 52 is for retards
BlackIceJoe - 6/23/2014, 9:15 PM
I am hopeful this will go back into the old 52. I have found some diamonds in the New 52 but for the most part it's been coal. I know some people like the New 52. So I'm happy they get to enjoy the New 52. But for me who has been reading DC comics for twenty plus years it's been bad. Not bad in the sense that the stories are just awful. But more in the sense that so much of the history has been destroyed. If you didn't ever read DC comics before the New 52 you would enjoy it. But because I'm an old time reader I just don't like it and want the old universe back.
staypuffed - 6/23/2014, 9:26 PM
mbembet
Yeah, you said that last time, and it's completely untrue. Find something valuable to do.
SniktBub - 6/23/2014, 9:31 PM
New 52 is pretty decent IMO. Not as bad as people say. Just like Superior Spider-Man
GetsugaTensho22 - 6/23/2014, 9:37 PM
None of this sounds believable. Just some rumblings of a fan upset with the New 52 that Bleeding Cool decided to run as a story.
DCGuy - 6/23/2014, 9:38 PM
I LOVE THE NEW 52, IT DID WONDERS FOR AQUAMAN AND A FEW OTHERS
mbembet - 6/23/2014, 9:39 PM
@staypuffed i totally agree with you new 52 is for retards
McGee - 6/23/2014, 9:50 PM
We get it mbembet.

You love the New 52 and are proud of being a retard.
JediPhilosopher - 6/23/2014, 10:35 PM
Oh man, I can't call them retards. But I agree completely that the New 52 sucks. Based on what little I've seen of it. Why change so much? Sure, the outside underwear can go, but beyond that, I don't see the necessity when what was there was great. Greater than what they replaced it with.
MightyZeus - 6/23/2014, 11:24 PM
Not excited about this but i'm curious to see how this is going to turn out.
sintzu - 6/24/2014, 12:07 AM
the new 52 like pre-52 and other comic runs has it's good and bad so please stop acting like it's the worst thing that happend to dc and comics
RobtimusPrime - 6/24/2014, 1:13 AM
Look. New 52 is a joke. I never thought I would hope for another companywide reboot, till new 52 showed it's face. DC just like Marvel always had issues but this is the f*cking worst.

To tell a fan that the character they love is suddenly not that character is blasphemous. I could rant all night about, Marvel but this a whole another level of fail. F*ck you, DC! I believe, Superman should be someone I aspire to be, NOT SOMEONE I RELATE TO. Look, Supes' should be DC, not anyone else. How the f*ck can, Batman & Green Lantern keep a majority of their continuity but not, Superman?!?
I'm not even 40 yet & I'm fed up with the publicity/cash-grabs. It's too f*cking much. Again I could go all day on, Marvel but with a few exceptions (f*ck you, Scarlett Spider & Joe Quesada!) nothing comes close.

F*cking up a title or even a few titles is one thing. F*cking up an ENTIRE BRAND is another matter entirely. If you would have told me before, "Final Crisis" that I would have spent less than $150 bucks on, DC & it's damn near July I would have asked you "how much what you smoking cost?!?"

When a videogame tie in Is one of you best products of the last 3 years, YOU GOT PROBLEMS, SON!! Yes, I know the handful of quality titles can be thrown up, but seriously how many, fanboys over 30 can argue "This is DC!"
mgeoff88 - 6/24/2014, 1:44 AM
Sounds good to me. After all is said and done, I hope we still get a badass Aquaman.

Making Aquaman badass is one the very few things the New 52 comics did right.
RobtimusPrime - 6/24/2014, 2:00 AM
Aquaman being a badass is nothing new after, Infinite Crisis.
BigChinese - 6/24/2014, 2:14 AM
@ RobtimusPrime I thought he died in Infinite Crisis?
BANEofExistence - 6/24/2014, 6:31 AM
new 52 is hit or miss... its a hit foe characters like Aquaman, Mera, Black Manta, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash (Barry Allen), Cyborg, Beast Boy, Green Arrow, Nightwing (Up until Forever Evil) etc...

Misses- Superman, Wally West, Tim Drake etc
Klone - 6/24/2014, 8:15 AM
New 42 has change for the sake of change and being hipsterish ending up being utterly inferior by comparison to what has come before.
Klone - 6/24/2014, 8:16 AM
*52

Also, the misconception that Geoff Johns is solely responsible for making Aquaman as a character a "badass", implying the character was utterly lame and the opposite before, is funny.
MrBlackjack - 6/24/2014, 8:26 AM
If you've barely seen or read any of the New 52, then how do you know it sucks? Sheesh, you guys are pissers.
AC1 - 6/27/2014, 4:14 AM
I don't see why people dislike the fact that the New 52 isn't a continuation of the old universe, it's not like this is the first time DC have rebooted their comics universe. The Superman who first appeared in Action Comics in the 30s isn't the same Superman from the 70s, you know? That, in my opinion, is one of DC's strengths - when things get stale, they start over.

And things were starting to get stale. I mean, look at Batman pre-New 52: they had to resort to killing him off to generate new story ideas, had Dick Grayson replace him (which was a decent run), then had him go through time travel adventures to come back to life, then had him set up a Batman franchise where he sponsored different Bat-themed heroes... that's a bit uninspired. Then, the New 52 happens, Snyder and Capullo get carte-blanche on Batman, and we get one of the best runs that the character has had in decades. And look at Aquaman - can anyone honestly say he was better pre-reboot?

Of course, some characters have suffered from the reboot, but if history has taught us anything about comics, it's that these things are cyclical: eventually, new talent will be put on those books, and they'll subtly alter the characters until they become good again. There have even been instances where writers/artists have made mistakes which got published and improved the characters.

And, if nothing else, there's a huge strength comics have over any other medium of fiction: you can pick and choose different volumes and storylines from different continuities and make your own ongoing storyline for a character. I have 12 volumes of Batman comics, including the first 4 from the New 52 as well as many of the older classics: Year One, The Long Halloween, Dark Victory, Arkham Asylum, The Killing Joke, The Dark Knight Returns, etc. And I can easily accept them all as one ongoing narrative, rather than being different universes - the few continuity discrepancies present are easy enough to ignore. And if that still doesn't help, then at least you can look forward to the next reboot.
JoshuaDBr - 7/3/2014, 11:20 AM
AC1: "I don't see why people dislike the fact that the New 52 isn't a continuation of the old universe, it's not like this is the first time DC have rebooted their comics universe. The Superman who first appeared in Action Comics in the 30s isn't the same Superman from the 70s, you know? That, in my opinion, is one of DC's strengths - when things get stale, they start over.

And things were starting to get stale. I mean, look at Batman pre-New 52: they had to resort to killing him off to generate new story ideas, had Dick Grayson replace him (which was a decent run), then had him go through time travel adventures to come back to life, then had him set up a Batman franchise where he sponsored different Bat-themed heroes... that's a bit uninspired. Then, the New 52 happens, Snyder and Capullo get carte-blanche on Batman, and we get one of the best runs that the character has had in decades. And look at Aquaman - can anyone honestly say he was better pre-reboot?

Of course, some characters have suffered from the reboot, but if history has taught us anything about comics, it's that these things are cyclical: eventually, new talent will be put on those books, and they'll subtly alter the characters until they become good again. There have even been instances where writers/artists have made mistakes which got published and improved the characters.

And, if nothing else, there's a huge strength comics have over any other medium of fiction: you can pick and choose different volumes and storylines from different continuities and make your own ongoing storyline for a character. I have 12 volumes of Batman comics, including the first 4 from the New 52 as well as many of the older classics: Year One, The Long Halloween, Dark Victory, Arkham Asylum, The Killing Joke, The Dark Knight Returns, etc. And I can easily accept them all as one ongoing narrative, rather than being different universes - the few continuity discrepancies present are easy enough to ignore. And if that still doesn't help, then at least you can look forward to the next reboot."

You my friend, are a wise man.

I'm curious though, will this have anything to do with Grant. Morrison's Multiversity?

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