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Uncategorized blog posts for the Real Batman Chronology’s Discontinuity Blog by Collin Colsher.

The Uniqueness of Serialized Multi-Authored Comic Book Storytelling (And Making Sense of It All)

In late 2017, I was honored by receiving an invitation from Professor Sofi Thanhauser to lecture at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. It is with great pleasure that I now provide a semi-transcript of the lecture to my devoted … Continue reading

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Superhero Socialism: The History of Anarky

This article is cross-posted at The Batman Universe. One of Batman’s secondary but widely-studied and highly-controversial rogues is back in the pages of Detective Comics. The enigmatic Anarky made a surprise return in the final page of Detective Comics #957 … Continue reading

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A Brief Breakdown of the Bygone Batman of Earth-B

NOTE: This article is cross-posted at The Batman Universe. By the late 1970s there were a handful of Silver Age DC stories that just seemed out-of-continuity no matter what. They just didn’t fit, violated characterization, had obvious continuity errors, or … Continue reading

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The Reboot Has Begun

I wasn’t sure whether or not DC was heading toward a full reboot with its long “Rebirth” saga, set to wrap early next year with the cosmic intervention of Watchmen‘s Dr. Manhattan and Mr. Oz. But the multiverse-shattering conclusion to … Continue reading

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16 Best Comics of 2016

  ________________________________________________________________   HONORABLE MENTIONS:   ________________________________________________________________   -Saga – Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image) -Flying Couch – Amy Kurzweil (Black Balloon) -Someone Please Have Sex With Me — Gina Wynbrandt (2dcloud) -The Nameless City — Faith Erin … Continue reading

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Fight

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Been a busy few months—new job, life changes, etc… But, following the election, now dawns upon all of us the most unexpected change of all. Trump/Pence. I’ve long turned to comic books … Continue reading

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What Fans Want (And Why They Can’t $eem to Get It)

Recently, even the most respected online sources have been getting confused about what has been changed in the DCU due to “Rebirth.” For example, Greg Burgas at CBR thinks that all of Modern Age Birds of Prey has somehow been … Continue reading

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Harvey v Fairbairn: Color of Justice

The art of Frank Miller has certainly changed over the years. In the 1980s it was always highly consistent from panel to panel, containing a somewhat rigid form with stark line-work, which used prominent negative space and thick inking to … Continue reading

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Continuity Matters!

Often, superhero fans overlook comic book continuity as something that only hardcore fanboy nerds are interested in, something that “isn’t important as long as a good story is being told.” I’ve always disagreed. Continuity IS story. Without it, even in … Continue reading

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Rebirth: Zero Hour of the New Age

In 1994, DC soft-rebooted its line with Zero Hour, only six years after Crisis on Infinite Earths fully-rebooted the entire company. Despite containing some pretty heavy-handed changes, they were mostly cosmetic. And the alterations that were more serious would go … Continue reading

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