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

Infinite Frontier: The Physics and Metaphysics of the Omniverse and Beyond

Scott Snyder’s Dark Nights: Death Metal ends with multiple revelations, one of which focuses on the omniverse as the new “infinite frontier” for our characters. Expanding into the omniverse seems to be the next big thing in DC Comics. Over … Continue reading

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Stuff I Read, Stuff I Liked in 2020

It’s the end of the calendar year. You know what that means. (RIP Brodie Lee!) It’s time for what was once my “Comics Best of, complete with pictures and write-ups,” which became my “Comics Favorites, sans write-ups,” which morphed into … Continue reading

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Future State: Recycled 5G

Once upon a time, Dan DiDio had big plans for DC Comics—a reboot to fix all reboots, called “Generations” or “5G.” This full line-wide restart was to supposedly have created an epic 100-year long timeline upon which superheroes debuted in … Continue reading

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Ableist Language in Superhero Comics

How do we define the “superhero genre”? Aside from sci-fi and visual tropes, at its core, superhero fiction comprises moralistic tales that pit good versus evil, right against wrong. Superheroes are meant to represent the best of humanity, those fighting … Continue reading

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A List: Batman’s Sex Life

When you think of James Bond, you think of the Bond Girls—but Batman has his “Batman Girls” that too often get overlooked. Here they are—in the form of a chronological “quick list” of Modern Age Batman/Bruce Wayne’s sex life. Much … Continue reading

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Gotham City Mayors (Part 4)

With the backing of Bruce Wayne himself, Marion Grange (debuting in Detective Comics #686) defeated Armand Krol in the election to become the next mayor of Gotham City. A liberal and former district attorney (she appears in this capacity via … Continue reading

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Gotham City Mayors (Part 3)

In the early 1980s, writer Gerry Conway took over the Batman titles and began his infamous “Marvelized” Batman run. As opposed to the mostly done-in-one capers of the past, his run featured an ongoing soap opera-like narrative that put a … Continue reading

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Help Wanted! The Golden Age Salad Days

Calling all divers hands! I’ve been filling in gaps in my timelines. Notably, I just added a Salad Days section for the New 52 (which required me to do a full re-read of the entire New 52, which I don’t … Continue reading

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Gotham City Mayors (Part 2)

Alright, so now that we’ve looked at Gotham City’s mayors during the early years of the post-Crisis Batman’s career, we’re gonna take a look at mayors who appeared in pre-Crisis comic books between 1942 and 1980. To be honest, I’m … Continue reading

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RIP Denny O’Neil

For my money, and many will agree, Denny O’Neil was the best Batman writer of all time. He was certainly one of my personal favorites. O’Neil, unlike so many of his peers (and unlike so many current writers), understood what … Continue reading

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