Not to Mention… More New 52 Origin Laziness

How come Poison Ivy’s new debut is noticeably exactly the same as Mr. Freeze’s new debut?

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You're FIRED, Mr. Fries! Wait, watch out for that chemical spray!

You’re FIRED from Wayne Enterprises, Mr. Fries! Wait, watch out for that chemical spray!

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You're FIRED, Miss Isley! Wait, watch out for that chemical spray!

You’re FIRED from Wayne Enterprises, Miss Isley! Wait, watch out for that chemical spray!

Hey, wait a minute. This reminds me of something else…

You're FIRED from Wayne Enterprises, Mr. Nygma!

You’re FIRED from Wayne Enterprises, Mr. Nygma!


Wait, now I'm the Riddler!

Wait, now I’m the Riddler!

Both Ivy’s and Freeze’s origins in the New 52 are the same as Riddler’s from Batman Forever! Forget mirroring the Nolan-verse, it looks more like DC is trying to mirror the Schumacher-verse! Now that I think of it, Bane does seem dumber…

About Collin Colsher

Collin Colsher, the creator of The Real Batman Chronology Project and disCONTINUITY, is a writer, filmmaker, teacher, and comic book historian that currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has lectured at various universities, libraries, and book fairs. Collin has also served on the jury for the Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize, which is sponsored by the US Library of Congress.
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3 Responses to Not to Mention… More New 52 Origin Laziness

  1. Jamison says:

    Oh boy… more bad childhood origins. This time it’s Harley Quinn. I’ll stick with Paul Dini’s Mad Love, thanks.

  2. Jamison says:

    Is it just me, or do these character models for Bruce Wayne hold an uncanny resemblance to Val Kilmer? Especially in the Mr. Freeze story. Also, I noticed in my inbox that there was a message letting me know that a couple of people’s comments on my religion article were still pending approval, but I’m not able to approve them. I was wondering if you could look into that.
    I’m really shocked at how horrible the DC editing is nowadays. Did you hear the news about J.H. Williams leaving Batwoman? J.H. revealed that he had made plans for a wedding for Kate and Maggie Sawyer, but DC shit-canned it. He cited his reason for leaving was editorials persistent 11th hour rewrites, and that this was preventing him from writing good stories. I fear the title may very well turn into just another generic Bat-family book a la Batwing.

    • I don’t have anything pending at the moment. It might have been for previous comments or for spam. Let me know if you get another one. The departure of Williams is quite disconcerting, especially since this kind of thing is happening so often now. Williams also supposedly was denied a “point one” issue in which he planned to tell Killer Croc’s New 52 origin. I wouldn’t be surprised if it got the axe because Didio wants to write a Young Croc story where he’s abused by Walt Kelly-esque swamp croc parents. Sigh.

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