Marc Alan Fishman: Injustice and the Marvel Continuity Crisis

Marc Alan Fishman

Marc Alan Fishman is a graphic designer, digital artist, writer, and most importantly a native born Chicagoan. When he's not making websites, drawing and writing for his indie company Unshaven Comics, or rooting for the Bears... he's a dedicated husband and father. When you're not enjoying his column here on ComicMix, feel free to catch his comic book reviews weekly at MichaelDavisWorld, and check out his books and cartoons at Unshaven Comics.

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  1. Except Marvel has been doing What If? for decades. And Spider-Girl, indeed the entire “M2” universe spun out of one of those stories. You could make the argument that House of M was a massive Elseworlds if you like.

    The big difference seems to be that Marvel does the stories in the one title and moves on, while DC teds to do them in graphic novels, where they’re given a bit more space to run, and as such are more memorable.

    But largely, DC has stopped doing new Elseworlds, and I’ll be damned if I can understand why. Maybe it’s because there have been so many changes to the DCU of late, and they’ve gone to such lengths to attract new readers, there aren’t enough who know the history well enough to grasp the changes needed.

  2. Paul1963 says:

    Sometimes I want to call all of the New 52 a giant Elseworlds. I know I’ve described the colossal mess that is the Superman line as including “a very nice Elseworlds by Grant Morrison,” followed (and accompanied) by a chaotic mishmash of creative teams and ill-considered plot threads ( Astral Lois? Superman and Wonder Woman as a couple?).