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Booster Goldstar January 15th, 2009 12:39 PM

original plan for 52
 
i was flipping around my 52 g n and it said that geoff had another plan what 52 would be. any one hear what it was.

Bizarro #98 January 15th, 2009 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Booster Goldstar (Post 1387065)
i was flipping around my 52 g n and it said that geoff had another plan what 52 would be. any one hear what it was.

Originally, 52 was going to be a sort of tour through all the locations of the DC Universe. Later, they decided to focus on a small cast of characters instead.

Mark MacMillan January 15th, 2009 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Bizarro #98 (Post 1387068)
Originally, 52 was going to be a sort of tour through all the locations of the DC Universe. Later, they decided to focus on a small cast of characters instead.

Yep.

BrianT January 15th, 2009 08:13 PM

It was originally going to show what happened to all of the major DCU characters (i.e. the ones starring or soon to be starring in titles) during the one year gap as shown through the adventures of the lead 52 characters. Then about 2 scripts in they decided to make it about the individual stories of the lead characters leaving us pretty much in the dark about what happened prior to all the "One Year Later" issues of the regular DC books. As a result, OYL did little besides confuse and irritate fans.

hoyatables January 16th, 2009 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Brian Thomer (Post 1387417)
It was originally going to show what happened to all of the major DCU characters (i.e. the ones starring or soon to be starring in titles) during the one year gap as shown through the adventures of the lead 52 characters. Then about 2 scripts in they decided to make it about the individual stories of the lead characters leaving us pretty much in the dark about what happened prior to all the "One Year Later" issues of the regular DC books. As a result, OYL did little besides confuse and irritate fans.

Yeah, OYL was somewhat mangled by the change in direction in 52, but I prefer to think of it as a sacrifice for the good of 52, which was awesome.

Sentinel119 January 16th, 2009 07:48 AM

Yeah 52 was awesome, but they kind of forced a lot of changes towards the end of the year.

Astro January 16th, 2009 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Sentinel119 (Post 1387667)
Yeah 52 was awesome, but they kind of forced a lot of changes towards the end of the year.

I felt like the only point at which 52 felt really FORCED was WWIII, and that was really all in the ancillary titles.

BrianT January 16th, 2009 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by hoyatables (Post 1387663)
Yeah, OYL was somewhat mangled by the change in direction in 52, but I prefer to think of it as a sacrifice for the good of 52, which was awesome.

I would have preferred awesome stories in all of the regular titles, resolutions to all the plot lines left over from INFINITE CRISIS (many of which are still unresolved) to the altered 52 story (which still could have been awesome as originally intended) and the cluster that was WWIII. And WWIII served only as the vehicle for explaining all the changes that were supposed to be in 52 so that the DCU matched up between the end of 52 and the start of OYL. Had 52 been published as planned we wouldn't have gotten WWIII.

Booster Goldstar January 21st, 2009 02:46 PM

while you have been helpful, i meant the meaning of the number 52. waid said that geoff had an idea before the multiverse was decided.

scootsie119 January 21st, 2009 10:06 PM

oh now your just being ridculus.lol

BrianT January 21st, 2009 11:08 PM

Makes sense since the original INFINITE CRISIS issues made no mention of the multiverse returning, but it was then added in in the IC collected edition.

samnoir January 22nd, 2009 08:52 AM

I would imagine this was for the sanity of the creative team and editorial.

Imagine trying to co-ordinate with the rest of the writer's in the OYL DCU @ the time? I would imagine you would feel quite boxed in if you had to synch up with Oliver Queen becoming mayor, or Donna Troy becoming Wonder Woman.

There is probably a great deal more freedom if you can write characters like Booster Gold, Elongated Man, Animal Man, Adam Strange, The Question et al with much more freedom and with the new endgame that you've revitalized these old properties into an additional batch of new potential spinoff titles.

Ghostboy July 3rd, 2009 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Brian Thomer (Post 1392364)
Makes sense since the original INFINITE CRISIS issues made no mention of the multiverse returning, but it was then added in in the IC collected edition.

What did they add in?

BrianT July 9th, 2009 09:56 PM

They changed the dialogue at the end.

Velocity9 July 25th, 2009 10:51 AM

I'm pretty glad that they did do what they did with 52. It's my opinion that 52 is one of the best things DC has put out in YEARS, and while some things have come close (Sinestro War for example) nothing has entertained me as much as 52.

E.Marie August 21st, 2009 02:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Booster Goldstar (Post 1387065)
i was flipping around my 52 g n and it said that geoff had another plan what 52 would be. any one hear what it was.

Nothing specific that I can think of. I do remember it being said that the space story was going to have greater relevance. In #37 (I think) they mentioned in the trade commentary that the 52 worlds idea wasn't decided on when they first wrote it. Which is why they had to pull a page that showed where Rip and Booster ended up when they retreated from Skeets/Mind after he ate the phantom zone. They popped up at the near the end of the series where Metropolis is in ruins with bodies littering the area.


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