Rockman wrote:Dan has tried his darndest to combat the growing trend of the comic book industry, I think the reboot was a good step to try and show fanboys that over emphasizing continuity is not a good thing and does hinder on a bit of creepiness.
Like who cares that hal Jordan swore that Hanes was his underwear of choice in Green Lanter 45 from 1972? It's stuff like that which hurts the industry.
I couldn't disagree more.
I think the continuity helps.
You don't always need to mention the Hanes undies... but if he ever fights the Hanes Undies monster again you can reference the story and how he won. Rather than pretend this is the first time he's fought the Hanes monster.
Is every encounter with the Joker the first? If not you have continuity. You don't have to reference EVERY comic he's ever appeared in... just any that are relevant to your story.