Juan Cena wrote:
Bullcrap. That sounds like a juryrigged last-minute stunt to explain how it could get away with all the crap pulled the past few issues. Which is sadly appropriate for a series that was juryrigged from the start.
There was at NO POINT in the series where it was suggested that this was on Earth-2 or any of the other 52 Earths. It just goes to show how pi$$-poor the entire classic revival was handled.
Besides, it's a big middle finger to fans who still wanted to believe that this really was the team they grew up with. The book might just as well ended with the last page having a big picture of Didio, Johns, Leivtz, and Harras yelling "SUCKERS!"
First of all, anything Bob Harras EiCs is subject to piss-poor handling. His DC tenure looks just like his Marvel tenure, which was the subject of an incredibly detailed blog that someone posted, and Harras' Marvel tenure...time hasn't dulled just how bad it was, in my book.
That being said...does it really matter, anymore? When Flashpoint happened and they rebooted Legion again, I knew then that it was the death knell for the franchise. They just couldn't withstand that.
You're not wrong -- yeah, they're trying to link it to Earth 2, after the fact. But it doesn't matter in this regard: They'd already made the property toxic, to begin with.