Amoebas wrote:But in this reality - Maxima doesn't 'already' exist.
Besides, Maxima hasn't had a presence anywhere for years. Nothing to cry foul about here imo.
Believe me, I hear what you're saying. However, the problem that I have with this train of thought is that there are still fans of Maxima, the way that she was, out there. As I have stated before, for fans of characters like Wally West, Stephanie Brown, Donna Troy or any of the other DCU characters who have not appeared yet within the DCnU, there is still a glimmer of hope that somewhere down the line they will return. Fans of characters like Starfire or Maxima are left with these new versions of their favorite characters. Thats its. They don't get hope, they either get these new versions or they have to go back and read the old stories until that gets old.
This is one of the biggest problems that I have with the way that Flashpoint ended. I can understand how Barry messing with time can effect how people act. The circumstances of their lives have been altered giving them different experiences in life. I will even play along and say that since the "Crises" didn't happen, it makes sense that the DCU, Wildstorm, and Vertigo universes merged into one universe. What I don't understand is how Barry Allen messes with time and suddenly all of these aliens are fundamentally altered on a genetic level.