Comic Book Identity Crisis Discussion

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11:17:22 AM Nov 18th 2012
Is there a point to be made for a Critical Research Failure entry? The Golden and Silver Age of comics, contrary to what I've read here, had plenty of mind-wiping openly going on when it comes to erasing secret ID from the minds of villains or even loved ones. Hal Jordan even lampshades in an issue where his and Barry Allen's secret ID are revealed to their GF by Major Disaster that he was getting tired of mind-wiping secret ID out of people when discussing it with Barry. Superman regularly used his Super-Hypnosis to wipe his secret ID from people (and once even used an amnesia virus on Lana Lang that wiped an entire 24hrs of memory from her mind to clear out his secret ID she'd just learned rather than find a less harmful method).

If the point of the series was to dirty up the Silver and Golden Age of comics with some dark secret of mind-wiping heroes with a retconned mind-wipe due to a rape that other heroes turned a blind eye to it seems to totally miss the fact that heroes openly did it all the time without any problems with it including the likes of Superman.
01:13:40 PM Mar 30th 2011
I changed the entry on Tim O'Neill from Affectionate Parody to Deconstructive Parody because that's what it was. O'Neill hated Identity Crisis, ranted about it when it came on, and did the parody as an insult. He wasn't exactly subtle about it either, starting it off with the line, "God damn, this comic sucks."
04:48:49 PM Oct 6th 2010
Would it be right to assume the YMMV is mainly due to continuity issues? The 'Just Bugs Me' page is littered with complaints about them. If this is the main bone of contention, it might be nice to put it on the main page, as opposed to the somewhat vague YMMV section we already have.
04:49:10 PM Nov 1st 2010
I assumed that people have a problem with it due to the fact that they Killed off Sue and Jack. As for canon, I had no problems when I first read this book.
07:31:47 PM May 14th 2011
No, the YMMV is not mainly due to continuity issues, it's also due to misogyny and suspension of disbelief issues.
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