This NCBD post is short and salty because I was mostly disappointed by the books that I read… So disappointed that I didn’t exactly try for serious analysis.
This week I got three lady-centered comic books that are all from DC: Starfire #4, Gotham Academy #10, and the Harley Quinn Road Trip Special. Unfortunately, two out of the three books weren’t exactly my thing.Read More »
Content warnings for discussion of abuse/abusive relationships with regard to Joker/Harley and Harley/Ivy.
Reboots can range from the mild to the large. Some are just focused on company-wide changes in diversity and bringing women/characters of color to the forefront. They’re soft reboots and usually take place in a single book or over a couple of different series. Other reboots are hard and they change everything.
Especially in a full-scale reboot like DC’s which has tried to incorporate several of their past events and controversies into the narrow timeline, sometimes we don’t actually know what has changed or what has stayed the same with regard to character histories, worldbuilding, and the universe itself.
So here’s my question:
Does rebooting a comic series, character, or entire universe mean that you should no longer hold characters accountable for things they did in the past or pre-reboot existence?