Well two big things of interest happened this week(with a smaller occuring yesterday) and if you've been off the internet lately, you might've missed hearing about them.
1). Convergence Ends.....Confusion abounds:
It really should come as to no surprise that the finale to the event that wasn't supposed to be an event, ended things on a really confusing note. Convergence#8 ended with "the machine god", Brainiac sending Parallax and some other pre-NU52 characters off to stop the original CRISIS from happening. Yes, you read that right CRISIS supposedly now didn't happen....or at least not the way you remember it did.
Bleedingcool.com really sort of explained it all:
A couple double-page spreads show what happened to the other earths that Brainiac grabbed, and it looks a little something like this:
Basically the main problem and reason for all these characters having to team-up is ultimately solved off-panel, with Brainiac first going "There's a problem that affects all realities, so you and you and you go fix it", and then in the same breath he goes "Oh wait, nevermind. Crisis averted, problem solved."
So yeah, finally an "event" that delievers just what it set out to do; absolutely nothing. A place-holder and monumental waste of everybody's time and money spent on the main series and tie-ins.
What's even more confusing is the language used by Dildo, that once again, "This was planned all along", and that those other worlds still exist for future use. But then you look at those images, and the previous past continiuites seem to be getting erased/evolved into their current NU52 form.
So that answers my question about where Grant Morrison's Multiversity fits into all this. It still does, even those those other 7 unmarked Earths could've been used to house some of those pre-NU52 worlds.
Confusion, thy name is DC.
2). Veteran writer Gerry Conway appologizes to DC.
Yep, the same guy that publically called out and lambasted DC for their unfair and very fucked up creator royalties policy, recently came out and appologized to DC for being so critical of them.
Here's a sample of his reasons for why the sudden about face courtesy once again of Bleedingcool.com:
You can read the rest here:
But yeah, that Gerry.
My immediate thoughts was either he's A). Being truthful and just now realizing his part in some of this, or B). DC paid him some hush money.
It's probably both.
And what really stings about this sudden back-peddeling is that he really and legitimately had/has a case against DC for their attrocious royalties policy. The legal langauage is so confusing and contradictorary that it would take a huge team of the best copyright lawyers in the world, spending around the clock attention to make even some fraction of sense out of all of it.
Not to mention now DC can use Gerry as an example to further screw over other creators when it comes to them attempting to get their due royalties.
Just as soon as he was the biggest asset to the cause, he's now become its biggest and most recent detremint.
I take my victories where I can folks;)
3). I got banned from the Comicbookresources.com forum.....for a whole week.
Alright, I guess it doesn't count as beng really all that newsworthy, but I do accept it as small victory.
Bascially I was banned because the moderator of the forum didn't like that I refereed to Mr. Didio as "Dildo", and "Didiot." I could've called him worse, and have here on this blog, but I guess doing it there is a big no no.
Here's my official ban statement:
"You have been banned for the following reason: