continuity

A collection of 10 posts

Five bad DC Comics retcons

Five bad DC Comics retcons

The retcon (short for “retroactive continuity”) is a pretty ingrained part of superhero comics. The fact the “Big Two” (DC Comics and Marvel) have been publishing nonstop since World

Sliding timelines in cartoons: "The Simpsons"

Sliding timelines in cartoons: "The Simpsons"

Continuing from the previous articles on sliding timelines in cartoons, I next come to an interesting example, “The Simpsons.” Interesting because: Despite being a sitcom (and thus adhering to sitcoms’ episodic nature and

Sliding timelines in cartoons: Superboy

Sliding timelines in cartoons: Superboy

DC Comics has made use of (various) sliding timelines over the years, all of them centrally based on their biggest character, Superman. Though their original reason for using the concept probably goes back

Sliding timelines in cartoons: "FoxTrot"

Sliding timelines in cartoons: "FoxTrot"

By their nature, cartoon characters of course don’t age. While this is good from a marketing standpoint (not having to produce, say, “old Bugs Bunny” vs. “middle-aged Bugs” vs. “young Bugs” dolls)