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Welcome to the latest episode of THN Cover to Cover, the bi-weekly, comic book call-in show where YOU control the topics! In Cover to Cover, we answer the Question of the Week and talk about whatever nerdy subjects come to mind!
This week’s question was inspired by the ever-faithful BlackScorpionIII, who wanted to talk about comic book retcons. What is a retcon? “Retcon” is short for “retroactive continuity.” They’re different from a reBOOT in the sense that retcons change or add to an established piece of comic book lore without erasing what came before it. For example, the revelation that Hal Jordan didn’t really turn evil and destroy the Green Lantern Corps, he was taken over by a cosmic entity named Parallax. Or Jean Grey didn’t really turn into the Phoenix, obliterate a race of sentient beings, then commit suicide — the Phoenix Force took her place while she slept at the bottom of the river in a cocoon. We want you to take your two minutes and talk about retcons – your favorite, your least favorite, or the retcon you think is completely ridiculous but can’t help but love it anyway.
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