So now we care about Countdown?

Sometimes I can’t figure out fandom.  During the last 52 weeks, all they could do is complain about Countdown to Final Crisis, unable to find anything redeeming about it.  But now that Grant Morrison has really invalidated it in Final Crisis #1 and a Newsarama interview, all of the sudden everyone’s crying foul?

So what is it?  Do we want to forget that Countdown ever happened or do we want it to be the real backbone of the DC universe?

I just really want to reread Morrison’s Invisibles right now and talk only about Achrons and magic.

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5 comments for “So now we care about Countdown?

  1. June 10, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Maybe they just want what they spent money on to have a purpose. Plus, spending money and reading it = ability to do some kvetching.

  2. Scott Cederlund
    June 10, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Yeah, but does this end up being a damned if you do/damned if you don’t situation? It seems like no matter what, no one is happy about Countdown.

  3. June 10, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    I know it’s not ‘cool’, but I liked the Mary marvel story line. I could do without the rest but I enjoyed that part of Countdown.

  4. Scott Cederlund
    June 10, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    I just posted the following on Comic Book Noise and thought I’d cross-post here as well.

    But you still have the issues and the story that were in Countdown, don’t you? They’re still there for you to read when you want them.

    I’ve been thinking about this for a while and it’s funny that Morrison was, in some ways, on the other side of the fence when he left New X-Men. He built up and told a story but as soon as it was over, Marvel seemed very eager to quickly say that none of that happened and that Xorn was never who Morrison said he actually was. Deaths were quickly undone and it didn’t take Marvel long to sweep it under the carpet.

    There was some rage when Marvel started dismantling Morrison’s work but I still have 3 nice hardcovers that I look through more often than I do any other X-Men stuff. I’ve still got the story that Morrison told. Maybe his stories were undone for the greater sake of continuity but the books themselves weren’t undone and I can still enjoy them.

    I’ll admit I watched Countdown from the outside looking in and didn’t buy it so I’m not invested in it at all.

    Would it have been better for DC to wait a year or two before invalidating Countdown?

    And I do agree that the disconnect between the two series is a huge failure but I’m just a bit surprised that Countdown is being supported so vigorously over this issue when it seemed, from what I’ve heard, to have limped to its concluding issues.

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