Back to the New 52: Forgetting Sidekicks

23 Jul

Robert E. Wronski, Jr.

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Oh, those poor sidekicks.  They were trapped in limbo.  Of course, now they are back, and I’ll get around to discussing Rebirth eventually, but right now we’re still on the initial chaos of the launch of the New 52 back in 2011.

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So some of those kids were forgotten as if they never existed.  Some were rebooted.  Some were left alone.   And sometimes, depending on which title you were reading, all of the above?

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So we learned that the Teen Titans history did still happen, and we learned that it didn’t.

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Over in Red Hood and the Outlaws, for instance, Roy Harper remembered the Teen Titans, but Starfire didn’t.

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Wonder Woman’s reboot negated Donna Troy’s existence, and Flash’s reboot removed Wally West from history.

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And Cyborg was now a founding member of the Justice League, which made his debut years earlier than in original canon and with a different…

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