Best retcons in comics

The Overlord

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Since we always talk about the bad retcons in comics, lets talk about some of the good ones.

I always liked that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver were retconned into being Magneto kids and I think it was good that they retconned Toyman so that he was no longer a child killer.
 

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The best retcon in comics isn't out yet - it's the one that gets rid of all of the **** Jeph Loeb dumped on the Ultimate Universe.
 

McCheese

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The best retcon in comics isn't out yet - it's the one that gets rid of all of the **** Jeph Loeb dumped on the Ultimate Universe.
Cause his 616 work has been stellar?

The answer is to retcon Loeb's employment at Marvel.
 

Dr.Strangefate

He Sees You When You're Sleeping. He Knows When Yo
Retconning Green Lantern continuity to introduce Parallax as the reason behind the yellow impurity, and furthermore why Hal Jordan flipped out.

Geoff Johns continues to retcon the **** out of GL, and all he makes is gold.
 

ProjectX2

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Retconning Green Lantern continuity to introduce Parallax as the reason behind the yellow impurity, and furthermore why Hal Jordan flipped out.

Geoff Johns continues to retcon the **** out of GL, and all he makes is gold.

:rockon:
 

Jaggyd

The member formerly known as skotti-chan
Retconning Green Lantern continuity to introduce Parallax as the reason behind the yellow impurity, and furthermore why Hal Jordan flipped out.

Geoff Johns continues to retcon the **** out of GL, and all he makes is gold.

Seconded
 

SSJmole

Face-Punching As Foreign Policy
Ones i've liked :

  • How they brought supergirl back in to the main universe with a clean state.
  • Buffy Origins which retcons the movie story to fit the tv show.
  • Batman: Year One
  • Superman Birthright (if I'm right in thinking that is one)
  • Batman been anti-guns as I think he carried one in his first comic.
  • Venom Dark Origins
 

Gemini

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Frubakers Iron FIst, well maybe it's not a retcon, but they opened up an angle that was already in the characters history that nobody ever used
 

thee great one

Master of TOG-fu.
Retconning Green Lantern continuity to introduce Parallax as the reason behind the yellow impurity, and furthermore why Hal Jordan flipped out.

Geoff Johns continues to retcon the **** out of GL, and all he makes is gold.

YES!

His Toyman, Zod, & Brainiac retcons in Action Comics.

Colossus' Return in Astonishing.

Some others I can't think of.
 

Dr.Strangefate

He Sees You When You're Sleeping. He Knows When Yo
It was in Green Lantern: Rebirth.

05 or 06. But yeah. There was NO explanation for the rings not working on yellow, or the fact that Hal suddenly and completely changed into a totally different person so they could bring in Kyle Rayner.
 

The Overlord

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I almost forget one of the best retcons ever, when Lee and Kirby stuck Cap in a block of ice and have him revived in "modern times". That updated Cap and made him a relevant part of the modern Marvel universe.
 

Dr.Strangefate

He Sees You When You're Sleeping. He Knows When Yo
I almost forget one of the best retcons ever, when Lee and Kirby stuck Cap in a block of ice and have him revived in "modern times". That updated Cap and made him a relevant part of the modern Marvel universe.

That is quite a good one.
 

Willverine

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The best retcon in comics isn't out yet - it's the one that gets rid of all of the **** Jeph Loeb dumped on the Ultimate Universe.

THIS

Advance praise to Mark Millar for doing this.

I almost forget one of the best retcons ever, when Lee and Kirby stuck Cap in a block of ice and have him revived in "modern times". That updated Cap and made him a relevant part of the modern Marvel universe.

Also, THIS

Probably the best retcon ever.
 
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ourchair

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Bucky as The Winter Soldier.
I totally agree with this.

And Brubaker's reasoning of this decision on a Word Balloon interview two years ago was totally spot on. Bucky is NOT Captain America's Robin and never has been.
 
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