Bronshtein wrote:Timelines and rewritten characters are the bane of American Comics/Graphic novels.
Thinking about what you said here and Alan Moore's hatred of having his work adulterated maybe it really is a national thing, do British comics change there characters backstories?
All I really read these days is Giantsize Phantom, so old Phantom reprints and Aussie characters, so I'm not really in the comic book loop.
Back in those days they recapped the fundamentals of the characters origin on the title page of almost every comic from what I can tell, like the opening credits of a TV series, it keeps everything straight and the stories stay iconic IMHO. but then I'm not a fan of the highly decompressed modern comics.