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« Reply #30 on: Jan 17th, 2007, 10:04pm »

http://www.thebatsquad.net/continuity/TheBatSquad.Net_continuity.pdf

January update includes 7 new titles. Sections 0, 1, 2, 3, and 9 are now all active.
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« Reply #31 on: Jun 4th, 2007, 9:19pm »

http://www.thebatsquad.net/continuity/TheBatSquad.Net_continuity.pdf

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« Reply #32 on: Feb 23rd, 2008, 7:02pm »

Updating the link and letting you know it's updated...

http://www.thedcu.net/continuity/theDCU.net_continuity.pdf
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« Reply #33 on: Aug 24th, 2009, 08:45am »

I'm new to this site, I like to use the continuity section to keep my stories straight. How often do you update this section? I'm currently attempting to get the final crisis, batman battle for the cowl, batman reborn and blackest night stuff in the right order.
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« Reply #34 on: Aug 24th, 2009, 12:33pm »

Hey Rob, welcome to The Squad. Enjoy your stay.
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« Reply #35 on: Aug 24th, 2009, 5:59pm »

Hey, thanks for taking the time to sign up. The continuity section is generally updated every couple of months, but as you can tell, I'm a bit behind.
Hopefully, by the end of the year, I'll have it updated per character and as a whole.
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« Reply #36 on: Aug 25th, 2009, 5:48pm »

Thanks for the welcome!

This site is great. Thanks for the list, very helpful. I look forward to the updates.
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« Reply #37 on: Jan 27th, 2010, 8:44pm »

Finally! Recoil has come back to the Squad!!!

Just wanna thank you, Snipe, for the awesomeness that is this site, and the awesomeness you do for it.

Also, I just wanted to add my vote for including those LotDK story arcs mentioned in the continuity.

I've always put Gothic immediately after Shaman and Year: One.

Prey should be placed immediately after Batman & The Monster Men.

Venom should be placed just before the Long Halloween.

I put Flyer after the Long Halloween and before Dark Victory, seeing how it would take time for Eisenmann's mother to reconstruct her son to take out Bruce, and I believe in the story arc, Bruce mentions internally that he's faced Hugo Strange, the Joker, and Two-Face. I might be wrong though.

Faith is a story arc I've always had trouble placing...based on the Dark Knight, a film set several months after Batman Begins, Batman had followers, much in the same way he did in Faith, and considering that in modern continuity, the Joker's debut occurred in the first year of Batman's career, I would have to say Faith must occur either during the Long Halloween or before Year Two.

Terror would have to be placed after the Long Halloween or after Year Two.

I would like to add, though, that I think Trinity (the one where Bats and Supes meet Diana for the first time) should be placed before the JLA: Justice Trilogy by Alex Ross...Wonder Woman appears in those stories, and if Trinity is to be treated as the introduction to Wonder Woman, then it should take place before Justice.

The only other thing that I disagree with in the continuity timeline is having both Lovers and Madmen and the Man Who Laughs in the same timeline, but I understand it's there for the completionist.

And I REALLY hate Batman: Year Two being there, because, frankly, it wasn't that great a story. I would rather skip over that and replace it with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. But as for comics continuity, it's included, so I'll accept it.

Other than that though, it's an absolutely fantastic job, and I visit the continuity pages often. Usually a couple of times a week, although, at minimum it's once a month, so...

Anyway, great job, Snipe, and keep up the spectacular work. cheesy
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« Reply #38 on: Jan 28th, 2010, 6:17pm »

Thanks for the input, 'Coil. Year Two is coming back Tony Daniel style. If you're not reading the monthly Batman issues, the Reaper is being featured. Obviously not the same man who wore the costume Y2...
Venom is a tough book to place simply because of the time Batman spent in isolation. With the way all of that early stuff fits together, it's hard to have 6 months of no action in there.
I'm still working on getting the character continuities done. When it's complete, I probably won't have the all-encompassing list, but I'll have items in each that coincide with each other (COIE, etc.) so that you can match up basic times between characters and goings-on.
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« Reply #39 on: Jan 28th, 2010, 10:32pm »

on Jan 28th, 2010, 6:17pm, snipe wrote:
Thanks for the input, 'Coil. Year Two is coming back Tony Daniel style. If you're not reading the monthly Batman issues, the Reaper is being featured. Obviously not the same man who wore the costume Y2...
Venom is a tough book to place simply because of the time Batman spent in isolation. With the way all of that early stuff fits together, it's hard to have 6 months of no action in there.
I'm still working on getting the character continuities done. When it's complete, I probably won't have the all-encompassing list, but I'll have items in each that coincide with each other (COIE, etc.) so that you can match up basic times between characters and goings-on.


I'm not reading Batman monthly...I collect the TPBs and get the best stuff. Anything I miss, I check on this site in the Forums. Gotta say, though, from what I've read on Wikipedia about the Reaper's reappearance, I'm hoping they do the character some justice. I thought the Reaper was an interesting idea, being a much darker and more extreme vigilante than Bruce, and I'm hoping that the new Reaper is a keeper...especially if he has to face off against Dick. And I hope it's collected in TPB so I can actually read it.

As for Venom fitting into the story arcs, I haven't actually read it in a LONG while...but I don't recall them saying it's six months without Batman (I do recall it saying he spent a ton of time in the cave detoxing), but I have personally always thought that there was NO way Bruce could stop being Batman for more than a month (which I believe was how long the detox period was, though I'm not positive), so I think that Bruce was probably still crimefighting...or, if not crimefighting, he was probably doing detective work, occasionally donning the cape and cowl to do nothing more than detective work. Then again, if the story did specifically state six months of no Batman...then I can't argue with that. Although, if Gordon or someone else said that they hadn't seen Batman in six months...that doesn't mean Batman wasn't around...just means he was being Batman. smiley

A question for you though, good sir. When you say the character continuties are complete and they will have items that coincide with other titles, do you mean if I were to click on Batman: Year One, on the page that's brought up, there would be a link to say, Shaman, which happens around the same time? Is that the basic idea?
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« Reply #40 on: Jan 29th, 2010, 1:42pm »

Looks like you're right about Venom. Batman was on the drug for 3 months, then detoxed in the cave for 1.
Still, a month without any action during that time period is hard to "make work."
Excellent story, though.
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« Reply #41 on: Jan 29th, 2010, 1:46pm »

on Jan 28th, 2010, 10:32pm, Recoil wrote:
A question for you though, good sir. When you say the character continuties are complete and they will have items that coincide with other titles, do you mean if I were to click on Batman: Year One, on the page that's brought up, there would be a link to say, Shaman, which happens around the same time? Is that the basic idea?


There will be a Batman timeline, a Green Lantern timeline, a Titans timeline, etc. "Major" events will be depicted in each, no matter if the titled character plays any part.
Like GL: Rebirth is "major" due to the return of Hal Jordan. Batman plays only a small part in it, but it'll be something that will be listed on each timeline due to its importance in the DCU.
That way, hopefully there'll be enough "shared" events to be able to synch all the characters up if one so desires. I'd consider major character deaths, crises, etc. "major" events.
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on Jan 29th, 2010, 1:46pm, snipe wrote:
There will be a Batman timeline, a Green Lantern timeline, a Titans timeline, etc. "Major" events will be depicted in each, no matter if the titled character plays any part.
Like GL: Rebirth is "major" due to the return of Hal Jordan. Batman plays only a small part in it, but it'll be something that will be listed on each timeline due to its importance in the DCU.
That way, hopefully there'll be enough "shared" events to be able to synch all the characters up if one so desires. I'd consider major character deaths, crises, etc. "major" events.


Oh okay. Well that's pretty freaking awesome. Would Death in the Family be referenced under Nightwing then? I mean, he didn't really play a part, but technically, it was the death of a Robin, a part of his past, and it also set up a later storyline for Dick to return in Year Three. I'd consider that a major event for anyone in the Batsquad at that time. But others wouldn't.

I guess that decision would be up to you. Whatever you choose, I'm fine with. I trust your superior judgment and knowledge when it comes down to all things DCU. cheesy
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on Jan 29th, 2010, 1:42pm, snipe wrote:
Looks like you're right about Venom. Batman was on the drug for 3 months, then detoxed in the cave for 1.
Still, a month without any action during that time period is hard to "make work."
Excellent story, though.


Agreed. A month with no action would be still difficult to place. Although it would be a lot easier than six months. I still think it could fit somewhere. Did it say for sure that it took place in the first year? Because it might be able to be placed in between Long Halloween and Dark Victory. I think TLH ends in Bruce's second October as Batman, and Dark Victory starts in the summer, so we're looking at a minimum of 8 months in between, plenty of time for Year Two and Night Cries to take place, as well as Venom. Although, this only works IF it mentions nowhere in Venom that it takes place in Year One.

Also, if it is the case that Venom is most definitely a Year One story, we know that Venom takes place over a four-month period minimum, and I believe there is a four-month gap somewhere in Journey Into Knight (though there may be a continuity error later in that storyline anyway, since Bruce is out of action for a month or something when Joker takes over Arkham with Bruce as a patient). Just another thought. I think Venom could potentially fit there. If I'm wrong, though, let me know.

And totally agreed on the story. Fantastic. Made my eyes roll a bit when Batman fought the shark, but then again, he IS Batman. I kinda gotta wonder if the writer (I think it was Denny O'Neil) made that scene an homage to the 1960s movie.
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« Reply #44 on: Jan 30th, 2010, 08:33am »

on Jan 29th, 2010, 11:49pm, Recoil wrote:
Would Death in the Family be referenced under Nightwing then?


Yes, it would be referenced on everyone's section. Even though it didn't "stick," I'd consider Todd's death one of the major events in DCU continuity.
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