Is This The De-AlanMooreification Of The DC Universe?

It wasn’t that long ago that Alan Moore declared that DC’s current work was based on his own stuff for them years ago, and he wished they’d come up with something new.

Well, it’s tempting to think that people at DC, especially Geoff Johns, whose Blackest Night was singled out by Moore, might have taken this to heart. And why?

Well, at the end of Brightest Day, Swamp Thing – who Alan Moore famously revealed had never been Alec Holland, just a plant elemental with his memories – is now, most definitely Alec Holland.

The sentient planetary -sized Green Lantern, Mogo, created by Moore and Dave Gibbons in a Green Lantern back up strip, was blown up.

And now Barbara Gordon as Batgirl appears to be walking again, possibly as the Batgirl 2.0 avatar suggested by Grant Morrison. Moore and Brian Bolland crippled her in Batman: A Killing Joke.

It’s the last one that’s weird, the reaction has been how dare DC retcon Killing Joke when a) that’s not what’s happening and b) Killing Joke was never meant to be in continuity in the first place. Batmite was in it for goodness sake.

So is this the de-AlanMoore-ification of the DC Universe as some have suggested? Well not quite.

For a start John Constantine is back in the DC Universe up front, with a high profile than for many a year. The upcoming Multiversity book from Grant Morrison is meant to include Watchmen analogue characters. And of course the Twilight Of The Superheroes proposal is still reflected all over the place.

It will be quite some time until all such direct influence is gone…

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