When Doctor Who came back in 2005, the show featured a tormented Doctor who was the last of his kind and the sole survivor of an unimaginable war that had ended with the Doctor committing double genocide. Should this have remained the show’s status quo?
Sometimes a character goes through so many reinventions and reimaginings, it feels as though they're just being chewed up by the machine. (See Hawkman.) But sometimes, the 20th version of a character is just... perfect. Which character actually benefited from endless redesigns and reboots?
Any author is capable of making a mistake, and comic book writers more than most. But comic companies aren’t shy about changing things — or changing things back — to suit their perceived needs. Sometimes these errors, continuity problems or previous bad decisions are fixed quietly and/or cleverly. These were not those…
With the Doctor on his 11th body, Doctor Who fans worry about the notion that his 13th life will be his last. But a new episode will reveal that the Doctor has "no limit" to how many times he regenerates.
Superheroes can escape almost any trap... except for 50 years' worth of backstory that's dated, self-contradictory or gets in the way of a story. So what do you do? Reach for the retcon! Here are 15 examples of retcon fail.