Originally Posted by WillAdams
Marvel has shown that one can maintain continuity over decades --- I really wish DC would respect their readers and characters enough to allow them to grow and to have some sort of history and legacy (and I wish Marvel would respect history enough to allow characters to age and to stop doing retcons) --- if DC had stuck w/ the original scheme of numbered earths, what would they be up to now?
(who hasn't bought a comic book since X-Factor #1)
It's more of a marketing strategy than an attempt to "fix" anything. Like killing Superman or Batman for a few months, it brings in ex-readers who get curious when they hear about it.
But do you really want them all to age? Batman would be in his 70s or 80s by now. I was surprised Aunt May is still alive though. She was on her last legs when I was a kid.