Does anybody have any truly definitive word on the continuity of current Batman Beyond comics? I've only really heard very vague things. My understanding is that Superman/Batman Annual #4 took place in the DCAU and Batman #700 was New Earth. The new series doesn't really fit into either one perfectly, especially with the mentor discrepancy... Batman Beyond Vol 3 showing Terry's mentor as Bruce and #700 showing it to be Damian. Is it possible this is meant to take place on Earth-12? My biggest question is... is this a plot point, an elaborate but well-thought-out continuity snarl, or just people not paying attention and writing whatever they want to? Does anybody have any idea?
- Ah, yes. Timeline issues. That also gave some interesting discussions for the DCAU... (the 40 v. 50 years in the future debate). Can't it be that we're dealing with two distinct Possible Futures?
- We should definitely drop the (New Earth) designation - Timothy Drake (Titans Tomorrow) is also seperate from Timothy Drake (New Earth); just because Terry is not based on a (New Earth) character of his name, does not mean he is one. Now, what to call him... I think Terrence McGinnis (Batman Beyond) is too confusing, but I can't come up with anything better. -- Tupka217 20:11, October 25, 2010 (UTC)
- Coming back to this now, as we're two years and lots of titles later: there are four comics Terry McGinnises: DCAU (BB Vol 1 and 2), Earth-12 (Countdown, S/B #20(ish)), Batman in Bethlehem (B #700 and mentioned in S/B #75), and the main "Batman Beyond" universe, covering the Annual, BB Vol 3, Vol 4, Superman Beyond #0, and Batman Beyond Unlimited. However, this is not technically New Earth. It's a possible future, but the past is a mix of New Earth and DCAU. I'm still not comfortable with calling it New Earth. "Batman Beyond" sounds better, IMO. Anyone else has an opinion on this? --Tupka217 12:06, July 21, 2012 (UTC)
- I was just listening to a podcast with Kyle Higgins (who is now writing the digital-first Batman Beyond book) talking about Batman Beyond. His take is that Hush Beyond and the following ongoing series were in-continuity with the mainstream universe (which means "Batman Beyond" as a universe, since it's a possible future). The digital stuff that has come since (Batman Beyond Unlimited and Batman Beyond Universe) is definitely DCAU. I know we've already discussed all this, but I can't remember if we got it fully resolved yet. - Hatebunny (talk) 16:13, October 8, 2013 (UTC)