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I agree with all of that. It's not that I even have an issue with a universal reboot. I think it's healthy and beneficial after a while to deal with all the unrealistic history and continuity issues ( how many times can Gotham be destroyed?). The analogy I would make is to the new Avengers cartoon. I think it's great. The animation, production and dialog are all topnotch. What I like most however, is that it reflects the best, most interesting elements of 616 continuity, and uses them in modern fresh ways. It's also not bogged down by history. It has it's roots firmly in Marvel's past, so I recognize a lot of what's going on, yet I have no certainty exactly how it's going to play out. It seems to reward those in the know so to speak, as well as newbies. The writers also have 50 years of Marvel continuity to mine, so you keep anticipating when something else significant will pop up. That being said, if in the actual 616 continuity, a Pheonix Force/Ultron time null field/Celestial gang bang, changed that universe into the cartoon continuity, that would seem a big loss to me. That permanent closure irregardless of the results doesn't appeal to my comic multiverse hoarders mentality ( I sense a reality TV show intervention..."Ben, we care about you, let go of Marvel 2099, and throw it in the trash.")Don't worry. The old universe is still there. It's only ever one story away. It took the silver age a couple of years to set in before they went digging through the golden age characters for more story. I miss my Wally. And Donna! Wow do I miss Donna! But, to be fair, neither of those characters were seeing the greatest storylines come their way in the last couple of years. And since DC doesn't seem to know what to do with them, I'm content to wait until someone comes along that really does want to write about them. The last thing I want to see is those fondly remembered characters get shoe-horned into some ongoing storyline simply because DC is trying to cater to the fans. When the time is right, they'll be back. And it will be worth the wait.I wish when they decided to move on to the new DCU, they put the old universe on the shelf for later use, not unlike what was done when the golden age turned into the silver age.