Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.

Continuity

  1. the unbroken and consistent existence or operation of something over a period of time.
  2. the maintenance of continuous action and self-consistent detail in the various scenes of a story.

History

  1. the study of past events, particularly in human affairs.
  2. the whole series of past events connected with someone or something.

This week on Back Issue Bloodbath, we take a look at Continuity and History. The word “continuity” has been used many times on our show. Half those times, “history” would be better suited. History is a period of time that cannot be changed. Continuity is a living organism in the world of comics that can change over time.

At times, it’s used to present a new facet of a character, opening them to a different world of stories. Iceman recently experienced this by embracing his homosexuality. Other times, it’s sloppily changed and the new information does not fit within the character’s story. Gwen Stacy having an affair with Norman Osborn is a prime example. Good or bad, continuity is not an exact science.

Take a listen as Andrew and Sammy dissect the battle of Continuity vs. History. There’s no clear winner as the fight rages on! Take a listen and enjoy. You just might learn something.

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