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.

“Everything you know is a lie!”

common comic book trope.

This week on Back Issue Bloodbath, we examine one of the most popular comic tropes of all time! The “everything you know is a lie” trope has fuelled a number of iconic retcons for the past 50 years or more. Sometimes, this device has been used correctly, leading to a new foundation of character growth. Other times, the execution of this element misfires and creates a new set of problems for writers to explain away the best they can. From the Saga of the Swamp Thing reveal to the Weapon X Files to The Real Truth About Krypton, this revelation remains a tricky beast.

Join Andrew and Sammy as they dive deep into the history of some of Comics’ most famous “Everything You Know Is a Lie” moments. We look at not only the stories themselves but the reasons that led to them. We also talk about some of the players involved. It’s a deconstruction of one of the biggest tricks of comic book writing! Give us a listen to find out the truth behind the lies on an all new Back Issue Bloodbath!

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