RETCON


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RETCONRetroactive Continuity
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As Richard Reynolds points out, such retcon strategies, (2) common to superhero comics, tend to "divorce the superheroes' lives from their historical context" (1992, 44).
Any kind of retcon is a risky move, since it might turn off fans who had invested themselves in the way things were.