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Any author is capable of making a mistake, and comic book writers more than most. But comic companies aren't shy about changing things -- or changing things back -- to suit their perceived needs. Sometimes these errors, continuity problems or previous bad decisions are fixed quietly and/or cleverly. These were not those times.

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Four years ago, DC Comics killed all of their long-running titles, replacing everything -- including their oldest Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman series -- with new #1s. This past Friday, they have announced that they're practically doing that again. Big, universe-shuffling change is a constant at DC Comics but it's happening more frequently than ever. Let's look back at the cycles and try and figure out why.