Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Carrion, My Wayward Son Edition


A recent purchase by the comic buyer at work (150 issues of Spectacular Spider-Man) started me thinking about the sad case of Professor Miles Warren, aka The Jackal. Initially a genius who pioneered cloning technology decades earlier than in the real world, he was then down-graded to garden-variety loony-tune who wanted everyone to THINK he had a cloner. Over the years, Warren was, then wasn’t then once again was able to actually clone people, despite fact that his own evil clone, Carrion, remained on the loose.

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) loves a good retcon as much as the next guy, but thinks that many writers are a bit too quick to hand-wave away minor annoyances, asking: What’s the most awkward example of mishandled retroactive continuity that you can think of?