SO! Apparently, I'm not the only person who believes that Hal Jordan gets hit on the head far far far more than normal (see HERE , where he intentionally flies full speed headfirst into a yellow billboard and HERE where JSAers club the already prostrate Hal senselss).
Am I the only person who thinks that both Marvel's big event, The House of M, and DC's big event, Infinite Crisis, have their roots in the same place: The JLA/Avengers Crossover?
At the end of the JLA/Avengers Crossover (did it have any other name?), Krona (the Big Blue Oan Plumber who caused the multiverse to begin with) was transformed in a "world egg", a sort of embryonic universe, which the JLA kept for monitoring.
I recall that in later issues of the JLA, the egg was doing something funky, but that Metron was keeping any evidence of it from being detected. Hasn't been mentioned since, has it?
In his recent final battle with the Spectre, Nabu (the Dr. Fate guy) said there's something or someone else behind Eclipso, using her to manipulate the Spectre -- something/one hungry, needy. Krona, whose hunger for knowledge is legendary?
Really, now that we've seen the "Antimonitower", the only thing missing from Crisis on Infinite Earths in Infinite Crisis is Krona (who, as mentioned, was last seen in the JLA/Avengers Crossover).
Meanwhile, as I understand it, the Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff, right?) goes all bonkers and uberpowerful, wishing for a better world than hers. Well, that seems to me pretty much like a repeat of what happened to her in JLA/Avengers.
While in the DCU, she got wacky powerful with the high octane 'chaos magic' we have (whatever that may be) and it was driving her crazy. She was also sad that the DCU was a more friendly place for her type than the Marvel universe, and was royally ticked about having to restore a world where she'd lost her kids.
Whether she remembers all that or not, doesn't it seem like a sensible root cause for what she's done? I'm told Marvel readers aren't happy about her actions seeming out of the blue. Why doesn't Marvel just "blame" the JLA/Avengers Crossover, which is where I think DC is headed?
Even I, no big fan of cross-company stuff, totally geek out on the idea that both companies might root their concurrent universal makeovers in the core cross-company event of the last 30 years....!
So, am I crazy, or what?