Meanwhile, the probable culprit for the lowering sales at the bottom of the scale is the sponge-like effect of all the events at the top. At Newsarama, Dan Didio answers 20 questions on that DC teaser image that will keep everyone yapping and blabbing for the next 1,000,000 internet page views. Didio is a smart guy who knows how to have fun with the tease, and he hints that there are all sorts of metaphysical allusions about epic tales yet to be told:
8) Are all the assembled characters from the same Earth?
DD: Yes, they are all from the same Earth. But let me say, as the sighs of relief and the gasps of disapproval die down, some of these images are literal and some are symbolic, I leave it to you to figure out which is which.
But then he kind of gives it away with this:
20) Is there anything about this picture we were supposed to notice, but haven’t yet? How much of the secret(s) of this picture could we determine just from it and what we’ve already seen? Is something coming up soon that might give us clues relevant to the picture?
DD: Like I said at the start, with all the keen eyes analyzing this piece nearly all the mysteries, from the ground they stand on to the distant skyline, have been recognized. We have some great stories heading your way, and I think it would be a disaster if we gave them away now. I’m counting down to when we can finally talk about this, but until then, keep the ideas and speculation coming, after all getting there is half the fun.
Fun…sure. We’re having fun playing along, and our page views haven’t suffered a bit. Why is Mary Marvel sad? Is she sad because love is an illusion and we’re all going to die? Or is she sad because she must live in a world where Batman wears pants that look like M.C. Hammer’s?
So many questions.