Because DC is one of the oldest comics company in the market, they are constantly plagued with the problem of continuity: how do you tell new stories that are both satisfying for long time fans but are accessible for new readers? And what do you do if things get to complicated and convoluted for readers to follow? Answer: you bust out a retcon. Notorious for rebooting their universe every few years or so, DC loves retconning their continuity problems away. However, unlike Marvel, who usually does soft reboots within their rolling continuity, DC favors a hard reboot retconning the slate clean and starting over is the DC way. Though DC doesnt always use a reboot for every retcon, more often than not DC hits the reset button to fix any continuity problems. In fact, if the DC Universe were NES cartridge, DCs editorial team mash the reset button all the time. Often feeling the pressure to modernize their iconic properties, DC has a tendency to use these retcons and reboot to experiment with characters. Sometimes it works often it doesnt. Heres a list of the 15 most controversial solutions DC has proposed for dealing with the complications and convolutions of certain characters and events within their universe.