I didn’t even know where this topic should fall so I put it here. I’m also asking about the movies, shows, comics…all of it. What constitutes as being canon? Am I to assume everything we see or read on DCU is canon? If so, how are you to know where in the timeline to place the story you’re reading/watching?
Sorry I’m mostly a DC newbie and getting into a lot of this for the first time.
Here’s actually a bad example but one that might explain how my brain is messing with me. In the 89 Batman or Dark Knight, the Joker is represented in different ways…and meets his end differently. In the 89 flick he’s given a back story of who he is and why… in Dark Knight, not so much. Then throw on the comics (the few I’ve checked out so far) and those are completely off compared to the flicks.
Aside from the horrible bad example above…in short, how do I know what to read or watch and how can I know where each thing fits into the overall Universe story?
OR… are all of these movies, comics, etc, a depiction of a short story that doesn’t ever actually constitute into a big picture? Like Seinfeld… where each half hour show had it’s own story for that show but never had anything to do with any of the other shows?
Again, apologies for these awful examples but I’m trying my best to make sense…even at the cost of my own embarrassment