This issue foreshadows the Crisis that is about to impact the entire DC Universe and fundamentally change it beyond recognition within the next couple of months or so. The first so called “re-boot” that at the time was seen as a shocking and radical action on the part of the publisher, but in later years would become something of an over-used device to reset muddled story lines or character histories that had developed due to poor editorial practises – plus cynics may argue that “re-boots” make for some excellent publicity in mainstream press and is also a nice way to generate a bump in sales of course!