In the last issue of Amazing Spider-Man it is essentially revealed that the whole of Nick Spencer's run has been dedicated to undoing a retcon from 17 years ago.
In January, Dan Slott finally gives us The Reckoning War, a plot point from the first volume of his She-Hulk run 15 years ago.
Part of me admires the audacity of Spencer spending 75 issues to remove a distasteful plot that most people had probably forgotten anyway.
And as a Slott fan, I'm not going to deny the frisson of excitement at the end of Empyre when Uatu said THERE SHALL BE A RECKONING!
But, surely for most readers, they are either unaware of these plot points or have mentally filed them away as unimportant? It's not like Immortal Hulk's use of continuity where it's added value when you go back and read the old comics, rather than actively turning old comics into a lie or pulling some tiny plot point and extrapolating it into something huge decades later.
That being said if I ever write at Marvel I'm definitely bringing back that kid who was clearly Astro Boy that was introduced by Carlos Pacheco moments before he was replaced as the FF writer. 😜
Any other examples of plot points that probably didn't need addressing decades after the fact?
Any others you'd like to see addressed?