So, one of the many things that followers of DC comics wondered about feverishly during the lead up to the New 52 is what parts of the DC Universe would remain canon, and we were told that Infinite Crisis
and its precursors would remain canonical... despite the modern DC timeline being shortened from about ten or fifteen years to five. This leaves a lot of stuff that has to happen in a very short time, and today somebody asked Dan DiDio
specifically about those Crisis
events on his Facebook page, where he said:
Brace yourself, but after further review, there have been no Crisis events in the New DCU.
But we thought that those of you who are not scholars of the DC universe and it's twisting labyrinthine ways might not understand what this means exactly, and we have prepared a number of similes to help you out. Probably at least one of them will make sense to you.