Retcons As Bugfixes

Michael Loop on his brief thoughts on the Marvel Phase 3 announcements:

I think of retcons as bug fixes. It’s the writers not only making sure the stories all fit together, but also that the stories are relevant and entertaining. When you add the fact that comics are a visual medium, you understand that Marvel wasn’t just buying a catalog of heroes, they were buying a whole universe of compelling and tested scripts and story boards.

I never thought of it that way but it makes sense.