You know, no matter how hard I try, I can't figure out where Final Crisis will leave the DC Universe. If the original Crisis shrunk the multiverse to a single Earth, and Infinite Crisis+52 brought that number back up to 52, then in what state will Grant Morrison leave the multiverse post-Final Crisis?
One of the reasons I'm confused is that DC has been putting out a number of Year One series, admittedly few of which I've read (the wonderful Teen Titans and the underrated Huntress - I haven't seen anyone mention this one, but I'm really enjoying it). If Final Crisis will (like other Crises) reboot the universe, why waste time rebooting characters BEFORE that final reboot?
Presumably, facts established in Year Ones will be respected in the new continuity. Then again, we've barely even tasted the post-IC/52 continuity in the wake of which these books are coming out. So will there even BE a reboot? If there is, is it too soon? If there isn't, is it really worthy of being called Crisis? Or will the post-52 multiverse be simply tweaked to a) rewrite the rules for multiversal storytelling (with Hypertime or some such thing) and/or b) finally gel character histories into a final continuity?
After all, the Year Ones are arguably only featuring second-tier characters right now. And when they're not (Green Lantern), they're being written by people who are also handling aspects of the Crisis (Geoff Johns, in that case). Are more fundamental Year Ones waiting on those Final Tweaks?