From Grant Morrison's recent Newsarama interview: "the best I can do is suggest that the somewhat contradictory depictions of Orion and Darkseid’s last-last-last battle that we witnessed in Countdown and DOTNG recently were apocryphal attempts to describe an indescribable cosmic event."
I like the idea that all of the crappy comics in recent memory were just apocryphal stories, created by those who lacked the intellect to comprehend the cosmic. I can support that. Now I can enjoy Final Crisis without thinking about Countdown at all.
Okay, I'll admit it, I forgot about Countdown the week after it ended, even without Morrison's blessing.
But at least now we all have a new term to apply: "apocryphal continuity."
What else should be considered apocryphal continuity?