Is there a connection between Elemental Woman and Metamorpho?

On August 18th, 2014, /u/mikeman1090 asked the following on /r/DCcomics:

Is there a connection between Elemental Woman and Metamorpho? They look very similar and have similar powers. Has Metamorpho even appearsed in the New 52

Edit: Element Woman, not Elemental Woman

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What is up with the different Earths?

On August 18th, 2014, /u/ihugpotatos asked the following on /r/DCcomics:

What is up with the different Earths? Like what’s importance of Earth2 which I hear about a lot. Does each title from the new 52 get its own Earth (so 52 Earths altogether?)

Oh no, each title isn’t its own Earth. When we talk about earths what we’re really talking about is parallel universes that together make a multiverse.

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When did Sue and Ralph Dibny become so entangled with the League and so beloved?

On August 17th, 2014, /u/WW4O asked the following on /r/DCcomics:

I’ve read almost all of the core storyline stuff from the DiDio days on, and from Identity Crisis forward you never stop hearing about how Ralph and Sue Dibny were, like, the most beloved and pivotal members of the Justice League…

When did that happen? I’ve never been aware of a time when Elongated Man and his wife were a really big deal, except for Identity Crisis and 52.

Oh, you’ve got my nose twitching!

Certainly it was well before Identity Crisis as after that, well, lets just say Sue… wasn’t a very useful detective. In fact, as he got a bunch of solo appearances, to look at them as a couple it’s easier to look at her history and appearances. To paraphrase the Wikipedia entry for Sue first:

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How did Alan Scott’s ring work, pre-New 52, and how was he eventually tied in with the Green Lantern Corps?

On August 17th, 2014, /u/HugoOBravo asked the following on /r/DCcomics:

How exactly does Pre new-52 Alan Scott’s ring work, if he wasn’t recruited by the Guardians? and how did the Silver Age end up tying him to the new Green Lantern mythos?

Scott’s powers and origin are a little confusing, as one can imagine with a character this old. For this I’ll only be talking about pre-52 and not the Earth 2 version whose power comes from The Green.

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