Does your favorite super-hero have his back to the wall with no hope in sight? Don't worry, there is always a short term continuity fix to fall back on! Preparing for sweeping change in the direction a character's path is leading? Just retrofit the past to explain away the future!
Yes, retconning isn't just for bringing back a beloved character lost to death or circumstance, it also comes in handy when you just need something to happen that won't make sense otherwise. Andrew and Cole tackle some of the most obvious and the most obscure instances of retrofitting toward a given end in comics in the latest chapter of "Continuity is Not Absolute".