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| "Re(3):OT: Superman" , posted Sun 20 Feb 01:10:|
quote: Not worse but makes less sense. It took the writer 10 issues to explain a single mystery with not much happening in the middle (why thousands of people including Lois vanished from Earth and how it related to Superman), started something that not everybody will like and doesn't seems to be going anywhere (Superman becomes the friend of a catholic priest, and it has scenes like the priest kneeling in front of him) and now has Superman in a dreamworld apparently created by him on the phantom Zone where people are being sent, and where Clark Kent is a different character, Lois is whorey, and Zod is a big guy in armor. And everybody on this story reduces to "apparently" by a loose focus on the story and strange character interaction.
You mean the current Superman is worse than this?
Of course Jim Lee draws it, but that doesn't makes it read better.
And there's that other Supes title written by Chuck Austen that has villains raping and killing women, but that's Chuck Austen for you, one of the most fan-hated writers that is also doing an independent porn parody of the JLA (really) and that only writes women in two ways: whory and whorier.
For a great, great, GREAT Superman story go and trace the Superman: Secret Identity miniseries by Busiek and Immonen, one of the best comic books of the last years.
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| "Re(2):OT: Superman" , posted Mon 21 Feb 19:55|
Some of them are funny, yes. But I think many of them are out of context, that is they are the exception issue where they show Superman being bad on the cover to attract attention, then we open the issue to find that Superman has been tricked/ has an evil clone/etc.
Yes, yes it is. That's called "the joke". The fact that so many of these "OMG Superman is evil!" covers were made, sometimes within just a few years, and the bizarre characteristics that they share, are the entire point of the site.
The best part is that none of these chose to show Superman as evil, as if it were some kind of Dark Superman, or Nightmare Superman, or Superman's Evil Twin. They're all just Superman looking smug, delighted, and seeming like the act of being a murderer or just being a dick is the most positively delightful thing on Earth, as if it's been his secret dream for all these years.