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    Default Superman Rumors Untrue -- JMS clarifies.

    http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/s...9617#post79617

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    I wish to make several points very very clear.

    It is absolutely and unequivocally untrue that I have at any time had any conversations at all with DC about Marc Guggenheim.

    It is absolutely and unequivocally untrue that I insisted "that Superman only appear in the Superman book he's writing."

    I have made every indication to DC that as and when Superman is needed during the time I am writing him, he will definitely be made available. You simply can't keep a character as major as Superman out of every title for the length of my initial run. It's impossible, and the idea that we could or would try is absurd.

    It is absolutely and unequivocally untrue that Superman is "going to drop his Superman identity."

    It is absolutely and unequivocally untrue that he "not use his powers."

    So to those who have reacted (properly) to say that these are stupid ideas, you are absolutely right.

    They are stupid.

    Which is why we are not, have not been, and will not be doing any of them.

    The only stupidity greater than those lay in the suggestion that we ever would.

    J. Michael Straczynski

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    Wow, those are stupid ideas.

    I missed the initial conversation where they were rumored, but I guess I'm glad they're not happening.


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    well im glad we were just a bunch of overzealous internet comic fanboys,i for 1 feel silly and sorry i started posting before anything official from JMS came out,ill be big enough to admit to it.

    i like JMSs use of the word stupid lol.

    guest star superboy please,until he gets his own book
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    Sounds like he's already being too touchy about his run. Rumors are always going to happen when creators cloud their storylines with contrived secrecy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KET View Post
    Sounds like he's already being too touchy about his run. Rumors are always going to happen when creators cloud their storylines with contrived secrecy.
    But unlike the majority of creators, he took this one head on and dispelled it quickly. This something other creators may want to consider doing.... If the rumor is wrong, say so.

    The sooner the rumor monger is called out, the sooner they stop posting made up crap.
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    If that's really JMS I'm glad he addressed the rumors head on. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDreamKing View Post
    Thank goodness! I'm happy JMS addressed these rumors quickly and swiftly...can't wait for his run to begin!!!

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    Who would have thought that Rich Johnston was WRONG AGAIN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KET View Post
    Sounds like he's already being too touchy about his run.
    Yeah, I would too, if people were making up stuff and attributing it to me.


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    must admit, i read this clarification from JMS earlier than i read the rumours. He really is fast :D Also happy that the rumours not true.

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    Huh ... that settles that, then.
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    That was taking responsibility. That is actually great news.

    As an aside, I've wonder how they (messageboards) know that they are who they say they are and not someone using the name. This boards has a number of creators visiting from Kurt Busiek, Nicola Scott, Pete Woods and of course Gail Simone.
    One doesn't need the validation of others to justify what they like.

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    Well, sounds like somebody ruined all of JMS's big surprises! I hope he can come up with something new that is just as good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYOTI View Post
    Who would have thought that Rich Johnston was WRONG AGAIN.
    Partially wrong, these are rumours, probably changed in the retelling. I reported the rumours as expressed accuratley though. Just like I had with the Batman stuff for CBR... he didn't ascend death to become a New God of the Fifth World and have a fistfight with Darkseid. But he did die, sent back in time while Robin and others took over for him.

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=15692
    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=17496

    This stuff never comes from nothing - JMS didn't talk about rumours about a Walk Across America to Better Understand Humanity.

    Also, I chatted to DC before running any of this and there was no objection - which there often is!

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    Glad this is cleared up.
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