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    Default In Your Face Jam - Dec 12, 2012

    After seeing the trailer for "Man of Steel," Brett White looks inward and examines his super-apathy towards the first superhero, Superman.


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    Someone let me know if he has anything to say beyond "blah blah too powerful, no flaws, etc." Won't click the link until then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Holmes View Post
    Someone let me know if he has anything to say beyond "blah blah too powerful, no flaws, etc." Won't click the link until then.
    He doesn't.

    It's only worth a read if you want to see an X-Men fan say "I don't care about Superman," twice.
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    As a fellow child of the 1990s, I must point out that Superman was not "nowhere to be seen." This article curiously overlooks the excellent Superman: The Animated Series. The Dean Cain live-action TV series was also on the air during this period.

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    I'm actually finding myself appreciating Superman more as I get older. Not enough to be interested in reading a comic with him on an ongoing basis, but enough to pay more attention to his other medium versions.

    I think the thing is that for the archetypal Superhero, Superman actually is a far more difficult hero to use well than most other characters who fall in that category. He is a top level power, yet, unlike similar levels of powers in Marvel characters is neither conflicted in any major way (Hulk) or consistantly facing cosmic level threats above his means (Silver Surfer). This is problematic and why I wholeheartedly agree with the ethos that any hero always needs to struggle to succeed, and Superman's power levels make this difficult.

    But this is maybe one of the strengths of the character - physically he probably needs a bit of depowering but the best stories with him that I've seen are the ones where you are challenging him morally in his point of view, which is an equally good way of pushing the character. Part of the real challenge will be making sure that his stance is sufficiently different from a Justice League team he might be on so that that aspect of him is more what sets him apart than necessarily his powers.
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    The truth is, though, I get that fix from the X-Men.
    Stopped reading there.

    How typical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich eater View Post
    As a fellow child of the 1990s, I must point out that Superman was not "nowhere to be seen." This article curiously overlooks the excellent Superman: The Animated Series. The Dean Cain live-action TV series was also on the air during this period.
    Not to mention the Superboy tv series that pre-dated Lois and Clark and ran for four seasons and the movies that came on TBS practically every other weekend And re-runs of the old George Reeves tv series on nick-at-nite and the animated series in the early 90s shortly after the Batman series launched.

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