I just read Superman #15, and the only part I enjoyed was the Lex-Superman interaction. I felt as if I was watching Mike Rosenbaum's portrayal of Lex there, don't know why. So I'll be following this title just for Lex, if that's the way he's going to be written.We've gotten glimpses of how smart Lex is because we've seen his master plans after they come to completion, but [for those who haven't read issue #15 yet], there's a two-page spread where we finally get a glimpse into the scientific genius and madness that defines Lex Luthor.
Poor Jimmy, that sounds worrying!! I feel bad for that Lois. Though, Clark needs to realise that Lois' personal life is detached from Clark's, and has been this way for a while. It doesn't revolve around him, and he already is in a relationship with someone else. Both sides of the same guy have been ignored by Lois: She just friend zoned Clark, and doesn't have any kind of romantic feelings for Superman. As for Jimmy and Lois, I would rather not see them, or in the best case: both characters absent in the comic. That's all I'm gonna say. Good for Mr. Lobdell though, that he's telling the stories the way he wants.I can tell you that Clark is going to be going to Lois' housewarming party in an effort to make up for some of the hurt feelings that we've seen so far. And it's not going to go well, but through no fault of Clark's. And no fault of Lois' either. It's just that these things happen when you're a superhero and you're trying to have a personal life at the same time.
And finally, Jimmy is going to get the worst news and the best news that he can possibly imagine. And it's going to get him up off that couch.
*runs off to watch onyx, justice, nemesis, arctic and finale pt. II...is in the mood for some Clark/Lex live action awesomeness*
Last edited by TomariS; 01-03-2013 at 04:07 PM.
"I'm going to paraphrase Nietzsche, when you judge a work, the work judges you."
Yeah that's why I attached "even" to Johns. He wrote some decent stories, but his take on Superman was way too retro for me to take seriously, and it just reaffirms how everyone thinks Superman is outdated and corny.
With Snyder and Diggle getting Superman books, Lobdell's more unrefined style will be in a healthy balance, so that works for me.
I have a feeling Lobdell is going to pay homage to Morrison's All-Star Superman with Jimmy Olsen and make him Doomsday -- maybe more like Venom though.
If not, I have a feeling that Lobdell is going to pay homage to early Jimmy Olsen comics and give him super powers.
MTVgeek, and Comic Vine also had interviews with Lobdell.....
These are different interviews from each other.
For example, and something I'm excited about was this quote........... "Having said that, the events that take place in "H'el on Earth" in 16 and 17 are going to have impact on the time travel story that takes place in all 4 of the "Superman" titles."
Just thought I'd throw this out here.
Reading issue 15, I was reminded of Wolfman's Superman back in the day, where the Man of Steel suddenly started acting wildly off-character in an (ultimately failed) effort to make the stories more interesting. This take of Superman seems both heavy-handed and mis-characterized. If it wasn't for the costume I wouldn't know what character I was reading about.
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Hot damn, I can't wait to see what this is about.