Wow he sure has a lot of nerve (don't mean that in a bad way). It's still a valid take on Superman as any, but for all the Morrison comparisons, this is something that is actually opposed.While he spent the first two thirds of his life being a kid from Smallville, he's still a kid from Smallville, who was never truly human and had to hide that from his friends and the rest of the world. I know that a lot of people see Superman as this shining light on a hill, showing us how we can be the best of what we are and how humanity can rise to superhuman heights, but I always look at that as scant, because at the end of the day, Superman can do things that none of us can ever, ever do. And so this notion that Superman would see himself as an ideal, I don't see him that way. I see him as a person who lives on a planet not his own and trying to use his powers to do what's best for the rest of the people that live here. I don't think he's going to view himself as an outsider, that kind of James Dean, not-fitting-in outsider, as much as he has to be aware every time he looks at those around him that he's not part of us.
What wows me is unexpected and subtle brilliance that cuts to the core of what makes a character great but is also surprising and enlightening at the same time.I have no idea what wows you personally so you'll have to deal with that on your own.
Last edited by misslane38; 01-03-2013 at 08:14 PM.
I gotta say though, I think Lobdell kind of stole General Zod's motivations and gave it to H'El. Then again, Zod is more about creating Krypton on Earth, but it's not too different.
So let me get this right, Kara's going to work with a guy that wants to take over earth to make it Krypton, and by doing so did either of them think, you know, maybe changing earth could either, 1) Kill the population now, or 2) Cause Clark, Kara, H'el and Conner to lose their powers and give the rest of the population powers since, you know, Krypton needs to have a red sun and other properties. It's the sun of earth that allows for Clark and the other Supers to have their powers. If this is true, it could be that, for whatever reason, humans or some of them may have the same response to the change in the planet. Or they might blow everything up.
Regarding Jimmy and Lois: for Jimmy I'm going to say either he gains super powers, or he gets kicked out by Clark but winds up hooking up with someone else or gets a better job. And it looks like Lois is being shifted into the old role that Gwen and MJ had with Peter Parker (Rest in Peace), where they got mad when he up and vanished from their events or had to hurry off. By the way, why has no one explored the fact that Lois was a military brat that might have issues in regards to moving around and might need to feel a close knit family?
Also: Gotta agree with Mslane in regard to the whole characterization problems. We keep flip flopping on Clark and he's not supposed to be this sort of person. Or rather Lobdell should go over what came before and try to keep up the personalties of what's been established a year ago in regard to Clark.
Be a fan of the creators, not the characters.
I like this idea that the time travel of #0 will pay off, but later, not during this arc as it initially seemed. At least, it sounds like something where H'el will be defeated, only to later on in the year realize that before he was stopped he did manage to mess up some space time stuff, and Superman, Supergirl, and Superboy will then have to go and take care of it.