anyway- Supes' title overall (before Lobdell too) seems pretty good and has caught my attention as well. don't know when and if i'll add it to my Pull List. i'm not made of money. :( i'll start reading soon. have some other comics 'ahead in line'. LOL
[There's a place in my mind.The one part that isn't looking for a joke.When laughter breaks down, and humor can't quiet its hunger,the rage gets out]-Harley Quinn
H'el would be a decent villain if I hadnt grown bored and annoyed with how Lobdell writes the bad-guy. "Oh, I'm all powerful! You're less then scum beneath my boot, and your best attacks do nothing! I'd kill you all with less than a thought but I have errands to run and spent too much time monologuing! Count yourselves lucky I am letting you live, even though your deaths would only take half a second of my time!"
First Harvest, now H'el. Seriously, it is not working for me. I know Lobdell is trying to build this guy up as a serious threat, but that sort of DragonBall Z monologue crap only serves to make the guy look impotent and stupid when he's taken down a few issues later by a underwhelming dues ex machinca. (Hey, maybe the ending here will be better, but experience has proven that it normally ends that way)
I suspect I'll like H'el more when and if the next writer uses him. His motives seem interesting and understandable, he's certainly powerful enough to be a kryptonian level threat, Im curious about his extra abilities and where they came from, and I like the differences in personality he is bringing out in the Super-family. And the Supers themselves have been great. Honestly, Superman #16 is the best single issue of the series yet and I love how Clark, Kara, and Kon are reacting to this threat and each other. The only real killjoy (for me) is the threat itself isnt being presented very well.
Its a pretty thin story to drag out into a crossover, which as someone else said is a problem the industry has in general. But there is enough meat to it for it to work, especially with the League being brought in. I loved Superman #16 and pretty much everything else....except for the way H'el is being written. And that has killed the whole thing for me.
If this were DBZ H'el would in fact be killing Superman.
As it is we're getting decent single issues, but nothing that makes me feel like a crossover was the way to kick off this new period for the Super family. Boy and Girl are tools and their writers are bound, and Lobdell has too much on his plate to lead a crossover.
I have to say for the most part the H' El on eart storyline has been underwhelming.
The storyline is being dragged out through 3 titles, but it could be worse. Remeber the Triangle issues in the 90's when you had to read everything just to follow everything.
I've just lost interest with long drawn out stories in a monthly format...
I live in America. It's not a country, it's a business.
You people who just say quit reading have no clue. You most likely have no love for the character and just read it because its something to do. If you love Superman and have read it as many have you don't just turn it off. The character becomes a part of your life and your heart.
So please stop saying just don't buy it and walk away because you obviously have no idea what your talking about because you most likely never cared deeply for the character as some do on here.
Last edited by Lexrules; 01-07-2013 at 09:22 AM.
As a whole it's better for the industry if you favor creators over characters. The comic industry will never be successful as other industries if finite or original projects don't become more popular. There's room for superhero ongoings but they need to shrink. Letting crappy comics like Superman thrive isn't helping.
Sorry, I just couldn't resist, I mean, guys, chill out. It's just pretty drawings sold way too expensively for what it is. All you're doing is virtually support a direction that you hate, that's the funny part. If you follow a character despite said character becoming the "opposite" (or so you say anyway) of what you loved in him in the first place, you're not caring for the character, you're buying 3 dollars worth of cheap paper because it has a "S" on it, plain and simple.
But hey, the commercials at DC are very happy that you guys are always there to give them a little support, even when you think what they're doing is terrible. Of course, that means they will keep doing what you hate (why change something that works?), but I'm sure they're very thankful
Seriously, you're right, I think I will never get it.
I wanted to start picking up Superman for Lobdell's run, but I just can't force myself to care about H'el.
It's too bad, because based on the last issue, I'd love to see what Lobdell might do with a straight up Superman/Luthor story. As it stands now, I'm just waiting to see what happens after H'el.
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Batman fights death, and Superman fights the impossible - Grant Morrison
It never ceases to amaze me how so many comic book fans are intolerant of dissent. As you pointed out, fans of the franchise can't just drop their emotional attachments so easily. The easiest solution would be for people to ignore criticisms they don't agree with and accept that people with different tastes aren't going to be satisfied equally by mass produced media designed for wide market appeal.
I hate Morrison's work. He chased me off DC with Final Crisis, and turned me off Superman with ASS and Superman Nu. I DESPISE Bumbling Pining Clark/ Space Messiah Superman. Thank Zod for Fleischer, Reeves, Byrne and others who put together plenty of content to keep me happy until the pendulum swings back the other way.
(Next summer, Zod willing.)