In Jla #41, the entire world gets Superman's power, and Oracle says to the people: "what we're feeling are new structures opening up in our brains... it's like a preview of evolution. All this amazing stuff you're seeing and feeling is what Superman fells like all the time... it's why he wants to save us."
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And I was agreeing with you on the idea that he doesn't need just one person, and yes I agree that he does, I was, again, commenting about posters that had stated that it seems that he just needs Lois, which isn't the truth. I liked what Snyder said about Superman.
Over and over, the crow cries uncover the cornfield.
I was trying to find a golden age origin story where, not only the moral superiority (evidenced by the non lethal phantom zone), but the physical superiority was mentioned. I thought it was Binder/Boring if not Siegel/Shuster... That's what made the Gibbons Moore Krypton seem so dystopic in "For the Man Who Had Everything", it was the idyllic Krypton poisoned by Superman struggling against the Black Mercy.
Sorry Super Off Topic!
I am all in for this Snyder Series though. Lobdell and Morrison have been great, but I was a bit jealous that the new (Vertigo) talent was heading toward the Dark Line and the Bat Books. I hope Diggle has a story to tell as well. I have like the clues that Snyder has given so far.
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Lois isn't the only person who can teach him or be a guiding light to him. I think she'd one of the important ones and she's a good one, but there are a number of people in Superman's life who have guided him. It's just sad that in the new 52 that at least two of them are dead.
But the poor thing has to to endure other people having a blog that has the effrontery to not share his/her opinion!
It amuses me how some posters here are quick to report or rather misrepresent hugely what we say on our tumblr while we don't frankly give a crap what they do or think or ship or how they ship. Did you all know that our tumblr blogs on Lois everyday and supports misogny? Yeah, that lie even went to Andy Diggle. It was news to us too. Just as it was news to us when someone here on the poll thread said we claimed we had thousands of followers too when no one ever said such a thing.
Take with a huge pinch of salt some of the claims and accusations. Must come visit us some time and see for yourself.
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http://superman-wonderwoman.deviantart.com/ (featuring some of the best superman/wonder woman art )
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That is true, why would a perfect man have flaws, and why would a perfect society have criminals?
So the way I see it is this... Superman (Nu 52 Superman) if you buy that he's part of the All Star story, is very much a young Superman. Absolutely he is not the refinedGolden Ideal that All Star ends at, but if you look at his story as allegory, he takes a journey that begins with frailty and ends with perfection. His flaws make that journey relateable to us.
The Phantom Zone, a non violent solution to aberrant behavior. Even Heaven suffered Angels in revolt, so perhaps their is something about the flaw that contributes to it's perfection. Certainly as an allegory, the downfall of Krypton is much more resonant because it's a story about a society that ignored it's greatest hero, Jor-El. Superman on the other hand still exists as that ideal and I still find that genetic component of superior vision leading to a superior sense of compassion.
Isn't that the lesson? If you expand your vision you expand your understanding. That's the message I found in All Star and the JLA panel posted earlier.
BUT since I mentioned All Star,one of the biggest lump in my throats moments is when Superman One Million travels to Jonathan Kents funeral and gives young Clark an indestructible flower... I wish I could remember the quote but he essentially tells his younger self that Jonathan Kent was mankind perfected! Talk about Superman! Whoah!
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I agree Lois is one of the people who can offer support and perspective but making her the only tether is lame and lazy imo.
When Clark died, did Lois turn her back on all she knew and worked hard to fight for? No.
Well to me Superman never would if he is written correctly. I get he could grieve if he suffered a loss. But I also think he is resilent and a character of hope and hope is always renewed. People die. It's part of life. Parents die and if they did their job right, we remember what they taught us. It does not matter if the Kents are not here because they would still be influencing him.