For right now I just wanna say I love pretty much everything about this Superman head to toe.
Feels like a Superman I can call my own......good work DC:)
I won't miss those guys either.
If the shoe fits: "a crankly old man standing just on the edge of a crowd gathered for a concert and stamping his feet yelling at the crowd to stop having fun, that they don't know what fun is."
The birthing matrix is gone for good. I appreciate Byrne's effort, but that was convoluted and Superman forsaking his heritage is LAME. Terribly huge misunderstanding of what it means to be American. I'm fine with "cold" Krypton, that was interesting, but it didn't help his point of view.
But I think they went the right path here, by making him not a earthly dog, but a dog like creature. And, he gets a whole lots of levels in badass, while still remaining cute, just like lots of dogs.
"I'm going to paraphrase Nietzsche, when you judge a work, the work judges you."
I'm happy with most everything they've done except the costume, which is horrible. Love the social crusader, the more alien Superman, that the Kents are dead, and that the farmboy with the heart of gold is gone. I don't really like Jimmy being so close to Clark in age, but I can deal with it.
Fix the costume by either bringing back the real one or designing a new one that at least looks good and it's the best Superman since they destroyed the classic in 1986.
Doomed Planet. Desperate Scientists. Last Hope. Kindly Couple.
I like that he's more intelligent in using his powers than Post-Crisis Superman.
1) Superman is the first Super-Hero in the DCU once again....as it always should be.
2) Morrison has managed to blend all the various Superman eras into the narrative. He starts off as the leaping and less than invulnerable social crusader rabble rouser like the Golden Age, becomes the the flying insanely powerful sci-fi Superhero who battles aliens, mad scientists and supervillains and has fantastic adventures ala the Silver/Bronze age incarnations, and evolved into the modern Superman we know today and will presumably become the Superman we see in ALL STAR SUPERMAN. Not only does it give Superman an arc of character growth he normally doesn't get beyond the origin itself, but pays tribute to the entirety of Superman's publishing history.
3) The New Luthor/Superman dynamic. Particularly post SUPERMAN #15, There is a more of a Moriarty/Holmes dynamic between them. The very idea that Luthor, while he hates Superman, tolerates him and allows him to live (in his mind) only because he is the only person that can keep up with him.
4) Jimmy as a peer and Clark's best pal. We've seen this played around with in the past, but the New 52 has gone head on with it. Reimagining him as Clark's best friend rather than Superman's gives Jimmy a new purpose and reason of being in the mythos.
5) New 52 Krypton- this is the Krypton I've been wanting to see for years. We got pretty damn close to it in BIRTHRIGHT, but this is a near perfect version that opens all kinds of doors to high concept sci-fi. I would love a new World of Krypton limited series or ongoing to explore this new Krypton.
6) The t-shirt and jeans Superman look. I don't know why...but I just like it more than the other new costume (although my opinion of even THAT has softened).
Last edited by manofsteel1979; 01-29-2013 at 08:35 AM.
He makes a hell of a pasta sauce I hear as well. Another thing you gotta like about the New Superman.
He seems super intelligent again.
The best Gold/Silver/Bronze elements are here and Byrne's taint is minimal
Grant Morrison as the architect of continuity.