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Subj: Re: Superman fan questions about BATMAN & ROBIN #7 (possibly major spoilers)
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 at 03:30:24 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Superman fan questions about BATMAN & ROBIN #7 (possibly major spoilers)
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 at 01:32:13 pm EST
> > Superman couldn't fly in his earliest appearances, he could leap tall buildings and run very fast, but not fly per se. This is sort of a reference to that.
> I think this is also a hint that Batman will be much more of a detective than has been implied so far in All Star, just one of the reasons for all the ridiculous Miller-bashing. If Superman doesn't yet know he can fly, how does Batman know?
The best thing I ever saw about that was in a short lived Innovation comic called "Power Factor", in it a diver is approached by someone who has timed her dives. The laws of gravity mean that a certain dive should take 10.5 seconds to complete (with wind conditions being what they are), yet she consistently makes it last for 10.8 seconds. The only conclusion is that she's manipulating gravity.
It could be that Batman has seen Superman land after jumping over a tall building and was able to realise that his rate of descent was not that of someone in freefall. Superman himself probably didn't realise it, but Batman notices such things.
Yeesh, can't believe I'm coming up with a defence for ASB&R, I feel... soiled! ;->