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Subj: Re: Edited response
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 at 09:06:41 pm EST
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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 at 08:58:51 pm EST

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>-it wasn't as if he just turned off a switch or stopped Mageddon's "trigger," if that's what you mean by "deactivated."

No, that's not what I meant. I know he absorbed all the energy from Mageddon's 'heart'.

> It was his power source, as Superman explained. Everything Mageddon was and had.
I understand, but what I was trying to question was if the energy release could somehow been stronger than the power source(pseudo comic science or something like that). After double checking my trade, I see what you're talking about since Superman clearly stated that the anti-sun was also the bomb, so I see where you're coming from.

As for the "For Tomorrow" fight, your take on it was certainly a fresh take on it(Didn't mean that in any offending manner). I thought that it was either the two somehow connected so that a cut on them would result on a huge gash in Metropia or if it was more blatant symbolism from Azzarello.

> >-it wasn't as if he just turned off a switch or stopped Mageddon's "trigger," if that's what you mean by "deactivated."
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> No, that's not what I meant. I know he absorbed all the energy from Mageddon's 'heart'.
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> > It was his power source, as Superman explained. Everything Mageddon was and had.
> I understand, but what I was trying to question was if the energy release could somehow been stronger than the power source(pseudo comic science or something like that). After double checking my trade, I see what you're talking about since Superman clearly stated that the anti-sun was also the bomb, so I see where you're coming from.
>
> As for the "For Tomorrow" fight, your take on it was certainly a fresh take on it(Didn't mean that in any offending manner).

You didn't mention it, so how could I take offense?

> I thought that it was either the two somehow connected so that a cut on them would result on a huge gash in Metropia

They didn't tear each other to bits, but did tear the planet to bits, so it couldn't be what you just wrote -- "a cut on them" couldn't equal "a huge gash in Metropia." They didn't explode, after all, only the planet did.

> or if it was more blatant symbolism from Azzarello.

Hits on each other = hits on the planet, as (Superman explained) they were connected to it, but their bodies endured what the planet could not ... the power with which they assailed each other. They literally tore the planet apart. The final blow was Superman throwing Zod down from up high.

My whole take is simply to go by what the books show -- minimize filling in the blanks on my part and just think about things logically. Accept the text on its own terms, in essence, rather than make up theories. In my opinion, the simplest explanation for Metropia's destruction is this: Azz wanted to show how powerful Superman and Zod are, and he did so by having their fight destroy the planet. Azz already had Superman state (and the Elementals accept) that he could tear a planet apart -- by way of Superman's fight with Zod, Azz basically showed that Superman could. Simple as that.

They beat the hell out of that place.

Any other examples you'd like me to give my thoughts on? This sort of stuff is fun, so I'd be happy to oblige, if you'd like me to do so.

_rc



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