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Gernot

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David Thornton

Subj: Re: How powerful is ALL-OUT-TO KILL,NO-HOLDING BACK Superman?
Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 at 09:23:01 am EST
Reply Subj: Re: How powerful is ALL-OUT-TO KILL,NO-HOLDING BACK Superman?
Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 at 02:32:17 am EST

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Thanks, Niddle. And, another question: is 'Our Worlds at War' worth reading, and was it a crossover or did it run in a single title? (sorry, that's 2 questions)

> >
> > Can someone explain this Doomsday stuff further -- I read the original Doomsday story when it came out but was 'out-of-the-Superman-loop', so to speak, by the late '90s, so I haven't heard about this Mongul explanation before.
>
> I think it was during OUR WORLDS AT WAR that Mongul actually trained Superman so's to be better prepared for what was coming; at one point he said to Superman 'You're holding back. You always have. You have NO idea how powerful you really are'.
>
> Since this was AFTER the fight with Doomsday and Superman's "death", we have to assume that Clark was holding back then.
>
> One wonders what would have happened if he hadn't.
>
> We may get a clue from the "visions" had when he and Kal-L were fighting, seeing themselves in the other's life.
>
> In one of the visions, Kal-L not only killed Doomsday, he didn't die himself.
>
> "Our" Clark might have survived too, if he'd only let loose. Apparently even his durability can increase at such times, as someone mentioned seems to have happened during OWAW.

That storyline was pretty much a DC-wide crossover, but the core story took place in the Superman titles. There were several books that had "Our World At War" banners at the top of the cover, and carried that book's hero or heroes perspective of the war.

It wasn't a TERRIBLE story, but it wasn't wonderful, either. I've seen better AND worse. There ARE those who'd argue it's the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I'm not one of 'em.

I DID enjoy it more than I disliked it, though. \:\)

> Thanks, Niddle. And, another question: is 'Our Worlds at War' worth reading, and was it a crossover or did it run in a single title? (sorry, that's 2 questions)
>
> > >
> > > Can someone explain this Doomsday stuff further -- I read the original Doomsday story when it came out but was 'out-of-the-Superman-loop', so to speak, by the late '90s, so I haven't heard about this Mongul explanation before.
> >
> > I think it was during OUR WORLDS AT WAR that Mongul actually trained Superman so's to be better prepared for what was coming; at one point he said to Superman 'You're holding back. You always have. You have NO idea how powerful you really are'.
> >
> > Since this was AFTER the fight with Doomsday and Superman's "death", we have to assume that Clark was holding back then.
> >
> > One wonders what would have happened if he hadn't.
> >
> > We may get a clue from the "visions" had when he and Kal-L were fighting, seeing themselves in the other's life.
> >
> > In one of the visions, Kal-L not only killed Doomsday, he didn't die himself.
> >
> > "Our" Clark might have survived too, if he'd only let loose. Apparently even his durability can increase at such times, as someone mentioned seems to have happened during OWAW.



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