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Superman Fan Man

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rc

Subj: Re: Question for RC
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 at 02:16:07 pm EST
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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 at 04:38:51 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)

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Hello, Teletran.

> I just don't like it when suddenly, Superman would get choked by a normal snake ala what happened to the Hulk or get knocked out by a flying brick ala Silver Surfer.

When has this happened to Superman -- low ends as bad as these, that is?

> Hmm.. maybe Red Sunlight seeps into Superman and drives out the yellow sun that he's kept. (kinda like first in first out concept)

Under Berganza, it did nothing of the sort. Exertion is what drained Superman.
>
> But is Superman still very vulnerable to Dracula? Or will the next bite result to Dracula having to make an appointment with his dentist.

Depends on the writer, and, as I said before, I have no gauge on the post-IC Superman's powers.

> > When Superman fought Overmind, Overmind defeated Superman very creatively and credibly: First, he isolated Superman miles under ground, cutting Kal-El off from the Sun. Then, he threw an Earth-powered villain at Superman to soften him up (deep in the Earth, the villain's powers went way up). Then, he doused the weakened Superman with solar-inhibiting/sucking nanites, and supercharged Kryptonite -- all this stuff enhanced by B-13 tech and Natasha Irons' mental stregths. And THEN Overmind, himself empowered with B-13 tech, beat the hell out of Superman, over the course of two issues, iirc. And it was still a tough fight, if memory serves.
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> Wow! Didn't know that. Which issues were those?

Ask Omike. He should be able to give you the issue numbers.

> Having Superman win over magic now certainly makes him tougher to write.

Not really. Just make the magic you throw at Superman, like the strength or tech, etc., be really, really powerful. Strong enough to challenge him; strong enough to easily fell anyone less powerful than Superman.

_rc


Great answers, RC! \:\-\)

But let me ask you... You said "He's Superman..." Are you saying that just because he is Superman he should automatically win or be more powerful than anybody else? If so, why?

Also, since I know you are a writer as well, (and I'd like to talk to you at length sometime about it)if you were going to create a character or characters that are more powerful than Superman, what powers or abilities would you give them?

Would you EVER accept a character from another company beating Superman? Even if he or she had the actual logic powerset to do so? If no, why?

Obviously, some of the things you've said about Superman power go WAY beyond just having super-strength and super-speed. Like aborbing chronal energy or breaking time-space barriers. What power do you think this is that allows him to do these incredible things?

And this is my big question, and I know it depends on the story, but what kind of feat would make you say Superman is TOO powerful? Or that he this is a "ridiculous" powerlevel? Moving a galaxy? Blowing out a galaxy? Being able to shatter a universe in half?

Lastly, I have an idea, but exactly "dynamic strength" in your opinion? Can anyone have it or just Superman? And if Superman, why just him?

I'd love to talk to you about trying to pitch to DC. I might have an in.

Have a good one!

Superman Fan Man




> Hello, Teletran.
>
> > I just don't like it when suddenly, Superman would get choked by a normal snake ala what happened to the Hulk or get knocked out by a flying brick ala Silver Surfer.
>
> When has this happened to Superman -- low ends as bad as these, that is?
>
> > Hmm.. maybe Red Sunlight seeps into Superman and drives out the yellow sun that he's kept. (kinda like first in first out concept)
>
> Under Berganza, it did nothing of the sort. Exertion is what drained Superman.
> >
> > But is Superman still very vulnerable to Dracula? Or will the next bite result to Dracula having to make an appointment with his dentist.
>
> Depends on the writer, and, as I said before, I have no gauge on the post-IC Superman's powers.
>
> > > When Superman fought Overmind, Overmind defeated Superman very creatively and credibly: First, he isolated Superman miles under ground, cutting Kal-El off from the Sun. Then, he threw an Earth-powered villain at Superman to soften him up (deep in the Earth, the villain's powers went way up). Then, he doused the weakened Superman with solar-inhibiting/sucking nanites, and supercharged Kryptonite -- all this stuff enhanced by B-13 tech and Natasha Irons' mental stregths. And THEN Overmind, himself empowered with B-13 tech, beat the hell out of Superman, over the course of two issues, iirc. And it was still a tough fight, if memory serves.
> >
> > Wow! Didn't know that. Which issues were those?
>
> Ask Omike. He should be able to give you the issue numbers.
>
> > Having Superman win over magic now certainly makes him tougher to write.
>
> Not really. Just make the magic you throw at Superman, like the strength or tech, etc., be really, really powerful. Strong enough to challenge him; strong enough to easily fell anyone less powerful than Superman.
>
> _rc
>


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