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Subj: Re: I think "yet another reboot" is the wrong way to put it
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 04:49:12 pm EDT (Viewed 92 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I think "yet another reboot" is the wrong way to put it
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 at 12:34:05 am EDT (Viewed 166 times)

    At the moment I like the path they are taking at retooling Superman. As great as the Man of Steel mini-series was (a truly definitive vision for the character) it was inherently flawed right from the start... like cutting Superboy and his adventures with the Legion of Superheroes out of continuity, and Kara... as not only did we lose alot of great stories and history, her big sacrifice of battling the Anti-Monitor to save Superman never happened. I'm not sure if some of the stuff he cut out was entirely his decision, or how much editorial pressure he was under, but there were some truly charming elements removed from Superman in the post-COIE reboot.

I agree Byrne made errors by jettisoning certain elements but i'd still take his basic treatment over what we have today as it was very fresh and it was very dynamic, neither term can really be applied to the modernday Superman who feels and reads too much as an attempt to include everything of even mild significance added over his 70 odd year existence. In short there is now way too much clutter surrounding him again.