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Subj: Re: He'll have his own title, too.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 at 11:45:24 am EDT (Viewed 6 times)
Reply Subj: Re: He'll have his own title, too.
Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 10:28:43 pm EDT (Viewed 82 times)
Quote:I want to give them the chance, but this will be the FOURTH time they've rebooted Superman (Birthright, Secret Origin and Earth 1) to be younger and 'hipper'... and since they seem to never be able to grasp the lesson of COIE; I just don't see the point in spending any money on something I know they'll just retcon anyways.
Quote:I'd probably be more accepting of it if they did a line-wide ending (in essence, give every character their own "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow") and then started fresh... but since it looks like they'll again be cherry-picking elements to keep and throw out, I don't want to spend money on something that's so disposable. But that's just me!
Your speaking my language. On a personal level, I absolutely refuse to accept either Secret Origins and Birthright regardless of what DC says is canon. There is nothing wrong with Bryne's origin and that is the origin they should have stuck with. If DC wanted to make minor changes to that origin (such as Clark being Superboy, to name one example), I'd be fine with it. But certainly not an ENTIRE retcon that's going to be retconned away in a few years anyway.
Quote:But on the other hand, this will be the third try at a mainstream Superboy book, when their previous try didn't even make it past issue 10! I mean, what the hell?
Quote:And on the final hand, dear lord, the costume is god-awful. Here I thought they couldn't do worse than the plains clothes look...
Quote:No kidding. And STILL black! And there's the dumb tattoo. *Shudders*
Quote:Yep. Although, I will admit, that while I don't love the costume on him in the Superboy#1, I'm happy at least to see him back in something that RESEMBLES a costume...
Eh, I don't think it resembles a costume. The new one he will be wearing is worse than the one he has now. And I don't even consider the one he has now a "costume" since it's nothing more than regular clothing (which is why I detest it so much). And now they are taking SEVERAL steps backwards with his future "new" look.
And Supergirl doesn't look much better. She looks like a cross between a military officer in a dress uniform with a cape, a dash of New Genesis added in with the boots of a hooker.