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Subj: Re: Question for the board.
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 at 08:20:33 pm EDT (Viewed 102 times)
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I remember a post where I talked about starting Superman over for the 21st century and some things D.C. might consider.#1 was Superman being single and exploring those new relationships.Beyond that I really didnt have any concrete ideas except that maybe it was time to move forward without being tied to the past.I want to point out that I wasnt the only or even the first one on the board to say things in that nature so this is not a grab for credit.Now that D.C. is doing some of these things(temporary is my guess)I am wondering why they decided to do it only half way?As a casual fan I am not as vested in Superman as many of you but it just seems strange the way Superman has been treated since the 90s origin and power wise.I know its a no win situation when you start messing around with iconic charaters like Superman.Some want the traditional stuff to be the bedrock,while others say nothing new can be done after 70+ years.So after that long winded intro heres my question.What do the Superman fans want to see as the mythos goes forward?With an eye to the future what do you keep?What do you change and in ten years where does he stand as icon?Just curious and this is the place to hear from hard core to casual Supe fans.


Supermans powerlevel doesn't bother me, I'm more concerned by the self doubt constantly dogging the character in recent years and his lack of self belief. After the 1986 revamp for example we got physically the weakest Superman since the Golden-age, but his sense of self was as strong as it ever was. \(yes\)
He was both confident in himself and had the moral and emotional support of both the Kents back home and his friends and life in Metropolis, he was never alone and never felt alone. Neither did he ever feel any inadequacy, not as Clark Kent and certainly not as Superman.... quite a different picture from today, and looking at the previews for the new launch you might get what it is i'm saying.
Someone on a Blog hit it right on the head by saying in response to the the Lois/Boyfriend preview - "...Superman's supposed to be the guy we wish we could be as opposed to the guy we think we are."

I think that sense of self belief and self worth is the key ingredient that has gone missing from Superman, he's supposed to lead by example but these days his stature is a shadow of its former self, it's hard to get behind a character who doesn't even believe in himself like this. \(no\)







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