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Subj: Re: Anyone consider the animated dvd of All-Star Superman better than the comic?
Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 11:46:51 am EDT (Viewed 112 times)
Reply Subj: Anyone consider the animated dvd of All-Star Superman better than the comic?
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 at 03:27:15 pm EDT (Viewed 101 times)

    I think the comic of All-Star Superman is great. One of the best comic stories I have ever read, but does anybody consider the animated adaptation to be better? I do. One of the overarching themes of the story was Superman having to confront his own mortality, but the comics version introduced a time traveling 5-d imp who is a Superman of the future and the idea that Superman is going to become some sort of solar being. Since 5-d imps are for all intents and purposes omnipotent the idea that Superman's condition is incurable lost its meaning. IIRC, didn't Superman also meet his future self as the leader of the Supermen or himself under mummy wrappings? Either way, the whole process of preparing to die feels more like going through the motions for history's sake instead of actually facing his own mortality since he knows he could have survived or will survive.

    The animated dvd removed that so Superman is forced to confront his own mortality. Lois thinks he survives at the end, but the ending is ambiguous enough to not confirm one way or the other. I think this made it a stronger ending and stronger tale as a whole.


Me, I liked the movie a lot more than the comic. I tried reading the comic, but couldn't read more than a few lines here and there. The art was just...terrible.

Yeah, the movie left out some stuff (a lot actually) and I don't like that. But I'll still take it over the comic. The movie all the way for me.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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