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Subj: Nope. *NT*
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 at 11:29:33 am EDT (Viewed 76 times)
Reply Subj: Do you think DOOMSDAY CLOCK will address Pre-Crisis Superman?
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 at 01:49:21 am EDT (Viewed 160 times)

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I'm really not sure if Johns will go that route. But the more I think about it, the more I see how the door is *really* open because:

-Doomsday Clock is purportedly addressing ALL DC comics history from 1938 on.

-Superman (and his confrontation w/Manhattan) is the centerpiece of the whole shebang. Not to mention Luthor seems like a major player based on the covers for issue #2.

-Watchmen happened in 1986 at the same time as COIE and the reboot of Superman and the DCU. A pivotal junction in continuity and tone.

-It has *always* been an unanswered question of what happened to E1 Superman from the end of COIE to the reboot. Did he become the post-crisis Superman? Did he just vanish? He certainly did NOT die! He existed after the Crisis! Even the imaginary WHTTMOT happened POST-CRISIS!

-Dday Clock is about bringing back the optimism of the pre-Watchmen/86 time; which again leads to the pre-Crisis Superman.

-For all these reasons, it would be so easy to delve into why/how Superman lost/forget so much of his history, why he become so much less powerful, and why he became prone to continuity reboots.

Regardless all this, I still think it is possible that it WON'T be addressed. DC has gone to *great* pains to act like the Silver/Bronze age never happened for Superman. Further, Johns had a very clear opportunity to address this back in Infinite Crisis. But nothing!

I *really* hopes Johns doesn't ignore it this time. Because if it's not addressed here, it NEVER will be!


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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