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    Omike, I'm glad your open minded enough to give that era a second look. I wish more people were like you. \(yes\)

    To this day, I'll never understand why nearly everyone hated Energy Superman. All the writers wanted to do was shake up the status quo and give Superman whole new problems to deal with. Almost every letter in the letter columns was nearly the same complaint; I can't believe you changed Superman's powers and costume! This isn't Superman! I'm not reading Superman anymore until you change him back!

Thinking back, I recall my issues with the books at the time had to do with, one, the non-Superman portions of the book, particularly the new supporting cast members -- the Armstrongs, Scorn, etc. -- held little interest for me. And two, it never felt like they had a firm plan or story arc in place for the change or what to do and where to go afterward. And keep in mind I have not read most of those issues since they came out, but I remember them being a little ... meandering in that regard.

Also keep in mind that at the same time all that was happening in the main books, we were getting a fresh, much-loved take on "Superman: The Animated Series" and Scott McCloud and Mark Millar telling about 4 years of bang-up stories in SUPERMAN ADVENTURES. So while I can't speak to others, naturally, to my recollection I remember enjoying SA so much that it no doubt magnified my disappointment with the Triangle titles.

    The powers and costume do "not" make him Superman, it's who he is, his personality, his morals, THAT is what makes him Superman. He can dress up like Captain America or wear a suit of armor like Iron Man and Clark Kent will ALWAYS be Superman. It's who he is at the core, it's "not" his powers and costume that make him who he is.

Yes. \:\-\)

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