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Subj: We rarely get these kinds of stories, so it's nice to see it again.
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 at 04:41:49 pm EST (Viewed 164 times)
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Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 at 10:24:18 am EST (Viewed 152 times)

    Not sure just how big the Fortress of Solitude should be.

Big enough. ;\)

    Not clear if that is a retcon of exactly how Kryton visually exploded.

It's a retcon every time a different artist draws Krypton exploding because no one is going to draw it exactly the same.

    Not a fan of such easypeasy cross-galactic travel by Supes, unaided (or the flimsy precidented mouthpiece).

It took me a looong time for me to finally accept the fact that Superman can fly FTL. I'm glad for the mouth piece because Superman should need a breathing apparatus in space. It's more realistic.

    There was insight, great art, good cover, nostalgia, inspiring Kal dialogue, cute kid/ding, "DON'T TELL YOUR MOTHER" line, galactic grandeur, refreshingly alien aliens, some decent fight posing, and a cliffhanger with hope. All in all a fun comicbook adventure.

Indeed. I enjoyed it very much. These kinds of stories rarely get told, so it's nice to see again. It's a bonus that Jon is there along for the ride. This looks like it'll be the last storyarc by this writer. He's had a great run.

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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