It isnt just Giffen. Ordway writes him the same exact way. Geoff Johns doesnt exactly write him as a strategic genius, either... even Judd writes him with a youthful mind state.
The POINT of CM is that he *is* a 16yo kid in the grown body of a super hero... the Wisdom Of Solomon tempers his immaturity and helps him 'drive the car.'
Although, all this is pointless as Billy is now The Wizard anyway.
> Lord Majestros:
> Well, given that the lightning can and has damaged people and things Billy is close to when he changes (see most recent fight with Elipsed Superman for a good example). As CM, he was being crushed and he couldn't break the grip. He doesn't have heat vision or cold breath like Supes, so the lightning was his only option. If he stays CM, he gets crushed and dies. With the lightning there is chance the bolt will not only make him small enough to slip out but also make Macro-Man loosen his grip. Basically, it's a last ditch effort to save himself. Try something that MIGHT save you or try nothing and die. So again, turning into Billy with Macro-Man was the only alternative he had or do nothing and die. With Thor, he had another alternative that just so happens wouldn't have lead to Thor winning AND Wonder Woman ending up with Thor's hammer. Is Solomon's wisdom perfect, no. However, Billy's not usually written as a thick-headed teen either, he usually has a pretty good head on his shoulders. Also, I've seen CM trapped by something several times in continuity and what does he try to do first, break free. Even in the "Legends" example, he tried to turn to Billy because he COULD NOT get loose as CM. Also, note, per the "First Thunder" limited (which is in continuity), Superman hasn't been a hero much longer than Billy (Bats and Supes debuted in Gotham and Metropolis less than a year before CM came on the scene). The "He's young and inexperienced" thing with CM really doesn't hold water. Again, he's not Ultraverse's Prime, and outside of Giffen he's really not portrayed as the dopey teen that happens to have the body of a super powered adult. As for Supes vs Cap adapting to a situation, see scan
(and this was in Supes's own book).
"Diana is perfect, she just doesn't know it. And that makes her even more perfect."
> It isnt just Giffen. Ordway writes him the same exact way. Geoff Johns doesnt exactly write him as a strategic genius, either... even Judd writes him with a youthful mind state.
> The POINT of CM is that he *is* a 16yo kid in the grown body of a super hero... the Wisdom Of Solomon tempers his immaturity and helps him 'drive the car.'
> Although, all this is pointless as Billy is now The Wizard anyway.
CM is a moron compared to Diana, Diana is more powerful than anyone but Superman or she's his equal (What day of the week is it?), DC says blah, blah, blah, Diana has been weakened since there has been a comic book industry, Diana is the abstract of wisdom and has Gaea's full power, (insert excuse) for any poor showing that being depowered might not cover, Diana has beaten Superman twice...TWICE, and so on and so forth. Did I hit enough of the usual to save you the trouble and save the board some space? If I didn't, let's just do this: Wonder Woman > Captain Marvel, that should hopefully cover everything. No, you didn't mention Diana, but pretty much anything you say about CM is really related to Diana.