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Would be Watcher

Location: Canada
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
In Reply To
Fifthchild

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 9,474
Subj: Honestly...
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 at 05:23:29 am CST (Viewed 81 times)
Reply Subj: Wow!
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 09:57:22 pm CST (Viewed 82 times)




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        Whilst we're on Superman's non-planet moving showings, here's my personal favourite - an all-out Supes not just struggling with but flat-out failing to lift and being pushed down by a 2-ton (!!!) pummel block.



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    With apologies to our more reasonable superfans i have to say that i loooooooove this. Superman does seem to have less brick/snake moments if due to tighter editorial protection or fans not sharing some of his less flattering moments from more obscure books but glad to see this one made it out into the world at large. Good thing for Superman its not part of an "undeniable trend" or anything. Still its always nice to have "provenance"! ;\)


I don't see what is so incredible here or what special editorial protection the character has the hulk hasn't. It's not a political event, Superman doesn't has any "special" editorial protection in his own title and such low showings do exist in his past. Specially in the Jurgens era where the MAN was more important than the super. But there definitly is a "trend" and THIS isn't it at all.


Several threads of low showings were made in the past and Superman had quite a list(Struggling with planes, daily planet globe, a gargoyle, Dr Light...) but it's normal over such a huge collection of issues. A dozen of bad showings over thousands of issues isn't really bad at all. It's not like surfer who has one comicbook a years, if he's nice, and got his arm bend out of shape by say... black panther... that hurt your average a lot when something low comes your way.

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      I can guarantee you now that not anywhere in his entire continuity will you find the Hulk flat-out failing an attempted strength feat in this manner.

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        Don't ever let anyone convince you Superman isn't as inconsistent as everybody else. He has ridiculous low showings too and this is just one of many. Not to say he isn't as strong as strong comes... just that there is two sides to every story, no matter what some would have you believe....

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          Cheers.

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