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Subj: Of course
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 05:08:38 pm EST (Viewed 71 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Honestly...
Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 at 08:14:46 am EST (Viewed 80 times)

    I do feel that a writer would be more likely to get a no if they were to write something that most readers of this board would take to be a low showing if the character were Superman rather than Hulk or Thor. from accounts it was a bit of an issue to negotiate the Rulk victory over Thor but other than that i dont think Joe Q or anyone else would raise an eyebrow if Hulk or Thor were knocked out by a casually thrown brick. Hell Rulk was stabbed by a guy with a knife. I havent read much from the Jurgens era but at least these days I doubt a story pitch with, "Everyone is in a bar watching Batman fight Superman on TV and they all think Batman is gonna lose but then Batman knocks him out with like, I dunno, a dumptruck or something" would get through unaltered at least.
Of course. I think this is fairly obvious. DC is pretty protective of Superman and how he's portrayed...and rightfully so--he's only the single most influential superhero of all time. Just as you'll never see Mickey Mouse as an alcoholic (like Iron Man), you'll never see Superman wearing gang clothes/colors (like Marvel did with the Hulk and other heroes on officially licensed T-shirts a few years ago).

    Superman does have a very low number of poor showings for so many issues. OTOH this is never acknowledged by Daveym when he is going on about "the sheer volume" of good showings for Superman especially as compared to someone like Thor who has been mostly dead in recent years.
Exactly and of course.

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