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Subj: Re: The Death of Superman
Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 01:40:31 pm EDT (Viewed 147 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The Death of Superman
Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 11:07:53 am EDT (Viewed 138 times)

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    What are your memories of this event from 1992-3?

I purposely avoided reading it. I have an aversion to temporary gimmicks. This was true of me even as a kid. When Steve Englehart turned Steve Rogers into Nomad, I stopped buying the comic. (That was 1974. I was 13.) When David Michelinie put Jim Rhodes into the Iron Man armor, I stopped buying the comic. (That was 1983.) When Denny O'Neil put Jean-Paul Valley in the Bat suit, I stopped buying the Bat comics. (That was 1993.)

Any way, I knew there was no way in the world DC would keep Superman dead. So I skipped the whole thing. There's no suspense or drama when you know without a doubt the "shocking" twist will be undone. None for me, any way.

True, true, but if done well a story like the Death of Superman can be quite compelling. You can explore what Superman's friends and the world would do without him.

That's why I actually thought the death of Reed Richards and Doctor Doom in the De Falco days was a good idea too. They were gone for so long that it really explored what it would be like without them.

Whether either of this storylines or others like them were good or successful is definitly up for debate but I think it is silly to dismiss them on principle without actually reading them.


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