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Subj: Re: New data
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 at 09:25:06 pm EDT (Viewed 66 times)
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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 at 12:54:26 pm EDT (Viewed 121 times)


    It does make sense. Introduced from the very start as an astoundingly dumbed down and volatile take on the character the New-52 Superman was often contradictory and schizophrenic in presentation - at turns admirably self-sacrificing and adamant on helping the helpless, and on others a damaged aloof outcast who was either moodily distant or unforgivably violent. With some particular writers holding him as every bit as heroic and wondrous as he ever was in the past, too many others pushed forward with the bitterest aspects of the New-52 ethos and determinedly ground down Superman's potency and self-belief to the point where he was the least 'Super man' of them all... his lot was too often a constant struggle, not just within himself, but with the demands of a role he seemed fundamentally ill-equipped to deal with. Few could argue that after five years of exposure to that treatment the contrast between he and the returning Superman seen in Convergence and Lois & Clark was very nearly the difference between night and day... an old close and dear friend had come back to save the day. And in more ways than the one.

He needed more moments like this:

R. I. P. Kato: A good friend to one who has so few
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