Superman, C/D?

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Matt Bomer for Superman?

― they are either militarists (ugh) or kangaroos (?) (DJP), Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:00 PM (20 minutes ago) Bookmark

he looks exactly like cavill!

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 16:24 (six years ago) link

"did they ever try to revamp him to be 90s style gritty hero back then?"

Does giving him a mullet count?

http://www.unwinnable.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/SuperPowers.jpg

earlnash, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 21:35 (six years ago) link

was the mullet dan jurgens' fault? i feel like it was

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 22:22 (six years ago) link

i would be down with asshole supes but never gonna happen

i didn't even give much of a fuck that you were mod (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 June 2013 01:27 (six years ago) link

It's already happened!

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x5/MacGizmo/Animated/drunk_superman.gif

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 13 June 2013 10:04 (six years ago) link

what's that from? i managed to avoid the last supes movie but that looks hella older

i didn't even give much of a fuck that you were mod (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 June 2013 14:42 (six years ago) link

superman 3, which was terrifying to me as a kid

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 13 June 2013 14:45 (six years ago) link

the robot lady gave me nightmares

Nhex, Thursday, 13 June 2013 14:48 (six years ago) link

wow, that does not look like christopher reeve

i didn't even give much of a fuck that you were mod (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 June 2013 14:49 (six years ago) link

the robot lady gave me nightmares

― Nhex, Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:48 AM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

she was so scary! also, richard pryor synthesizing kryptonite and using tar as the secret ingredient really grossed me out for some reason. i think because he got the idea from a pack of cigs and i was always nagging my parents not to smoke

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 13 June 2013 14:52 (six years ago) link

Robot lady scared me too. I think a whole generation was scarred by the sight of Annie Ross being swallowed by wires.

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bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 13 June 2013 14:59 (six years ago) link

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9f/Superman_III_poster.jpg

Poster = none more eighties

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 13 June 2013 15:40 (six years ago) link

i think because he got the idea from a pack of cigs and i was always nagging my parents not to smoke

Poster = none more eighties

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4058/4587230373_d04142cbe5_o.jpg

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 13 June 2013 15:51 (six years ago) link

It's already happened!

Superman III is bad, but at least the way the Good/Evil Superman split is handled is in the spirit of the Weisinger/Silver Age stuff and not as some SERIOUS SUPERMAN IS SERIOUS bullshit

Bathory Tub Blues (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 June 2013 15:56 (six years ago) link

Yeah, absolutely. Reeve is really, really great as Asshole Superman.

bizarro gazzara, Thursday, 13 June 2013 15:57 (six years ago) link

Nick O'Teen!

i didn't even give much of a fuck that you were mod (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 June 2013 16:02 (six years ago) link

Shakey OTM

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 13 June 2013 16:42 (six years ago) link

"did they ever try to revamp him to be 90s style gritty hero back then?"

Does giving him a mullet count?

Did the mullet coincide with any changes in his personality? In the mullet stories I've read, he's pretty much the same guy except for hair length.

I guess the electric blue Superman was an attempt to make him more of a 90s style hero? Though I'm only familiar with that through Morrison's JLA, so I don't really know what the heck it was all about...

Tuomas, Friday, 14 June 2013 06:57 (six years ago) link

Anyway, it's a perfect example of how well superhero writers/artists are keeping up with the current trends, that when they wanted to make Superman more "cool" in the 90s, they gave him an 80s hair.

Tuomas, Friday, 14 June 2013 07:00 (six years ago) link

Anyone seen the movie and/or read Superman Unchained, then?

Unchained read like a Roger Stern/Dan Jurgens story gone widescreen -- actually, that's not a bad thing -- but was more like a solid issue #341 rather than a BIG FIRST ISSUE. It's a lot more trad than Snyder's work on Batman, but again, that's not actually a bad thing.

The costume is still dreadful though - much worse than the mullet! And Jim Lee's back doing those horrible diagonal frayed panels that are his wont.

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 14 June 2013 09:21 (six years ago) link

They gave Superman the "mullet" because Dean Cain had long hair at the time he won the job to play Superman. By the time Lois and Clark aired he cut of the hair to look more like Superman. So a long story short DC didn't want new fans to get confused, so they jumped the gun. When the studio was planning on having Dean cut his hair to begin with.

according to some dude online. doesn't explain why they stuck with the mullet for four years though...

fit and working again, Friday, 14 June 2013 17:34 (six years ago) link

can anybody else get that to load/summarize it

Bathory Tub Blues (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 14 June 2013 21:47 (six years ago) link

bleeding cool seems to be down

fit and working again, Friday, 14 June 2013 21:53 (six years ago) link

Yeah, absolutely. Reeve is really, really great as Asshole Superman.

― bizarro gazzara, Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:57 AM (

he was also for the first and last time sexy as fuck

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 14 June 2013 21:54 (six years ago) link

sorry, don't know why that isn't loading

seems to be an excerpt from a larger esay by alan that links the shady nature of pulp publishing w/ the theft of rights etc from creators like siegel and shuster.

Ward Fowler, Friday, 14 June 2013 21:56 (six years ago) link

i wonder if it will contain an ambivalent screed about his role in the Marvelman saga

Nhex, Friday, 14 June 2013 21:58 (six years ago) link

Wasn't dead Superman In Space a bit g&g? He had a beard, at least.

Oh, and a few years ago (just before Johnsiverse) didn't he fuck off to Kandor for like a year or something because he'd had enough of humans? (From memory this led to Silver Age shenanigans instead though, so is probably not a god example.)

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Wednesday, 19 June 2013 19:20 (six years ago) link

are you thinking of when he thought he was out of touch with the common man, so walked across America for a year?

(in a story that JMS originated and bailed out on after six issues, but collected half the royalties on replacement Chris Roberson's scripts out of sheer dickishness iirc)

pink, fleshy, and gleeful (sic), Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:39 (six years ago) link

Wasn't dead Superman In Space a bit g&g? He had a beard, at least.

This was before the Death, I think? He had to execute some Kryptonian criminals, because otherwise they would've killed more people, but breaking his "thou shall not kill" code caused a moral crisis, so he flew off to space to think about stuff. At least that's what I remember about those stories, it's been 20 years since I read them... Yeah, I guess that could be seen as an attempt to grittify Supes, but IIRC the storyline didn't end up changing him that much, and when he came back he was just as ethical as he was before.

Tuomas, Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:35 (six years ago) link

five months pass...

I'm not really a huge Supes fan tbh, but I like this article:
http://comicsalliance.com/superman-a-celebration-of-75-years-review-dc/?trackback=twitter_top

Nhex, Friday, 22 November 2013 19:01 (five years ago) link

hmmm 2/3rds of those stories are exactly the same ones printed in my Best Superman Stories collection from the late 80s (Byrne issue being the final entry in that one)

dunno if that undercuts his argument or not

Ayn Rand Akbar (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 22 November 2013 19:29 (five years ago) link

nah, that actually makes sense, the late 80s was when the dark, "realistic" edgy superhero themes took off. it's more surprising now that the wheel has turned back around

Nhex, Friday, 22 November 2013 19:32 (five years ago) link

yeah that occurred to me too

altho I didn't think my collection was about failure/sadness - there is that, but it also has the first appearance of Mxtylplyk, Superman's bday/Fortress of Solitude introduction, what if Krypton hadn't blown up etc. it has its share of fun.

Ayn Rand Akbar (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 22 November 2013 21:19 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

Martha Kent fanfic. Someone, get this woman a job at DC.
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6447187

Nhex, Monday, 4 April 2016 20:32 (three years ago) link

heh, that's a fun read

a lad of balls (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 April 2016 14:06 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

introduced 80 years ago today

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:37 (one year ago) link


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