024 Batman Never Has This Problem

October 24th, 2016, 1:27 am

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Reply NtKGar, October 23rd, 2016, 4:53 pm

Pretty sure Fortress of Solitude is a trademark of DC comics. It's a great phrase though, and a quick google search reveals that it was also the name of Doc Savage's secret arctic lair in the 30s so we're all good.

I got into Superman kinda late. I don't think the 90s were a great time for the character. The Dean Cain show was pretty decent, but Superman was always too much of a goody two-shoes for me. Being overpowered was never a problem, they just write overpowered villains or present him with multiple time-sensitive threats, but the Big Blue Boyscout aspect is still there. It's kind of become what I like best about him.

Superman's at his best when he's with the Justice League. On his own he's a Big Gun. With the League one weapon in an arsenal. He's got proper peers to talk to, and he steers decisions without being the only voice in the room. Also you spend WAAAAAY less time with Clark Kent.

Kent's a nice idea and seems like a nice guy, but the whole point of him is he's kind of dull. He's a manifestation of Kal'El's shyness around humans. The Justice League cartoon sketched out the secret identities in quite broad strokes because they had to get at least eight characters into twenty four minutes with a fuckload of fight and chase scenes, and the focus is on the group dynamic of the League members rather than who they are when they aren't who they are.

Anyway, I like Superman.

Today's vote incentive is a picture of our crayfish, Captain Bligh, because he posed for the photo.

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Reply josh (Guest), October 25th, 2016, 8:19 pm

Superman was interesting as a kid. But as I got older I realized how boring he is. A walking deus ex machina is very boring.

Reply NtKGar, October 26th, 2016, 1:18 pm

@josh: Superman *flies*

Besides, the writers keep putting him in scenarios where fighting isn't the right answer, and any more his real enemy is cynicism.

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