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    There was a line in a Pre-Crisis story where...

    There was a line in a Pre-Crisis story where Jonathan Kent came back from the grave and revealed the Superman was Clark to Lois in order to get his son to move forward in that relationship. Lois...
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    Hitler isn't taken out for being a dictator. He's...

    Hitler isn't taken out for being a dictator. He's taken out for invading Poland. Superman might intervene earlier than 1939 but he's not going there in 1933 and my scenario is that he basically...
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    it would if in 1939 Superman made it clear that...

    it would if in 1939 Superman made it clear that Hitler was just the opening round. If Fuhrer 2.0 kept up the same tricks, then he suffers the same fate. And then Fuhrer 3.0 and so on until we get...
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    So who are we throwing under the bus to get them...

    So who are we throwing under the bus to get them that page time, because unless we increase the page count exponentially someone has to get the short end of the stick.
  5. Clark is more "grounded in reality" if that makes...

    Clark is more "grounded in reality" if that makes sense for these characters. Superman is an extraordinary being who was raised in an ordinary environment. Regardless of whether "Clark" is the real...
  6. Poll: There was an obvious hierarchy on the show....

    There was an obvious hierarchy on the show. Batman was at the very top. John Stewart and Hawkgirl were next. And Diana was pretty much the bottom.

    It makes sense as John and Shayera were pretty...
  7. Or they could have rebooted her the same way they...

    Or they could have rebooted her the same way they rebooted Superman- or that they rebooted her in Rebirth. Perez gets a mini like Man of Steel set in the past with her series then picking up in the...
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    I'm kind of torn. I liked the Silver/Bronze Age...

    I'm kind of torn. I liked the Silver/Bronze Age where Superman could visit several alien worlds in a day and still be back to make his 6pm news broadcast. That type of thing is just second nature to...
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    I can still recall Superman dressed up in a giant...

    I can still recall Superman dressed up in a giant bird costume terrorizing his neighbor's pet bird in a story.

    Clark is pet-sitting the poor thing and the bird at one point chirps "Clark Kent is...
  10. To me, Krypton was only intended as a McGuffin....

    To me, Krypton was only intended as a McGuffin. You needed a place for this superhuman person to come from and Siegel and Shuster went with another planet after considering the future. It wasn't...
  11. The Green Lantern/Green Arrow run. Maybe it...

    The Green Lantern/Green Arrow run.

    Maybe it just didn't age well but rather than ground breaking tales it read like a parody. I'm expecting the comic book equivalent of Star Trek or All in the...
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    Bad analogy but closest i can come is a Superman...

    Bad analogy but closest i can come is a Superman character called Regor. His schtick was that he was an Earthman on a planet where people couldn't see through stuff like glass. Not sure of the exact...
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    I'd peg 1975 as just about where I started...

    I'd peg 1975 as just about where I started reading Superman on a regular basis. Without looking at my back issue collection for the exact year I'd peg that as a point where the Maggin/Bates/Pasko...
  14. On the football thing. My problem with it is the...

    On the football thing. My problem with it is the imbalance of the challenge.

    Hugo Danner at the end of his football career in the novel had reached a point where the game just wasn't fun anymore....
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    I can find Superman stories i love in almost any...

    I can find Superman stories i love in almost any age- probably even in the ages where thise on or two favorites would be the "only" stories I can stand.

    If i had to choose periods to draw stories...
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    The take i described earlier is a sort of...

    The take i described earlier is a sort of cross-section of all those.

    Their abilities on Krypton were superhuman. A guy on Earth can lift 100lbs with a small effort. But on the moon the same...
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    The problem with that is that once you reached a...

    The problem with that is that once you reached a certain power level having Superman be the sole survivor made less sense.

    A planet full of guys who can leap an eighth of a mile, outrun a train...
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    I sort of prefer a hybrid explanation. ...

    I sort of prefer a hybrid explanation.

    Krypton being a high gravity world with a humanoid population designed to survive there. Stronger muscles, tougher skin, and so on. Also adaptations to...
  19. So Batman is justified in protecting himself from...

    So Batman is justified in protecting himself from legitimate authority (put behind bars, but Superman isn't justified in being protected from illegitimate authority (enemies attacking him at any...
  20. Despite the radio show (and later TV show)...

    Despite the radio show (and later TV show) pushing it, I never bought the "Truth" as a primary value for Superman. The very fact he at any point in his life had a dual identity or associated with...
  21. And I know about things like Tony Stark, but: ...

    And I know about things like Tony Stark, but:

    1) it was his choice. He didn't until Civil War take an attitude that guys like Spider-man didn't still have a right to keep their identities hidden....
  22. How is it not sustainable when both Superman and...

    How is it not sustainable when both Superman and Batman have actually sustained the dual identity schtick for 80+ years?



    Not sure exactly how this whole section applies to Superman.


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  23. The difference here is that you think Superman is...

    The difference here is that you think Superman is required to be publicly accessible and i don't. He could simply say to people "Sorry, go ask Wonder Woman or Captain Marvel, I'm off duty", but he...
  24. Sorry it isn't good enough for you. Why does...

    Sorry it isn't good enough for you.

    Why does he get to lie? Because his private life is no one else's business. He isn't required to tell anyone about Krypton, who raised him, or what he does in...
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    Poll: I'm largely a Silver/Bronze Age guy at heart. ...

    I'm largely a Silver/Bronze Age guy at heart.

    Superman is obvious on the list. The family starts with him and doesn't really exist without him. The individual characters might but not as the...
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