Why isn’t Superman….Ah?…Super?

The Atlantic Magazine does a whole piece on DC Comic’s Superman character and how he seema to have lost his way…..

While the Marvel Universe is moving along making TONS of money in everyday with it’s characters…..

It seems that we are left to see a Superman these days that is is anything but inviciable like he’s supposed to be…

I mean look at the trailers for the new movie…Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice….

Superman and Batman getting into it?


Superman is suppose to be SUPER….

Batman IS tough…

But lets face it…

He’s sup[posed to be HUMAN….

The guy bleeds ….

Superman flys and is bullet proof ….

At least he was?

Trailers for the sequel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, have shifted the focus (and top billing) to the Dark Knight. Worst of all, conventional wisdom puts the blame on Superman himself. He’s boring, people say; he’s unrelatable, nothing like the Marvel characters dominating the sales charts and the box office. More than anything, he seems embarrassing. Look at him. Truth? Justice? He wears his underwear on the outside.

Behold! I give you the problem of Superman. It’s a problem that has less to do with the character himself and more to with DC Comics, which found itself stuck with a flagship character it thought needed fixing. In trying, it broke him nearly beyond repair….



Democratic Socialist Dave
I’m surprised that none of us here on this blog — which does little else but obsess about elections, all day, all the time — has not already struck upon the obvious solution: a polling booth ! Of course, that means that extended, voter-friendly and superhero-friendly, polling hours should stretch to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 52 weeks a year (AKA the Continuing Campaign). In the urgent needs of public safety, polling places should be greatly multiplied and placed at cell-tower… Read more »
Manila Calling!

Clark! Jimmy! Lois!

Great Caesar’s ghost!

Superman is a victim of the cell phone revolution!

There are no phone booths to quick change in!

Democratic Socialist Dave
Anyone, of course, can tell you that Superman never could fly (and was never supposed to be able to). However, he can leap tall buildings with a single bound. As to why he may no longer be super, there’s an simple, obvious scientific explanation. Ever heard of Kryptonite ® ? [ … seems to be a lot more of that circulating openly around Metropolis these days, and word on the street is that if you have the money and go to the right places, you… Read more »