So I haven’t really completed my binge of DC. I am naturally still reading various DC titles in the comics mainly the Rebirth titles but I am also reading the New 52 Justice League Dark and I have the Grayson books as well. I went and saw Suicide Squad which I did a review for and I also got a Harley inspired tattoo. I finished Justice League Unlimited and am have started to watch Batman Beyond season 2 and also Superman the animated series as well.
I think I might have mentioned it somewhere is a previous post that I have a bit of an issue with Superman which is kinda funny because the other superhero that I have I an issue with also starts with an S and ends with a man. I mean I don’t have this issue with Supergirl at all and there is little difference between the two, power wise. With this watch of the animated series I am trying to find at the very least an affection for the character.
Maybe a little history of my interactions with the Man of Steel. I do remember seeing the Christopher Reeve movies when I was younger and they were alright. The next time he popped up on my radar was the Adventures of Lois and Clark and I remember watching the show and looking forward to it to an extent but that was more because Dean Cain is/was really good looking and I was a teenage girl who had a bit of a crush. I never watched Smallville but my boyfriend keeps on urging me to watch it as he is a big fan of the show. I never saw the Brandan Routh Superman movie.
I have seen all the DC cartoon movies that he has appeared in as well as Young Justice, Justice League Unlimited and that completely horrible Superman/Shazam: Return of Black Adam short. I have also seen Man of Steel which I don’t have any issues with on its own as many people do. But as I still have no affection for him at all.
It can’t be his powers or background/story because as I said earlier that Supergirl has the same powers and comes from a similar situation as him. Or should say that I can’t use it as an excuse because I do have a little bit of an issue with the powers thing but for some reason it doesn’t bother me so much with her as it does with him. Maybe the little feminist is coming out of me. I mean if you think about men are already faster and stronger than women so on that score all the yellow sun did was make him more stronger and faster than the average man. But he can fly, shoot heat beams out of his eyes, blow super cold air and see through walls that aren’t lined with lead. If he wasn’t raised by Jonathon and Martha Kent he might of ended up a pervert with super powers. He could have ended up the alien that ripped off the roof of the White House.
Maybe it is his personality a bit as to me as Clark Kent he is not that interesting and even the Superman persona is a little boring for my liking. He is not gritty enough I think and that is why I have a preference for Batman and even Bruce Wayne is quite an interesting person. Personality wise I don’t have the same issue with Supergirl but then I really only know her from the TV show and little from Justice League Unlimited but I am going off the TV version more because I like that version more because of the goofy/geeky girl is probably more like me and she reminds me of Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen/The Flash and that is probably my favourite show at the moment. I have to admit though their costuming/secret identity is a bit weak as well. It surprises me that no-one worked it out sooner.
I know he is a hero and a super one at that but the fact that he tends to drop everything to save Lois Lane is a little annoying and kind of angers me. Lois is a strong, smart, stubborn and capable woman and I know that she tends to get herself into more trouble than most women do because of these qualities but I would also like to think that because of these qualities she could probably find a way out of the situations she gets into, unless it involves falling from ten or more story buildings without a parachute. I mean she probably did before Superman showed up in Metropolis but he does not really give the opportunity too and just swoops in to save her. He has a saving people complex like Harry Potter (see I worked him in) but only for Lois Lane.
My comic knowledge of him is only really through the Rebirth titles and he is not coming across very interesting in any form at the moment. The New Superman, the one set in China, from the get go I didn’t really like because he comes across as a bit of an arrogant bully with a chip on his shoulder and the regular Superman in Superman and Action Comics is just too confusing.
Maybe if I keep plugging on he might just become interesting.
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