History ComicBook / WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow

29th Nov '16 1:50:46 PM Kadorhal
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Just as this story was [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Superman's "epilogue" following ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', a similar story has come in the wake of ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', Franchise/{{Batman}}'s ''"ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheCapedCrusader"'' The two stories are similar in presence, but while "Tomorrow" was a tribute to the Silver Age Superman (whose tenure is debated to last all the way to UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks; the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Superman, Kal-L would later return in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''), "Caped Crusader", which followed in the death of Bruce Wayne in ''Final Crisis'', is a tribute/epilogue to '''all''' versions of the Bruce Wayne Batman, as told by the various versions of his allies and enemies. Both storylines, however, maintain a theme of renewal, "Tomorrow" sees the future of Superman passed onto the next generation, and "Caped Crusader" sees Batman reborn to continue his crusade against injustice.

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Just as this story was [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Superman's "epilogue" following ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', a similar story has come in the wake of ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', Franchise/{{Batman}}'s ''"ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheCapedCrusader"'' The two stories are similar in presence, but while "Tomorrow" was a tribute to the Silver Age Superman (whose tenure is debated to last all the way to UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks; the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Superman, Kal-L would later return in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''), "Caped Crusader", which followed in the death of Bruce Wayne in ''Final Crisis'', is a tribute/epilogue to '''all''' versions of the Bruce Wayne Batman, as told by the various versions of his allies and enemies. Both storylines, however, maintain a theme of renewal, renewal: "Tomorrow" sees the future of Superman passed onto the next generation, and "Caped Crusader" sees Batman reborn to continue his crusade against injustice.



* MutualKill: The Parasite and Terra-Man, two of Supermans most persistant Silver Age foes do not appear in the story. During Lois exposition opening about what things were like during Supermans final days, she mentions that the two had ended up killing each other in a massive fallout.

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* MutualKill: The Parasite and Terra-Man, two of Supermans Superman's most persistant Silver Age foes do not appear in the story. During Lois exposition opening about what things were like during Supermans Superman's final days, she mentions that the two had ended up killing each other in a massive fallout.
29th Nov '16 1:49:00 PM Kadorhal
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Then came the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', a mega-event that reset the continuity of every DC title. Thus began the modern, JohnByrne era of Superman which strove to be more "realistic." Realizing that Silver Age Superman deserved a grand finale, editor Julius Schwartz hired Creator/AlanMoore, and Superman ur-artist Curt Swan. The first issue was inked by none other than Creator/GeorgePerez and the second issue was inked by Kurt Schaffenberger (who was also best known for defining the look of ComicBook/LoisLane, and his work on ''{{Shazam}}'' and the Captain Marvel Family tales), and made the last Silver Age tale--an "imaginary story." Published in September, 1986. For Moore, a lifelong Superman fan, specifically the Silver Age Superman, this story was the "final" Superman story. For many writers, its one of the greatest Superman stories ever written with Neil Gaiman claiming that the opening is the greatest triple entendre in comics and a goodbye to a Superman that existed in Moore's heart.

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Then came the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', a mega-event that reset the continuity of every DC title. Thus began the modern, JohnByrne era of Superman which strove to be more "realistic." Realizing that Silver Age Superman deserved a grand finale, editor Julius Schwartz hired Creator/AlanMoore, and Superman ur-artist Curt Swan. The first issue was inked by none other than Creator/GeorgePerez and the second issue was inked by Kurt Schaffenberger (who was also best known for defining the look of ComicBook/LoisLane, and his work on ''{{Shazam}}'' and the Captain Marvel Family tales), and made the last Silver Age tale--an "imaginary story." Published in September, 1986. For Moore, a lifelong Superman fan, specifically the Silver Age Superman, this story was the "final" Superman story. For many writers, its it's one of the greatest Superman stories ever written with Neil Gaiman claiming that the opening is the greatest triple entendre in comics and a goodbye to a Superman that existed in Moore's heart.



* ClarkKenting: He pulls it once again! Tim Crane doesn't seem to recognize Clark Kent nor Superman behind Mr. Elliot's mustache and gray hair on his temples!

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* ClarkKenting: He pulls it once again! Tim Crane doesn't seem to recognize Clark Kent nor Superman behind Mr. Elliot's mustache and gray hair on his temples!temples.



* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator Lois tells the story in a WholeEpisodeFlashback.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: The Kristin Wells version of Superwoman is one of the heroes trying to break down the forcefield around the Fortress of Solitude. She' capable of teleporting and walking through walls but it's later revealed Mr. Mxyzptlk was maintaining the wall with his own sorcery.

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* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: Lois tells the story in a WholeEpisodeFlashback.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: The Kristin Wells version of Superwoman is one of the heroes trying to break down the forcefield around the Fortress of Solitude. She' She's capable of teleporting and walking through walls but it's later revealed Mr. Mxyzptlk was maintaining the wall with his own sorcery.
9th Oct '16 1:31:30 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** [[SugarWiki/FictionIdentityPostulate All comic books are imaginary stories, so this non-continuity story is no less valid than any in-continuty story.]]

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** [[SugarWiki/FictionIdentityPostulate All comic books are imaginary stories, so this non-continuity story is no less valid than any in-continuty in-continuity story.]]
6th Oct '16 12:28:28 AM Tron80
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Franchise/{{Superman}} really hit his stride in UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, which introduced things like multi-colored Kryptonite, {{Supergirl}}, Bizarro, and the Fortress of Solitude. Even today, much of what the average person knows about Supes (not counting his death) comes from that period.

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Franchise/{{Superman}} really hit his stride in UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, which introduced things like multi-colored Kryptonite, {{Supergirl}}, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Bizarro, and the Fortress of Solitude. Even today, much of what the average person knows about Supes (not counting his death) comes from that period.
19th Sep '16 1:12:09 AM Tron80
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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: After unleashing the Phantom Zone projector to destroy Mxyzsptlk, Lois comforts Superman and points out that it's a clear GodzillaThreshold and that there really was no other way. But Superman still feels the gravity of what he did, noting that he knew what he was doing and that he ''intended'' to kill him. It clearly changed him as a person as noted below.

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* ThereWasADoor:[[http://i.stack.imgur.com/KUi5k.jpg Superman flies through the wall]] of the base of Toyman and Prankster. Since they had just murdered one of his oldest friends you cannot blame him for wanting to find them as soon as possible.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: After unleashing the Phantom Zone projector to destroy Mxyzsptlk, Mxyzptlk, Lois comforts Superman and points out that it's a clear GodzillaThreshold and that there really was no other way. But Superman still feels the gravity of what he did, noting that he knew what he was doing and that he ''intended'' to kill him. It clearly changed him as a person as noted below.
27th Jul '16 7:56:24 PM AnotherGuy
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Then came the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', a mega-event that reset the continuity of every DC title. Thus began the modern, JohnByrne era of Superman which strove to be more "realistic." Realizing that Silver Age Superman deserved a grand finale, editor Julius Schwartz hired Creator/AlanMoore, and Superman ur-artists Curt Swan and Kurt Schaffenberger (who was also best known for defining the look of ComicBook/LoisLane, and his work on ''{{Shazam}}'' and the Captain Marvel Family tales), and made the last Silver Age tale--an "imaginary story." Published in September, 1986. For Moore, a lifelong Superman fan, specifically the Silver Age Superman, this story was the "final" Superman story. For many writers, its one of the greatest Superman stories ever written with Neil Gaiman claiming that the opening is the greatest triple entendre in comics and a goodbye to a Superman that existed in Moore's heart.

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Then came the ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', a mega-event that reset the continuity of every DC title. Thus began the modern, JohnByrne era of Superman which strove to be more "realistic." Realizing that Silver Age Superman deserved a grand finale, editor Julius Schwartz hired Creator/AlanMoore, and Superman ur-artists ur-artist Curt Swan Swan. The first issue was inked by none other than Creator/GeorgePerez and the second issue was inked by Kurt Schaffenberger (who was also best known for defining the look of ComicBook/LoisLane, and his work on ''{{Shazam}}'' and the Captain Marvel Family tales), and made the last Silver Age tale--an "imaginary story." Published in September, 1986. For Moore, a lifelong Superman fan, specifically the Silver Age Superman, this story was the "final" Superman story. For many writers, its one of the greatest Superman stories ever written with Neil Gaiman claiming that the opening is the greatest triple entendre in comics and a goodbye to a Superman that existed in Moore's heart.
17th Jul '16 11:33:11 PM rwe1138
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* SuperpowerfulGenetics: [[spoiler: Lois' son squeezes a lump of coal until it becomes a diamond, implying that his father is is Superman in disguise.]]

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* SuperpowerfulGenetics: [[spoiler: Lois' son squeezes a lump of coal until it becomes a diamond, implying that his father is is Superman in disguise.]]
26th Jun '16 8:00:08 PM AnotherGuy
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* ContinuityPorn: For the Silver Age. It's astounding how much Alan Moore manages to squeeze into one story while still keeping it gripping and tense.

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* ContinuityPorn: For the Silver Age. It's astounding how much Alan Moore manages to squeeze into one story while still keeping it gripping and tense. For example, the source of [[https://themiddlespaces.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/cc-jm-ll-covers.jpg Jimmy and Lana's powers]] were obscure even in 1985.
26th Jun '16 7:16:44 PM AnotherGuy
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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Mxyzptlk.

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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Mxyzptlk.Arguably the silliest character in DC Comics, Mr. Mxyzptlk, basically is the TropeCodifier here.
21st Jun '16 3:07:02 AM Doug86
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** [[FictionIdentityPostulate All comic books are imaginary stories, so this non-continuity story is no less valid than any in-continuty story.]]

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** [[FictionIdentityPostulate [[SugarWiki/FictionIdentityPostulate All comic books are imaginary stories, so this non-continuity story is no less valid than any in-continuty story.]]
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