History YMMV / Superman

17th Sep '17 8:02:57 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Cracked has pointed out that for a person who is fighting for truth among other things, he has chosen a way of living with separate identities that is not only inconvenient but involves a lot of lying to some of the people that are closest to him. Does he have a psychological need for being not only the next-to-invincible alien but also a regular human?

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** Cracked Website/{{Cracked}} has pointed out that for a person who is fighting for truth among other things, he has chosen a way of living with separate identities that is not only inconvenient but involves a lot of lying to some of the people that are closest to him. Does he have a psychological need for being not only the next-to-invincible alien but also a regular human?
2nd Sep '17 10:37:20 PM jormis29
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** In Superman #1 (1939), Superman investigates the murder of a man named [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Jack Kennedy]]. Even though this was printed in the 1939, it is eerie how the comic predicted the murder of a president by gun. Worse, the murderer happened to be a blonde like UsefulNotes/MarilynMonroe, who has often been tied up in JFK conspiracies

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** In Superman #1 (1939), Superman investigates the murder of a man named [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Jack Kennedy]]. Even though this was printed in the 1939, it is eerie how the comic predicted the murder of a president by gun. Worse, the murderer happened to be a blonde like UsefulNotes/MarilynMonroe, Creator/MarilynMonroe, who has often been tied up in JFK conspiracies
30th Aug '17 11:48:19 AM MasterHero
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** The ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' suit created controversy by removing the traditional red trunks and replacing them with a red belt. Also, fans did not like the explanation that the suit was an armor because Superman obviously does not need armor.

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** The ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' suit created controversy by removing the traditional red trunks and replacing them with a red belt. Also, fans did not like the explanation that the suit was an armor because Superman obviously does not need armor. Also, the excessive seamlines make it look ugly and messy on the page.
7th Aug '17 8:29:52 PM MasterHero
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** The "New 52" version has its detractors, mainly due to a relatively radical costume redesign and a perceived attempt to make Superman DarkerAndEdgier.
** ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth'' was a mishandled attempt to reinterpret Superman as a cynical, brooding character. It does have its defenders, but that DC's sales numbers fell to their pre-New 52 levels that [[ComicBook/SupermanSavageDawn following]] [[ComicBook/DCRebirth initiatives]] are working to undo the damage.

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** The "New 52" version has its detractors, mainly due to a relatively radical costume redesign and a perceived attempt to make Superman DarkerAndEdgier.
** ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth''
DarkerAndEdgier. During that time, Superman suffered from inconsistent characterization because every writer was more interested in portraying their own interpretation of Superman rather than delivering a single, more cohesive narrative, the dissolution of his marriage with Lois Lane, his divisive relationship with Wonder Woman and his lack of meaningful connections to his fellow superheroes. This problems only grew worse with...
** ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth'',
a mishandled attempt to reinterpret Superman as a cynical, brooding character. It does have its defenders, but that DC's sales numbers fell to their pre-New 52 pre-''New 52'' levels that [[ComicBook/SupermanSavageDawn following]] [[ComicBook/DCRebirth initiatives]] are working worked overtime to undo the damage.
5th Aug '17 4:14:37 PM Vampireandthen
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*** And then [[Anime/OnePunchMan Saitama]] entered the mix, creating a three way rivalry between fans of the characters. Debates on who would win are never pretty.
31st Jul '17 7:10:55 PM Manny20444
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** Who's the best Superman? Creator/ChristopherReeve? George Reeves? Dean Cain? Tim Daly? George Newbern? Tom Welling? Creator/HenryCavill? Tyler Hoechlin? Fans fight endlessly over this.

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** Who's the best Superman? Creator/ChristopherReeve? George Reeves? Dean Cain? Tim Daly? George Newbern? Creator/TimDaly? Creator/GeorgeNewbern? Tom Welling? Creator/HenryCavill? Tyler Hoechlin? Fans fight endlessly over this.
29th Jul '17 8:58:31 PM Xtifr
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** Being associated with this trope is probably what spurred John Byrne, in his ComicBook/PostCrisis retelling of Superman's origin, to make it very, very obvious that Lois was now an ActionGirl. This eventually led to an Inversion immediately after her wedding to Clark [[spoiler: when he was kidnapped after temporarily losing his powers]]. Lois took her Army brat background to extremes, becoming a GIJane in order to come to the rescue.

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** Being associated with this trope is probably what spurred John Byrne, in his ComicBook/PostCrisis retelling of Superman's origin, to make it very, very obvious that Lois was now an ActionGirl. This eventually led to an Inversion immediately after her wedding to Clark [[spoiler: when he was kidnapped after temporarily losing his powers]]. Lois took her Army brat background to extremes, becoming a GIJane G.I. Jane in order to come to the rescue.
8th Jul '17 1:39:57 PM Spider_Jaws
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* FandomSpecificPlot: Instead of going to DC Comics Earth, Superman lands on [insert literally anywhere]. ''SupermanRedSon'' (where Superman lands in Soviet Russia) and Superman: The Dark Side (where Superman lands on Apokolips and becomes a loyal servant of... [[OhCrap oh]] [[ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} crap]]), are only two of many tales- and those are Elseworlds!
26th Jun '17 11:28:24 PM NWolfman
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* WeirdAlEffect: A fun fact that's surely lost on modern readers is that Superman's iconic costume is based on that of 19th-century "strongman" circus performers.
9th May '17 4:22:39 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Who's the best Superman? Creator/ChristopherReeve? George Reeves? Dean Cain? Tim Daly? George Newbern? Tom Welling? Henry Cavill? Tyler Hoechlin? Fans fight endlessly over this.

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** Who's the best Superman? Creator/ChristopherReeve? George Reeves? Dean Cain? Tim Daly? George Newbern? Tom Welling? Henry Cavill? Creator/HenryCavill? Tyler Hoechlin? Fans fight endlessly over this.
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