I honestly get tired of seeing Superman go through some angsty, self-doubting, "Am I Really Making A Difference" phase. And for the most part, I blame the people who argue, "It makes him more human and believable!" Okay, maybe it did the first
time. Maybe the second time. But, aside from a teenage Superman/boy or a Year One story, Superman should be way past that shit by now. You're talking about a man that, of his own free will and completely free of charge, will go out and stop an erupting volcano
, or at least evacuate innocent people, to save lives by the thousands. Who gives a crap if Superman can't solve world peace, fix the hunger crisis, or cure cancer—just because the man doesn't solve all
of humanity's problems doesn't mean he isn't an absolute boon
to the world.
So, whenever I read a story like Grounded
, where Superman goes through some sort of self-defeatist phase, it makes me facepalm.
And the same is true every time I read a story in which Captain America questions his patriotism. Haven't we been through this crap already?
edited 28th Dec '11 6:40:38 PM by KingZeal