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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: ''Truth'' works on the principle that all the heroism and goodwill Superman has established don't stand for much when his secret identity gets out. His powers have decreased, he has very few allies, public opinion has turned against him and he has become angsty and cynical. On top of things, he is no closer at stopping the {{Arc Villain}}s than he was at the start. All of this makes it very hard for readers to get emotionally invested in this arc. Clark's astonishing take on TookALevelInJerkass and its subtext (look below on "UnintentionallyUnsympathetic") doesn't helps any.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: ''Truth'' works on the principle that all the heroism and goodwill Superman has established don't stand for much when his secret identity gets out. His powers have decreased, he has very few allies, public opinion has turned against him and he has become angsty and cynical. On top of things, he is no closer at stopping the {{Arc Villain}}s than he was at the start. All of this makes it very hard for readers to get emotionally invested in this arc. Clark's astonishing take on TookALevelInJerkass and its subtext (look below on "UnintentionallyUnsympathetic") doesn't helps any. Not helping things is that the plot overall drew comparisons to [[ComicBook/OneMoreDay what's arguably the most reviled]] ComicBook/SpiderMan story.


* InternetBackdraft: The fact that ''ComicBook/LoisLane'' was the one who broke the news of Superman's identity. When it was revealed, many readers were livid that someone like Lois would act like some sort of tabloid sleezoid instead of the respected news reporter she usually is. To give you an idea, [[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/comics/2015-comic-reviews/c-review-2015.php?topic=divergence01 this Internet review]] criticizes Loisí actions as a violation of journalistic integrity. [[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/06/20/rewriting-lois-lanes-front-page-article/ Bleeding Cool]] also had an interview with someone who pointed out all of the flaws given in the article that revealed his identity.


* BrokenBase:
** The very premise of the arc was very controversial among fans when it was revealed: either it is a new, interesting way to look at Franchise/{{Superman}}'s world and explore Superman as a character or a complete insult to Superman's lengthy history. There is also a [[TakeAThirdOption third camp]] of fans who admit the story arc is controversial but are willing to give it a chance.
** Superman's new suit has its fair share of both supporters and haters. The supporters are those who like Superman's DarkerAndEdgier atmosphere and the haters are those who want a return to Superman's old IdealHero self.
** Lois Lane revealing Superman's identity is quite controversial (see below). There are those who argue it's an interesting change of her and Clark's dynamic that should have happened long time ago, some even arguing that Lois was justified in her actions, while others say it's extremely out of character for her and will do more harm than good in the long run. There are also Clark/Lois fans who are afraid this will be their ShipSinking.
*** With the revelation of ''what'' Lois Lane did to reveal his identity comes the new question - was Lois justified in what she did or was this a case of jumping the gun and SuperDickery?
** Likewise, Perry White's attitude during the arc has been divisive, since it contrasts his usual respect for Superman and [[LikeASonToMe affection]] for Clark.
** John Romita, Jr.'s art style. Some say it's beautiful and detailed, others say it's an ugly, incomprehensible mess.
** Clark himself. While some like the fact that him deciding to deal with the situation regardless of how hard it is becoming is another example of him being a {{Determinator}} and willing to sacrifice his happiness and personal security for the greater good, there is ''something'' about the delivery that had implications that many people did ''not'' like (look below on "UnintentionallyUnsympathetic" for the details).


* CounterpartComparison: A massively controversial story arc where the hero's secret identity is revealed, his loved ones are threatened from all sides and he desperately seeks a way to make things right. Are we talking about ''Truth'' or ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''?


* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Perry's anger at Clark for hiding his secret identity is understandable (the ''Daily Planet'' staff was used as bait for Superman and he got shot on the shoulder), but saying that Clark is a danger to everyone he knows and that all this time he has been "pretending to be one of us" doesn't exactly earn him any sympathy points.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Perry's anger at Clark for hiding his secret identity is understandable (the ''Daily Planet'' staff was used as bait for Superman and he got shot on the shoulder), but saying that Clark is a danger to everyone he knows and that all this time he has been "pretending to be one of us" doesn't exactly earn him any sympathy points. Some may find a small CatharsisFactor in Wonder Woman getting him to admit with the Lasso of Truth [[EtTuBrute that it was all because he felt betrayed by Clark]] after thinking of him as his friend.


* WTHCostumingDepartment: The "T-shirt-and-jeans" look from GrantMorrisonsActionComics makes its return here, complete with a buzz cut. Admittedly, it was quite popular in its debut because it [[{{Pun}} suited]] the younger, rookie Superman in those stories. The same could be said in ''ComicBook/HelOnEarth''. By the time ''Truth'' hit the shelves, however, it was clear this getup had overstayed its welcome.

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* WTHCostumingDepartment: The "T-shirt-and-jeans" look from GrantMorrisonsActionComics ''ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsActionComics'' makes its return here, complete with a buzz cut. Admittedly, it was quite popular in its debut because it [[{{Pun}} suited]] the younger, rookie Superman in those stories. The same could be said in ''ComicBook/HelOnEarth''. By the time ''Truth'' hit the shelves, however, it was clear this getup had overstayed its welcome.

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* AccidentalInnuendo: One early issue has Superman riding the top of an airliner and [[http://i1.wp.com/www.destroythecyb.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/SuperB.jpg looking pretty pleased about it]].


** Lois Lane revealing Superman's identity is quite controversial (see bellow). There are those who argue it's an interesting change of her and Clark's dynamic that should have happened long time ago, some even arguing that Lois was justified in her actions, while others say it's extremely out of character for her and will do more harm than good in the long run. There are also Clark/Lois fans who are afraid this will be their ShipSinking.

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** Lois Lane revealing Superman's identity is quite controversial (see bellow).below). There are those who argue it's an interesting change of her and Clark's dynamic that should have happened long time ago, some even arguing that Lois was justified in her actions, while others say it's extremely out of character for her and will do more harm than good in the long run. There are also Clark/Lois fans who are afraid this will be their ShipSinking.

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*** Add in that he put his secret ahead of the damage the villains would do with his powers. Superman really doesn't have the ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies excuse because Superman and Clark Kent publicly shared many of the same friends, anyway.


* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: ''Truth'' works on the principle that all the heroism and goodwill Superman has established don't stand for much when his secret identity gets out. His powers have decreased, he has very few allies, public opinion has turned against him and he has become angsty and cynical. On top of things, he is no closer at stopping the ArcVillain{{s}} than he was at the start. All of this makes it very hard for readers to get emotionally invested in this arc. Clark's astonishing take on TookALevelInJerkass and its subtext (look below on "UnintentionallyUnsympathetic") doesn't helps any.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: ''Truth'' works on the principle that all the heroism and goodwill Superman has established don't stand for much when his secret identity gets out. His powers have decreased, he has very few allies, public opinion has turned against him and he has become angsty and cynical. On top of things, he is no closer at stopping the ArcVillain{{s}} {{Arc Villain}}s than he was at the start. All of this makes it very hard for readers to get emotionally invested in this arc. Clark's astonishing take on TookALevelInJerkass and its subtext (look below on "UnintentionallyUnsympathetic") doesn't helps any.


* DorkAge: Though it has a very strong fanbase, the story was a massive financial flop. So much so that DC's sales numbers fell to their pre-New 52 levels. The followup arc, ''Comicbook/SupermanSavageDawn'', is about resetting the status quo, and ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' is aiming to get things back on track. In short, DC is moving on from this decision very quickly, and is searching for a way to undo whatever damage it may caused.

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* DorkAge: Though it has a very strong fanbase, the story was a massive financial flop. So much so that DC's sales numbers fell to their pre-New 52 levels. The followup arc, ''Comicbook/SupermanSavageDawn'', is about resetting the status quo, and ''Comicbook/DCRebirth'' is aiming to get things back on track. In short, DC is moving on from this decision very quickly, and is searching for a way to undo whatever damage it may have caused.


** Clark himself. While some like the fact that him deciding to deal with the situation regardless of how hard it is becoming is another example of him being a {{Determinator}} and willing to sacrifice his happiness and personal security for the greater good, there is ''something'' about the delivery that had implications that many people did ''not'' liked (look below on "UnintentionallyUnsympathetic" for the details).

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** Clark himself. While some like the fact that him deciding to deal with the situation regardless of how hard it is becoming is another example of him being a {{Determinator}} and willing to sacrifice his happiness and personal security for the greater good, there is ''something'' about the delivery that had implications that many people did ''not'' liked like (look below on "UnintentionallyUnsympathetic" for the details).


** Lois Lane revealing Superman's identity is quite controversial (see bellow). There are those who argue it's and interesting change of her and Clark's dynamic that should have happened long time ago, some even arguing that Lois was justified in her actions, while others say it's extremely out of character for her and will do more harm than good in the long run. There are also Clark/Lois fans who are afraid this will be their ShipSinking.

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** Lois Lane revealing Superman's identity is quite controversial (see bellow). There are those who argue it's and an interesting change of her and Clark's dynamic that should have happened long time ago, some even arguing that Lois was justified in her actions, while others say it's extremely out of character for her and will do more harm than good in the long run. There are also Clark/Lois fans who are afraid this will be their ShipSinking.


* CounterpartComparison: A massively controversial story arc where the hero's secret identity is revealed, his loved ones are threatened from all sides and he desperately seeks a way to make things right. Are walking about ''Truth'' or ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''?

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* CounterpartComparison: A massively controversial story arc where the hero's secret identity is revealed, his loved ones are threatened from all sides and he desperately seeks a way to make things right. Are walking we talking about ''Truth'' or ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''?

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* CounterpartComparison: A massively controversial story arc where the hero's secret identity is revealed, his loved ones are threatened from all sides and he desperately seeks a way to make things right. Are walking about ''Truth'' or ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''?

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