Off Topic/Superman Discussion Thread...

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Raoul
Yeah, crappy name, but suggestions are welcome...

BruceSkywalker
How about The Official Man of Steel Off Topic Thread?

Raoul
might work. see if anyone has any other suggestions, then we can all decide...

Cartesian Doubt
As this is really the only forum I post on now. So I would like to allow myself to introduce .... myself

Nice one Scarlet Spider, yeah I remember when that was your name .... I think. confused

Raoul
Originally posted by Cartesian Doubt
As this is really the only forum I post on now. So I would like to allow myself to introduce .... myself

Nice one Scarlet Spider, yeah I remember when that was your name .... I think. confused

nope, lol, not scarlet spider... pr1983...

Cartesian Doubt
Originally posted by Raoul
nope, lol, not scarlet spider... pr1983...

And someone before that ?

Raoul
Originally posted by Cartesian Doubt
And someone before that ?

nope lol...

was always pr1983...

Paola
How 'bout.....hmmmm.... wait.....hmmmm......"The 'I'll buy you a beer if you post here' thread"?

No? erm

Bad idea? erm Is just that I'm reading a thread where we used to have so much fun and I'm in the part where eristole offers to buy a beer to a German guy laughing out loud

embarrasment silly me

Raoul
Originally posted by Paola
How 'bout.....hmmmm.... wait.....hmmmm......"The 'I'll buy you a beer if you post here' thread"?

No? erm

Bad idea? erm Is just that I'm reading a thread where we used to have so much fun and I'm in the part where eristole offers to buy a beer to a German guy laughing out loud

embarrasment silly me

laughing out loud

mhmm

Paola
eek! laughing

BruceSkywalker
Originally posted by Paola
How 'bout.....hmmmm.... wait.....hmmmm......"The 'I'll buy you a beer if you post here' thread"?

No? erm

Bad idea? erm Is just that I'm reading a thread where we used to have so much fun and I'm in the part where eristole offers to buy a beer to a German guy laughing out loud

embarrasment silly me


I want some beer, even though I rarely drink.. big grin

Paola
cheers

uhm isn't there a thread about, I believe, Superman's cousin Kara?

I searched but couldn't find it dunce

The Pict
Originally posted by Raoul
laughing out loud

mhmm

Post.

You owe me a beer. I'm off work Tuesday/Wednesday. Shouldn't cost you too much to get over to Scotchland.

super pr*xy
hows aboot "the things NOT about superman thread."

or "the off topic thread in the superman forum, without all the vs goku stuff because we have, like, 10,000 threads about that already.. thread.. NO GOKU!!!"

Face Inc.
Can I join this team ?

Seriously , Superman discussions are usually short and boring. I mean the guy can do it all. Whats there to talk about. stick out tongue

-Pr-
Originally posted by Face Inc.
Can I join this team ?

Seriously , Superman discussions are usually short and boring. I mean the guy can do it all. Whats there to talk about. stick out tongue

the fact that what you said isn't true? and i'm not even taking about the boring part. it's the he can do it all part, because he can't.

its ok to be wrong stick out tongue

TheKahn
Originally posted by -Pr-
Yeah, crappy name, but suggestions are welcome...

hmm

The Forgotten Planet

The starchild's ramblings

Aliens of the corn

Bastards out of Smallville

The blue return

Voyagers of steel

The last temptation of Kal-El

Raiders of the Lost Fortress of Solitude

Pride and Prejudice and Aliens

The plot against Jimmy Olsen

Krypton Attacks!

Confessions of an middle-aged alien

Earth Women, Kryptonese genitalia

Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior of Kryptonians

King Castle
i liked superman as a kid, i was probably 6 or 8 but, soon lights started to flicker on about what was wrong with the character and his stories. inconsistencies with his character started to be more and more obvious the history of his universe became a headache and some how linked to superman.

some how the inconsistencies seem to be tied to him, i got tired of this and just gave up he wasnt an interesting character. i no longer wanted him to win....

they had to make Luther more ruthless and evil just to keep their dynamic relationship relevant.. Luther was having the same problem as magneto where ppl saw him more of the misunderstood villain.

there arent many stories i enjoy with superman... i have gotten fed up with watching superman come up with one more ability or find out he was holding back just a lil bit only to unleash his full rage in a climactic battle and repeating the same line: "this was the single hardest fight" that he has repeated in just about every other issue..

his powers are dues ex machina its all he has ever bn from his original Silver age to now.... he may no longer create mini clones of himself but he still pulls asinine feats and has newer strength and durability feats in each new issue, its lazy writing at its worse and its the hall mark of superman writers...

then i read one of the few comics with him that i genuinely enjoy not b/c he is getting beaten or humiliated but b/c it is actually well written and not just splash art or a retarded cosmic event that makes no sense but is used to restructure DC history just so it can be screwed up in 5 to 10 yrs and do it again.
http://toobusythinkingboutcomics.blogspot.com/2010/07/j-michael-straczynskis-superman-hero-as.html

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4irVuZamOhA/TExoGFEBkFI/AAAAAAAACbo/BLYIRA089Nc/s1600/Superman+Slap.jpg

-Pr-
ermm

King Castle
was i off topic? my bad.

let me think....

Jor-El's Files

Fortress of Solitude

Fortress of Contemplation

-Pr-
No, no... Nothing about the topic...

King Castle
i hurt your feelings, didnt I? shifty

that story was a perfect illustration that superman can't be everywhere at once he cant and shouldnt be able to fix everything..

something writers forget and make superman central to just about every story arc, superman in the middle doing it all.

writers need to realize superman has limits or all you'll get is retcons just for the sake of depowering him to manageable lvls which is what DC's retcons were designed in the 1st place..

writers screwing up the character and power lvls once is one thing but doing it for over 60 some yrs is just willful ignorance and laziness.

Superman should be written as a quarter back or line backer part of a team and not always playing every position where he is the smartest, wisest, strongest, fastest in a crisis. he needs to be given set limits and allow others to shine and share in equal or greater part of a story...

i have grown tired of seeing another character's ability or position being usurped it a situation that superman shouldnt be able to survive and the other character who was design for the single purpose struggling or unable to do his duty b/c his power has bn unceremoniously lowered or ignored by writer's whim and nothing to do with the story....

ppl notice if superman is depowered to the point that he struggles with a ship but no one notices when Marvel's magic immunity and strength is ignored b/c superman is in the same storyline with him and is the hero of the story.. no one bats an eye when superman walks into a maelstrom of magic energy more powerful then any nukes but billy cant get near it.

if writers respected consistency he be a great character that more ppl can get behind like billy, norrin and thor... these characters are just as overpowered but they have personality/depth and you dont see them pulling unexplained powers or strength/durability feat that are 10x from last week with no explanation.

Superman's powers shouldnt need to be scaled back or increased but his stories need to focus more on the man then the super at times, it would give him more depth...

http://www.richlovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/sup700-3.jpg

-Pr-
What you just went on and on about hasn't been in comics for the better part of a decade. You're a few years too late.

Plus, the bias is showing.

King Castle
hmm.. tryin to get ppl to talk about superman here... create some response whether ppl agree with me or disagree.. maybe get their take of the character.

let me ask you what do you think i was talking about that you dont think is in his comics anymore?

can you refer me to a well written modern story with him where he isnt shown consciously absorbing non solar energy or is seen being significantly stronger then last week fighting an even bigger stronger more ruthless villain which he barely survived against?

maybe a story where his durability is consistent through out the story and doesnt upset the pre established hisory of last month.

Omega Vision
^ There's a line between stimulating discussion and trolling. You're kinda flirting with it.

King Castle
hmm..mhmm

can anyone tell me how many times Lobo and superman met for the 1st time and in what comic or storyline?

-Pr-
Originally posted by King Castle
hmm.. tryin to get ppl to talk about superman here... create some response whether ppl agree with me or disagree.. maybe get their take of the character.

let me ask you what do you think i was talking about that you dont think is in his comics anymore?

can you refer me to a well written modern story with him where he isnt shown consciously absorbing non solar energy or is seen being significantly stronger then last week fighting an even bigger stronger more ruthless villain which he barely survived against?

maybe a story where his durability is consistent through out the story and doesnt upset the pre established hisory of last month.

one month doesn't set the standard.

Superman has not shown an actual definable limit to his strength or durability, and even when he's been beaten, it's only been by character's whose strength rivals his own at times.

his strength and durability are dynamic, and have been for a while, so it IS within character and set precedents.

biensalsa
So here is to discuss about Superman? or off topic about Superman?

Diesldude
How long will they keep dcnu superman at these regular kryptonian levels? Now where's my beer?

-Pr-
Originally posted by Diesldude
How long will they keep dcnu superman at these regular kryptonian levels? Now where's my beer?

No idea @ both.

SMIFF-N-WESSON
Originally posted by -Pr-
No idea @ both.

Can't help you with the beer as I have my own but I do have 2 questions.

Are they trying to make him fight at a cosmic level at some point?

I mean he is Superman but since he is extraterrestrial (by our standards) shouldnt he be a cosmic level hero by now?

Supra
Doomsday didn't really "kill" superman did he..he comes back to life. And if im not mistaken then both "killed" each other at the same time? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Zack Fair
Originally posted by Supra
Doomsday didn't really "kill" superman did he..he comes back to life. And if im not mistaken then both "killed" each other at the same time? Please correct me if I'm wrong. Superman's solar reserves were completely drained fighting Doomsday and he ended up falling into a coma that resembles death. So he looked dead to us, but he really wasn't. Doomsday died a few moments before Clark.

Supra
Originally posted by Zack Fair
Superman's solar reserves were completely drained fighting Doomsday and he ended up falling into a coma that resembles death. So he looked dead to us, but he really wasn't. Doomsday died a few moments before Clark.

Gotcha, so doomsday is mortal and can be killed. I've seen some say he is immortal. He's not a god so he must be mortal right?

Also since there was no kryptonite used against kal el durning that fight and the sun was out during the long battle how did supe get so low on energy?

Dolos
Zach Snyder will make Superman a pimp like he did Leonidas.

jedi90
Originally posted by Diesldude
How long will they keep dcnu superman at these regular kryptonian levels? Now where's my beer?

it's already changing. the fanboys are in charge over there right now so consistency is out the window and favoritism is in effect. the only good news is that they have been put on notice by WB.

Rao Kal El
Nah, I don't think the Superman fanboys have enough saying on movies or comics. Is not like this is a George Lucas/Disney owned franchise.

George Lucas DO really changes things for the Fanboys, ever heard about mark hammil as luke in the new movie???

Hahahahahaha, yeah sure, a 70 year old princess lea is very appealing to the non fanboys.

Nah! This movie is not made by boy toy lucas, so dont worry, no fanboy is going to ruin the movie, case in point the new costume.

Wrong once again

Dolos
DCNU's got such a profitable little scheme on Superman.

They're playing him off as superior intellectually and in powers to all the other metahumans save the Flash's raw speed, and their spreading out his mainstream story arc among action comics, Supergirl, AND Superboy - whilst also putting other Superheroes in the mix of HIS over-sized story arc; and then there's the Justice League.

What has he become the DC's main story?? He is the Messianic Chosen one? The only real super hero? And now they're playing it off like his powers are limited only by his mind, which is why he can easily surpass the likes of H'el, Darkseid, and even Helspont if he really let lose in his Kryptonian development.

Dolos
If Superman were to acquire a Blue Lantern Ring and could wield it....and flew into orbit of a Primordial Star (the early universe permitted the existence of far more massive stellar objects, and permitted light to travel faster) and reversed it's aging as Blue Lantern's have been known to do. The younger a star the more it powers up the Kryptonian, so by that reasoning if Superman were to reverse the aging of a Primordial Star into a Blue Star and keep it young, wouldn't just orbiting it amp him beyond a Cube Level being?? Much less going sun dip, or sun dip for a few thousand years.

Dolos
Originally posted by Supra
Gotcha, so doomsday is mortal and can be killed. I've seen some say he is immortal. He's not a god so he must be mortal right?

That's Doomsday's main super power. When he dies his cells ressurect immune to what killed him before. In this case a Kryptonian's Power Set. He comes back in Hunter Prey.



Too much heat vision, too much flight, too much exertion, it exhausted his reserves trying to damage Doomsday, who had unlimited stamina, and similar indestructibility to that of a Kryptonian. According to All-Star Superman Doomsday's dna had developed kryptonite from his countless deaths on Krypton. Although I don't know how it could have been irradiated as Doomsday was offworld during Krypton's destruction.

Supra
Originally posted by BruceSkywalker
How about The Official Man of Steel Off Topic Thread?

I like this title

Jim Colyer
Superman beats Batman any day. The Batman movies are evil!

Eel O'Brien
Anyone read Superboy 19?

Basically, in an alternate future Supes and Lois have a kid. Then the kid dies and later revived by someone who hates Metas.

A lot more happens, but I just wanted to focus on where the kid comes from- An alternate future where Clark and Lois get together. What if that alternate reality was actually the Pre-New 52 earth. That would make the kid the son of Preboot Supes and Superboy a clone of Preboot Supes' son. I know in the flashback that Supes is not wearing his classic costume but that could be easily attributed to Harvest getting events slightly off during his history studies.

I doubt events will play out in that direction, but it could make for interesting story material.

Diesldude
Anyone read superman unchained? Also any ideas who's that American government's "superman" is?

COG Veteran
Ok, I was watching "the dark knight returns" and can anyone explain why that nuclear bomb f**ked him up? I mean the guy can sit inside the sun which is billions of nuclear bombs power but he couldn't take just one. I need a little clarification please.

Batman-Prime
I read today Superman Earth One volume two. I liked it. ^^

Rao Kal El
Originally posted by -Pr-
Yeah, crappy name, but suggestions are welcome...


The House of El Lounge? Or just El Lounge.

Church of Rao?

There is like a ton of names

Pr's playground?

All hail Pr

Death to Bada

big grin

Raisen
Official Hugo Danning Information Thread? It has a nice ring to it.

Rao Kal El
Lol, that will work too

Raisen
Originally posted by Rao Kal El
Lol, that will work too

you're a good dude that can take a joke

Rao Kal El
nice vid celebrating Superman's 75

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and Geoff Johns explaining why Superboy prime seems so powerful in IC which it was a theory I had when I read that comic big grin

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Rao Kal El
Check this out
https://www.yahoo.com/movies/s/superman-fly-fast-reverse-earths-012037374.html

Time-Immemorial
The House of El was abandoned.

Prof is gone, so is boardwalker, even Lob has adandoned his duties.

LordofBrooklyn
Originally posted by Time-Immemorial
The House of El was abandoned.

Prof is gone, so is boardwalker, even Lob has adandoned his duties.

THE HOUSE OF EL IS ETERNAL YOU, REPORBATE, ANIMAL!!!!

Time-Immemorial
Professor left your and became a DBZ fan, you lost another member.

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