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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sun May 06, 2012 2:14 pm

The concept of a ‘Barack Obama Superman’ was perhaps the only idea from the wretched Final Crisis event that I actually liked, so whilst I’m a bit annoyed that Morrison is taking yet another break from the main story, I’m glad that the break involves Obama Supes. Or Calvin Ellis as he’s actually called. This issue served as not only an origin story for Calvin Ellis (his origin is basically exactly the same as the ‘real’ Superman’s) but also as a springboard for the re-introduction of the Multiverse (along with this week’s Earth 2) and another one of Morrison’s metaphysical examinations of what Superman means and what he represents. The idea of the evil Superman that was travelling through the universes being an actual manifestation of society’s perception of what a Superman would be was a clever one, and it highlighted the malleability of the concept and also how it stands for something purer than whatever’s cool at the moment. I also thought this issue raised some interesting ideas about the nature of what it means to be an American and what is an ‘alien’. Morrison didn’t out-right criticise the ‘Birthers’, but you have to see an issue that features a black President who is literally an alien but is also a fricking awesome President as some kind of political commentary. Calvin Ellis is a really cool alternate take on Superman, and I’m very excited to see where this is leading to, will he team up with ‘our’ Superman? Will he show up in the long-awaited Multiversity? Gene Ha’s art was great, I’m so glad he’s back doing somewhat regular work for DC, he rocks.
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Juan Cena

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Postby Juan Cena » Sun May 06, 2012 2:21 pm

Black Superman > New 52 Superman. Just sayin'.

And I assume both Supermen will team up. Morrison doesn't tend to throw stuff away that he actually spends time on fleshing out.
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Mon May 07, 2012 10:30 am

Overall it was a really good issue. Strange how there was an Alternate-Clark who wasn't Superman, and his biggest role in this story was basically just burning :shock:

I also liked in the back-up story when Nubia totally calls out Calvin-Superman on his double-standards and what future implications may arise.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Mon May 07, 2012 12:31 pm

I liked SuperObama's version of the costume. Reminded me of the old Silver age Kryptonian suits. Little bit of classic Mon-El in a sense. It was also like seeing the old pre-Crisis Superman, except he's Obama.

Now, I kept telling you all... OBAMA IS FROM KRYPTON HENCE THE LACK OF BIRTH RECORD!!!! :-D

I think we'll be seeing an Intermultiverse League of Supermen before long from Morrison.

Other then that, what happened to the Japanese-American Flash? I liked him back in that old story.
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Mon May 07, 2012 12:34 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:I liked SuperObama's version of the costume. Reminded me of the old Silver age Kryptonian suits. Little bit of classic Mon-El in a sense. It was also like seeing the old pre-Crisis Superman, except he's Obama.

Now, I kept telling you all... OBAMA IS FROM KRYPTON HENCE THE LACK OF BIRTH RECORD!!!! :-D

I think we'll be seeing an Intermultiverse League of Supermen before long from Morrison.

Other then that, what happened to the Japanese-American Flash? I liked him back in that old story.


I'm not going to be shocked if that happens.

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Postby The Old Doctor » Mon May 07, 2012 12:42 pm

The Nacireman wrote:
I'm not going to be shocked if that happens.


You can be so jaded. :P :wink:
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Mon May 07, 2012 12:53 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:
You can be so jaded. :P :wink:


I'm not being jaded. I'm sure Morrison will be playing with the multiverse sooner or later with Superman.

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