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Favorite Version of Superman

Postby Jack Burton » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:52 am

Since there's been so much.....discussion about Man of Steel and debate over Superman's actions it's a simple question.

Which version is your favorite?

I love Superman the Animated Series. It's the show that really reminded me why I loved Superman as a kid and I don't think I've personally seen the character's universe done better. It's far and away my favorite version.
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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby Punchy » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:58 am

I don't know. I like all different types of Superman.

I love the Silver-Age goofy nonsense (especially Jimmy Olsen and Mr Mxyzptlk) and All-Star, but I also like Byrne's run and the Man Of Steel movie, darker stuff.

My favourite origin is Birthright.

My favourite artistic depiction of the character is Gary Frank's, and I think the stuff he did with Johns is a good example of the kind of Superman I like, one that has room in the world for the goofy concepts, but also plays it straight at times. Morrison's Action Comics run is also like that.

My favourite actor to play the character is Cavill for Superman, but Reeve for Clark. Somewhere in the middle is the gold.

The John Williams theme is a must though.

I think I just like most versions of Superman.

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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby BubbaKanoosh » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:01 pm

I think the DCAU has my fav version of most DC characters, including Superman.

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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby Juan Cena » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:03 pm

Man of Steel era Supes. Nuff said.
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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby superfictious » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:05 pm

Morrison's, in both JLA and ASS: smart, strong, compassionate, confident, and vulnerable. JLA was the only time the Electro Superman seemed cool.

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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby superfictious » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:10 pm

Juan Cena wrote:Man of Steel era Supes. Nuff said.
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I'd have thought you'd hate MoS, since it can be argued that it irreparably damaged Legion..

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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby outsider » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:12 pm

It's a tie between S:TAS and Superman: The Movie. S:TAS cherry-picks the best of everything, but I also like the movie's simplicity of Krypton and Smallville.
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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby The Old Doctor » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:14 pm

Juan Cena wrote:Man of Steel era Supes. Nuff said.
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This and the Fleischer version.
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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby PDH » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:16 pm

Going to go with All Star, I think. I just reread it cos I'm in a Superman mood and it really holds up. I like how Superman is clever and in control most of the time but still has these moments of vulnerability.

The sequence where he talks that girl out of suicide is just perfect and always gets me.

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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby Juan Cena » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:16 pm

superfictious wrote:
I'd have thought you'd hate MoS, since it can be argued that it irreparably damaged Legion..


Keith Giffen did more damage to Legion with FYG than John Byrne ever did.

Heck, Levitz's lack of desire to adapt the Legion to the ten-emerging post-COIE DCU probably did more to damage the Legion than MoS did. Continuity could have easily been tweaked to where Clark had a past with the Legion between the time he left Smallville and when he made he saved the Space-plane in MoS#1.
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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby Mr. Log » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:19 pm

Even though it's only 12 issues, All-Star Superman is my hands down favorite.

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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby superfictious » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:19 pm

Juan Cena wrote:
Keith Giffen did more damage to Legion with FYG than John Byrne ever did.

Heck, Levitz's lack of desire to adapt the Legion to the ten-emerging post-COIE DCU probably did more to damage the Legion than MoS did. Continuity could have easily been tweaked to where Clark had a past with the Legion between the time he left Smallville and when he made he saved the Space-plane in MoS#1.


Perhaps. I still find Byrne's MoS a bit overrated and think it did a lot more harm than good to the Superman mythos.

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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby Punchy » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:19 pm

I think it's worth saying that my favourite Superman story isn't actually a Superman story.

Alan Moore's Supreme: Story Of The Year is everything good about all of his actual Superman work, plus All-Star all in one package. If it wasn't for the inconsistent art, it would be perfect.

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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby outsider » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:26 pm

Dang, I forgot about All-Star Superman. I'll revise my answer to that version, even if it does win and suffer from only having 12 issues.
(I want more, but I worry if the quality would be consistent, as it's damn near perfection.)
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Re: Favorite Version of Superman

Postby The Old Doctor » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:30 pm

Juan Cena wrote:
Keith Giffen did more damage to Legion with FYG than John Byrne ever did.

Heck, Levitz's lack of desire to adapt the Legion to the ten-emerging post-COIE DCU probably did more to damage the Legion than MoS did. Continuity could have easily been tweaked to where Clark had a past with the Legion between the time he left Smallville and when he made he saved the Space-plane in MoS#1.


Uhh, the fact is that Levitz and the LoSH crew did not know what Byrne was doing specifically. Hence why things went that way, not due to Levitz saying no. All Levitz said, as the LoSH writer, was he'd not have done what Byrne did as it crippled the LoSH at that point. LoSH was still working well.
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