ClasikRok

ClasikRok

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    August 7, 2013 1:12 pm My DC Top 5 is: 1. Batman 2. Superman/Batman 3. Adventures of Superman 4. Superman Unchained 5. Justice League What can I say, those are the only DC titles I'm currently reading, other than JLoA and JLD for Trinity War LOL! Top Titles I dropped, but am considering hopping back/catching-up on (in alphabetical order): Animal Man Batgirl Batman & (Not) Robin- specifically interested in the Two-Face arc starting in October) Nightwing Swamp Thing Wonder Woman
    August 7, 2013 12:56 pm Issue#1 was definitely a breath of fresh air. I'm in this for the long-haul.
    August 7, 2013 12:46 pm Well put. I'm really hoping that Greg Pak can save this title. I hate not picking up either of the Superman books (Action & Superman) every month, but they just aren't any good. Pak seems to be sticking with Superman/Batman which I enjoyed, so hopefully he won't leave after a single issue like Diggle did.
    June 19, 2013 3:13 pm With all of the Jesus allusions you'd think they'd remember that bit.
    June 19, 2013 2:59 pm According to Snyder, "...the why of it was, for me, that if it’s truly an origin story, his aversion to killing is unexplained...if we can find a way of making it impossible for him–like Kobayashi Maru, totally no way out–I felt like that could also make you go, ‘Okay, this is the why of him not killing ever again, right?’ He’s basically obliterated his entire people and his culture and he is responsible for it and he’s just like, ‘How could I kill ever again?’” Or like any normal rational person he could think, "Killing is wrong, I don't think I should do that." Or am I wrong? Maybe this is the place where he decides, "Wow, I killed Zod, and now no more people have to die. I should have done this hours ago. Think of all the people that wouldn't have died. Next time I'll have to kill my enemies a bit faster. Saves time, saves lives, and now I can go make out with Lois some more."
    June 19, 2013 1:35 pm Intersting article over at comicbook.com which has some quotes from Snyder and Goyer said on Empire Online's podcast: http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/06/17/man-of-steel-christopher-nolan-opposed-the-ending-dc-comics-advised-on-it/ In a nutshell, Snyder and Goyer were unsatisfied with the ending where Zod is sucked into the Phantom Zone with the rest of the Kryptonians. So they added the fight and put Superman in a situation where he "Had To" kill Zod. Snyder even mentions "Kobayashi Maru." Nolan was actually against it. According to Goyer, "Originally Chris didn’t even want to let us try to write it and Zack and I said, ‘We think we can figure out a way that you’ll buy it."." Sorry, I think they failed in that regard. They didn't sell it enough for me to believe he had no other choice.
    June 19, 2013 12:47 pm A "World's Finest" of sales if you will! Most of mine were double-dips, but I also picked up the issues containing the "Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite" storyline by Ordway which I've never read before. So, definitely looking forward to reading that for the first time.
    June 19, 2013 12:25 pm @ Conor Ok, I'll grant you that I have no actual experience that shows that Police in the Real World are taught to shoot to disarm. It is in fact what the movies have taught me that. But this IS the movies, so that is what I expect. I just prefer the idea of these authority figures only shooting when it's absolutely necessary, and they ultimate goal is to "bring them down" so they can be put through the Justice system. I know that they are trying to ground a Superman movie in reality here, but, let's be honest, You CAN'T ground a Superman movie in reality because the guys is an alien that flies and shoots lasers out of his eyes. The problem I had with the movie (beyond the Zod killing) is they tried too hard to make this "Superman Begins" and that just doesn't work for Superman in my opinion. What works for the Bat does not work for the Man of Tomorrow. @bub64882 "Clark, just hold on and fly! Look, humans out of danger" Yep, a simple and elegant solution. But no, Superman snaps his neck instead. It really ruined this movie for me.
    June 19, 2013 10:37 am I went nuts and bought $35.00 worth of Supes books from the sale, Secret Identity among them. While I'd say Superman for All Seasons is definitely my favorite Superman story, this one definitely ranks up there. Anyone who hasn't read it should do themselves a favor and get it ASAP for $3.96 on Comixology (on Sale through 6/20). Get it while it's HOT! ;)
    June 19, 2013 10:25 am The major problem I had with this movie is that the makers of the film decided that this is the way they wanted their movie to end… …with a Superman that kills. Again, this is only my opinion and my PREFERRED version of Superman would have found a way around it. To reiterate some of my previous comments, I am not saying that he 100% shouldn’t have killed him (though I really don’t like the idea of it). But if the filmmakers decided that’s the way they wanted to go, they should have SOLD it more, made it more clear that he had tried every other avenue before resorting to Murder. The reckless abandon Superman showed for regular people in danger up until that moment is unfathomable. And then for him to suddenly give a hoot just because Zod threatens a few more humans and says CHOOSE…I just don’t buy it. Why couldn’t he have covered Zod’s eyes with his hand? Why wasn’t there a way to beat Zod unconscious (he snapped his neck easily enough) and then work to find a way to keep him that way, whether using some kind of Kryptonian technology or ANYTHING ELSE? Also, Superman is NOT a Police Officer. A Police Officer is trained to “Protect and Serve” and yes, sometimes that means using a weapon against criminals. But Police are given the authority to make those decisions after YEARS of training, and are taught to “Shoot to Disarm” not “Shoot to Kill.” What right does Superman have to decide who lives and who dies?