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jedibanner 6/13/2012 10:47:16 AM

I guess the comic itself could be interesting but I never really cared for Superman in Comics. I did liked and bought the run with Richard Donner but other then that...as Batman said to Superman in Infinity Crisis: ''The last time Superman made a difference is when he died''.

For me...since he died, have't cared for him. To each is own.

shac2846 6/13/2012 11:18:46 AM

Joe Kelly proved that there are no useless characters only useless writers. I'm not a huge Superman fan either but action comics 775 is great. Some of the best runs on comics have been by creators that take a struggling or in some cases canceled title and resurrect it and breathe new life in it.  I'm not saying that's where superman was at the time but that is the struggle Kelly had. He had to make superman relevant again. Grant Morrison had basicly the same influence in doing his late 90's JLA run. He said comics had gotten so anti-hero and DC itself was trying to distance itself from having the flashy costumes and wouldn't allow the original seven to be in the same book. They said it was dated. Morrison did the exact opposite of their guidelines. It was consistanly a top five book when he wrote it. Even when they forced the electric blue superman on him. WTF was that? 

I'm hearing mixed stuff about the animated adaptation. We'll see, it's a shame if it sucks.

lazarus 6/13/2012 12:14:41 PM

Shac, I have a copy of it, the story good but the animation SUCKED, that part really makes me mad.

Looked like someone hired the Pokemon animater to do it. The story is not bad but the hardlineness of the Elite is not really ever conveyed effectly. This is one of the films they could have gone more PG-13 but instead they went more PG. It is worth a rainy Sunday afternoon watch but I wuold not buy the DVD for $15.

lazarus 6/13/2012 12:17:36 PM

And the sweet irony to me is, to be semi-realistic, the govt would never allow super villians like this to live. If they were captured they would not be used to power the city grid, they would terminated and disectted for study.

joelr 6/14/2012 10:08:51 AM

@jedibanner I really recommend you check it out.You can get the physical issue for anywhere between $0.25 to $1.00, and the digital copy is $0.99. Much like shac2846, I was never a big Superman guy either, but this story is almost timeless.

I'm bummed to hear the animated version isn't all the great, hopefully I'll have a chance to check it out this weekend.

decepticons2 6/14/2012 11:07:52 AM

Bad is not even close to how horrendous the animation is, think mid run simpsons. People get upset with animation when its different but I am willing to accept that its art and they may be going for something else. I was hoping the premature crap rumour was just not understanding the art style chosen by the animators.

At first you get the impression that maybe they are going for a simple classic look. But the faces change shape so much and the expressions are such crap. Leaves only one excuse, cheaply done. This is not art. I believe Young Justice and half the animated stuff on tv. The running time and the barely PG nature implies TV run to me. Withe comercials it probably comes in right at 90 mins.

Now for the story it really is good. Infact after seeing this I believe this would make a way better live action movie then another Zod flick. This story is truly more relevant to Superman then any I have seen in the last  10 years. Superman is a 50s character that has not age with society.  I remember a time when you werent allowed to swear in schools. My teacher friends say it is just part of there vocabulary its like punishing us for saying "Shit".

 

InnerSanctum 6/14/2012 4:40:21 PM

 The death of Superman was a very badly written PR stunt/series.  But, I remember everyone buying up thos lame spin offs.  Dear lord, the 90's.  When Ghost Rider was king and everyone thought Rob Liefeld was talented.  Oh, and those glorious alternate covers that are now worthless.  

After reading this review...I think I'll have to hunt down this comic.  If I remember correctly, that decade gave us some great alternate Superman stories that, sadly, I don't see today.  

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