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Chopsaki 6/10/2013 12:48:58 AM

Superman vs the Ku Klux Klan...man that must of been a short battle. So glad we ended up with "The Phantom Zone", and not "The Empty Doom" heh. Good stuff.

samurai1138 6/10/2013 5:25:49 AM

 Actually, Superman did not take on the KKK, but rather a group known as the Clan Of the Fiery Cross. Obviously based on the KKK, and meant to get the same point across. Interesting as well, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen and Kryptonite all came from the radio show, not the comic. 

DarthBob 6/10/2013 6:25:25 AM

Siegel and Shuster originally drew up Superman as a bald villain who had mental telepathy powers that he tried to use for global domination.

Wiseguy 6/10/2013 8:16:57 AM

I'm trying to get a copy of the book Gladiator by Phillip Wylie to read the story of what seems unquestionably where Siegel and Schuster got their inspiration form. Well at least the main source of inspiration.

The book is much more somber but sounds like a good read

NDorado 6/10/2013 10:30:36 AM

Wiseguy, if you have a Kindle, "Gladiator" is available as a digital copy.  It might be available for other e-readers as well. (Just in case you have trouble finding an affordable print edition.)

Wiseguy 6/10/2013 10:40:18 AM

NDorado thanks for the heads up.

monkeyfoot 6/10/2013 1:52:14 PM

Though I've never read it (just a synopsis and snippets) I always thought Gladiator would make a great TV movie or mini-series for SyFy or cable. As Wise stated I know it is a somber tale of a man given superhuman strength due to his father's experimentations. It should be done in a very realistic style showing that being superhuman can be a rough and lonely way to live especially since he had no villains to battle or secret identity like a comic book character. If MoS is successful, it would naturally generate some viewers.

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