Thursday, May 10, 2012

Superman vs. Thor or The Hulk ...

I've heard even non-comic book fans ponder who would win in a Superman vs. Thor match up, or a Superman vs. Hulk battle?
The answer is ...
It has been done before.
Superman beat Thor up pretty good in a DC-Marvel crossover comic some years ago, before the rest of the Avengers also teamed up on Superman.
Superman has also faced The Hulk at least 3 times in past comics. The most recent battle was one where the Man of Steel finally won, but stated it took all he had.
There's also a classic DC-Marvel crossover comic book cover where Superman is holding Thor's hammer and Captain America's shield as the lead defender of the universe against a huge cosmic threat

Thursday, May 3, 2012

New Superman Is Not So Invulnerable

My biggest criticism of the revamp of Superman by DC Comics so far is how they are mishandling Superman's invulnerability.
After some eight months,  DC has proven it has no idea how it is missing the mark.
First, Darkseid takes out Superman like any ordinary person.
Next, Superman gets a new costume that's supposed to be indestructible and yet he still gets dazed and dizzy by being hit with this and that.
Shouldn't that new fangled costume make him double invulnerable?
Anyway, what happened to magic, kryptonite and red sun as being his only weaknesses?
Instead of being creative with those weakness for the Man of Steel, DC is not paying attention to detail and legacy.
Superman gets stunned more than any Justice League member.
So much for invulnerability!

New Smallville Comic: Three Stars!

DC's new "Smallville" comic is quite good and I'd rate it three out of four stars.
It is intended to pick up six months after the final season of Smallville WB TV show ended a year ago.
It captures the flavor of the characters well and unlike that limited Smallville comic did during the TV show's early years, this one has great artwork and storylines.
It's sad whenever a TV show ends, and yet here's a good way to keep the imagination of Smallville alive.
DC has now unveiled a new "Earth Two" saga and line of characters. This is a new spin on and old idea and is also turning out worth a read.