Monday, April 18, 2016

Supergirl TV show is becoming lame and silly ....

MY comic book store manager hates the Supergirl TV show because it is so silly.
I'm beginning to think he is right.
Supergirl in the TV episode that aired April 18, 2016 could not survive in orbit even 30 seconds. She couldn't even fly in space. Her "flying" power did NOT work there.
What? Yes, she had to be rescued by a space ship.
Who are the writers on this show? Have they not read past Supergirl or Superman comics? -- She is supposed to be able to be able to survive in space for a limited time if she holds her breath. In other versions, she can fly effortlessly without air in the vast reaches of the cosmos.

Yes, this is a lame version of Supergirl and some of the recent plots have NOT been very compelling or imaginative either.
The show's aim seems to be to take the "Super" out of Supergirl and Superman ....

OR, are the producers trying to make the character more believable by "MARVEL-izing her?

Either way, I won't be religiously watching season 2 -- and predict the show is going to falter on the CW Network; plus the new DC Comic with the same kind of Supergirl won't last either. (I'm not buying any of those comic books).

Is a dead or dying Superman the ultimate storyline for the character?

IS death the granddaddy story plot for Superman?
DC Comics and Warner Brothers seem  to think it is ....

SPOILERS ahead ....

If you watched the movie "Batman v Superman," you know what happens.

Also in April of 2016, DC is killing off Superman too.

In the JLA Comic No. 8, that I thought was outside the regular DC Comics continuity, Superman is shown as dead in the last panel. His battle with Rao was too much. He had suffered broken ribs, a ruptured spleen and collapsed lung.

Then, the same month in Superman Comic No. 51, Superman is shown to be dying.
His triple whammy of exposure to the firepits of Apokolips, being temporarily powered up by kryptonite when he was powerless and his battle with Rao is slowly killing the Man of Steel.
So, the JLA stories are IN the regular DC universe then?  (That doesn't even add up!)

Anyway, DC -- first you take most of Superman's powers away last year and now he is dead or dying --- what's next? A plausible resurrection?

This Superman dying thing has been overdone as it is.
Please DC, come up with some new twists.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Superman's most under-used power?

WHAT is Superman's most under-used power?
I'd put money on super-speed.

Almost as fast as The Flash, Superman rarely gets enough mileage out of this power.

In the "Batman v. Superman" movie, I think I saw speed used once, to save Lois Lane. However, why was his great speed not used to dive on the bomb in the movie and save many, many people?

AND, why should Superman get hit by every punch a villain or monster throws, or by every bullet or blast, when he could dodge some of them?

What good is super-speed if you rarely use it?


1. Super strength
2. Flight
3. Relative invulnerability
4. Super speed
5. Heat vision
6. X-ray vision
7. Telescopic vision
8. Microscopic vision
9. Super breath
10. Super hearing

Did I miss any?