August 20, 2012

To his friend...


17 comments:

  1. Maybe THESE days in the sinking industry...

    But not back in the 40s.

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  2. Chuck Melville8/20/2012 10:22 AM

    Yeah, I think you just don't get Superman. Period.

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  3. This guy has obviously never worked in a circus.

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  4. He could make a small fortune working for LexCorp.

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  5. Circuses are still a thing?

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  6. Newspapers are still a thing?

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  7. As the Onion pointed out recently, the most implausible part of the Superman universe is The Daily Planet still being in business in the 21st century.

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  8. Fortunately, Superman knows someone who happens to own a circus. ;)

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  9. Superman. The Original Phone Hacker.

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  10. Originally it was so that he'd hear about disasters and crimes as soon as possible (since Superman didn't get super-senses until the '50s). Nowadays, when Superman can see and hear just about anything if he tries, writers tend to spin it as a way of fighting for justice in the Clark Kent identity as well as the Superman one.

    Also, Morrison and Waid wanted the Daily Planet to be re-imagined as an Internet news-site ten years. It was foolish of DC to never implement that, especially with the New 52.

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    1. The writers of Spider-Man ended up doing that with the Daily Bugle, and it was sort of depressing.

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    2. The Superman 2000 Proposal allowed for a paper version being published as a courtesy to older readers, which might have mitigated the damage. Why was it depressing when they made the switch to a digital paper in Spider-Man?

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  11. This is two in a row in which someone thinks it's all about the Benjamins.

    (LOL at thinking a billionaire inheritor and a guy who can turn coal into diamond in his hand worry about paying the rent.)

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    1. Some people say Superman would never use his powers for monetary gain like that, but if Superman made a bunch of diamonds like that and flooded the market with them, he'd devalue the price of diamonds making the blood diamonds from Sierra Leone less worth it and if not completely stopping that tragedy, then at least lessening it.

      Plus, if Superman felt bad for using his powers to make money, then he could just donate it to charity.

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  12. Wasn't Superman's costume originally based on circus acrobat costumes? Dude may be on to something...

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  13. It's true :D

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  14. I’m sure at some point Superman has been kidnapped and forced to work for a space circus.

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