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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Man And Superman

Jesse Walker over at Reason has a fun piece on the Superman mythos, and all the efforts over the years (not all of them successful) to keep "Big Blue" interesting. Coupla thoughts of my own:

John Byrne made a good point when he "rebooted" Supes in the eighties: "We need to take him down a notch or two; he should have to sweat a bit to get the job done."

I also think something was lost when Lois and Clark married in the comics. As Jules Pfeiffer noted many moons ago, the rather curious menage a trois involving Clark/Lois/Superman was always the most interesting thing about the character: Clark loves Lois; Lois can't stand Clark; Lois loves Superman; Superman thinks Lois is a nusiance.

Christ, someone could probably get a PhD exploring the psychological ramifications. Then there's that whole Jungian duality thing...


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