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#1 Posted by THORSON (2384 posts) - - Show Bio

This i not a hate thread. I love superman. I love powerful superheroes. Its just I've read a lot of comments on people disliking superman for whatever reason. Since i work with kids who like superman and wear he's clothing for the sake of him being superman. It hit me about long time comic book fans on when they started to dislike Superman.

Superman was one of the first mainstream heroes, is still very popular till this day and is the most recognized hero.

Since I've became so into superheroes 6 years ago I've read comments on people calling superman boring, hating him, can't create a good story or he's too powerful. which at first shocked me because i thought everyone liked him, because he was so popular.

By what age or time did you start disliking or realizing Superman was not one of your favourites anymore?

I did not put this in the superman section in case of bias answers to where everyone says "they like superman"

#2 Posted by Bruxae (13821 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I like Superman, so I probably shouldn't even post here. But then my postcount wouldn't go up, would it?

#3 Posted by HumanRocket (8055 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

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#4 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

By the age of NEVER!! You should feel ashamed of yourself if you hate him.

#5 Posted by VanderSEXXX (738 posts) - - Show Bio

Never really hated him but I guess the interest wore off when writers can barely make up decent stories about him. After all writing a Superman story really is difficult considering his vast powers can scale the cosmos.

#6 Posted by SmashBrawler (5730 posts) - - Show Bio

When I was 1082 years old.

#7 Posted by frozenedge (1230 posts) - - Show Bio

I never did dislike Superman to begin with.

#8 Posted by Jonez120 (4308 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll love Clark fo-evah.

#9 Posted by Jphu8414 (3713 posts) - - Show Bio

Never

#10 Posted by KittyParker13 (1574 posts) - - Show Bio

I never liked him as a kid. Actually, it's fairly recent that I started enjoying his character.

#11 Posted by darknightspideyfanboy (1256 posts) - - Show Bio

i wasnt big fan of him but i nvr hate him i just thought he was kinda boring nvr saw him push to his limited like most character but then i saw Man of steel and it change my mind

#12 Posted by FearTheLiving (3051 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't say I dislike him just indifferent and felt that way ever since I was a kid. I've tried to like him, but overall he's just not my cup of tea.

#13 Posted by ARMIV2 (8520 posts) - - Show Bio

It was actually reverse for me. Grew up not liking him only to start liking him at around maybe age...11?

#14 Edited by Superguy1591 (3365 posts) - - Show Bio

10. It was cool to like Batman, I liked Batman, didn't know why I hated Superman, just knew I hated him.

16 was when I started thinking for myself and I rewatched STAS. The Jack Kirby tribute made me a fan again.

#15 Posted by Mercy_ (92695 posts) - - Show Bio

16 was when I started thinking for myself and I rewatched STAS

Seriously underrated show, imo

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#16 Posted by RustyRoy (12574 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't hate him but I used to like him more when I was a kid.

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#17 Edited by batsymyplaything (287 posts) - - Show Bio

Never did. He wasn't my favorite out of the DC bunch, if I were or did rank them. I still dug him even when he was a boyscout.

#18 Edited by Cloakx14 (2993 posts) - - Show Bio

i didn't like him as a kid but now, Mos made like him. Besides it was batman that i like as a kid and still do.

#19 Edited by Dynamo8 (446 posts) - - Show Bio

@vandersexxx said:

Never really hated him but I guess the interest wore off when writers can barely make up decent stories about him. After all writing a Superman story really is difficult considering his vast powers can scale the cosmos.

I kinda agree to this statement. I still like Superman to this day but true writing for Supes can be incredible. In comparison he's kind of like Silver Surfer as well; all powerful but what more can you write? Though the way I see it, his humane side I view 'em as a man who wants a normal life; wife, kids, a family altogther. . .but how far can they write up with that concept?

For those who dislike Supes or wanting to get back some interest, look up Grant Morrison's take on 'em, All-Star Superman. Hope that helps.

#20 Posted by Spideysense44 (3451 posts) - - Show Bio

never

#21 Edited by Jeremy1989 (669 posts) - - Show Bio

When did the New 52 start? Yeah, probably by that time.

#22 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly it fluctuates some days I like him other days I could care less about him

#23 Posted by chrisj_1 (261 posts) - - Show Bio

I dunno never liked him when I was a kid but now I'm a huge Superman fan I love reading his books. The shows didn't get me into it the movies never interested me either I don't know what it was I just started loving the character something about being practically invincible is just awesome to me since becoming a teenager. Plus to all my buddies and lady friends I am Clark Kent so that helps.

It's not an age thing dude the kids will start losing interest in superman just cos of the bandwagon appeal that gravitates them towards Batman and other less (outright) invincible heroes. You just got to understand what the character's about to be into him whereas batman's just cool because everyone thinks so. Don't get me wrong though I love batman too but everyone does and it's all for dumb reasons sadly.

#24 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (2402 posts) - - Show Bio

I only love him more and more as time goes on (heck I'm wearing a Superman T-Shirt as I write this)

#25 Posted by CrazyScarecrow (1329 posts) - - Show Bio

I hated him when I was little mainly because me and my two friends went to Six Flags and we got DC keychains. They both got Superman and I got a Robin keychain. They made fun of me the whole way back. It was then I decided I hated Superman and his fanbase. Until I became 9 and started reading comics. Then I actually liked Superman.

So basically I only hated Superman when I was kid because I got made fun of for liking Robin.

#26 Posted by Deathstroke52 (412 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman is hated way too much. I'll hate him the day that the comic book industry falls.

#27 Posted by TheBhramaBull (282 posts) - - Show Bio

Never liked him to begin with. Although I wouldn't say I dislike him either, I just have 0 interest in him.

#28 Posted by Erik (32753 posts) - - Show Bio

Never stopped liking him.

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#29 Posted by Kharms (109 posts) - - Show Bio

His superiority always frightened me. Created by working class as symbol of free America (liberty-justice-reverence) he became a tool in hands of pro-government propagandists for little kids. He's been example of righteousness of american way. And it's not a good thing at all. I'm starting to understand that there is more within him, the way he exists right now is going against his origin nature and there is always confrontation. But I hate him, from the very begining till the end.

#30 Posted by Z3RO180 (6522 posts) - - Show Bio

@thorson: just stop with these threads. Anything that starts with this is not a hate usaly has a hidden agenda

#31 Posted by Mrfuzzynutz (1057 posts) - - Show Bio

I have never disliked Superman. I totally get why he falls out of favor with some as he gets older, he can get dull if not written correctly, and he is a large part of your childhood, and some feel they 'outgrow' him and he is kids stuff. I have been drawn to what the character represents, or what they stand for more then their powers.

So to me, Superman is all about Hope, fighting for those who can't, and doing the right thing because its the right thing to do. So yeah moving planets and flying faster then a speeding bullet is cool. However at the end of the day, Not everyone knows who Wolverine,Deadpool, or Punisher or pick your favorite 'cool' anti hero but the entire world knows what the 'S' stands for and that is pretty damn cool in my book.

#32 Posted by MiniSaladFresh (115 posts) - - Show Bio

It was the other way around for me - I didn't like him as a kid because I thought he was too overpowered and one dimensional (I'm ashamed to say that I was one of the "he's crap because only kryptonite can hurt him" people) but since I started reading comics a few years ago he's become one of my favourite characters.

#33 Posted by DianaXKal (511 posts) - - Show Bio

Never, and never will. He's my second favorite character ever.

#34 Posted by warlock360 (28050 posts) - - Show Bio

I find myself re watching some Animated series of his, and then I'm like "I ain't even mad anymore."

#35 Edited by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6482 posts) - - Show Bio

Always...Or as long as I've been a serious comic book fan.

#36 Posted by Primebonnick (2116 posts) - - Show Bio

16 i had a never demanding girl that fanboyed over him too much (yea it was wrong of me but i don't regret it).

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#37 Posted by SmashBrawler (5730 posts) - - Show Bio
@kharms said:

His superiority always frightened me. Created by working class as symbol of free America (liberty-justice-reverence) he became a tool in hands of pro-government propagandists for little kids. He's been example of righteousness of american way. And it's not a good thing at all. I'm starting to understand that there is more within him, the way he exists right now is going against his origin nature and there is always confrontation. But I hate him, from the very begining till the end.

What the f**k did I just read.

#38 Posted by UrbanChill (226 posts) - - Show Bio

when the new 52 started and his book was garbage i turned 20 this year so a little subtraction would tell you the age

#39 Posted by Kharms (109 posts) - - Show Bio

@smashbrawler: You've just read this f*ck:

His superiority always frightened me. Created by working class as symbol of free America (liberty-justice-reverence) he became a tool in hands of pro-government propagandists for little kids. He's been example of righteousness of american way. And it's not a good thing at all. I'm starting to understand that there is more within him, the way he exists right now is going against his origin nature and there is always confrontation. But I hate him, from the very begining till the end.


#40 Posted by Knightfall225 (1989 posts) - - Show Bio

I have never been a big superman fan , but he is in my top 10 superheroes. I just find him a little boring and bland compared to Superheroes like Batman or the Flash. His origin is iconic and he has a few great villians , but besides that his stories are a little meh. Probably because there is no risk factor for superman. He is invincible( besides against maybe doomsday and darkseid). Still love Supes though

#41 Posted by SmashBrawler (5730 posts) - - Show Bio

@kharms: Not the best explanation I've been given, if I'm being honest.

#42 Posted by bloggerboy (570 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman is a really tough character to write for. Either you write him great or it will suck or you change the character a'la New 52 or Man of Steel to be more EXTREME (for better or worse).

#43 Posted by Fallschirmjager (17381 posts) - - Show Bio

title implies i dislike superman

#44 Posted by Subject87 (28 posts) - - Show Bio

i wasnt big fan of him but i nvr hate him i just thought he was kinda boring nvr saw him push to his limited like most character but then i saw Man of steel and it change my mind

#45 Posted by Sovereign91001 (4353 posts) - - Show Bio

Never have, never will.

#46 Posted by Kharms (109 posts) - - Show Bio

@smashbrawler: Ok.

Superman was created in 1933, the time which literally needed his kind of hero. He was meant to represent the human ideal - fighting for social justice, hope and morality. But most significant was Clark Kent's part. Boy from Kansas so many people could relate to, but inside he is not just a man. Clark Kent is kryptonian, the son of the Sun, the demi-god. Now, have you ever read Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra? In a world where God is dead, everyone is a God. That's what as I think Superman means. But -

"Symbols which enshrined America’s emergent image of itself were simply too important socially to be left in the hands of unpredictable and sometimes idealistic individuals such as their creators. Clearly, it was seen as more appropriate for these new U.S. totem entities to be in the possession and safekeeping of frequently questionable businessmen rather than that of the genuinely talented and decent human beings who’d originated them. Given that Superman had been rebranded as exemplifying Truth, Justice and the American Way, it seems ironic that the first two of these qualities had been so casually dispensed with, while to judge from the behaviour of the nascent comics industry it would appear that their interpretation of ‘the American Way’ had little to distinguish it from any other forms of spineless underhand deception, larceny or bullying."

Superman (Overman) can not have national values​​, he is the heritage of humanity and carries universal human values. “Truth, Justice and the American way” - these are Ill words. What exactly is the american way? Individualism, commercialism, consumerism. Doesn't matter, it could be russian or english way. We all know what happened to the world when the idea of ​​the overman was used in the national interest.

#47 Posted by Squalleon (4607 posts) - - Show Bio

It's actually the opposite for me.The animated shows gave me a bad impression of him as an "everything can be solved with a punch" idiot, I still remember how stupid Superman looked to me in "World's Finest", when he walked up to Joker and got beaten so simply with the flower trick.

Then I started reading the comics and finally I understood the depth and character and he has been my favorite ever since.

#48 Posted by SmashBrawler (5730 posts) - - Show Bio

@kharms: Um. Dude, you do realize that the "American way" part was added during WWII, right?

#49 Posted by THORSON (2384 posts) - - Show Bio

@z3ro180 said:

@thorson: just stop with these threads. Anything that starts with this is not a hate usaly has a hidden agenda

No it does not. I was just wondering because I see a lot of kids loving superman thinking he is the only superhero around. However I notice the older comicbook fans disliking superman. So i'm just wondering why and when they dislike him? I've really only been a comicbook fan since 2008 so i'm still pretty new to this comicbook world.

If people can't be sincere and see the question as just a question then that's their issue.

#50 Edited by AmazingSpiderman15 (1122 posts) - - Show Bio

i never really liked him, but i am starting to now