#1 Posted by MrShway88 (655 posts) - - Show Bio

There are tons of threads asking for titles to read for whatever hero/villain. This one is a little more specific. I recently watched and enjoyed the new Man of Steel movie so this question goes to those who disliked it. I have heard and read many discussions that Man of Steel fails to capture the true character of Superman. So, again asking those who dislike the film, what readings created your view on Superman than goes against the film.

#2 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

Try these three. Two of them take a new look at the origin of Superman while the third one shows why I believe Superman would NEVER kill someone and why he is such a great hero:

Superman: Secret Origins

Superman Birthright (haven't read it, just have heard amazing things)

What's So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way (fun fact: one of my favorite comics.)

and a random fourth one: Superman/Batman is a great title. Check it out to get a great mix of comedy, seriousness and action.

#3 Edited by MrShway88 (655 posts) - - Show Bio

I did see Superman vs the Elites which I think is based on "What's So Funny about Truth, Justice, and the American Way". I loved it. Thought it was great.

#4 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that MoS' Superman was a different Superman. A younger one, who is not quite the mature inspirational icon that he would later become, he's still inexperienced and isn't quite as comfortable with his role of a superhero yet. But if you want to read about how Superman in his prime should be, check out the following:

  • All-Star Superman
  • Superman & the Legion of Super-Heroes
  • JLA by Grant Morrison
#5 Edited by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

Go watch Superman The Animated Series, watch the pilot which is way better and I think is like an hour, hour and a half

#6 Posted by lilben42 (2544 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by Perezite (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

I think that MoS' Superman was a different Superman. A younger one, who is not quite the mature inspirational icon that he would later become, he's still inexperienced and isn't quite as comfortable with his role of a superhero yet. But if you want to read about how Superman in his prime should be, check out the following:

  • All-Star Superman
  • Superman & the Legion of Super-Heroes
  • JLA by Grant Morrison

Would you say that, if you come into this movie expecting a really good Superman elseworld's tale, that a lot of the complaints fade away?

#8 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@perezite said:

@veshark said:

I think that MoS' Superman was a different Superman. A younger one, who is not quite the mature inspirational icon that he would later become, he's still inexperienced and isn't quite as comfortable with his role of a superhero yet. But if you want to read about how Superman in his prime should be, check out the following:

  • All-Star Superman
  • Superman & the Legion of Super-Heroes
  • JLA by Grant Morrison

Would you say that, if you come into this movie expecting a really good Superman elseworld's tale, that a lot of the complaints fade away?

I think if you take it for what it is - an origin story with a young Superman - much of the complaints are explained.

#9 Posted by Perezite (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

@perezite said:

@veshark said:

I think that MoS' Superman was a different Superman. A younger one, who is not quite the mature inspirational icon that he would later become, he's still inexperienced and isn't quite as comfortable with his role of a superhero yet. But if you want to read about how Superman in his prime should be, check out the following:

  • All-Star Superman
  • Superman & the Legion of Super-Heroes
  • JLA by Grant Morrison

Would you say that, if you come into this movie expecting a really good Superman elseworld's tale, that a lot of the complaints fade away?

I think if you take it for what it is - an origin story with a young Superman - much of the complaints are explained.

But what about the Elseworld's angle?

#10 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@perezite said:

@veshark said:

@perezite said:

@veshark said:

I think that MoS' Superman was a different Superman. A younger one, who is not quite the mature inspirational icon that he would later become, he's still inexperienced and isn't quite as comfortable with his role of a superhero yet. But if you want to read about how Superman in his prime should be, check out the following:

  • All-Star Superman
  • Superman & the Legion of Super-Heroes
  • JLA by Grant Morrison

Would you say that, if you come into this movie expecting a really good Superman elseworld's tale, that a lot of the complaints fade away?

I think if you take it for what it is - an origin story with a young Superman - much of the complaints are explained.

But what about the Elseworld's angle?

It's in a different continuity, but it's not really an Elseworlds take on Superman, like 'What would Superman be if he was x'. It's another media's take on the regular Superman. Still, if it makes someone enjoy the movie more, by all means.

#11 Posted by Perezite (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

@perezite said:

@veshark said:

@perezite said:

@veshark said:

I think that MoS' Superman was a different Superman. A younger one, who is not quite the mature inspirational icon that he would later become, he's still inexperienced and isn't quite as comfortable with his role of a superhero yet. But if you want to read about how Superman in his prime should be, check out the following:

  • All-Star Superman
  • Superman & the Legion of Super-Heroes
  • JLA by Grant Morrison

Would you say that, if you come into this movie expecting a really good Superman elseworld's tale, that a lot of the complaints fade away?

I think if you take it for what it is - an origin story with a young Superman - much of the complaints are explained.

But what about the Elseworld's angle?

It's in a different continuity, but it's not really an Elseworlds take on Superman, like 'What would Superman be if he was x'. It's another media's take on the regular Superman. Still, if it makes someone enjoy the movie more, by all means.

Well, that's what I meant, I suppose. An alternate universe Supes.

#12 Posted by MrShway88 (655 posts) - - Show Bio

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