@TheWitchingHour: Reed Richards is a fascinating choice. I have been giving thought to what heroes, by virtue of their records and means, could mount an effective campaign for political office. Reed is a good choice, though I wonder if his record on indefinite detention might not make me question it.
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@Primmaster64: I have read some of those stories but, outside of Frank Miller's little corner of comicdom, any time a major player or world power has tried to bring down Superman (usually in some sort of Elseworlds story) it doesn't go well for the party in question. It's pretty much been shown that if Superman had any real interest in ruling the world, he would at least achieve control, if not success.
To paraphrase John Byrne:
Why do we have gay marriage in comics? Because there is gay marriage in real life. The Marvel universe is supposed to represent the real world, just with super heroes. There are gay people getting married in the real world, ergo there are gay people getting married in the Marvel Universe.
Welcome to the 21st century.
Thrilled to see that they're getting this done. One of my favorite episodes of TAS was the DKR vignette with Bruce voiced by Michael Ironsides.
That said, I still wish that they'd decided to go the route of waiting several years after Nolan's Trilogy and coming to this story for a live-action adaptation. It could well have been the Blade Runner of Comic Book Movies.
@Herx: I think that DC is trying to build Cyborg's profile a bit before they launch a solo title. They've been pushing him pretty extensively over the last 18 months, and I doubt that's reasonless.
@PowerHerc: Personally, I think that there are certain characters for whom this would be not only an acceptable path, but a very rich one for them to take. Let's see Bruce Wayne try to navigate the waters of Gotham City politics. He has the wealth to make it happen, but it's a completely different battle than that which he is used to. Given his resources, it would be interesting to see him either expose or threaten to expose their dirty laundry. Does he become corrupted by this path? Can he actually affect change? It would be fair to say that my own politics lean rather liberal, but this would be a case where a 1%-er could do some serious good.
The same could go for Tony Stark, though they have done substantially more in that vein over at the House of Ideas than they have at the Distinguished Competition.
@Rumble Man: That's some good stuff, pal. I will actually be doing a write-up of the "Solve Everything" storyline as it relates to the rest of Hickman's body of work once his run on FF and Fantastic Four is complete. If you put it next to 'Red Mass For Mars' it becomes particularly interesting, as that book does contain a superhero-driven technological utopia.
@Rumble Man: I have seen some cases where a technological upswing results from the superhuman community's actions, but to say that this is always the case may be a bit strong. For example, we have seen Metropolis derive some benefit from STAR Labs work with Superman, but where is the benefit in Gotham? Where is the benefit in Hell's Kitchen, or Opal City, or Los Angeles?