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#1 Posted by MuyJingo (2270 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought it was great, but not the best. Then again, I don't know which run I would consider the best....

#2 Posted by MuyJingo (2270 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the blue is too dark, and needs a belt to break up all the blue. I also agree the cape should be longer and coming out of the shoulders, not the shield. But I still like it, great job :)

#3 Posted by MuyJingo (2270 posts) - - Show Bio

@frozen said:

@muyjingo said:

@frozen: Huh, 55. It's been so long since I read it, I really thought he was older.

Millers older Batman takes place in an alternate universe, where he was shown to be crueler than our earth prime Batman.

EP Batman isn't needlessly cruel or brutal. Look how many times he has reprimanded parts/sidekicks for being too cruel. He will be ruthlessly efficient when fighting, and threating to be intimidating, but in terms of actual phsyical harm? Only what is necessary.

I suspect you'll get your wish though.

55 sounds about right, though visually he looks older. But the artwork wasn't exactly the best.

Anyway his Batman does take place in an alternate Universe; but Year One takes place in both continuities (Pre-New 52 New Earth and Earth-31), which was basically the Post-Crisis Batman. Miller's Batman was definitely established as more brutal even as a younger man in All-Star Batman but I like to ignore that book because it is a piece of sh!t.

I wouldn't want him to be TOO cruel, but if there's anyone he'll be cruel to, it'll by Snyder's Superman. Given that he made Metropolis into a garbage can in Man of Steel, I can buy Batman giving him little pity if he beats him.

Maybe I will, maybe not --- keen to see what Snyder does with this Batman. I know the action will be great but I am more intrigued with characterization and mythos.

I really doubt Batman will beat up Clark like you describe, and certainly not for the reason you describe. He is smart enough to Know Clark didn't intentionally cause the destruction and was trying to stop a bad guy.

I know that Y1 takes place in both continuities -- It's by far my favorite take on Batman's origin, and I was sad to see Snyder garble it so much.

All-star wasn't any worse then TDKSA, imo.

Snyder utterly fails with characterization, that's why I think it likely he will have this batman be brutal. He didn't do a great job at showing Clark's personality, and having a Batman who is brutal and violent gives him something to oppose. I believe that is the key method Snyder will use to differentiate them, since he isn't capable of doing so in more refined ways.

#4 Posted by MuyJingo (2270 posts) - - Show Bio

@frozen: Huh, 55. It's been so long since I read it, I really thought he was older.

Millers older Batman takes place in an alternate universe, where he was shown to be crueler than our earth prime Batman.

EP Batman isn't needlessly cruel or brutal. Look how many times he has reprimanded parts/sidekicks for being too cruel. He will be ruthlessly efficient when fighting, and threating to be intimidating, but in terms of actual phsyical harm? Only what is necessary.

I suspect you'll get your wish though.

#5 Posted by MuyJingo (2270 posts) - - Show Bio

Just try and forget the nonsense about there being multiple red hoods at once.

#6 Posted by MuyJingo (2270 posts) - - Show Bio

@frozen said:

@muyjingo said:

TDKR wasn't especially more manipulative.

I hope Batfleck isn't more brutal. Please, no rubber bullets.

I want a Batman who can demonstrate his gymnastic and martial arts prowess. Not a Batman needlessly brutal because the filmmakers are too lazy to flesh out the character to show contrast between him and Clark.

Why not? Batfleck is based on DKR Batman; and the rubber-bullets brutality aspect was in line with an older Batman. Also, he can still demonstrate martial-art prowess and be brutal.

Batfleck is loosely inspired from TDKR, as far as we know only taking costume ideas, and the idea of having him be older.

However, TDKR Batman was at least 60, if not 70 or 75. He used rubber bullets against a freaking army. Batfleck, being less than 50, shouldn't have to resort to rubber bullets when dealing with ordinary street crime.

In this movie, I don't want to see Batman using any guns whatsoever, unless it's some sort of kryptonite beam thingy to use in his fight with Clark.

I want him to be scary and intimidating, but no more brutal than necessary. Otherwise, he is just being cruel, which is out of character.

#7 Posted by MuyJingo (2270 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

What's wrong with it going all around the belt if I may ask? Superman's costume is supposed to be bright and filled with primary colours yet Lee's design involves a rather muted colour palette. This at least makes things a little more balanced. I'll have to disagree with you on the Smallville belt buckle because that's my favourite design for a Superman costume thus far so I look on it rather favourably.

I agree that fan designs on Deviant art and other online art sites are much better than the majority of Superman costume designs. Any specific alternatives you would have preferred?

I thought you didn't like the belt in the New52 costume design because of the shield aspect...doesn't the Smallville comic costume also share that, except it's a yellow shield instead of red?

I'd really just prefer the belt be a solid color without a shield, or at least have the shield be less prominent. His all yellow belt in Injustice or all red in New52 look fine to me, at least as far as breaking up all the blue.

I really hate mixing the yellow and red on the same belt though.

#8 Edited by MuyJingo (2270 posts) - - Show Bio

It was handled great. It was showing Superman's reluctance of suddenly finding out he has a clone, and dealing with that. It was a very realistic, human take, rather than him just immediately embracing. In the second season, they were a lot closer, which made sense to me.

#9 Posted by MuyJingo (2270 posts) - - Show Bio

Please be good. This is one of my favorite franchises, largely due to the novels that expanded the universe after T2. T3 was a letdown and T4 was atrocious....I really hope this is good and not a complete screw-up.

#10 Edited by MuyJingo (2270 posts) - - Show Bio

@klaus said:

@muyjingo: Islam and Judaism actually have more in common with each other than Christianity. While the Christian bible does include the Old Testament, most Christians disregard it as obsolete to the New Testament, and choose not to follow rules from the former that contradict the latter, or simply because they believe it doesn't apply to them. Also the core beliefs are the same in Judaism and Islam with regards to God, praying, what foods can be eaten, and fasting. This is why Jews don't pray in Churches but consider it lawful to pray in a Mosque (in the case that there are no Synagogues around).

The problem with knowing which methodology to use is that Jesus can be viewed by different users in different ways, i.e; real, fictional, god, son of god, human, demon etc. People will differ in views about Jesus, and so the only nuetral methodology would be to go by CV rules and use consistency. Otherwise we would just go in circles debating our personal views, which no one is willing to change and make an argument pointless. We could use historical documents outside of religion that claim there was a man, who was crucified at so time, because of so and so. But then there would be nothing to discuss.

It's not just Christians that selectively choose which parts of their bible to follow. All faiths do that. There are similarities between all the abrahamic religions, but I don't think it's correct to say that Islam is closer to Judasim than Christianity is. Judaism and Christianity still have more in common than with Islam. It's legal for Jews to pray in a mosque because a mosque is not a place of idolatry like a Christian church is. That's more of a coincidence than anything, and it doesn't imply anything about how close the two religions may be to each other when contrasted with Christianity.

And again, CV rules don't make sense in this context, at all. Just because there can be problems discussing the character due to personal views and such, doesn't mean it makes sense to use CV rules. That seems foolish to me.

Your using CV rules to try and argue that Jesus wasn't divine. You don't think that *isn't* foolish?