By RazzaTazz 11 Comments
If this blog seems repetitive, it is because I already kind of covered this topic once before in relation to Bruce Wayne. Anyway, against my better judgment I decided to pick up the conclusion to that weird episode of Superman last month and I ended up reading Superman #20 this week. I should first of all say that I am a little disturbed by how people can find this to be entertaining (spoiler alert). Hector Hammond is introduced as a villain for Superman, but he is quickly disposed of after Orion is done beating him around Metropolis (decent fight scene though). The thing which is kind of strange though is that Lois is still clearly on his mind, as is Diana, but now so too is Lana. In the previous blog which I wrote about Bruce Wayne, it kind of made sense to have the character be depicted with a lot of women, because that is who Bruce Wayne is (not Batman, but Bruce Wayne, if you get the difference or didn't read the linked in blog.) With Superman though it seems to be a case of vicarious pleasure.
As I pointed out in the previous blog about issue #19, Superman is being done a disservice by his supporting cast acting in such a two dimensional manner. The same is true here, that Superman is all the worse for only having women on the brain. Is this the all-American hero really? The guy that can't keep his romantic feelings straight in his own head? I am not a big Superman fan, though as I always say I don't mind the character. I have read some exceptional Superman arcs (For Tomorrow for instance) which have done the character justice, but this is not it. DC seems to be resorting to cheap tricks to get the fans interested, while at the same time chipping away at the core of who the character really is. So really there is no putting of the playboy back into Clark Kent because the playboy was never there to begin with.