I Hate Superman.

So here we are back to the age old debate (Or is it?) Is Superman the hero of our dreams or our worst nightmare? Is our spandex suited, caped crusader all that he's put out to be or does our fake alien friend flop?

That's the question that I'm here to answer and here's a SPOILER: Superman sucks, a lot, in fact he sucks more then Aquaman. But I guess that answer won't do it for some of you Superman Sympathizers so I'll elaborate a bit

(Here Goes!)

You've got a choice, Superman or No Superman.

So you ask, why do you hate Superman O' so much? Well I'll tell you why.

Lets start with a different topic actually, why do I read comics? I read comics because I like the heroes, I like the villains, I even like the bystanders sometimes, but really I read comics to see men and women overcome there greatest villains even there fears sometimes. I read comics to watch people struggle to battle and war over what's right and wrong. How is this relevant to Superman?

Superman is essentially a god compared to the mere mortal, Superman has superhuman strength, speed, hearing, vision, breath, smell, laser vision, X-ray vision and even his signature flight. Superman has been said to be able to lift nearly 6 Sextillion pounds (6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000). Now I don't know about you but I think that might be a bit excessive.

With the ability to withstand a supernova and lift so damn much fighting is no longer a real challenge. When you have the ability to get nuked, not flinch and then smash the earth out of orbit all faster then you can say "tlhoy wa' Doch wa'DIch qo' 'oH muS DeghwI' Superman." Then your fights cannot really be that interesting.

If Superman was ticklish he would definitely be laughing at how that gun felt

Don't believe me? Fine, here's some proof. Injustice: Gods Among Us #23-24 there's a battle scene between Superman and Kalibak with his Parademons. (The Battle was featured in "Best Battles in New Comic" but obviously I don't quite share the same view). Kalibak jumps into the world with his Parademons causing mass mayhem. Superman is pissed (but then who wouldn't be) and he goes to have a bit of a "chat" with Kalibak. Kalibak gives him one hell of a punch and what happens? Nothing, that's what. A little bit of talking happens after that and then "fighting" (More like Kalibak has the snot beat out of him.) Once Clark deals with him he flies around the globe at super speeds and fries all the Parademons.

Seeing this battle just shows that superman had to put a minimal amount of effort into beating everyone up and it just seems to simple. So unless he can find someone who's a real match for him I won't be getting any of his new titles.

There you have it, that's why I hate Superman (Although there are many other reasons, including promoting "alien love") But that's a story for another day.

Be sure to tune into my later blogs (They wont all be this angry, trust me) even feel free to follow me but for now this is TheBoyWonder signing off and telling all you SuperSympathists that are mad at me right now to get Superman to use his brick builder vision to build a bridge and get over it.

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Posted by AllStarSuperman

@theboywonder: have you heard of Zod, Brainiac, H'El, Doomsday, and SuperDoom?

Posted by Wolverine08

This isn't going to end well......

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Posted by InnerVenom123

First a thread about someone being mad at Superman hype, now this.

I love it when crap lines up like that.

Edited by ccraft

I would like for an Superman to be de-powered so he could have more challenges. But I still like how strong and powerful he is. If you like seeing Superheroes fight villains and always win, doesn't that get a little stale? I prefer the the villains to win every now and then.

Edited by batmannflash

Superman has plenty of very powerful opponents. Darkseid, Brainiac, Zod, Doomsday, Mongul, Parasite, Metallo, Cyborg Superman, Mister Mxyzptlk etc...

Superman fights are always extremely entertaining. Also it's interesting to see how some obstacles he just can't control. In Injustice, Lois dies and Supes, no matter how powerful, can't do anything about it.

Posted by SideburnGuru

"I've read comics."
"Your fights cannot be that interesting."
No, no you haven't. Superman can have great battles. Injustice capitializes on the fact Superman is a super powered being, but it doesn't overkill it. He has had great fights, and great obstacles.

One of being which, he has to hold back which is shown in some of the comics, meaning the fight is limited because Superman has to put back his strength. He has had great fights against Zod, Brainiac, tons of others. He's even had fights against Wonder Woman, Flash, MMH, all entertaining. Even Lobo, one of my favorites, has had a fair encounter with him a few times.

I've heard this argument too many times, and honestly it still annoys me. "LOOK HOW OP HE IS." He's Superman. He's allowed to be.

Posted by cattlebattle

@theboywonder: have you heard of Zod, Brainiac, H'El, Doomsday, and SuperDoom?

also Mongul, Parasite, Metallo, Cyborg Supes, Black Adam, blah, blah

The fact is Superman is as strong as the writer needs him to be, sometimes he will be ridiculously strong and able to move the God Wheel...other times Toymans robots pose a threat, fluctuation of powers is common for every character in every comic ever.

Posted by SandMan_

Wow....wow....So much ignorance in one post.

Posted by danhimself

Superman is essentially a god

I got this far and I already knew that you knew nothing about Superman and have probably never read a Superman comic and I stopped

Edited by batmannflash

This is terrible. Maybe don't judge a character until you read at least a couple comics about him/her.

And it's not like Superman fights street level thugs. He fights superpowered aliens, some of which are more powerful than him!

EDIT: Oh and what about the many heroes that are stronger than him? Such as reality warpers? Or magic users?

Martian Manhunter isn't even a magic user or reality warper but he has basically the same powers as Supes plus telepathy, shape shifting, malleability, and invisibility. If Superman is a god, then a ton of characters are. If a ton of characters are gods, then all of a sudden Superman isn't considered a god.

Posted by DTSLanternCorps

@ccraft: That's just like saying you want Batman to gain powers so he could be challenged.

Posted by MrDirector786

How many times have we seen a thread like this? I lost count... then again, I never really kept count in the first place.

Posted by BlackWind

Oh look, it's this thread again. And yet again the OP uses the same generic argument every Superman hater posts.

Posted by InnerVenom123

I love how the only comic you cite is Injustice: Non-Canon As F**k, by the way.

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Posted by deaditegonzo

@sandman_ said:

Wow....wow....So much ignorance in one post.

Batman fans, literacy is not their strong suit.

Edited by Z3RO180

Dude go read a superman comic and stop all this BS that you hate superman. You complain that he flew around the globe and killed the parademons news flash the flash is faster than superman you going to moan about him to.

Edited by Decoy Elite

If you think Superman is the super powered ceiling then you haven't read enough comics.

Posted by SandMan_

@sandman_ said:

Wow....wow....So much ignorance in one post.

Batman fans, literacy is not their strong suit.

Fanboys...These Batman fanboys make Batman look bad.

Posted by Wolverine08

@deaditegonzo:

Your statement is kind of ignorant. I'm a Batman fan, and I am literate.

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Posted by MrDirector786

Based on the fact that he said Aquaman is lame, I think he also needs to read Aquaman comics in addition to Superman comics before judging either character.

Posted by daredevil21134

@sandman_ said:

@deaditegonzo said:

@sandman_ said:

Wow....wow....So much ignorance in one post.

Batman fans, literacy is not their strong suit.

Fanboys...These Batman fanboys make Batman look bad.

One of the reasons why I have a hard time liking Batman

Edited by Decoy Elite

Based on the fact that he said Aquaman is lame, I think he also needs to read Aquaman comics in addition to Superman comics before judging either character.

He needs to read more comics in general. Seriously he thinks Superman is too powerful to have good fights. He's not even close to the real top as far as power goes.

Posted by Fallen_Crippled

It seems that you barely know anything about Superman, or possibly comics in general.

Posted by kbrackie

Did you make this post to stir up the Superman fans? Sounds like it to me. Superman was killed (which I disagree with) and he generally takes some form of ass whoopin' Also, your xenophobic comments about 'alien love' just don't fit into the society today. I would think as a comic book fan, you would be supporting all the 'alien love' you could. One thing I'll say about Superman is that he was the first and the best but, inventing him also caused all the super villains to be created. Humans were just not toting the mail.

Edited by Wolverine08

@daredevil21134: Ignore fanboys. Every great character has them. Just give Batman a chance.

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Posted by MrDirector786

@mrdirector786 said:

Based on the fact that he said Aquaman is lame, I think he also needs to read Aquaman comics in addition to Superman comics before judging either character.

He needs to read more comics in general. Seriously he thinks Superman is too powerful to have good fights. He's not even close to the real top as far as power goes.

True

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wots there not to like?

Posted by batmannflash

Based on the fact that he said Aquaman is lame, I think he also needs to read Aquaman comics in addition to Superman comics before judging either character.

Another great point. I guess he just doesn't read much comic books, period.

Posted by SmashBrawler

Meh.

1/10.

Try harder next time, bro.

Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

@theboywonder:

Not a very good first post, man.

It might take you awhile to work this one off.

Welcome to Comic Vine, anyway...

Posted by entropy_aegis

I just love how all Batman fans are lumped together in the same category,not to mention that there is absolutely no evidence that this guy is a Batman fanboy.

While I do not believe that Superman is overpowered there is absolutely no denying that his writers tend to treat the villains in a deplorable manner.

People keep throwing around names like Darkseid and Mongul,O'rly? when was the last time Mongul was a threat in a Superman book? they turned him in to a big time loser,thanks to Superman Darkseid is known as jobberseid,Cyborg Superman? the last time he and Superman were in the same room it ended with Kal pulling some BS out Henshaws chest forcing him to shutdown.Bizarro,Metallo and Parasite are about as much threat to Superman as Zsasz,Firefly and Croc are to Batman,they're B-listers at best.Black Adam is not even a Superman villain nor have they ever fought properly.Brainiac and Zod have a dozen different versions put together in ONE continuity.

Finally Injustice may well be non canon but what was the point of "OMG INVASION" if Superman was gonna clobber all of them effortlessly,Kalibak is a big time jobber as it is so what do we do? we make him JOB EVEN WORSE.

Posted by Saren

There are Superman fans on this very thread every bit as stupid (or illiterate if that's what we're going by now) as the Batman fans they're trying to make fun of. No point painting all Batman fans with the same brush.

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Posted by Veshark

@theboywonder:

Not a very good first post, man.

It might take you awhile to work this one off.

Welcome to Comic Vine, anyway...

Hmm this.

Still, welcome to the Vine.

Posted by i_like_swords

Prepare yourselves. A storm is coming.

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Edited by russellmania77

I love superman

#imbatman

Edited by deaditegonzo

Look, I realize I was out of line on this thread. I allowed an emotional response, which lead to insulting plenty of alright people. So, for my part, I retract my statement (however I wont delete it for posterity sake), and amend it to the obvious: people who have stupid opinions come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties.

Posted by TDK_1997

There are so many ''I hate Superman threads'' that I can't count them.

Edited by Lvenger

General ignorance of the character, misinterpretation of key aspects of his mythology, thinking he's too powerful when he has many foes to challenge him and he's nowhere near the top tier in the DCU overall. Yep all the factors of an "I hate Superman" thread are present here.

Posted by Veshark

Look, I realize I was out of line on this thread. I allowed an emotional response, which lead to insulting plenty of alright people. So, for my part, I retract my statement (however I wont delete it for posterity sake), and amend it to the obvious: people who have stupid opinions come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties.

The Bat-God forgives you. Go, your faith has made you well.

xD

Posted by Immortal777

Edited by DigitalShooter9

The reason that superman might get any hate is because they have the cheapest fanboys ever. If you ever go into any arguement with a superman fanboy about who would win between supes and someone else, unless the other guy is a god powered alien, they would say superman wins in a nanosecond. The biggest example would be superman vs batman threads. While the whole batman + prep can beat anyone arguement is lacking logic, as superman really is way more powerful, superman fanboys make it the most boring thing ever. "Superman kills batman with one punch no matter how much prep he has." Great, just Great how exciting of a fight is that. Although superman really isnt as boring, his fanboys make him more boring and senseless than anything. A lot of superman fanboys also tend to state that batman can beat superman in the comic world of fiction but logically, superman should stomp him. Please, do not expect any logic to be presented in a comic book world. In fact, if superman had ever punched someone even with half his power,the impact would be strong enough to destroy the earth, that is what logic says in real life conditions. So superman fanboys, please do not talk about how logically, superman could beat almost anyone in a nanosecond, it is only boring and less fun for everyone else.

Posted by ImmortalOne

@theboywonder: So I guess you hate Thor too? Martian Manhunter? Wonder Woman? Mister Majestic? How about any other character around or above Superman level? Because the entire thread just consistent of you b*tching how he's overpowered. Seriously, that was your only reason. I guess you don't have a problem with anyone else just as powerful as Superman huh?

Superman sucks, a lot, in fact he sucks more then Aquaman

Also, Aquaman doesn't suck. You've probably never even read an issue with him in it, and only hate him because every non comic reader thinks he's lame.

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Posted by trebean

A lot of superman fanboys also tend to state that batman can beat superman in the comic world of fiction but logically, superman should stomp him.

Wait, wut?

Posted by GunGunW

Sigh...... only the 50th hate thread on Superman in the last month or so.

Posted by PowerHerc

Another Superman hate thread. What a surprise.

Surperman is the greatest superhero ever.

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Posted by Guardiandevil83

Yea Supes does have a couple folks who can rival him in strength and speed. My favorites include these guys.

Helspont

Mongul

Metallo

Lobo

Darkseid and Doomsday.

The new 52 has just introduced Mr. Majestic and made him nuts, and Apollo is stronger then before too. Eventually one of them has to cross Superman. They just gotta!

Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

@cattlebattle:

Strong language like that isn't allowed on this site without being at least semi-censored.

Please edit your post.

We want to keep this site PG after all. :)

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