New 52 superman vs silver age

#1 Posted by InnerSuperman (858 posts) - - Show Bio

not a fight which is more enjoyable

#2 Posted by comicace3 (3464 posts) - - Show Bio

SA supes was much more enjoyable.

#3 Posted by Z3RO180 (6248 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm enjoying the new 52 very much

#4 Posted by lightsout (1819 posts) - - Show Bio

Well if personality-wise SA isn't much different than modern, pre52 Superman, I'd definitely take him. Not that new52 is terrible, I like it when Supes flexes his muscles sometimes (like not caring that guards were telling him to stop when he went to visit Lex in prison. Pulling the "I'm powerful, I can do whatever I want, try & stop me" card. I can't say I wouldn't do the same if it was needed), but so far there's been too many instances of him being a moody jerk and not enough of his classic sensibilities.

#5 Posted by TeamUnitedNerds (402 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not a fan of either, to be honest.

#6 Posted by Clark_EL (2346 posts) - - Show Bio

@lightsout said:

Well if personality-wise SA isn't much different than modern, pre52 Superman, I'd definitely take him. Not that new52 is terrible, I like it when Supes flexes his muscles sometimes (like not caring that guards were telling him to stop when he went to visit Lex in prison. Pulling the "I'm powerful, I can do whatever I want, try & stop me" card. I can't say I wouldn't do the same if it was needed), but so far there's been too many instances of him being a moody jerk and not enough of his classic sensibilities.

I agree, but old Superman was too much of a boyscout.

#7 Posted by lightsout (1819 posts) - - Show Bio

@Clark_EL: I like that about him. He was an ideal - even if it was one normal people wouldn't be able to live up to, it's still nice to have one for inspiration. He was almost a god who watched out for his flock, but in his mind he was our next-door neighbor, totally humble.

#8 Posted by Clark_EL (2346 posts) - - Show Bio

@lightsout: He can be that sometimes, but I also want to see a guy who get's the job done without having to be nice all the time. For me he needs to keep some of his farm boy qualities as Clark and sometimes as Superman. But most of time as Superman I just want to see him tear through stuff because he can, while also looking out for people and being nice to kinds stuff like that.

#9 Posted by lightsout (1819 posts) - - Show Bio

@Clark_EL: I think he reveals that side of him when his loved-ones are in danger (sometimes probably "losing it" more than he should). Otherwise it probably takes too much effort holding back (to not straight up kill people), that he can't let loose too easily. I don't think he's ever really been a "because he can" guy (aside from the original Golden Age dick Superman).

#10 Posted by Clark_EL (2346 posts) - - Show Bio

@lightsout: Yeah

They should just mix the personalities. Boyscout combined with Most powerful guy on planet who is a jerk sometimes.

#11 Posted by JakeN7 (9905 posts) - - Show Bio

@Clark_EL said:

@lightsout said:

Well if personality-wise SA isn't much different than modern, pre52 Superman, I'd definitely take him. Not that new52 is terrible, I like it when Supes flexes his muscles sometimes (like not caring that guards were telling him to stop when he went to visit Lex in prison. Pulling the "I'm powerful, I can do whatever I want, try & stop me" card. I can't say I wouldn't do the same if it was needed), but so far there's been too many instances of him being a moody jerk and not enough of his classic sensibilities.

I agree, but old Superman was too much of a boyscout.

THIS!

Not enough character depth. He had no flaws, and wasn't relatable in the least bit. That's probably why my favorite Superman story is All-Star Superman. He had to race against the clock and was faced with an inevitable situation that not even he could defeat.

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#12 Posted by lightsout (1819 posts) - - Show Bio

@JakeN7: I could write something up, but it'd be easier to just read through the "Why do people like Superman" thread, lol. (I will say, you probably have a limited definition of "flaw" if you think he doesn't have any. He's made mistakes, he's had regrets. If someone was perfect, by definition those things wouldn't happen).

#13 Posted by JakeN7 (9905 posts) - - Show Bio

@lightsout said:

@JakeN7: I could write something up, but it'd be easier to just read through the "Why do people like Superman" thread, lol. (I will say, you probably have a limited definition of "flaw" if you think he doesn't have any. He's made mistakes, he's had regrets. If someone was perfect, by definition those things wouldn't happen).

Don't get me wrong, I love Superman. I just think that the Silver-Age Superman wasn't that interesting of a character. But it really is mostly contained to that era in which he was written.

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#14 Posted by lightsout (1819 posts) - - Show Bio

@JakeN7: Ah, my apologies then. Based on my earlier statement of assuming SA was close enough to pre-52-modern (in the sense he wasn't a moody jerk like new52, so I could compare the 2), I was lumping them together in my mind the whole time. I've never read SA Superman so I couldn't comment in that regard.

#15 Posted by JakeN7 (9905 posts) - - Show Bio

@lightsout said:

@JakeN7: Ah, my apologies then. Based on my earlier statement of assuming SA was close enough to pre-52-modern (in the sense he wasn't a moody jerk like new52, so I could compare the 2), I was lumping them together in my mind the whole time. I've never read SA Superman so I couldn't comment in that regard.

Yeah no problem. Silver Age Superman could "sneeze away Galaxies." Too overpowered. I mean, how do you show development in a guy that strong?

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#16 Posted by Captain13 (3239 posts) - - Show Bio

New52

#17 Posted by a88378438 (3421 posts) - - Show Bio

New 52 superman can lift earth weight!

#18 Posted by TheCannon (17839 posts) - - Show Bio

New 52. SA Superman sucks in every way.

#19 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

New 52

#20 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (920 posts) - - Show Bio

I want the old superman attitude back, buuuuutttt he's younger in the new universe, so it's normal i guess?? pre-52 superman was the older, sensible dude with a receding hairline to show his wisdom...ness?

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