Alright I'll state right off that I hate Superman comics. The only Superman comics I have ever enjoyed are Superman Earth One and the New 52 Action Comics Superman comic. That aside, I really do like the character, but I only like him outside the comics. I loved the Donner Superman films(Superman Returns was okay. Not good or great but okay), I loved Superman TAS, I liked Smallville(by the 5th season they should have renamed it Metropolis and made it a real Superman show but I digress), and I thought he was great in Justice League and JLU. But the reason I only like him outside of the comics is because compared to the few I've read(Excluded the ones I said I liked) is because he's written better. The reason I think he's better in movies is because he is the ONLY hero in that given universe. Not saying that he NEEDS to be the only superhero in his movies(Still want to see a Superman/Batman movie), but I think it adds to the fantasy. Also in the movies he never really faces a villain that gives him a physical challenge aside from Zod and company(I refuse to count Superman 3 and 4 as movies), while in the comics we see him having trouble with guys like Toyman when we all know he could take him down in seconds. The reason I like the first Donner Superman is that it was basically a disaster movie with Superman. It felt a little more real world since natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and things of that nature are the only thing we would really need Superman for in the real world. In the comics, unless he is going up against Doomsday or Mongul it just doesn't feel suspenseful. I mean with Batman(Or any street level hero for that matter) you feel suspense since he's a man and you don't if he'll get beaten to a pulp or not. Now those who know me might be thinking, "But you like Thor and he's on Superman's level", and you'd be right. But the thing with Thor is that he fights more cosmic level threats than regular villains, unlike Superman. So what do you think?
Superman: A Better Movie Character than a Comic Character?
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