Superman (Flash Point version)

#1 Posted by termiteone4ever (7670 posts) - - Show Bio

Should he be a darker version of Superman in the new 52 who still remembers what happened in Flash point ?

Does anyone think they should have shown more of his new personality and how it would play out ?

Even the fight with him vs Aquaman and wonder woman I wanted to see more . Any way thats just me

#2 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3561 posts) - - Show Bio

Goodness gracious, no. In my opinion, we haven't had a good version of Superman in his own title since the first issue in Grounded. I want him to smile...just once :(

#3 Posted by Jekylhyde14 (747 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the fact that he was under-utilized in Flashpoint and the fact that he played more of a minor role in the first new 52 Justice League arc shows that they want to put a bit less of an emphasis on Superman.

To answer your question, though, I'm glad they chose to leave that version of Superman behind with Flashpoint. It was a good story for a three-issue mini-series, but it wasn't really Superman. At least, it didn't capture the essence of who the character is. If you want to see a darker version of Superman, try picking up the early issues of Rob Liefeld's Supreme (and cringe at how bad it really is).

#4 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman has barely been on Justice League. Its basically Batman and GL book.

#5 Posted by termiteone4ever (7670 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jekylhyde14 said:

I think the fact that he was under-utilized in Flashpoint and the fact that he played more of a minor role in the first new 52 Justice League arc shows that they want to put a bit less of an emphasis on Superman.

To answer your question, though, I'm glad they chose to leave that version of Superman behind with Flashpoint. It was a good story for a three-issue mini-series, but it wasn't really Superman. At least, it didn't capture the essence of who the character is. If you want to see a darker version of Superman, try picking up the early issues of Rob Liefeld's Supreme (and cringe at how bad it really is).

I use to read that years ago. He was pretty powerful . I recall a few scans when they were fighting they destroyed planets and all.

I understand and see what you are saying. I was curious to see what DC would do with him.

@Primmaster64 said:

Superman has barely been on Justice League. Its basically Batman and GL book.

You notice it as well. :) interesting . I have been reading the GL books this new guy Ivitcus i am not sure i spell his name correct. he looks pretty tough. For some strange reason i am liking Arkillo kind of make me laugh and want to read the comic just to see what he would do.

#6 Posted by azza04 (1503 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah... but I wouldn't mind seeing an alternate universe story where Superman's origin was like that of Flash Point.

#7 Posted by Icon (2081 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kal'smahboi said:
Goodness gracious, no. In my opinion, we haven't had a good version of Superman in his own title since the first issue in Grounded. I want him to smile...just once :(
At least he smiled a fair bit in the latest issue of Action.
#8 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3561 posts) - - Show Bio
@Icon said:
@Kal'smahboi said:
Goodness gracious, no. In my opinion, we haven't had a good version of Superman in his own title since the first issue in Grounded. I want him to smile...just once :(
At least he smiled a fair bit in the latest issue of Action.
Yeah, but I didn't really care for the art at the end :/
#9 Posted by Z3RO180 (6618 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kal'smahboi: i agree with you even though i havent read a lot of the new super man seris from what i have read he does need to smile more.

#10 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3561 posts) - - Show Bio
@Z3RO180 said:

@Kal'smahboi: i agree with you even though i havent read a lot of the new super man seris from what i have read he does need to smile more.

He does. He's supposed to be generally happy and friendly, an amazing thing considering that a lot of his life has kind of sucked. It's something that makes him Superman, and it just hasn't been there.
#11 Posted by HolySerpent (12633 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not sure about darker, but I do love when superman is more aggressive with his abilities....I don't won't him to kill, but I do want him to hit a little harder

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