ive thought about this alot so let me explain......Superman is SUPPOSED to be dc's top dog right? he's SUPPOSED to be the poster boy; the "thor" of dc. but i can make a logical case that, because of allllllll his weaknesses (superman has way too many weaknesses/ vulnurabilities. more than any hero of his level[kryptonite that EVERYONE has, magic, red sun, cant see through lead,and on top of all that he is TOTALLY reliant on his powers and lacks any real skill in fighting]) that at least 10 characters could beat him with relative ease! it infuriates me because im a huge superman fan. i think they should retconn superman and heres how i think they should do it:
-this is how the red sun thing should work; the red son doesnt give him powers but it doesnt take them away either. so for instance from the time he first arrived in earth he absorbs the yellow sun radiation nd becomes infinitely more powerful. so say he encounters a red sun in outer space. he doesnt gain MORE strength but he doesnt lose it either. and this brings about supermans "holding back" complex too. since he's always holding back while he's always getting stronger. id love to read that!
-there should only be three characters who hve or can get kryptonite reltively easily. Batman, Lex and Metallo. evrybody else should have to go through hell to get it. the way its written now every tom dick and harry has a rock in their backyard.
- remove to ridiculous vulnurability to magic. mke him as invulnurable to magic as he is to any thing else. this is why i hate reading a superman/shazam book because i know at some point shazam is just going to hold him and yell "shazam!" til supes is near death. thats boring nd thts lazy writing. according to this weakness thor, wonderwomn, dr fate, dr strange, black adam, shazam should all curbstomp superman
-i dont have a quote unquote "problem" with the not being able to see through lead...i just dont understand it or see why its at all necessary
-superman should be established firmly as having incalculable strength. ive read a thousand times "superman is as strong as he needs to be." id like to see that in practice. there are alot of inconsistencies in superman. he's a planet buster but needs help with moving earth and strains even with help? that stuff should be cleaned up superman should have perpetually incresing strength based on what i said should happen with his yellow sun absorbtion
-flash should be the only thing in the universe faster, on any level, than superman... PERIOD
so anyway those are my thoughts guys. my opinions. please give me feedback. agree or disagree i think thats what this site is about. :) EMBRACE DEBATE!!!!!