Why was KC Superman so popular

#1 Posted by comicdude23 (11397 posts) - - Show Bio

Was it because he was tougher than normal Superman or what?

#2 Posted by ssejllenrad (12780 posts) - - Show Bio

Because KC was a great read and an epic in its own right. Popularity-wise, that's the foremost reason. Him beating Hercules with the fleece (who pretty much toyed with post-crisis Supes) showed that he is powerful, I'll give you that. But he was already popular prior to that.

#3 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

What does KC stand for?

Is it Kingdom Come?

#4 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

He did something that not many other superman has done, marrying ww and having a family with her

#5 Posted by Immortal777 (5919 posts) - - Show Bio

Besides him being Superman.

#6 Posted by Onemoreposter (3557 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23: I can't speak for anyone else. For me the neat thing about KC Superman was that he was more like a Clint Eastwood/Clark Kent amalgamation than simply Clark Kent. He was older, wiser, and yet somehow stronger. He was disillusioned by the world and had lost his faith in it and yet he still sought to save it.

A big point though is that KC Superman seemed just a bit more human than the Superman we were used to. He was a "man" with obvious breaking points. We see the first big one when he retires. Take a moment to think of how many innocents died because he took that time off. It's a huge departure from Superman's general premise that he would place his own happiness/well being/pride ahead of the world. The second, and perhaps even more important one, is after Washington drops the bomb on the metas and Superman goes to bring their hall down upon them. He was about to commit mass murder, perhaps justified, but mass murder all the same. However, even though Superman shows to be a fallible erratic human like the rest of us, he still "pulls a Superman" and does the right thing in the end. He shows strength of character, not just of body.

But really, the reason KC Superman, or KC Batman, or the entire KC universe is so well liked is because Mark Waid is absolutely brilliant (and the beautiful art work by Alex Ross didn't hurt either).

#7 Posted by PowerHerc (78172 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he was a fresh new take on the most iconic character in all of comics and, in the story, he showed what true heroism was.

#8 Posted by Z3RO180 (5943 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc:Is KC superman the one from kindon come??

#9 Posted by blackadamFTW (7867 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad said:

Because KC was a great read and an epic in its own right. Popularity-wise, that's the foremost reason. Him beating Hercules with the fleece (who pretty much toyed with post-crisis Supes) showed that he is powerful, I'll give you that. But he was already popular prior to that.

@PowerHerc said:

Because he was a fresh new take on the most iconic character in all of comics and, in the story, he showed what true heroism was.

This sums it up.

#10 Posted by Video_Martian (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he finally got with Wonder Woman. Plus, he was a badass.

#11 Posted by PowerHerc (78172 posts) - - Show Bio

@Z3RO180 said:

@PowerHerc:Is KC superman the one from kindon come??

Yes. That is what "KC" stands for.

#12 Posted by Primmaster64 (21137 posts) - - Show Bio

Because he was badass.

#13 Posted by Z3RO180 (5943 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc: cool thanks. I have been meaning to get KC is it any good?

#14 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7118 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc said:

Because he was a fresh new take on the most iconic character in all of comics and, in the story, he showed what true heroism was.

This.

#15 Posted by ReVamp (22859 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc said:

Because he was a fresh new take on the most iconic character in all of comics and, in the story, he showed what true heroism was.

As well as the conflict he had.

#16 Posted by PowerHerc (78172 posts) - - Show Bio

@Z3RO180: It's one of the best stories ever.

#17 Posted by deadpool6_6_6 (1064 posts) - - Show Bio

From what i've read on him i dont see how hes better than prime.

#18 Posted by comicdude23 (11397 posts) - - Show Bio

@deadpool6_6_6 said:

From what i've read on him i dont see how hes better than prime.

Prime is a gayboy.

#19 Posted by HolySerpent (12338 posts) - - Show Bio

@Onemoreposter: the best and right answer

#20 Posted by sinestro_GL (3008 posts) - - Show Bio

Mostly due to a kickass story, and he had a big role compared to the other 'big' heroes.

#21 Posted by Lexino (45 posts) - - Show Bio

KC Captain Marvel is more badass, he whooped Superman's ass and then sacrifed himself to save everyone from the nuke.

#22 Posted by comicdude23 (11397 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lexino said:

KC Captain Marvel is more badass, he whooped Superman's ass and then sacrifed himself to save everyone from the nuke.

Lol, Superman didn't even fight back.

#23 Posted by Farscape (9 posts) - - Show Bio

Simply because Kindom Come itself is a very popular story and rightfuly so.

The Superman in the story however isn't a character that should be popular. He is riddled with constant self doubt, gets bossed around and emasculated by Wonder Woman who uses Superman's image to gather an army and gets chewed out by Batman. He doesn't even save the day, that was a brainwashed Captain Marvel, he doesn't even score a moral victory as that's up to some random guy. If you read KC from the perpective of being a Superman story it fails utterly.

#24 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4139 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc said:

Because he was a fresh new take on the most iconic character in all of comics and, in the story, he showed what true heroism was.

I'd have to say Captain Marvel was more heroic (in the end).

But yeah it was definitely a great read and take on an iconic character and that's how stories for these greats should be told.

#25 Posted by PowerHerc (78172 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nova`Prime` said:

@PowerHerc said:

Because he was a fresh new take on the most iconic character in all of comics and, in the story, he showed what true heroism was.

I'd have to say Captain Marvel was more heroic (in the end).

But yeah it was definitely a great read and take on an iconic character and that's how stories for these greats should be told.

Captain Marvel did sacrifice his life. That was the most heroic act of the story.

I was merely answering the question posed by the thread's headline.

#26 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4139 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc said:

Captain Marvel did sacrifice his life. That was the most heroic act of the story.

I was merely answering the question posed by the thread's headline.

#27 Posted by PowerHerc (78172 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nova`Prime` said:

@PowerHerc said:

Captain Marvel did sacrifice his life. That was the most heroic act of the story.

I was merely answering the question posed by the thread's headline.

:D

#28 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

@deadpool6_6_6 said:

From what i've read on him i dont see how hes better than prime.

Then you need glasses.

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