Confessions of a Superman Fan . . .

As a Superman fan, what am I afraid of? 

I fear we will never see the Lois and Clark romance in the new 52.  DC Entertainment has literally left out 5 years of story about this mythic couple.  For what?  So Superman can boff Wonder Woman? 

It’s like getting one of those alerts when your television goes blank.  Due to technical difficulties . . .  yea, like DC Entertainment has no heart or soul.  A mere technicality, right?  And they won’t allow Superman to have any heart or soul either.  It’s all physical and super with none of what truly is Superman’s strength. 

How long are they going to continue this battling alien and ONLY this battling alien crap? 

Does DC Entertainment think that I’ll start liking Wonder Woman because she’s screwing Superman?  Uh, sorry.  I hate her for that.  Before she was a non-entity to me, now I seeth every time I see a picture of her.  Oh don’t worry.   I instantly hit purple rage when I see or hear Didio, Lee, Harras, Johns, etc spout their bullshit.  I am fair. 

Sorry, dudes, but I’m not going to like Wonder Woman because .  .  . I’ve never really thought much of her.  She’s not dating Steve Trevor – I did enjoy her when she was in Justice League and seeing that relationship start to unfold, however temporarily it lasted.  I admit part of that was because if she was with Trevor, she couldn’t be with Superman.  I’ve read that story about her wanting to be with married Superman and marrying him in an alternate reality (while in continuity) and having his kid while he pined for Lois.  That was so total bullshit.  First of all Diana would have more honor and dignity than to do that. 

Seems like neither Superman or Diana have dignity anymore.  They aren’t true to themselves let alone to anyone else.  Aren’t superheroes supposed to be better than us?  Have a few more scruples?  I mean, I know the Batman boys would love to be a billionaire who kicks ass and screws anyone he wishes, but I expect better than that from Superman and Wonder Woman.  Clark works from his heart first and to have him totally not acknowledge what it is telling him – especially when he was working with Lois Lane for five years is intrinsically wrong on so many levels.  The same goes for Diana.

Now we find out that Diana and Steve . . . “totally did it” according to tweets by Charles Soule.  Too bad the readers never got to see that ‘sexual detail’ (riff off of marital detail used by Jim Lee to get rid of the Kent marriage during their infamous editorial retreat in October, 2010).

This is what bothers me.  What readers will see first (even though it all may have happened after something in the past five years) is Diana and Clark getting it on in the sky, in the bed, wherever.   We’ve already seen them kiss multiple times and so has the mass media with variant covers and a statue.   

Is it all to get Wonder Woman more exposure so they can do a film about her?  Drive up interest in the character?  Does DC Entertainment have so little faith in the character?  Superman is a hot commodity with his new film so pairing him up with Wonder Woman (especially since DCE knew about the time table of the film) would raise her Q rating?  I think Lee and Didio need to take another look at the August 22nd, 2012 announcement of the kiss on CBS – Wonder Woman did not fare well.  She was called a homewrecker and a sexy sidekick.  The entire news panel rejected the idea of a Superman and Wonder Woman hookup!  People were literally throwing their arms up as if bracing themselves for an attack. 

This is DCE’s strategy to get new readers?  Controversy doesn’t bring in new readers.  Sorry, it just pisses off the people who do read and buy DC Comics.

When are we going to see Clark and Lois kiss?  That’s the romance I want to see.   It’s a pillar of Superman’s mythology and without it, he is not Superman.   Did DCE think we wouldn’t notice that not only has Lois been kicked to the curb, but Clark Kent, journalist has as well. 

Jim Lee was asked what he liked about drawing Superman.  He said wreckage and destruction.  Is that what the co-pub thinks of Superman?  Just a machine that destroys? 

The alienation of Superman continues probably because Lee and Didio think Clark Kent’s humanity is boring.   He must be super all the time.  And if he does have downtime then it should be with another super being like Lee’s Mister Majestic and Zealot partnership.   Lee has stated that he created that character because he thought it was ridiculous that Superman did not use his powers to their fullest extent.  So he created Majestic without Clark’s moral core.   Superman is wearing Majestic’s collar now and is dating a super being like Lee’s predecessor. 

I have been informed the reason people liked Majestic was because he WASN’T Superman.  But I don’t think that has stopped Lee from bringing Mr. Majestic to new 52 readers in Kryptonian armor and with a super girlfriend.   More destruction and less humanity.  Not truly Superman.

With the screwed up timeline of only seeing what has taken place 4 (for 3 issues by Diggle who left) or 5 years after Action #1, readers will think that Clark and Lois never clicked.  That they just ignored each other.  Didn’t have chemistry.  Diana will be shown doing all the Lois things ‘first’ with Clark.  This grieves me.  It sickens me.  Do Didio and Lee hate Lois Lane that much that they would sully one of the epic love stories in comics/modern fiction? 

Apparently so.

Also glaringly evident, Didio and Lee think that 18 to 34 year old males are turned off by romance between Superman and Lois Lane.  Or maybe they think they should be?  Is that why they are putting Superman and Wonder Woman between the sheets before we even get to Clark and Lois hold hands?  

According to Charles Soule, we’re going to see pillow talk as well as battling in his new book between the two super beings.  We’ll actually see that relationship progress.

Meanwhile, we have been told Clark and Lois are best friends.  We have not seen that progress or even be developed.  Why?  So Diana can easily replace Lois in the minds of new readers?   One woman is as good as another, right?  Well, perhaps not if Lee and Didio are of the Larry Niven persuasion.   I doubt those two are afraid Lois would die from super sex since they have no qualms about letting her die numerous times in the past two years. 

Getting rid of Lois from Superman mythology seems to be the name of the game.  Oh, she’s been around over five years supposedly, but what readers will get to see is Diana did it first.  She’s the one Superman had the great relationship with, who he confided in, who he’s best friends with – all because Didio and Lee wanted Superman not to relate to humans and be a battling alien all the time. 

Not Superman.


June 20, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Announcements, Baudy's Reviews, BaudyBlahBlahBlah, Superman. Leave a comment.

My, How the Mighty Have Fallen!

WARNNG:  Not for the young or faint of heart . . .

So DC Entertainment has made it official canon, Superman will partner (in every sense of the word) with Wonder Woman in their own book.   Taking into account that he’s also in the Batman/Superman book as well, it appears the Trinity is getting the spotlight but not as a trio – unless . . .  (never mind).  Looks like Superman’s getting more books but  ONLY as the battling alien.

As we all know Clark Kent, journalist/blogger, is nowhere to be found except in Scott Snyder’s Superman Unchained.  But for artist and co-pub, Jim Lee, Superman is all about destruction and wreckage.

The new 52 Superman is far more removed from his previous incarnations than the Superman portrayed in Man of Steel.   And one creator is worried that the movie people won’t take care of the character of Superman.   Have they been reading the new 52 Superman?  Have they heard or seen the interviews or panels and the imbecilic statements made about his character and mythology said by Didio and Lee?

One thing the movie has in spades over the new 52 version is HEART!  The new 52 Superman is a clusterfuck.   He can’t feel hot showers anymore, yet he eats hot dogs (even though he doesn’t need to eat) – all within the same issue.  Editorial mandates of no rescuing Lois, not being with Lois, not being Clark reporting, putting him with Wonder Woman so they can fuck while flying and writers who don’t TAKE CARE of what they put into the mythos – like not feeling the sensation of hot water anymore are dragging Superman to an all-time low.

I love Superman and his mythology.  It’s an ancient story.  A being with the powers of a god falls in love with a mortal.  While wearing a ‘disguise’ the powerful being tries to woo said human.   Siegel and Shuster added these elements to their creation of Superman.  Two worlds coming together.   The physically powerful with, in the case of Lois Lane, an intelligent woman with Chutzpah who took no bullshit.    The story components may be ancient but what rich and heart felt tales have been told time and time again over 75 years.  Superman, his mythology and what that means to generations still is a strong concept which will live longer than we mere mortals – if he has the proper care and handling.

Now to make Superman edgy and gritty and relevant to a modern audience – (would that be a more cynical  audience?) they have him kiss, date, and screw Wonder Woman, the most powerful female in the DC Universe, who is not mortal but a demi-goddess.

Sidenote:  (My male child reader of comic books would like to know how Superman stays hard while in the supernatural vagina.)

Their target audience of 18 to 34 year old males must want some beautiful, powerful female demi-goddess to pound their cocks into right?  And why not imagine you’re Supeman and you’re fucking Wonder Woman?  Her pussy can take it, she’s a supernatural Amazon!  Larry Niven would be so proud of what he’s created, I’m sure – and to bring it to life in an ongoing comic in continuity.  No need to worry about exploding vaginas anymore – problem solved.  Didio and Lee are masterminds of subtlety.  [sarcasm] Along with Bob Harras, they seem to be bringing down two of DC Comics greatest icons.  But that doesn’t matter, Batman has umpteen books and Didio just loves that.  Right, Dan?

It will soon be an all Batman world.  Next year is his 75th anniversary – how they going to celebrate that – give him another book???

So why am I so blatantly pissed?  This —


Superman: Man of Steel #131, 2002.

Manchester Black is emotionally and psychologically torturing Lois Lane Kent in order to draw Superman out.  This is Lois’ greatest secret fear.   AND DC ENTERTAINMENT HAS MADE IT CANON IN THE NEW 52.

Back then, stories and characters were written so you could feel their emotions.   I shared  Lois’ fear.  I lived it with her.  I still carry it with me.  This story called NEVERENDING BATTLE is one of my favorites and it had repercussions after the final panel throughout the rest of Superman’s stories.

Dan Didio, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Bob Harras and Diane Nelson have brought Superman fans Lois Lane’s greatest fear – and ours too.   We do not appreciate it at all.  They have destroyed Superman’s mythology and do not care.

Some may say that DC can get Clark and Lois back together, but it has been my experience with the new 52 that editorial will not allow it.  If they were to get Clark and Lois back together – that is a HUGE mountain some writer and artist are going to have to climb – and personally, I don’t think the new 52 has anyone GREAT enough to pull it off.   Especially with the current administration.

Superman fans have been waiting almost 2 years for a snippet of Clark Kent doing journalism or Lois Lane and him on a date or just reporting together.  But the new 52 Superman apparently is a coward when it comes to his heart.  New 52 Action #1 started six months storywise before Justice League and then Superman #1 occurred five years later.  Clark never asked Lois out on a date?  He fought along side Diana for five years with the only pick up line being “You’re strong,” and then BAM!  David Graves lesser gods (and the Evil Empire that runs DC Comics) slaps them together on top of the Lincoln Memorial talking about loneliness and secrets – and they kiss with 2 variant covers.  Oh yea, and a statue for $250.  It’s on Jim Lee’s desk as we speak.

Five days later, a floating Superman in the Watchtower tells Diana, “It was a kiss not a commitment.”

Meanwhile back in Metropolis, in new 52 Action #1.  Clark went to work for the Daily Star not the Daily Planet.  He saved Lois’ life, not in the usual Superman way, but by giving her lifesaving surgery with his fingernail (Action 12).  Don’t worry, that’s all gone.  Removed by Lord Vyndktvx – which personally I think is a compilation of Didio and Lee.

So for five year and a half years (or more) Clark Kent/Superman has known Lois Lane and yet . . . he’s never asked her out for a date.  Oh, he’s pined for her and thinks she’s the most amazing woman he’s ever met (this is after he started dating Wonder Woman).  There was plenty of romantic tension in Diggle’s Action 19 where we get got to see a glimpse of that chemistry we know so well.  Scorching!  This occurred 1 year before Superman #1.  (Wonder why Clark was so shocked Lois was sleeping with the guy she was dating for 1 year?  See, no timeline for any of this has been established by DC Entertainment. Dan Didio admitted so at a recent retailer’s roadshow.) But Diggle mysteriously quit for professional reasons after one issue.  He made no bones about his love for Lois Lane either.

There is no hope in DC Comics/Entertainment especially for Superman and his mythology.  Lois Lane has been fridged 5 times in 2 years and pushed aside so Superman can fuck Wonder Woman – because as the males who weren’t raised by women who taught them to respect females, all know – Wonder Woman’s vagina is the only one that can contain Superman’s sperm.   It says so in Mark Waid’s Kingdom Come.  Even though Waid expressed his story was never supposed to be used as a template – it’s deeply rooted in the minds of the men who run DC Comics.  And they want to share that with the 18 to 34 year old male population as canon for the character who stands for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.

So yes, having a Superman/Wonder Woman book to celebrate Superman/Lois/Clark Kent’s 75th anniversary (complete with 75th anniversary logo, no doubt) makes perfect sense, right?   Stupidity and ego much, Evil Empire?

Needless to say, I will only be buying non-new 52 merchandise.  But unfortunately the 75th anniversary logo has yet to be sighted on the digital-first non-new 52 downloads of Smallville Season 11 and Adventures of Superman.  Two books I buy in digital and print.

I am giving Scott Snyder’s Superman Unchained a try because he is DC’s golden boy and if it wasn’t for him – Superman would not have this book.  He is also featuring Lois in the main part of the story.  She will be investigating.   Still early days yet and if DC keeps pushing Lois’ greatest fear at fans – we may walk completely.  But we probably don’t meet their beloved target demographic anyway.

Oh well, no skin off DC’s nose since they want new readers.  Readers who spend their time in the bathroom or under the covers reading Superman/Wonder Woman with Rosey Palm.  Apparently.

My, how the mighty have fallen.

June 19, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Announcements, Baudy's Reviews, Superman. Leave a comment.