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2012-07-22 12:46:57 PM  
Is he going to be a single parent in this one? Because that was awesome.

timswar: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Putting it to the soundtrack of 'The Fellowship of the Ring' was kind of odd. Yes, everyone loves Gandalf and was sad when he fell, but why play his lament over a Superman trailer? Brought up some just bizarre imagery in my mind.

At least they didn't use the music from Dragonheart.


Hey, that piece of music is called "To the Stars," at least that part would've been appropriate, lol.

/srsly, that's a very pretty trailer
 
2012-07-22 12:48:59 PM  

soporific: So I'm hopeful about this one. And if it's better than the Singer movie, that's a big win right there.


A shot-for-shot remake of Superman III with Carrot Top in the Richard Pryor role would be better than the Singer movie.
 
2012-07-22 12:52:14 PM  
Nolan is involved. This means it will suck just like his Batman does. It will be ponderous and focus more on Superman's psyche than anything to do with action. The movie will be over 3 hours long just because.


/yesiamserious.jpg
 
2012-07-22 12:52:56 PM  

MBK: Superman defends everything that is good in the universe. That is who his character is. He isn't a soldier, he isn't a warrior or a killer or fighter. He's a defender. Hiding away, running away from who he is isn't what he is supposed to be.

The clip of him hitchhiking is just so wrong. That's Bruce Banner. Someone trying to get away from the Hulk, who is a mindless beast. That isn't who Superman is. And I don't care if it is part of the plot, the teaser shows him running away.

fark that.

Bring Darkseid or some other super powerful guy, put him in the middle of Metropolis, and have Superman and that person just beat the ever living snot of each other for 45 minutes.


From what I took of the whole hitchhiking thing, is that he's heading north. And I guess the Crab Boat would also be the best way to get further at a certain point. So I think he's trying to get to the Fortress or where it will be made.
 
2012-07-22 12:55:06 PM  

Erix: skinink: I saw a Superman trailer in the theater, and I wondered, "Superman leaves two contrails when he flies?" It was weird.
And I'm just tired of re-booted origin stories already. We just had a Superman movie not too long ago, and Spiderman's recent reboot wasn't even that good.

You know, the Spider-man movie was actually pretty decent. I thought it was fun, and the other day I went back and watched Spider-Man 2, which is pretty much taken as the best of the Raimi trilogy. It kinda sucked, to be honest. Everything in it was so heavy handed it was ridiculous. I had to fast forward through parts because they kept on driving the same points home over and over and over again. Yes, I get it, Peter Parker is a nerd. Yes, I get it, he's letting Mary Jane down. Again. It was cheesy, and if that's what you're looking for in a comic book movie that's fine, but it didn't hold up nearly as well as I expected.

The reboot, while way too soon and unnecessary, was actually far better.


some people just have bad taste and you can't have conversations about film with

i'm sure there is a politics thread you can go hang around in
 
2012-07-22 12:57:46 PM  
Aren't Teaser Trailers supposed to make me want to see the movie? Hopefully they'll take the time between now and the release date to shoot an entirely new movie. This looks unwatchable.
 
2012-07-22 12:58:09 PM  

NathanAllen: Superman is unable to keep a relationship because plain and simple women with crushed pelvises tend to crawl away as rapidly as possible.


Speaking of which, I wonder if he farks Lois in this one.
 
2012-07-22 01:01:17 PM  
Why is superman hitch hiking?
 
2012-07-22 01:02:04 PM  

EZ1923: puckrock2000: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Putting it to the soundtrack of 'The Fellowship of the Ring' was kind of odd. Yes, everyone loves Gandalf and was sad when he fell, but why play his lament over a Superman trailer? Brought up some just bizarre imagery in my mind.

Because they're still early in production, and the full score hasn't been composed yet - this is pretty common for teasers which are released far ahead of the film's release date. LOTR trailers used parts of "Carmina Burana", the trailer for "Renaissance Man" used part of the score from "Stripes", and so on.

Which is a little disappointing.I mean, I get that it's a new Francoise, blah blah blah, but you're not going to do better than the John Williams score. You just aren't, and they shouldn't try.


Autocorrect sucks.

/wouldn't mind this Francoise being in the movie
starsmedia.ign.com
 
2012-07-22 01:02:36 PM  

NeoCortex42: I think the problem with Superman is in having a worthwhile villain. Batman has to out-think and out-plan his opponents. He only has his training and gadgets to rely on. Superman can just punch anybody really hard. He constantly has to be de-powered just to draw the stories out.


That's the point of Superman. His only limits are moral ones that he imposes on himself. His constant struggle is to inspire people without terrifying them, guide them without ruling them. He could kill Lex Luthor any time he wanted to, but that would violate his ideals.
 
2012-07-22 01:05:44 PM  

Teknowaffle: ontariolightning: No, Clark Kent doing his laundry

And apparently doing a guest spot on Deadliest Catch


When the voiceover started i was confused it wasnt Mike Rowe.

/first one johnathan, second one jor-el?
 
2012-07-22 01:09:50 PM  

puckrock2000: /wouldn't mind this Francoise being in the movie
[starsmedia.ign.com image 555x370]


Holy boobs batman!
 
2012-07-22 01:10:23 PM  

YodaBlues: DarkJohnson: mhd: Brick-House: How does Superman shave?

[i46.tinypic.com image 442x329]

There needs to be a version where he's manscaping.
"Careful...careful...."


"MUTHERF@#KINGC@CKSU#&;ERA$$HO#LECHRISTONACRACKER!!!"



"......*sigh*...Careful....careful...."


That post is more entertaining than Superman Returns.

Well done!!
 
2012-07-22 01:12:23 PM  

mariner314: So he's taking a boat and hitch hiking further north to the fortress of solitude? Hasn't learned to fly yet? Makes sense.


He's well aware of his powers but has made a choice to live as an ordinary person.
 
2012-07-22 01:14:13 PM  
Here's the way I would go with Superman - do it like M. Night did in Unbreakable.

Seriously, hear me out. What I loved about that movie was that the discovery that this guy was a superhero took an interesting shape. The fact that he had super-strength didn't make it easy for him to lift stuff - it just meant that his exertion did more. It's still hard for him to lift 200 pounds, just like it is for us, but he has the ability push himself even harder, maybe infinitely so. But in order for it to be believable, we in the audience need to feel the exertion. That's how it has to work.

So when Superman is running really fast or really long, he should definitely get winded. He should get incredibly farking tired. But he should also never actually stop running. It should just be incredibly painful, while he's still able to actually do it. That's the way the powers should work.
 
2012-07-22 01:16:46 PM  

DamnYankees: Here's the way I would go with Superman - do it like M. Night did in Unbreakable.

Seriously, hear me out. What I loved about that movie was that the discovery that this guy was a superhero took an interesting shape. The fact that he had super-strength didn't make it easy for him to lift stuff - it just meant that his exertion did more. It's still hard for him to lift 200 pounds, just like it is for us, but he has the ability push himself even harder, maybe infinitely so. But in order for it to be believable, we in the audience need to feel the exertion. That's how it has to work.

So when Superman is running really fast or really long, he should definitely get winded. He should get incredibly farking tired. But he should also never actually stop running. It should just be incredibly painful, while he's still able to actually do it. That's the way the powers should work.


That's not Superman.

You can't ground Superman in "reality" like Nolan did with Batman. Superman is an alien, so all of the elements automatically become supernatural. If you take that away from Superman, he's somebody else entirely.
 
2012-07-22 01:17:34 PM  

captainmaxthedestroyer: That's not Superman.

You can't ground Superman in "reality" like Nolan did with Batman. Superman is an alien, so all of the elements automatically become supernatural. If you take that away from Superman, he's somebody else entirely.


Maybe, but there's a reason Superman has always been hard to do on film - his powers are farking absurd and make for very bad storytelling. It's hard to tell stories about what is essentially a god and have any drama.
 
2012-07-22 01:19:01 PM  

FreetardoRivera: Erix: skinink: I saw a Superman trailer in the theater, and I wondered, "Superman leaves two contrails when he flies?" It was weird.
And I'm just tired of re-booted origin stories already. We just had a Superman movie not too long ago, and Spiderman's recent reboot wasn't even that good.

You know, the Spider-man movie was actually pretty decent. I thought it was fun, and the other day I went back and watched Spider-Man 2, which is pretty much taken as the best of the Raimi trilogy. It kinda sucked, to be honest. Everything in it was so heavy handed it was ridiculous. I had to fast forward through parts because they kept on driving the same points home over and over and over again. Yes, I get it, Peter Parker is a nerd. Yes, I get it, he's letting Mary Jane down. Again. It was cheesy, and if that's what you're looking for in a comic book movie that's fine, but it didn't hold up nearly as well as I expected.

The reboot, while way too soon and unnecessary, was actually far better.

some people just have bad taste and you can't have conversations about film with

i'm sure there is a politics thread you can go hang around in


Why go there? The butthurt apparently flows just as readily around here, and over something as dumb as not liking Spider-Man 2.
 
2012-07-22 01:19:24 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: From what I took of the whole hitchhiking thing, is that he's heading north. And I guess the Crab Boat would also be the best way to get further at a certain point. So I think he's trying to get to the Fortress or where it will be made.


Or just product placement for the discovery channel. Probably hooks up with a troop of gold miners to make in to inland Alaska. Then uses their labor and machinery to build the fortress, and promptly murders all the witnesses.

/Superman is the villain in this movie
//The shot of him "flying"?
///That's him pushing the earth into the Sun.
 
2012-07-22 01:20:34 PM  
They have "Smallville Season 11" out now in comic book form.

It's really weird reading a comic book adaptation of a TV show that was adapted from a comic book.
 
mhd
2012-07-22 01:22:25 PM  

DamnYankees: Maybe, but there's a reason Superman has always been hard to do on film - his powers are farking absurd and make for very bad storytelling. It's hard to tell stories about what is essentially a god and have any drama.


Erm, Thor?
 
2012-07-22 01:23:59 PM  

NeoCortex42: I think the problem with Superman is in having a worthwhile villain. Batman has to out-think and out-plan his opponents. He only has his training and gadgets to rely on. Superman can just punch anybody really hard. He constantly has to be de-powered just to draw the stories out.


Problem: Your superhero is a nigh-invulnerable extraterrestrial demigod.
Solution: Make him fight other nigh-invulnerable extraterrestrial demigods.

It just so happens that the history of Superman has a plethora of villains where this was the case (Darkseid, Metallo, Doomsday, Zod, Brainiac, Mxyzptlk, etc.) and it puzzles me that we've had five god damn Superman movies and the only villain used other than Lex Luthor has been Zod. That's just stupid.

No one wants to see Supes foil bank heists and kidnappers anymore. Introduce someone new who can seriously bring the pain -- preferably from another planet or dimension -- and let's have it out for farks sakes. This is not that hard of a concept.

/and what the fark? more character-drivel introspection and angst? Did we not get enough of that from Smallville? JUST farkING FIGHT SOMEBODY ALREADY.
 
2012-07-22 01:24:56 PM  

mhd: DamnYankees: Maybe, but there's a reason Superman has always been hard to do on film - his powers are farking absurd and make for very bad storytelling. It's hard to tell stories about what is essentially a god and have any drama.

Erm, Thor?


And Thor was probably the weakest of the Marvel movies, partly for that reason. But at least Thor was equally matched in the film by other gods.
 
2012-07-22 01:25:13 PM  

mhd: DamnYankees: Maybe, but there's a reason Superman has always been hard to do on film - his powers are farking absurd and make for very bad storytelling. It's hard to tell stories about what is essentially a god and have any drama.

Erm, Thor?


Yeah, but to do the Thor movie they had to depower him, as is the usual way of dealing with overpowered superheros. Avengers pitted him against another god and an entire army of alien-robot things. That would probably require more setup than they'd be able to manage in a movie that's already retelling the origin story, like this Superman does.
 
2012-07-22 01:25:23 PM  

Lost Thought 00: ThatBillmanGuy: From what I took of the whole hitchhiking thing, is that he's heading north. And I guess the Crab Boat would also be the best way to get further at a certain point. So I think he's trying to get to the Fortress or where it will be made.

Or just product placement for the discovery channel. Probably hooks up with a troop of gold miners to make in to inland Alaska. Then uses their labor and machinery to build the fortress, and promptly murders all the witnesses.

/Superman is the villain in this movie
//The shot of him "flying"?
///That's him pushing the earth into the Sun.


That would still be better than most other Superman adaptations. Except for the Animated Series.
 
2012-07-22 01:27:15 PM  

DamnYankees: mhd: DamnYankees: Maybe, but there's a reason Superman has always been hard to do on film - his powers are farking absurd and make for very bad storytelling. It's hard to tell stories about what is essentially a god and have any drama.

Erm, Thor?

And Thor was probably the weakest of the Marvel movies, partly for that reason. But at least Thor was equally matched in the film by other gods.


It wasn't terrible, but I think what saved it was the fact that they introduced a whole world beyond earth, so at least it had some novel stuff going on.
 
2012-07-22 01:28:12 PM  

Erix: DamnYankees: mhd: DamnYankees: Maybe, but there's a reason Superman has always been hard to do on film - his powers are farking absurd and make for very bad storytelling. It's hard to tell stories about what is essentially a god and have any drama.

Erm, Thor?

And Thor was probably the weakest of the Marvel movies, partly for that reason. But at least Thor was equally matched in the film by other gods.

It wasn't terrible, but I think what saved it was the fact that they introduced a whole world beyond earth, so at least it had some novel stuff going on.


And it was knowingly campy and over the top - the way Thor, Odin and Loki was acted tonally fit their level of power. Superman isn't that way. He has to behave with the temperament of a normal person, but be a god. It's incongruous.
 
2012-07-22 01:29:40 PM  

Already Disturbed: Terrence Malick directed a superhero movie?


I would watch that movie. I love Terrence Malick.
 
2012-07-22 01:30:41 PM  

NeoCortex42: bifford: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: MBK: What a shiatty, shiatty teaser.

It will be a POS anyway. Superman is a crappy character.

There's no such thing as a "crappy character". There are only crappy writers. Batman was not well-respected by the general public before Batman Begins. I'm hoping The Man of Steel can do the same for Superman.

I think the problem with Superman is in having a worthwhile villain. Batman has to out-think and out-plan his opponents. He only has his training and gadgets to rely on. Superman can just punch anybody really hard. He constantly has to be de-powered just to draw the stories out.


Well that's a problem when you live in a world made of cardboard.
 
2012-07-22 01:31:42 PM  

Erix: DamnYankees: mhd: DamnYankees: Maybe, but there's a reason Superman has always been hard to do on film - his powers are farking absurd and make for very bad storytelling. It's hard to tell stories about what is essentially a god and have any drama.

Erm, Thor?

And Thor was probably the weakest of the Marvel movies, partly for that reason. But at least Thor was equally matched in the film by other gods.

It wasn't terrible, but I think what saved it was the fact that they introduced a whole world beyond earth, so at least it had some novel stuff going on.


I thought Thor was fine on it's own, but the one big issue I had with Avengers was exactly what you state. Other than Thor, all of those super heros and villains are pretty much mortal. Add in Thor and now all of a sudden you're dealing with something else entirely. It just didn't fit right.
 
2012-07-22 01:32:11 PM  

soporific: As someone who owns the Watchmen Director's Cut, I'm excited for this movie. Snyder plus Nolan could give us a great live-action Superman movie.

Although the DCU animated movies are still the best. All Star Superman is probably the best Superman movie I've ever seen, and even Superman:Doomsday had some pretty good moments. These animated movies got Superman right, and the Superman:Doomsday movie had the best Superman/Lois relationship I've ever seen, better than anything we saw in the Donner or Singer movies.

So I'm hopeful about this one. And if it's better than the Singer movie, that's a big win right there.


Superman vs:The Elite, the most recent one, has a great answer for all the people wanting dark and gritty, killer Superman. The moment he decides to go nuts is actually frightening.
 
2012-07-22 01:32:26 PM  

Rent Party: I thought Thor was fine on it's own, but the one big issue I had with Avengers was exactly what you state. Other than Thor, all of those super heros and villains are pretty much mortal.


Loki and Hulk both seemed pretty immortal to me.
 
2012-07-22 01:35:58 PM  
Superman! Superman!
Does laundry like only a superman can,
Can he mix whites and tights?
Of course he can, he's Superman.
Hey there! There folds the Superman!
 
2012-07-22 01:41:02 PM  

DamnYankees: Rent Party: I thought Thor was fine on it's own, but the one big issue I had with Avengers was exactly what you state. Other than Thor, all of those super heros and villains are pretty much mortal.

Loki and Hulk both seemed pretty immortal to me.


Loki suffers the same issue as Thor. Hulk, while the most *cough* incredible *cough* of them, is still just a guy that can be killed when he's not all hulked up. There is a human story behind him.

You know, that might just the reason I don't think Thor (the whole story line) fits in well with Avengers. All of those other characters have human counterparts. Bruce/Hulk, Stark/Ironman, Rogers/Captain America, etc... There is natural conflict there, which makes the characters more interesting.

Thor is just Thor all the time.

/ Deep literary analysis of comic book characters is fun and educational.
// not really
 
2012-07-22 01:44:47 PM  
I swear Hollywood needs to stop doing Superman origin movies, hell at this point the missing link buried under 300 ft of ice in Antarctica knows about Superman's origins. They need to do a movie where right off the bat Superman is in Metropolis taking care of business, that way the movie cuts out 45 minutes of the transformation of Clark Kent into Superman or should I say the transformation of Superman into Clark Kent.
 
2012-07-22 01:45:52 PM  

LegacyDL: I swear Hollywood needs to stop doing Superman origin movies


Unless I'm missing something, this would be the...second one. It's not like they do this every two years.
 
2012-07-22 01:50:43 PM  

DamnYankees: LegacyDL: I swear Hollywood needs to stop doing Superman origin movies

Unless I'm missing something, this would be the...second one. It's not like they do this every two years.


You could probably count Smallville as well.
 
2012-07-22 01:57:48 PM  

DamnYankees: LegacyDL: I swear Hollywood needs to stop doing Superman origin movies

Unless I'm missing something, this would be the...second one. It's not like they do this every two years.


But my point is that basically Superman is a world renown figure in pop culture. We don't need a movie establishing how he left Krypton, came to Earth and became its savior. Anyone can redirect the same sequence of events over and over but they could at least make the movie original in doing so. Superman Returns tried that (and I applaud them for it) but essentially I believe in my humble opinion it's safe to assume that everyone knows about how Superman started out.
 
2012-07-22 01:58:25 PM  

DamnYankees: LegacyDL: I swear Hollywood needs to stop doing Superman origin movies

Unless I'm missing something, this would be the...second one. It's not like they do this every two years.


Yeah, it's been over 30 years since Reeve first donned the cape, but the gist of LegacyDL's post is well-taken. Some lesser superheroes might need their origins told, or even retold. Superman is a universally recognized character, though, like Sherlock Holmes and Mickey Mouse. There's simply no need.
 
2012-07-22 02:01:24 PM  

LegacyDL: DamnYankees: LegacyDL: I swear Hollywood needs to stop doing Superman origin movies

Unless I'm missing something, this would be the...second one. It's not like they do this every two years.

But my point is that basically Superman is a world renown figure in pop culture. We don't need a movie establishing how he left Krypton, came to Earth and became its savior. Anyone can redirect the same sequence of events over and over but they could at least make the movie original in doing so. Superman Returns tried that (and I applaud them for it) but essentially I believe in my humble opinion it's safe to assume that everyone knows about how Superman started out.


2.bp.blogspot.com

You can tell it in 4 panels and 8 words.
 
2012-07-22 02:02:19 PM  

BroVinny: DamnYankees: LegacyDL: I swear Hollywood needs to stop doing Superman origin movies

Unless I'm missing something, this would be the...second one. It's not like they do this every two years.

Yeah, it's been over 30 years since Reeve first donned the cape, but the gist of LegacyDL's post is well-taken. Some lesser superheroes might need their origins told, or even retold. Superman is a universally recognized character, though, like Sherlock Holmes and Mickey Mouse. There's simply no need.


LegacyDL: DamnYankees: LegacyDL: I swear Hollywood needs to stop doing Superman origin movies

Unless I'm missing something, this would be the...second one. It's not like they do this every two years.

But my point is that basically Superman is a world renown figure in pop culture. We don't need a movie establishing how he left Krypton, came to Earth and became its savior. Anyone can redirect the same sequence of events over and over but they could at least make the movie original in doing so. Superman Returns tried that (and I applaud them for it) but essentially I believe in my humble opinion it's safe to assume that everyone knows about how Superman started out.


This is true, but keep in mind Superman Returns was exactly this. It was NOT an origin story. It started in medias re. And it was not good.

The quality of a superhero movie is pretty independent of what part of the story its telling, I think.
 
2012-07-22 02:06:55 PM  

RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 822x1030]
Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex


God, I love Niven so damn much.

Gonna steer clear of superhero movies for a while though, especially from the DC comics. Seems a little... hazardous to the health, y'know.
 
2012-07-22 02:08:52 PM  

Rent Party: DamnYankees: Rent Party: I thought Thor was fine on it's own, but the one big issue I had with Avengers was exactly what you state. Other than Thor, all of those super heros and villains are pretty much mortal.

Loki and Hulk both seemed pretty immortal to me.

Loki suffers the same issue as Thor. Hulk, while the most *cough* incredible *cough* of them, is still just a guy that can be killed when he's not all hulked up. There is a human story behind him.

You know, that might just the reason I don't think Thor (the whole story line) fits in well with Avengers. All of those other characters have human counterparts. Bruce/Hulk, Stark/Ironman, Rogers/Captain America, etc... There is natural conflict there, which makes the characters more interesting.

Thor is just Thor all the time.

/ Deep literary analysis of comic book characters is fun and educational.
// not really


So you didn't watch the movie, got it.

Hint: They stated that you can't kill Hulk while he's in Banner form because he instantly goes back to being Hulk.

It's also from the comics.
 
2012-07-22 02:10:16 PM  

MBK: What a shiatty, shiatty teaser.

If they turn Superman into a dark, brooding hero...they deserve the POS that movie will be.


Agreed. Supes should be the polar opposite of Batman,not a kindred spirit.
 
2012-07-22 02:11:30 PM  

HotWingAgenda: RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 822x1030]
Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex

God, I love Niven so damn much.

Gonna steer clear of superhero movies for a while though, especially from the DC comics. Seems a little... hazardous to the health, y'know.


Rather pusillanimous of you, considering that the recent shooting was an isolated event. Think of the thousands of screens where The Dark Knight Rises is showing without incident.

I'd go see it this weekend, if money wasn't an issue. It is, so my entertainment is confined to reading Fark. How sad is that?
 
2012-07-22 02:13:27 PM  

DamnYankees: captainmaxthedestroyer: That's not Superman.

You can't ground Superman in "reality" like Nolan did with Batman. Superman is an alien, so all of the elements automatically become supernatural. If you take that away from Superman, he's somebody else entirely.

Maybe, but there's a reason Superman has always been hard to do on film - his powers are farking absurd and make for very bad storytelling. It's hard to tell stories about what is essentially a god and have any drama.


Hard to do, and yet Superman (1978) is the prototype of modern superhero films.
 
2012-07-22 02:24:08 PM  

Fano: LegacyDL: DamnYankees: LegacyDL: I swear Hollywood needs to stop doing Superman origin movies

Unless I'm missing something, this would be the...second one. It's not like they do this every two years.

But my point is that basically Superman is a world renown figure in pop culture. We don't need a movie establishing how he left Krypton, came to Earth and became its savior. Anyone can redirect the same sequence of events over and over but they could at least make the movie original in doing so. Superman Returns tried that (and I applaud them for it) but essentially I believe in my humble opinion it's safe to assume that everyone knows about how Superman started out.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 420x663]

You can tell it in 4 panels and 8 words.


Unless, of course, you change the origin story.
 
2012-07-22 02:24:24 PM  

NeoCortex42: 1. Put snakes on plane: Free Radical: /Ummm how the hell does Supes have contrails?

Wings can create contrails, but you got me on how this is supposed to work. Maybe there is a factual explanation for it, but it doesn't look right, does it?

Has there even been a pseudo-scientific explanation of how Superman propels himself?

I wouldn't mind a movie that returned to really old-school Superman power levels: Strong, but not invincible. No flying, but can leap really high.


From Wikipedia: Superman's ability to fly under his own power is explained with the concept of "self telekinesis", an invisible telekinetic field that allows him to lift himself off the ground. Any objects that Superman touches are also enveloped by the field and this allows him to move them with the force of his will. In addition, the idea of a supercharged bioelectric "aura" which acts as an invisible "force field" around and within his body was introduced by Byrne to provide an explanation for his invulnerability. Superman's skin-tight aura allows his equally tight costume to come through his fights relatively undamaged, although his cape will tear as it is not protected by the aura. (Pre-Crisis, his costume and cape were made of Kryptonian fabric that was invulnerable under a yellow sun.) Superman's invulnerability is still great enough to withstand one 50 megaton nuclear explosion, but he will be knocked out as result
 
2012-07-22 02:28:27 PM  
I'm not a Superman fan, but that looks pretty good.
 
2012-07-22 02:32:44 PM  

BroVinny: Mickey Mouse


Mickey Mouse has an origin story for his superpowers?


rocky_howard: They stated that you can't kill Hulk while he's in Banner form because he instantly goes back to being Hulk.


And that is why the Hulk is worse than Superman. At least with Superman, you know ahead of time that he can't be killed, will always be perfect, etc. With the Hulk, they keep jerking you around, letting you think he might be killable, under the right conditions... and then they go all deus ex. I heard a while back the moron writers made it so Hulk and Banner got split into two separate beings, with the excuse that Banner was always evil, and the intelligent, friendly Hulk was trapped inside him waiting to be freed. What a steaming load.
 
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