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(io9)   Twelve things that ruined Superman   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Superman, Dawson's Creek, comic book creator, Man of Steel, Superboy, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Brandon Routh, Martha Kent  
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2013-01-31 08:42:41 PM  
6 votes:
13.  Superman takes up horse back riding.
2013-01-31 09:24:27 PM  
3 votes:

Fano: Apos: doglover: Number 1

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You've lost me. Why is this being trotted out?

I think it's Comet, the Wonder Horse that deflowered Kara Zor-El

You did what?
2013-01-31 09:18:27 PM  
3 votes:

Apos: doglover: Number 1

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You've lost me. Why is this being trotted out?

I think it's Comet, the Wonder Horse that deflowered Kara Zor-El
2013-01-31 08:20:23 PM  
3 votes:
2013-01-31 06:42:40 PM  
3 votes:
say what now?
2013-01-31 11:49:27 PM  
2 votes:
13. Superman 64
2013-02-01 01:34:37 PM  
1 vote:

Zombie Butler: COMALite J:

R.I.P., Dwayne McDuffie. We still miss you deeply, two years later. :-(

Now I'm sad.  We are more for having him amongst us and less for loosing him.

All of this.
2013-02-01 07:22:11 AM  
1 vote:

ModernLuddite: As lame as Superman is, this was the best cartoon ever:

So weird, I JUST watched that like a WEEK ago!  Never saw it before!

/Lois, you're gonna get knocked around inside that giant metal robot full of diamonds and shiat!!
2013-02-01 05:00:16 AM  
1 vote:

timswar: scottydoesntknow: I find 99% of Superman stuff to be horribly boring. BUT the one piece of Superman media that I do love (and will watch anytime) is when he finally gets to unleash all his power and deliver an epic beatdown to Darkseid.

That man won't quit as long as he can still draw a breath. None of my teammates will. Me? I've got a different problem. I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard. Always taking constant care not to break something. To break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can't ya, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose, and show you just how powerful I really am!


As much as I love that little speech [spoiler alert] it's kinda diminished by Supes subsequently getting smacked down and having to be bailed out by someone else's hail-Mary gambit.

Oh, and what ruin Superman for me is the "situationally adaptive powers". I had some Superman cartoons on VHS growing up and I swear each episode involved him unveiling a new power.

The old stuff (cartoons, comics, TV shows) was lousy with that shiat. Especially in the comics and the Super Friends cartoon, Superman would whip out one new power after another that was just what the situation called for and would never appear again. Super-Knitting, Super-Math, Super-Anti-Malaria-Earwax, Super-Jazz Hands. Though you can't mock only Superman for that, all of the DC characters were guilty, especially Batman and his goddamned waist-mounted toolshed/laboratory.

Fortunately they stopped doing that shiat so much during the 90's and it's sticking so far.

/rolled my eyes so hard after Superman peeled off the S from his chest and tossed it at one of Zod's henchmen in Superman II and wrapped him in a Super-Saran wrap Bubble
2013-02-01 01:35:29 AM  
1 vote:

erveek: likefunbutnot: NeedlesslyCanadian: Counting or not counting that Superman is a the lamest superhero in the first place?


Uh, Aquaman and Arm Fall Off Boy.

2013-01-31 10:53:07 PM  
1 vote:
2013-01-31 09:23:34 PM  
1 vote:
Re: #12...

This was the outcome, so more power to it I say!
2013-01-31 09:20:17 PM  
1 vote:

Apos: doglover: Number 1

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You've lost me. Why is this being trotted out?

What's the opposite of Christopher Walken?
2013-01-31 09:13:53 PM  
1 vote:

AdolfOliverPanties: NeedlesslyCanadian: Counting or not counting that Superman is a lame superhero in the first place?

This.  I never saw the appeal of the character.  Every bit of it is flawed.  Ridiculous underwear on the outside costume with unnecessary cape, a secret identity a fetus in a jar could figure out, piled on attributes and backstory, more powers, last survivor of Krypton becomes one of many, different kinds of Kryptonite for different effects, some truly horrible villains, powers that make the JLA obsolete but he still joins..and on and on.

I never liked the fact that the dick can hang out in space, listening to everything on Earth, and instead of tracking down terrorist groups or serial killers or drug gangs massacring huge swathes of certain areas of Mexico, he decides to stop...a bank robbery.
2013-01-31 09:11:15 PM  
1 vote:
Number 1
2013-01-31 09:07:07 PM  
1 vote:
io9 ruined Superman because io9 ruins everything.
2013-01-31 08:24:56 PM  
1 vote:
The only Superman analysis/critique worth reading was written over 40 years ago, and it's right here:
2013-01-31 07:10:45 PM  
1 vote:

"The most grievous being his lack of an uber mustache."
2013-01-31 07:00:20 PM  
1 vote:
I'll defend the use of Drunk-Ass Superman in Superman III.

Other than that... meh.
2013-01-31 06:45:22 PM  
1 vote:
Counting or not counting that Superman is a lame superhero in the first place?
2013-01-31 06:45:07 PM  
1 vote:
13. Obama

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