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(Deadline)   Warner Brothers donates Batman's mask, Catwoman's suit, and Superman's worthlessness to the Smithsonian   (deadline.com) divider line 45
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2013-03-09 12:30:09 AM  
It's not a mask, it's a cowl
 
2013-03-09 12:36:26 AM  
Just watched Superman vs. The Elite.  That's why Superman is awesome.
 
2013-03-09 12:39:24 AM  
he Superman cape was from 1883′s Superman III starring Christopher Reeve

Well now I feel old, I didn't realize it was that long ago.
 
2013-03-09 01:32:41 AM  

Mentat: Just watched Superman vs. The Elite.  That's why Superman is awesome.


if you haven't seen it, stop reading
*SPOILERS* *SPOILERS*

absolutely. people are so quick to sh*t on Superman because he's so powerful and has limited weaknesses. but the Elite really showcased one of his greatest weaknesses, his willingness to trust and his boy-scout belief that all people have good in them.

unlike Batman's constant paranoia (which is who he is), Superman really is a good-will ambassador to everyone he meets and he's willing to accept you with open arms.

until you play him for a fool. then all bets are off.

and during the climactic battle, the sacrifice that he was willing to make to his reputation, hurt him more than any kryptonite could have. with it being broadcast to everyone, you got the sense that people are going to be re-evaluating their thoughts about him. people probably really didn't realize how powerful he is, or how ugly, dark, and dirty he could become (even if it was all a ruse).

those DC animated films really do a great job of capturing the characters.
 
2013-03-09 03:09:24 AM  
I should go to that. Do you think there will be hot chicks?
 
2013-03-09 03:33:37 AM  
You want to also see why Supes is awesome, watch his "World of Cardboard" moment from JLU as well as his fight against Captain Marvel from the same.
 
2013-03-09 03:34:17 AM  
Worthless? If anything, I'd say Superman was overly useful, in that he's pretty much goddamned invincible to the point where he becomes boring.
 
2013-03-09 03:59:52 AM  

Mentat: Just watched Superman vs. The Elite.  That's why Superman is awesome.


calbert: Mentat: Just watched Superman vs. The Elite.  That's why Superman is awesome.

if you haven't seen it, stop reading
*SPOILERS* *SPOILERS*

Absolutely.  Batman is the gritty reality of a world with Superheroes, and what they would have to do and live with.  Superman is the optimism and naivety that too many of us are forced to lose to survive the world.  If I were to be able to actually make my childhood fantasies come true, I'd rather be Superman, and not just for the powers.  But because living as Batman, as badass as he is, would be incredibly boring.
 
2013-03-09 04:01:39 AM  

Shadowknight: But because living as Batman, as badass as he is, would be incredibly boring depressing.


Shiat.  Ever have it when you are typing, and someone in the room says something and it just pops in your head?  The kid said something to the wife about cleaning her room being "boring," and apparently my stupid brain couldn't stop confusing her words with my own thoughts.
 
2013-03-09 04:09:19 AM  
Props from Tim Burton's 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also were among 30 items donated. The Batman mask and cowl were worn by George Clooney in 1997′s Batman & Robin, the Superman cape was from 1883′s Superman III starring Christopher Reeve and the Catwoman suit from Halle Berry's 2004 Catwoman.

In other words, it's all a bunch of crap from embarrassing movies that never should have been made and Warner Bros. couldn't get anyone to buy it.
 
2013-03-09 04:11:13 AM  
The Batman mask and cowl were worn by George Clooney in 1997′sBatman & Robin...Catwoman suit from Halle Berry's 2004Catwoman.

So they gave up the mask from the worst batman and the suit from the worst super hero movie ever. If only they gave away Brandon Routh's cape they would have completed the trifecta of shiatty superhero memorabilia that no one wanted.
 
2013-03-09 04:20:14 AM  

Nezu Chiza: You want to also see why Supes is awesome, watch his "World of Cardboard" moment from JLU as well as his fight against Captain Marvel from the same.


That speech is one of my favorite superman moments of all time, second only to the brutal asskicking of Darksied at the end of the animated series.
 
2013-03-09 04:42:48 AM  
After which, they messed around with Jim.
 
2013-03-09 04:52:47 AM  
So, to the Smithsonian, props from the bad movies were given.  Or, in the case of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a prop from a movie that should never have been made.
 
2013-03-09 05:00:22 AM  

that one guy with the face: Nezu Chiza: You want to also see why Supes is awesome, watch his "World of Cardboard" moment from JLU as well as his fight against Captain Marvel from the same.

That speech is one of my favorite superman moments of all time, second only to the brutal asskicking of Darksied at the end of the animated series.


JLU was chock full of amazing moments.  The death of Solomon Grundy, The Flash entering the speed force in the fight vs Lex, John Stewart facing the lantern-infused Manhunter and defeating it belting out the GL oath, so very very well done.

/Also, make it the Eartha Kitt catwoman suit and I'll bid top dollar just for 5 seconds to sniff it.
 
2013-03-09 05:05:34 AM  

Shadowknight: Absolutely. Batman is the gritty reality of a world with Superheroes, and what they would have to do and live with. Superman is the optimism and naivety that too many of us are forced to lose to survive the world. If I were to be able to actually make my childhood fantasies come true, I'd rather be Superman, and not just for the powers. But because living as Batman, as badass as he is, would be incredibly boring.

depressing.

fyp

It's interesting that while there is the stark contrast between them that you point out... they both use violence and vigilante justice as their preferred means of dealing with their problems.

Superman talks a good game, but you know that he's just getting that talkytalk out of the way to cover his ass later in Lois' interview,
he's just ITCHING to laser-eye-beam and falcon-punch the living fark out of whoever. Nothing makes that man smile like throwing a bad guy through a Coke-a-cola sign.

This says volumes about us as a society, as our most popular folk heros are nothing more than artistic renditions of the Jungian archetypes common to us all. Whether they are common to most of us by our nature alone (all humans), or a more specific archetypes relevant to the society we've cultivated here in American is another debate entirely.

Not that it's any surprise to most of us. Superman is the idealist, Batman is the cynic (disappointed idealist) but where their(our) two shades agree both in our comicbook mirrors and in real life, is the violent-attack nature with which they(we) tend to view most problems and threats.

/subby can eabod, I love em both but Superman forever
//this next movie will be good, I can feel it. It has to be, I NEED it, I've been waiting my whole damn life for it
///Superman II Richard Donner cut wasn't bad. Wasn't great, but not bad and much better than the orig
////"They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light "
 
2013-03-09 05:42:19 AM  

gas giant: After which, they messed around with Jim.


You don't DO that!
 
2013-03-09 05:50:49 AM  
Catwoman's suit

i73.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-09 05:53:57 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: In other words, it's all a bunch of crap from embarrassing movies that never should have been made and Warner Bros. couldn't get anyone to buy it


Wow, I didn't read the article and see the list of shiat they gave over.  That's... that's just a sad list of crap.
 
2013-03-09 06:11:12 AM  
Copies of the actual movies should be sent to the Hague in anticipation of the directors being tried as War Criminals.
 
2013-03-09 08:16:47 AM  

Shadowknight: Shadowknight: But because living as Batman, as badass as he is, would be incredibly boring depressing.

Shiat.  Ever have it when you are typing, and someone in the room says something and it just pops in your head?  The kid said something to the wife about cleaning her room being "boring," and apparently my stupid brain couldn't stop confusing her words with my own thoughts.


Maybe your kid has super powers?
 
2013-03-09 08:34:36 AM  
Donating stuff to the Smithsonian was a trip. I sent them cardboard boxes of crap and whatever they rejected came back individually entombed inside these wrappers that are nearly impossible to open and look like they were designed to protect the origional draft of the Constitution from a nuclear explosion. So now instead of a cardboard box with scraps of paper inside I end up with dozens of impenetrable portable artifact bomb shelters to find a place for.

 I guess they have to treat every possible donation with the same archival respect regardless of provenance.  But its weird to send crates of junk only to have some of it returned as most significant looking objects in the world.
 
2013-03-09 08:36:34 AM  
The Batman mask and cowl were worn by George Clooney in 1997′sBatman & Robin, the Superman cape was from 1883′sSuperman III starring Christopher Reeve and the Catwoman suit from Halle Berry's 2004Catwoman.

Couldn't they find Ben Affleck's suit from Daredevil?
 
2013-03-09 08:44:08 AM  

farkeruk: The Batman mask and cowl were worn by George Clooney in 1997′sBatman & Robin, the Superman cape was from 1883′sSuperman III starring Christopher Reeve and the Catwoman suit from Halle Berry's 2004Catwoman.

Couldn't they find Ben Affleck's suit from Daredevil?


I chuckled. Thanks
 
2013-03-09 08:44:39 AM  
Call me when they get Billy Zane's purple tights from The Phantom
And Dolph Lundgren's t-shirt from The Punisher
And David Hasselhoff's eye patch from Nick Fury
And Lea Thompson's panties from Howard the Duck

/actually, seriously, call me if they get Lea Thompson's panties from Howard the Duck
 
2013-03-09 09:03:45 AM  
I'll take a "worthless" Action Comics #1
 
2013-03-09 09:25:32 AM  

Malcolm_Sex: I'll take a "worthless" Action Comics #1

Here you go!



img2.imagesbn.com
 
2013-03-09 09:43:39 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: that one guy with the face: Nezu Chiza: You want to also see why Supes is awesome, watch his "World of Cardboard" moment from JLU as well as his fight against Captain Marvel from the same.

That speech is one of my favorite superman moments of all time, second only to the brutal asskicking of Darksied at the end of the animated series.

JLU was chock full of amazing moments.  The death of Solomon Grundy, The Flash entering the speed force in the fight vs Lex, John Stewart facing the lantern-infused Manhunter and defeating it belting out the GL oath, so very very well done.

/Also, make it the Eartha Kitt catwoman suit and I'll bid top dollar just for 5 seconds to sniff it.


For The Man Who Has Everything episode was very well done.
 
2013-03-09 09:44:51 AM  

CavalierEternal: Worthless? If anything, I'd say Superman was overly useful, in that he's pretty much goddamned invincible to the point where he becomes boring.


The problem is the NONSENSICAL power inflation.  So he can accelerate infinitely -- he still has to move through the non-super world-- he still can't get to Paris in 5 seconds without massive destruction.  So he's infinitely strong -- he still can't lift a skyscraper without 9/11 level crap happening.  How did Hancock put it... "I'll take you flying ... we'll have to get a helmet so your face won't get torn off"?  If he picks up Lois in his arms and flies her to Antarctica, he takes 100 hours to do it or she's dead.

So he has super-hearing... he can hear anything he TRIES to hear -- that doesn't have to mean "he hears EVERYTHING (Christ pose ON)" -- why would you DO that to a character?.
 
2013-03-09 10:06:40 AM  

CavalierEternal: Worthless? If anything, I'd say Superman was overly useful, in that he's pretty much goddamned invincible to the point where he becomes boring.


The real problem is how little Superman does. He was big in the cold war, but did he demolish the Berlin Wall and destroy all the machine gun nests, allowing all the East Germans to cross into the west? Oh no, he's busy stopping bank robbers. He could dig a tunnel, allowing the North Koreans to escape from tyranny. But no, he's going to rescue 1 rich journalist who knew what she was getting into.
 
2013-03-09 11:13:19 AM  
They already had a superior Catwoman outfit at the Smithsonian...
 
2013-03-09 01:18:59 PM  
Subby sounds like he misses his parents.
 
2013-03-09 01:44:58 PM  

buntz: Malcolm_Sex: I'll take a "worthless" Action Comics #1
Here you go!

[img2.imagesbn.com image 260x400]


I hate that outfit.  I kind of like Superman occasionally wearing ordinary boots and jeans with a Superman t-shirt, but to have a cape with that is ridiculous. It comes off like a security blanket. "I know a cape doesn't go with this, but I have to have a cape."
 
2013-03-09 04:22:37 PM  

farkeruk: CavalierEternal: Worthless? If anything, I'd say Superman was overly useful, in that he's pretty much goddamned invincible to the point where he becomes boring.

The real problem is how little Superman does. He was big in the cold war, but did he demolish the Berlin Wall and destroy all the machine gun nests, allowing all the East Germans to cross into the west? Oh no, he's busy stopping bank robbers. He could dig a tunnel, allowing the North Koreans to escape from tyranny. But no, he's going to rescue 1 rich journalist who knew what she was getting into.


To be fair, Reed Richards is useless.
 
2013-03-09 04:28:36 PM  

CipollinaFan: The Batman mask and cowl were worn by George Clooney in 1997′sBatman & Robin...Catwoman suit from Halle Berry's 2004Catwoman.

So they gave up the mask from the worst batman and the suit from the worst super hero movie ever. If only they gave away Brandon Routh's cape they would have completed the trifecta of shiatty superhero memorabilia that no one wanted.



I think you mis-spelled Ryan Reynold's Glowy Suit.
 
2013-03-09 04:37:23 PM  

NeverDrunk23: LowbrowDeluxe: that one guy with the face: Nezu Chiza: You want to also see why Supes is awesome, watch his "World of Cardboard" moment from JLU as well as his fight against Captain Marvel from the same.

That speech is one of my favorite superman moments of all time, second only to the brutal asskicking of Darksied at the end of the animated series.

JLU was chock full of amazing moments.  The death of Solomon Grundy, The Flash entering the speed force in the fight vs Lex, John Stewart facing the lantern-infused Manhunter and defeating it belting out the GL oath, so very very well done.

/Also, make it the Eartha Kitt catwoman suit and I'll bid top dollar just for 5 seconds to sniff it.

For The Man Who Has Everything episode was very well done.


I watched that with my kids. It was good. Wonder Woman is an ass-kicker.
 
2013-03-09 04:39:50 PM  

Public Call Box: CipollinaFan: The Batman mask and cowl were worn by George Clooney in 1997′sBatman & Robin...Catwoman suit from Halle Berry's 2004Catwoman.

So they gave up the mask from the worst batman and the suit from the worst super hero movie ever. If only they gave away Brandon Routh's cape they would have completed the trifecta of shiatty superhero memorabilia that no one wanted.


I think you mis-spelled Ryan Reynold's Glowy Suit.


You may all Farkie me as a loser, but I like Ryan Reynolds in everything I've seen him in.
 
2013-03-09 04:49:55 PM  

propasaurus: he Superman cape was from 1883′s Superman III starring Christopher Reeve

Well now I feel old, I didn't realize it was that long ago.


And THAT costume's gonna look way better than what they'll show for "Man of Steel".
 
2013-03-09 04:50:52 PM  

calbert: Mentat: Just watched Superman vs. The Elite.  That's why Superman is awesome.

if you haven't seen it, stop reading
*SPOILERS* *SPOILERS*

absolutely. people are so quick to sh*t on Superman because he's so powerful and has limited weaknesses. but the Elite really showcased one of his greatest weaknesses, his willingness to trust and his boy-scout belief that all people have good in them.

unlike Batman's constant paranoia (which is who he is), Superman really is a good-will ambassador to everyone he meets and he's willing to accept you with open arms.

until you play him for a fool. then all bets are off.

and during the climactic battle, the sacrifice that he was willing to make to his reputation, hurt him more than any kryptonite could have. with it being broadcast to everyone, you got the sense that people are going to be re-evaluating their thoughts about him. people probably really didn't realize how powerful he is, or how ugly, dark, and dirty he could become (even if it was all a ruse).

those DC animated films really do a great job of capturing the characters.


Which is far more than their live-action division can do in two decades.
 
2013-03-09 04:52:36 PM  

that one guy with the face: Nezu Chiza: You want to also see why Supes is awesome, watch his "World of Cardboard" moment from JLU as well as his fight against Captain Marvel from the same.

That speech is one of my favorite superman moments of all time, second only to the brutal asskicking of Darksied at the end of the animated series.


That was...wow.  Don't think Darkseid believed that Superman would hand him his ass in that fashion.
 
2013-03-09 04:54:13 PM  

buntz: Malcolm_Sex: I'll take a "worthless" Action Comics #1
Here you go!

[img2.imagesbn.com image 260x400]


*citizenkaneapplause.jpg*

/That pretty much goes for 90% of the DCnU52.
 
2013-03-09 04:56:04 PM  

Angry Buddha: NeverDrunk23: LowbrowDeluxe: that one guy with the face: Nezu Chiza: You want to also see why Supes is awesome, watch his "World of Cardboard" moment from JLU as well as his fight against Captain Marvel from the same.

That speech is one of my favorite superman moments of all time, second only to the brutal asskicking of Darksied at the end of the animated series.

JLU was chock full of amazing moments.  The death of Solomon Grundy, The Flash entering the speed force in the fight vs Lex, John Stewart facing the lantern-infused Manhunter and defeating it belting out the GL oath, so very very well done.

/Also, make it the Eartha Kitt catwoman suit and I'll bid top dollar just for 5 seconds to sniff it.

For The Man Who Has Everything episode was very well done.

I watched that with my kids. It was good. Wonder Woman is an ass-kicker.


The JL/U's Wonder Woman should be DC's gold standard when it comes to depicting Diana in any format.
 
2013-03-09 05:34:26 PM  

farkeruk: The Batman mask and cowl were worn by George Clooney in 1997′sBatman & Robin, the Superman cape was from 1883′sSuperman III starring Christopher Reeve and the Catwoman suit from Halle Berry's 2004Catwoman.

Couldn't they find Ben Affleck's suit from Daredevil?


No kidding. I'd rather see Adam We's mask from the 1963 Batman.
 
2013-03-10 11:58:32 PM  
No capes!
 
2013-03-11 09:42:18 AM  

farkeruk: CavalierEternal: Worthless? If anything, I'd say Superman was overly useful, in that he's pretty much goddamned invincible to the point where he becomes boring.

The real problem is how little Superman does. He was big in the cold war, but did he demolish the Berlin Wall and destroy all the machine gun nests, allowing all the East Germans to cross into the west? Oh no, he's busy stopping bank robbers. He could dig a tunnel, allowing the North Koreans to escape from tyranny. But no, he's going to rescue 1 rich journalist who knew what she was getting into.


If you're not going to accept the how the superhero genre works, I don't know why you'd bother reading any of them.
 
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