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2013-07-22 09:51:22 AM  
Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...
 
2013-07-22 10:16:53 AM  
Just watched JL: Flashpoint Paradox, wish they'd do a live action of that since that was awesome, but in regards to this, DC has shown they can do some decent work with crossovers in the animated realm. I wouldn't mind seeing a 'World's Finest' or Public Enemies type movie, but have a feeling I'll end up seeing something less up to par.
 
2013-07-22 10:24:02 AM  

MichiganFTL: Just watched JL: Flashpoint Paradox, wish they'd do a live action of that since that was awesome, but in regards to this, DC has shown they can do some decent work with crossovers in the animated realm. I wouldn't mind seeing a 'World's Finest' or Public Enemies type movie, but have a feeling I'll end up seeing something less up to par.


Saw that this weekend too, it was pretty good.

Of all the DC Animated Universe movies though, I would recommend Justice League Doom the most. Feel like it would make for the best live action movie for sure.
 
2013-07-22 10:24:39 AM  

hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...


If they had, those might have been some of the finest comics in the world.
 
2013-07-22 10:26:03 AM  
Yeah I'm not gonna watch that cartoon and will just assume that the movie will be the fight from The Dark Knight Returns.
 
2013-07-22 10:27:39 AM  

hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...


Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.
 
2013-07-22 10:29:36 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.


Yup
 
2013-07-22 10:32:43 AM  
Hey someone has to move the kryptonite away.
 
2013-07-22 10:36:13 AM  
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2013-07-22 10:39:19 AM  

homarjr: MichiganFTL: Just watched JL: Flashpoint Paradox, wish they'd do a live action of that since that was awesome, but in regards to this, DC has shown they can do some decent work with crossovers in the animated realm. I wouldn't mind seeing a 'World's Finest' or Public Enemies type movie, but have a feeling I'll end up seeing something less up to par.

Saw that this weekend too, it was pretty good.

Of all the DC Animated Universe movies though, I would recommend Justice League Doom the most. Feel like it would make for the best live action movie for sure.


That's what kills me. DC has put so much great talent and work into their animated series, and building a cohesive and connected universe, that has highlighted so many of the greats, and even some of the more obscure heroes and villains, and done so with a reverence that is really inspiring, even with the Phantom Stranger and Doctor Fate and the Green Lantern Corps, and the films have been disconnected and chaotic, without much of a master plan. Marvel sort of just sh*ts out TV series, and unless it's got Knights or Ultimates on the logo, it's a grab bag for continuity and quality.

And now you've got Marvel stepping up their game to make films that interlock, and with a live action series to do the same, and DC is stutter-stopping to shift gears with their films. They've got folks who can do the work, but they simply don't have the wherewithal to get them together with their film products, even while their animated series mesh after what, 20 years?
 
2013-07-22 10:40:28 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.


This couldn't be more wrong. Superman doesn't have Batman's intellect or foresight. He just does the "right" thing all the time, because he's incredibly good. Batman is the one with the plan.
 
2013-07-22 10:41:44 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.


Batman always wins.
 
2013-07-22 10:44:26 AM  

mooseyfate: PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.

Batman always wins.


Batman's much more intelligent and a better tactician than Superman. Also, Batman knows how to make the more morally ambiguous choices to reach a certain end whereas Superman just knows how to punch stuff, fly really fast to make sure towns get flooded and burn things.
 
2013-07-22 10:45:47 AM  
PIP_the_TROLL:  Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

Except Investigate the crime scene. Batman is suppose to be the best detective in the world, with the best tools for solving the cases.
Superman can see through walls, and all but that is not as good as analyzing a compound to figure out where it was made.
Batman is smarter and better able to use the evidence.

In a fight Superman wins, but it is not just about the fight.
 
2013-07-22 10:47:34 AM  
I just want this to happen.

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2013-07-22 10:51:20 AM  

homarjr: PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.

This couldn't be more wrong. Superman doesn't have Batman's intellect or foresight. He just does the "right" thing all the time, because he's incredibly good. Batman is the one with the plan.


But when you can fly around the world and turn back time it doesn't really matter.
 
2013-07-22 10:51:44 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.


But Batman has money.
 
2013-07-22 10:52:23 AM  
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2013-07-22 10:52:30 AM  

Yeah, I don't understand why DC has such a problem getting a JL movie together...you can almost take any of the JL animated movies or a couple of episodes from the JL/JLU animated series and film them with live actors and they'd be really strong films.



The need to let Hollywood take their characters and tweak them on their own just seems foolish.
 
2013-07-22 10:53:05 AM  

homarjr: PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.

This couldn't be more wrong. Superman doesn't have Batman's intellect or foresight. He just does the "right" thing all the time, because he's incredibly good. Batman is the one with the plan.


This.

Or put another way: Bruce Wayne is *much* more dangerous than Lex Luthor.
 
2013-07-22 10:54:36 AM  

sjmcc13: PIP_the_TROLL:  Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

Except Investigate the crime scene. Batman is suppose to be the best detective in the world, with the best tools for solving the cases.
Superman can see through walls, and all but that is not as good as analyzing a compound to figure out where it was made.
Batman is smarter and better able to use the evidence.

In a fight Superman wins, but it is not just about the fight.


Also, Batman doesn't let morality guide his every move. Sure, he fights crime but he's not so hung up when it comes to lying or being underhanded when the situation calls for border-line immoral actions.
 
2013-07-22 10:57:31 AM  
In the few crossovers I've seen, Batman is usually called in because of a combination of the following:
1. The case involves detective work that Superman isn't capable of performing.
2. The case involves baddies with access to kryptonite.
 
2013-07-22 10:59:44 AM  

Aristocles: PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.

But Batman has money.


"Hi I'm superman. I will handle all your demolition costs for one low fee."

Two weeks later, Superman has more money than Batman.

He could always just charge a government body for his world-saving services. Just for a few weeks so he has a metric boatload of money. Then he's all set.

I would imagine if you had a benevolent God working on your planet full time, the world would be a pretty frickin awesome place.
 
2013-07-22 11:00:40 AM  

Waldo Pepper: Batman with the plan could prevent Superman from destroying half the city getting the bad guy.


Totally. Like that movie the Dark Knight.
 
2013-07-22 11:03:09 AM  

Willas Tyrell: homarjr: PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.

This couldn't be more wrong. Superman doesn't have Batman's intellect or foresight. He just does the "right" thing all the time, because he's incredibly good. Batman is the one with the plan.

This.

Or put another way: Bruce Wayne is *much* more dangerous than Lex Luthor.


Propagandic bullshiat, I'm afraid.

Superman's least celebrated power is his Super-Intelligence. He not only benefits from a human eduction but a Kryptonian one as well. He's better educated than Batman, has access to advanced Kryptonian technology at his fortress and has senses with finer resolution than an electron microscope. Not to mention he thinks really fast. The only person on Earth that thinks faster than him is Flash.

In Superman's books, intellect is how he beats Lex Luthor 90% of the time. He doesn't out-punch him, he out-thinks him. It's also he deals with people like Mr. Myxlplyx, who happens to be an extra-dimensional, omnipotent pseudogod. Amongst others.

Batman is no smarter than Superman. Nor a better detective.

Hey may have an edge as an interrogator, since his psychosis can come into play there.

And Superman doesn't need to be as good of a tactician since the tactical scenario hardly matters to a man who's basically invulnerable and smart and fast enough to avoid pretty much anything that could conceivably threaten him.

I'm sorry guys, but the Batman Tautology has to stop.
 
2013-07-22 11:06:25 AM  
A comic discussion between Batman and Superman. Maybe a little funny:
Superman is still a jerk.
 
2013-07-22 11:10:23 AM  
Batman wins because he cheats. Superman loses because he's a chump; he'll throw down against anyone anywhere. That said, all you have to do is promise to stop being bad and he'll stop wailing on you.
 
2013-07-22 11:10:24 AM  

homarjr: This couldn't be more wrong. Superman doesn't have Batman's intellect or foresight. He just does the "right" thing all the time, because he's incredibly good. Batman is the one with the plan


In Nolan's movies the bad guys were the ones with the foresight and planning, qwith Batman struggling to catch up and usually one step behind.  The latest Superman movie didn't paint him as the boyscout of the comics.  Not sure how the dynamic you described is going to change given the direction the recent movies have taken the characters.
 
2013-07-22 11:11:28 AM  

Sybarite: I just want this to happen.

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Oh hell yeah. One of the greatest scenes ever from an outstanding show.

another great line from that Joker "what's wrong bats? propulsion envy?"
 
2013-07-22 11:20:13 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: Batman is no smarter than Superman. Nor a better detective.


Yes, in fact he is. Not sure where you're getting your information from.
 
2013-07-22 11:21:11 AM  
Ahh the manbat taking on the last son of Krypton.

How amusing.
 
2013-07-22 11:21:55 AM  
fark it, Fark's having a fit at .jpg's not being real images.

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2013-07-22 11:23:33 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: homarjr: This couldn't be more wrong. Superman doesn't have Batman's intellect or foresight. He just does the "right" thing all the time, because he's incredibly good. Batman is the one with the plan

In Nolan's movies the bad guys were the ones with the foresight and planning, qwith Batman struggling to catch up and usually one step behind.  The latest Superman movie didn't paint him as the boyscout of the comics.  Not sure how the dynamic you described is going to change given the direction the recent movies have taken the characters.


Batman had the foresight to get Gordon to blow up the bridge during his Ra's Al Ghul fight.

He also planned out the kidnapping in China with the 'skyhook'.

He also created that cell phone sonar thing.

He also fixed the auto-pilot Bat-Wing behind everyone's back.

The way I see it, he wasn't really one step behind when he actually took the time to think about the enemy or what he wanted to do in the end. He just underestimated all of them at first.
 
2013-07-22 11:28:36 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: Willas Tyrell: homarjr: PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.

This couldn't be more wrong. Superman doesn't have Batman's intellect or foresight. He just does the "right" thing all the time, because he's incredibly good. Batman is the one with the plan.

This.

Or put another way: Bruce Wayne is *much* more dangerous than Lex Luthor.

Propagandic bullshiat, I'm afraid.

Superman's least celebrated power is his Super-Intelligence. He not only benefits from a human eduction but a Kryptonian one as well. He's better educated than Batman, has access to advanced Kryptonian technology at his fortress and has senses with finer resolution than an electron microscope. Not to mention he thinks really fast. The only person on Earth that thinks faster than him is Flash.

In Superman's books, intellect is how he beats Lex Luthor 90% of the time. He doesn't out-punch him, he out-thinks him. It's also he deals with people like Mr. Myxlplyx, who happens to be an extra-dimensional, omnipotent pseudogod. Amongst others.


I'm pretty sure his LEAST celebrated power is Super-Ventriloquism.
 
2013-07-22 11:31:10 AM  

homarjr: He also created that cell phone sonar thing.


Only issue I see with your selection. He did not create that. He simply applied someone elses tech to his needs and on a higher scale. Fox was actually the creator of that tech as is most of Batman's gear in the Nolanverse. Bruce mainly just fixed a small problem or figured a new way to use the tech Fox gave him. So giving credit to Bruce for things that happened in those movies should come with a not that says "Fox helped a lot as well."

/Tired of the Batman is better then everyone
//Not my favorite in the DCU
///Flash and GL are better then Batman IMO.
 
2013-07-22 11:33:53 AM  
Just make it Adam West vs. Ben Affleck as George Reeves as Superman -- even make his costume black-and-white.

The guy with the Bat-Shark-Repellent vs. the guy strong enough to push earth into the sun yet ducks thrown pistols. The entire first act can be the two of them holding down Joel Schumacher while he's raped by every grizzly bear in the Gotham and Metropolis zoos.
 
2013-07-22 11:47:48 AM  

hubiestubert: homarjr: MichiganFTL: Just watched JL: Flashpoint Paradox, wish they'd do a live action of that since that was awesome, but in regards to this, DC has shown they can do some decent work with crossovers in the animated realm. I wouldn't mind seeing a 'World's Finest' or Public Enemies type movie, but have a feeling I'll end up seeing something less up to par.

Saw that this weekend too, it was pretty good.

Of all the DC Animated Universe movies though, I would recommend Justice League Doom the most. Feel like it would make for the best live action movie for sure.

That's what kills me. DC has put so much great talent and work into their animated series, and building a cohesive and connected universe, that has highlighted so many of the greats, and even some of the more obscure heroes and villains, and done so with a reverence that is really inspiring, even with the Phantom Stranger and Doctor Fate and the Green Lantern Corps, and the films have been disconnected and chaotic, without much of a master plan. Marvel sort of just sh*ts out TV series, and unless it's got Knights or Ultimates on the logo, it's a grab bag for continuity and quality.

And now you've got Marvel stepping up their game to make films that interlock, and with a live action series to do the same, and DC is stutter-stopping to shift gears with their films. They've got folks who can do the work, but they simply don't have the wherewithal to get them together with their film products, even while their animated series mesh after what, 20 years?


I'm not so sure that stuff about cohesion and connection is really true.

Probably one of the best things about DC's animated stuff is that they're not particularly hung up on continuity. Sure, various pieces of animation exist as sequels in the same universe (TAS to JLU, Public Enemies to Apocalypse to Unbound), but they don't worry too much about ditching continuity for one offs (Year One, DKR, All Star Superman) and they've done multiple contradictory series which still feature huge (and awesome) amounts DC background (JLU, Batman the Brave and the Bold, Young Justice).

A good story should trump continuity every time.


PIP_the_TROLL: Willas Tyrell: homarjr: PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.

This couldn't be more wrong. Superman doesn't have Batman's intellect or foresight. He just does the "right" thing all the time, because he's incredibly good. Batman is the one with the plan.

This.

Or put another way: Bruce Wayne is *much* more dangerous than Lex Luthor.

Propagandic bullshiat, I'm afraid.

Superman's least celebrated power is his Super-Intelligence. He not only benefits from a human eduction but a Kryptonian one as well. He's better educated than Batman, has access to advanced Kryptonian technology at his fortress and has senses with finer resolution than an electron microscope. Not to mention he thinks really fast. The only person on Earth that thinks faster than him is Flash.

In Superman's books, intellect is how he beats Lex Luthor 90% of the time. He doesn't out-punch him, he out-thinks him. It's also he deals with people like Mr. Myxlplyx, who happens to be an extra-dimensional, omnipotent pseudogod. Amongst others.

Batman is no smarter than Superman. Nor a better detective.

Hey may have an edge as an interrogator, since his psychosis can come into play there.

And Superman doesn't need to be as good of a tactician since the tactical scenario hardly matters to a man who's basically invulnerable and smart and fast enough to avoid pretty much anything that could conceivably threaten him.

I'm sorry guys, but the Batman Tautology has to stop.


It's getting kind of sad you know, this inability to accept how awesome Batman is.

Don't worry though, Batman understands your limitations.

Because he's Batman.
 
2013-07-22 12:02:27 PM  
So, the Metal Men movie gets pushed back another year?
 
2013-07-22 12:06:24 PM  

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Let us never forget that even if Batman loses, he makes it so the other guy loses as much if not more. Dude's the World Biggest Sore Loser too.
 
2013-07-22 12:06:52 PM  
How about a Legion of Superheroes movie, I could go for some Triplicate Girl action (yeah, i know 1 was killed, I'm farking ancient)
 
2013-07-22 12:13:17 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: Willas Tyrell: homarjr: PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.

This couldn't be more wrong. Superman doesn't have Batman's intellect or foresight. He just does the "right" thing all the time, because he's incredibly good. Batman is the one with the plan.

This.

Or put another way: Bruce Wayne is *much* more dangerous than Lex Luthor.

Propagandic bullshiat, I'm afraid.

Superman's least celebrated power is his Super-Intelligence. He not only benefits from a human eduction but a Kryptonian one as well. He's better educated than Batman, has access to advanced Kryptonian technology at his fortress and has senses with finer resolution than an electron microscope. Not to mention he thinks really fast. The only person on Earth that thinks faster than him is Flash.

In Superman's books, intellect is how he beats Lex Luthor 90% of the time. He doesn't out-punch him, he out-thinks him. It's also he deals with people like Mr. Myxlplyx, who happens to be an extra-dimensional, omnipotent pseudogod. Amongst others.

Batman is no smarter than Superman. Nor a better detective.

Hey may have an edge as an interrogator, since his psychosis can come into play there.

And Superman doesn't need to be as good of a tactician since the tactical scenario hardly matters to a man who's basically invulnerable and smart and fast enough to avoid pretty much anything that could conceivably threaten him.

I'm sorry guys, but the Batman Tautology has to stop.


Wasn't "Supergenius Superman" more of a trope in the Golden and early Silver Ages, back when Barry Allen was a super-genius who made Reed Richards and Victor Von Doom look like Juggalo pretender biatches? The All-Star Superman movie at least presented these idea in a very well-done way though.
 
2013-07-22 12:32:02 PM  
This thread reminds me of every episode of Super Cafe from How it Should Have Ended.

/you know I could have totally high-dived you into the ground right then, right?
 
2013-07-22 12:34:25 PM  
High-fived, even.
 
2013-07-22 01:40:40 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: Wasn't "Supergenius Superman" more of a trope in the Golden and early Silver Ages, back when Barry Allen was a super-genius who made Reed Richards and Victor Von Doom look like Juggalo pretender biatches? The All-Star Superman movie at least presented these idea in a very well-done way though.


Yeah, Supergenius Superman is hardly utilized at all these days. It's most common (though still very rare) in his solo books and almost never shown where he's teaming with anyone else. I imagine it would look that much worse if he's not only more powerful than all the others, but smarter too.
 
2013-07-22 02:26:21 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: Willas Tyrell: homarjr: PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.

This couldn't be more wrong. Superman doesn't have Batman's intellect or foresight. He just does the "right" thing all the time, because he's incredibly good. Batman is the one with the plan.

This.

Or put another way: Bruce Wayne is *much* more dangerous than Lex Luthor.

Propagandic bullshiat, I'm afraid.

Superman's least celebrated power is his Super-Intelligence.


It's the least celebrated because it isn't real. Superman's "Super-Intelligence" was just some nonsense that Superman said and all the other heroes went along with it because there is no reason why not to humor the nearly omnipotent guy.

/Modern Superman doesn't demonstrate a particularly gifted intellect
 
2013-07-22 04:04:45 PM  

Willas Tyrell: It's the least celebrated because it isn't real. Superman's "Super-Intelligence" was just some nonsense that Superman said and all the other heroes went along with it because there is no reason why not to humor the nearly omnipotent guy.

/Modern Superman doesn't demonstrate a particularly gifted intellect


Not so, my good man. You needn't look any further than the modern and thoroughly excellent "All Star Superman" for examples of it, wherin Superman creates a drug to give Lois Lane a taste of his powers for a day and then turns around and creates a gravity gun to deal with a Lex Luthor that's stolen that same formula. And Supes has always had things like his robot doubles that looks after things when he's away.

Super-Intelligence is still very much a part of his comic book skill set. It's just rarely focused on because they keep insisting on putting Batman in his books and they have to give Brucie something to do except ironing Big Blue's cape.
 
2013-07-22 05:19:12 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: Willas Tyrell: It's the least celebrated because it isn't real. Superman's "Super-Intelligence" was just some nonsense that Superman said and all the other heroes went along with it because there is no reason why not to humor the nearly omnipotent guy.

/Modern Superman doesn't demonstrate a particularly gifted intellect

Not so, my good man. You needn't look any further than the modern and thoroughly excellent "All Star Superman" for examples of it, wherin Superman creates a drug to give Lois Lane a taste of his powers for a day and then turns around and creates a gravity gun to deal with a Lex Luthor that's stolen that same formula. And Supes has always had things like his robot doubles that looks after things when he's away.

Super-Intelligence is still very much a part of his comic book skill set. It's just rarely focused on because they keep insisting on putting Batman in his books and they have to give Brucie something to do except ironing Big Blue's cape.


Problem is that there's no indication Superman actually invented any of that, the fortress is full of Kryptonian technology, he flat out states that he confiscated the gravity gun and apparently the big problem for the super elixir was reading Lois's genetic code, he probably got the rest of the recipe out of a crystal.

Of course, Superman's tactics against Luthor at the climax of All Star Superman (ASS?) are brilliant.

It's almost like he's learned from the best.
 
2013-07-22 05:30:10 PM  

Willas Tyrell: PIP_the_TROLL: Willas Tyrell: homarjr: PIP_the_TROLL: hubiestubert: Yeah, because in the comics they never teamed up...

Everybody knows they did. But the fatal conceit of those comics is that they have to pretend Batman has something to offer in such a pairing - which he doesn't. Superman can not only do every single thing Batman can do but 1000% better, but he has all those other powers on top of it.

It's always been ridiculous.

This couldn't be more wrong. Superman doesn't have Batman's intellect or foresight. He just does the "right" thing all the time, because he's incredibly good. Batman is the one with the plan.

This.

Or put another way: Bruce Wayne is *much* more dangerous than Lex Luthor.

Propagandic bullshiat, I'm afraid.

Superman's least celebrated power is his Super-Intelligence.

It's the least celebrated because it isn't real. Superman's "Super-Intelligence" was just some nonsense that Superman said and all the other heroes went along with it because there is no reason why not to humor the nearly omnipotent guy.

/Modern Superman doesn't demonstrate a particularly gifted intellect


From DC wiki: "
: Superman has shown incredible intelligence and computational abilities; his mind works sharply and with extreme speed relative to earth-humans. His analytical powers are impressive - he is able to use his senses to read information directly from machines (and, with careful usage of his heat vision, he can even reprogram machines). Recently after he regained his powers in the "One Year Later" arc, his brain's intelligence has increased and it operates with much greater speed, procession, and analytical prowess, to the point he can recall things in such detail that he knows the ballistics of every shot by Bloodshot and the vector and mass of each and every one of Riot's bodies. He can see into one of the most advanced Kryptonian Sun Stone Battle Ships and watch energy patterns shift and change, trace command signals at light speed down branching, maze-like pathways whilst, at the same time, finding one small knot of circuitry
 
2013-07-22 08:12:28 PM  

Carth: From DC wiki: "


Thanks man. I don't understand why some fans insist on trying to make it a contest between Batman and Superman when there's clearly none.

Batman's objectively inferior to Superman but that doesn't matter. He's good at what he does and that's fine. Just stop trying to turn him into something he's not.
 
2013-07-23 01:22:09 AM  

PIP_the_TROLL: Carth: From DC wiki: "

Thanks man. I don't understand why some fans insist on trying to make it a contest between Batman and Superman when there's clearly none.

Batman's objectively inferior to Superman but that doesn't matter. He's good at what he does and that's fine. Just stop trying to turn him into something he's not.


Like the best DC Superhero ever?

/because he is
 
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