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    the thing about google is if you don't know what you're looking for you won't find it.

    But I read a superman comic once - a fanart submission where clark kent had superpowers in high school, and thus was able to see cancer cells manifesting and then overwhelming a friend of his. Yet despite his super powers, he was not able to do anything to save or to help. On his deathbed, the friend (who does not know of Kent's powers) teaches superman a valuable lesson which sticks with him throughout his life.

    This in contrast with the typical superman plot -

    http://i53.:bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou:/foeqkp.jpg

    All the power in the universe and he can't even get one girl. And he keeps moping about it. Yeah that's a good role model for you.

    Then as Foaffles said there's Batman and his demons, which could have been cool (Joker telling Batman he's like one of the rogue's gallery, despite all of his denial), but this isn't explored enough.

    What is the topic about anyway?

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    WW is a bad chick though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legendary G13 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernChaosGod View Post
    Also, Marvel > DC.
    I knew there was a reason we were bromantically involved.
    I thought this was common knowledge!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peegee View Post
    What is the topic about anyway?
    It's about arguing over superheroes.

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    Supermans superpower of super-bedroom-rearrangement and super frost-heatbreath.
    everything is wrapped in gray
    i'm focusing on your image
    can you hear me in the void?

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    Oh man I cannot wait until I get home and go all archetypes on this thread.

    Signature by rubah. I think.

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    Calm down, spaz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire_of_avalon View Post
    Oh man I cannot wait until I get home and go all archetypes on this thread.
    I'm excited

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pike View Post
    [*]Does Superman have his moments (In the one corner: MILF and Del, in the other: everyone else)
    Hey now, I'm on the side of MILF and Del on this one. Superman does have his moments. In fact, he has been the center of many of my favourite comic book stories of all time. The problem is that many writers simply aren't good enough to know what to do with one of the single most powerful characters in the history of comic books, especially when he's supposed to be this paragon of virtue and justice. The best stories often tend to be the ones which turn these things on their head by either focusing on his having to deal with problems he can't solve with his strength, or where his own virtues actually prevent him from seeing the right way to deal with something. And while Batman may be seen as having the best collection of villains around, and rightfully so, I think Lex Luthor makes up for it as being on of the most compelling and best matched villain for Superman. The only hero villain pairing that is really up there with those two is Batman and the Joker, and perhaps Spider-Man and Norman Osborn on a good day or if we're talking about the Ultimate Comics.

    But on the topic of Superman not being handled well, this isn't exactly something that's unique to Superman. Even Batman has been handled poorly a lot in the past, but people have an easier time overlooking it because of the cool villains, the movies or animated series they remember fondly from childhood, or even just because Batman comes off as a total badass with everything from his look to the fact that he's essentially an ordinary man who stands toe to toe with gods through nothing more than sheer strength of will and character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legendary G13 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernChaosGod View Post
    Also, Marvel > DC.
    I knew there was a reason we were bromantically involved.
    There has to be something besides our dashing good looks. /smug

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    I forgot about Lex. Mostly because he's not a villain in the true sense. But yeah, Superman - Lex Luthor is one of the best hero-villain pairings of all time. Superman, with all his great powers, is matched by one mere mortal. Often it's the opposite, the weaker hero goes up against the stronger villain. Superman could crush Lex just by looking at him, but his sense of justice and nobility prevents him from ever harming Luthor in cold blood. And Lex knows this perfectly well and plays into it by constantly walking the line. It's beautiful, and it's Superman at his best.

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    Also, whenever Lex doesn't have to worry about Superman we often see how much good he can do, but he is so utterly blinded by hate that he turns all his genius and attention towards destroying Supes rather than doing anything useful.

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