>Superman should be invincible. Since his car-smashing debut in 1938, he’s starred in at least one regular monthly comic, three blockbuster films, and four television shows. His crest is recognized across the globe, his supporting cast is legendary, and anybody even vaguely familiar with comics can recount the broad strokes of his origin. (The writer Grant Morrison and the artist Frank Quitely accomplished it in eight words and four panels: “Doomed Planet. Desperate Scientists. Last Hope. Kindly Couple.”) He’s the first of the superheroes, a genre that’s grown into a modern mass-media juggernaut.
>And yet, for a character who gains his power from the light of the sun, Superman is curiously eclipsed by other heroes. According to numbers provided by Diamond Distributors, the long-running Superman comic sold only 55,000 copies a month in 2015, down from around 70,000 in 2010—a mediocre showing even for the famously anemic comic-book market. That’s significantly less than his colleague Batman, who last year moved issues at a comparatively brisk 150,000 a month. Mass media hasn’t been much kinder: The longest-running Superman television show, 2001’s Smallville, kept him out of his iconic suit for a decade. Superman Returns recouped its budget at the box office, but proved mostly forgettable. 2013’s Man of Steel drew sharp criticism from critics and audiences alike for its bleak tone and rampaging finale. Trailers for the sequel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, have shifted the focus (and top billing) to the Dark Knight. Worst of all, conventional wisdom puts the blame on Superman himself. He’s boring, people say; he’s unrelatable, nothing like the Marvel characters dominating the sales charts and the box office. More than anything, he seems embarrassing. Look at him. Truth? Justice? He wears his underwear on the outside.
What will it take to improve Superman's image, /co/?
>He seems embarrassing. Look at him. Truth? Justice? He wears his underwear on the outside.
Is he trying to say this as public opinion or is it his own view of Superman? Either way, fuck him.
The problem with supes isn't unrelatability. It's that they never gave his powers a cap. Originally he could run faster than a train, lift heavy junk and jump pretty high. His power creep is ridiculous.
though this is...
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Promoting obesity, in comic form.
Do your worst, /co/.
Give me all your structured arguments for and against this,
but mostly against.
There is nothing positive about being fat.
The heroine is just lucky to have a superpower, unlike fat people in real life who manage to do meaningful things because of actual work,dedication etc.
There is no good lesson to learn from this comic.
Don't mind me just the only Panther to win during the Super Bowl walking by.
No Waifus. No Threads.
One to go.
Post those things that are obviously jokes but you just don't get
Are there any crimes that even the Joker would think is going too far?
this shit real?
ITT: Talented but insane comic book creators
Is this the most overrated comic of the modern age?
Uncanny X-Force movie when?
What is wrong with this chart?
The source picture had the same issue.
They are hyping this event how much of a let down is this event going to be
Injustice storytime, nothing witty today, this might honestly be the stupidest issue I've ever read.
At least there's a page with Sinestro in it