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Old 08-24-07, 12:15 AM
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Superman Has Killed - Yes? No??

Okay, maybe my memory is fuzzy on this, but didn't Superman kill a few Kryptonians back when the series relaunched and Byrne was writing/drawing it? I ask because the recent issue of Superman - #666 - claims he has never killed! Was the event wiped out in one of the many Crises that seem to keep changing the DC Universe, or was it a brain fart of the writer?
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Old 08-24-07, 01:19 AM
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Probably did it on "Another Earth".
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Old 08-24-07, 06:07 AM
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I'd call it a brain fart. Supes does in fact kill the Phantom Zone Kryptonians in Superman #22


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Old 08-24-07, 12:24 PM
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Yeah, wasn't it a huge storyline where he was very distraught?

Of course, didn't General Zod come back in a recent storyline? The whole Byrne Kryptonian origin was messed with a few years ago, and now they're somehow reintroducing the classic Legion into Supe's past. They brought back Krypto and reintroduced Supergirl, after the mandate was basically that Supes was supposed to be the only Kryptonian. Basically, it seems like they threw continuity out the window and are going to explain it all with this next "Crisis."
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Old 08-24-07, 01:28 PM
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Interesting it happened in 666...since Superman is a liar and a murderer.

And a menace.
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Old 08-24-07, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by DarkestPhoenix
Interesting it happened in 666...since Superman is a liar and a murderer.

And a menace.
And a dick.
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Old 08-26-07, 11:34 AM
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yep he shure did and then the superan in exile story started ... supes in space .. with and oxygen mask. hes also preformed amateur lobotomies before.
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Old 08-26-07, 10:32 PM
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Superman is a plant. Plants don't kill people. People do.
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Old 08-27-07, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by fujishig
Yeah, wasn't it a huge storyline where he was very distraught?

Of course, didn't General Zod come back in a recent storyline? The whole Byrne Kryptonian origin was messed with a few years ago, and now they're somehow reintroducing the classic Legion into Supe's past. They brought back Krypto and reintroduced Supergirl, after the mandate was basically that Supes was supposed to be the only Kryptonian. Basically, it seems like they threw continuity out the window and are going to explain it all with this next "Crisis."
Considering how unpopular Matrix Supergirl, Clone Superboy, and the modernized Krypton were, I don't blame DC for reintroducing the classic versions.
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Old 08-27-07, 08:21 AM
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Considering how unpopular Matrix Supergirl, Clone Superboy, and the modernized Krypton were, I don't blame DC for reintroducing the classic versions.
I liked all these things. I didn't know they weren't popular.
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Old 08-27-07, 01:59 PM
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Let's see, the new Supergirl is much, much worse (IMHO) than even the Matrix Supergirl, which I hated at first but learned to like after Peter David's series (though I still think that animated costume stinks in the non-animated style). Her history is (already) a mess. She's far, far from classic supergirl.

Clone Superboy, who I also hated at first, mostly for his original haircut, was also much, much better than the bastardization of Superboy Prime they have running around now. Ironically, clone Superboy's costume at the end of his run sucked too (a black tshirt and jeans?)
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Old 08-29-07, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by fujishig
Clone Superboy, who I also hated at first, mostly for his original haircut, was also much, much better than the bastardization of Superboy Prime they have running around now. Ironically, clone Superboy's costume at the end of his run sucked too (a black tshirt and jeans?)
The original Superboy haircut was a mess, but I rather liked his jeans and t-shirt costume. I know pretty much everything about superhero comics is inherently ridiculously, but I thought that "uniform" fit a teenagers sensibility. It's the same reason why I generally like Wonder Girl's outfit, and why Robin looked pretty silly when standing next to Superboy and and Wonder Girl in his costume.

But I always thought the Teen Titans should be more Gen13 and less baby JLA in terms of style.
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Old 08-29-07, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by fujishig
Let's see, the new Supergirl is much, much worse (IMHO) than even the Matrix Supergirl, which I hated at first but learned to like after Peter David's series (though I still think that animated costume stinks in the non-animated style). Her history is (already) a mess. She's far, far from classic supergirl.

Clone Superboy, who I also hated at first, mostly for his original haircut, was also much, much better than the bastardization of Superboy Prime they have running around now. Ironically, clone Superboy's costume at the end of his run sucked too (a black tshirt and jeans?)

I disagree on both points. I love the current Supergirl and I hope they stabilize her past and stick with her. Also, the animated Supergirl costume is really cute in a spunky young Girl Power sort of way.

I also thought Conner's jeans and t-shirt was great.
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Originally Posted by fujishig
Let's see, the new Supergirl is much, much worse (IMHO) than even the Matrix Supergirl, which I hated at first but learned to like after Peter David's series (though I still think that animated costume stinks in the non-animated style). Her history is (already) a mess. She's far, far from classic supergirl.

Clone Superboy, who I also hated at first, mostly for his original haircut, was also much, much better than the bastardization of Superboy Prime they have running around now. Ironically, clone Superboy's costume at the end of his run sucked too (a black tshirt and jeans?)
Ditto to everything you said here, though I do like the Supergirl animated costume, even in non-animated style.
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