Thursday, September 23, 2004

the "Iron Age" of Superman

You ever noticed that part of Superman history... the era/period of and in his comics were he turnd into an almost impotent creature and rather than just try to come up with threats to confound the most powerful of men.... the writers made Superman more confoundable to the level of the most mediocre of men. Just the same, he was still more powerful than a locomotive but he was more prone to whining and straining at the same time.

I have. The best quick study or illustration of this time period was done by "Superman Through The Ages!" I don't agree with all their examples or even what conclusion or feeling they draw from each one that they used. But they are correct; in attempts to create drama for Superman (which is the best goal for a dramatic comic book character) they surgically removed the sense of wonder.

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