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Question: Which origin should Superman have?  (Voting closed: December 28, 2004, 04:42:00 PM)
Byrne's MOS - 4 (11.1%)
Loeb's Silver-Age redux - 2 (5.6%)
Waid's Birthright - 6 (16.7%)
Weisinger Silver/Bronze Age ("pre Crisis") origin - 16 (44.4%)
original Siegel & Shuster origin - 5 (13.9%)
all of the above - 2 (5.6%)
something else; none of the above - give details - 1 (2.8%)
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« on: December 28, 2004, 09:42:00 PM »

OK, this is the companion poll -

If you were in charge at DC, which origin would you decree as being canonical?  Which one do you personally prefer?
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2004, 11:45:16 PM »

Pre crisis, natch
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2004, 12:40:49 AM »

Absoloutly Silver\Bronze Age, with the Loeb Redux being a close second. Both stories are simple, and give a richly textured origin to Superman.   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2004, 01:59:43 AM »

I actually voted for the Loeb silver-age redux, because it incorporates the MOS origin.  As much as I personally dislike Byrne's origin, I think it makes sense to have the Loeb origin because it can include all Superman stories - from Golden to Iron age - everything happened.  Thus, nothing gets thrown out, no fans or ages are disavowed or insulted.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2004, 02:27:32 PM »

The traditionalist in me likes the classic Silver Age origin, but I voted for Birthright because it's just too much fun.  It pulls in some great stuff from the movie and from the Maggin-verse, both of which I've always loved.  And the costumes are fantastic.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2004, 10:41:43 PM »

I'm a fan of the genius-level refinement of the Weisinger era origin(s).

The story was always retold slightly differently to explore some never-before realized subtlety.
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2004, 11:12:24 PM »

Weisinger Silver Age Version is perfection in my opinion.
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2004, 01:39:32 AM »

I had to pick Byrne's MOS
Its the one I grew up with.
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