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« Reply #312 on: November 27, 2005, 06:57:33 PM »

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But in the interest of steering things in a Superman direction...  Kurt, from which supporting character's perspective(s) would you think would make for a good Superman story?   I always figured a Superman story told from Steve Lombard's perspective would be amusing.


I think it's possible to tell good Superman stories from any supporting character's POV -- and yeah, Lombard's could be fun.

But if I had o pick just one, and it couldn't be one of the usual suspects -- I'd tell a story from Sam Lane's POV.  I have no idea what it would be, but I'm pretty sure he'd have an interesting perspective.

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BTW, have you read those old stories that were written from the perspective of a piece of Kryptonite?
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« Reply #313 on: November 27, 2005, 07:11:13 PM »

My name is Red Kryptonite and let me tell you I was floating through space for a long time and then I ran into Superman and turned him into a 3 eyed Kryptonian babootch.

Lemme tell ya, it's better to be a chunk of Red K compared to what I used to be - a kryptonian ice cube tray! :wink:

Yes I have. Smiley
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« Reply #314 on: November 27, 2005, 07:41:28 PM »

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I also thought it odd that SUPERGIRL would attend Clark and Lois' anniversary, as seen in the group photo.  Most of Clark's aquaintances knew Linda Danvers was a "cousin", though a background check through Midville adoption records might raise questions -- wasn't she supposed to be an orphan?


Sure, but orphans merely lack living parents.  It's kind of strange for her to be in an orphanage when her cousin is a well-known and presumably decently-paid reporter, but presumably one Clark was established as her cousin, he covered her upkeep in Midvale.

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But why would Supergirl be there?  She was never depicted as a close friend of Clark, though she did appear in some old "Lois Lane" comic books.


Superman, though, is a good friend of Clark's and of Lois's, and Supergirl's connected to him.  So the friendship clearly happened through that connection, in the intervening years.

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They are also family guests, though the other party attendees should be wondering how a Metropolis newsman would be so chummy with a Gotham City millionaire.


Weren't Bruce and Clark established to be friends over the years as well?

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I suppose the mark of a great "Imaginary Story" or Elseworld is whether readers still want to the tale continued EVEN THOUGH they know full well it will likely NEVER be part of mainstream continuity.  And for me, "Superman Family #200" is one of those very few instances where I'd like to revisit events that "never REALLY happened".  Good to know that issue has other fans.   Cheesy


For me, at least, it's not the mark of a great story so much as the mark of an interesting set-up -- I'd like to see more of that future because I'd like to see it explored, but I still didn't think that was more than a passingly-okay story.  The cover hooks me every time, though...

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« Reply #315 on: November 27, 2005, 07:42:43 PM »

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BTW, have you read those old stories that were written from the perspective of a piece of Kryptonite?


Maybe.  If so, it was so long ago that I don't really remember anything about them...

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« Reply #316 on: November 28, 2005, 01:39:12 AM »

I remember those Red K stories.  Some of them were pretty good.  Didn't the piece of kryptonite start out as a piece of green K?

As for Clark and Linda being cousins, I supposed it was said but to be honest I can't exactly recall this being that established.  I would hardly think of anyone raising eyebrows over the fact that Clark didn't take Linda in, however.  He was a young, adult single newsman.  His hours would be erratic and late at times.  Linda was a 16 year old girl.  I'm certain if questions were asked that Clark would be able to explain why his bachelor apartment and his career wouldn't fit raising a 16 year old girl.
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« Reply #317 on: November 28, 2005, 03:50:57 AM »

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I remember those Red K stories.  Some of them were pretty good.  Didn't the piece of kryptonite start out as a piece of green K?


Yup and then it passed through that darn space cloud...
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« Reply #318 on: November 28, 2005, 04:20:16 AM »

Those darn space clouds...someone should be pointing the Hubble at those guys...

I just hope that no one wants to come up with a "comics science" explanation for them... Cool
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« Reply #319 on: November 28, 2005, 04:26:00 AM »

Alchemy by way of Circe and as we all know magic can affect Superman! :wink:

Just like Red Kryptonite in strange and unusual ways..
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