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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2007, 04:46:53 PM »

The reason why I am avoiding this DVD like the plague is because I really, really hated this storyline and Doomday is a terrible character.

Grruh... Brruh... Kill... Like you, I hated this. This is the best idea they could come up with for Superman's death? A slugfest? It was made doubly stupid by the fact that Superman was accompanied by all sorts of other heroes, none of whom figured out that you could actually pick Doomsday up (like if you had a POWER RING, SAY) and throw him into space. I may have said this before, but if they actually wanted to do a Death-of-Superman story, it would have been a lot cooler to have it done quietly in a back alley: tchoo! tchoo! two Kryptonite bullets from a silenced gun, and then Batman could have investigated.

It occurs to me that I'm a sort of armchair scriptwriter, or even backseat driver, when it comes to this sort of thing. I offer no apology.
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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2007, 04:12:06 AM »

... It was made doubly stupid by the fact that Superman was accompanied by all sorts of other heroes, none of whom figured out that you could actually pick Doomsday up (like if you had a POWER RING, SAY) and throw him into space.

Nono, you don't get it.  Doomsday is too strong, so that wouldn't work.  You can't throw him into space, you can't transport him to another dimension, you can't even put him in the Phantom Zone.  He's just too strong.  Got it?
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2007, 06:05:56 AM »

... It was made doubly stupid by the fact that Superman was accompanied by all sorts of other heroes, none of whom figured out that you could actually pick Doomsday up (like if you had a POWER RING, SAY) and throw him into space.

Nono, you don't get it.  Doomsday is too strong, so that wouldn't work.  You can't throw him into space, you can't transport him to another dimension, you can't even put him in the Phantom Zone.  He's just too strong.  Got it?


Supes tried to put him in orbit and got a nasty side wound for his trouble. The creature wasn't just strong, it was also just as fast as Superman was. C'mon, the Byrned Supes wasn't exactly good at fighting those who were just as strong/fast as he was. He got his butt handed to him by an intoxicated Lobo and almost got choked to death by an inexperienced Lar Gand.

The Byrned Supes didn't have access to a Phantom Zone projector until the Loeb crew came onboard IIRC.

And the variation of the JL that accompanied him? They were a sad sack of incompotent lightweights.

As for a power ring, that might have worked if Guy Gardner wasn't a moron.
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2007, 11:56:47 AM »

Plus that version of superman was pretty weak.
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« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2007, 03:41:07 AM »

I may have said this before, but if they actually wanted to do a Death-of-Superman story, it would have been a lot cooler to have it done quietly in a back alley: tchoo! tchoo! two Kryptonite bullets from a silenced gun, and then Batman could have investigated.
You're talking Iron Age writing teams.  The dead body shot with k-bullets would end up being a clone, while the real Superman was tied up elsewhere being a conflicted wimp.  Batman, the obvious gun-toting perpetrator, was acquitted of all charges because he's "the goddamn Batman".





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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2007, 05:48:44 PM »

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Again, here's hoping Superman Doomsday is the first of many DC animated movies on the way.
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« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2007, 05:53:04 AM »

Yes yes yes - more straight to DVD animated stuff from DC!  (That Marvel stuff is kinda sexy - it'd be nice to see DC break out some classic stuff - barring the death of Jason Todd that is).

Fine, I personally hated the Doomsday thing, but come on guys, Funeral for a Friend was the BEST Superman death story set I've read!  It was touching and absolutely lovely, and a good face slapper for those who thought Superman was irrelevant.  Some real gold in those stories.
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« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2007, 04:22:26 PM »

Okay, I am a bit slow.  I just found the trailer today and am excited. I know that some of you think Doomsday is a lousy character, but I've always loved the story line! They obviously can't stick to the comics completely because... well, it's a 75 minute movie.  Maybe I have just suffered from too many years in Germany- a country that couldn't care much less about Superman- that I am jonzing for anything Supes! I am definately buying the DVD... Grin
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