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Author Topic: More info on Superman's new continuity  (Read 33202 times)
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2007, 12:04:10 PM »

hehe, id like to see a 1940s internet superman message board, with talk about how superman "stopped being cool when he got too powerful" and that "Ultra-humanite was RUINED in his last story, Luthor is just a cheap imitation!"

in the words of unca cheeks "im just sayin thats all"
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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2007, 12:08:15 PM »

ooh wait ive got another one!

"so national has stated that Clark Kent didnt become a superhero intill he was an adult... and now they are contradicting established continuity with this Superboy junk? they are just trying to attract new readers while ignoring their oldd fanbase!"
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2007, 01:29:44 PM »

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hehe, id like to see a 1940s internet superman message board, with talk about how superman "stopped being cool when he got too powerful" and that "Ultra-humanite was RUINED in his last story, Luthor is just a cheap imitation!"

in the words of unca cheeks "im just sayin thats all"

A cute "what if," except that in the 40s the average comic reader was probably under 12, after which they moved on, something fans of today are simply unable to do. 

Editors of the time assumed their readership turned over every 7 years, and I'm betting they were right.  Today's publishers cater to 20- and 30-something true believers, which certainly guarantees an audience (if a small one), but it also guarantees you can never do anything daring or creative without generating a firestorm of protest from an army of armchair quarterbacks.
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2007, 04:08:56 PM »

All true, my father read Superman in 1944 in England in the Army Air Corp and my mother read the Flash as a 15 year old.  Like many readers, they threw away the comics when they were finished and didn't think much about it.
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« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2007, 12:07:52 AM »

makes you wonder, why could the kids in the forties could let go when in later years people became fans for decades and so

well i guess ya gotta have a hobby, and it beats killing babies
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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2007, 02:51:08 AM »

My father is 80 years old, he watches Smallville regularly, he's remained a fan of Superman in all the film and TV adaptations over his lifetime, but the last time he bought a comic book was in 1944 before he joined the Navy in WWII
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« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2007, 07:56:53 AM »

Your father sounds like one cool cat.
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« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2007, 03:03:31 PM »

hehe, id like to see a 1940s internet superman message board, with talk about how superman "stopped being cool when he got too powerful" and that "Ultra-humanite was RUINED in his last story, Luthor is just a cheap imitation!"

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"That's why I stopped buying Superman and started reading Captain Marvel".

Huge flame war ensues  Cheesy
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