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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2007, 10:01:42 PM »

Check this out from the Superman Homepage:

The Superman Homepage "QfK" forum is now in session!
Writer Kurt Busiek joins the Superman Homepage to answer your questions about the latest Superman related comic book he's written.

Visit the QfK page now to submit your questions about "Action Comics #850".

http://www.supermanhomepage.com/inter-action/inter-action.php?topic=QfK/QfK



Huh, so we're not good enough any more, he has to go to another website? Well, fudge.

Apart from that, I'd like to echo Carmelo's question about why Jor-El now has a beard. Does the Jor-El in Smallville (the TV series) have one? Is that it?
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2007, 11:47:15 PM »

Check this out from the Superman Homepage:

The Superman Homepage "QfK" forum is now in session!
Writer Kurt Busiek joins the Superman Homepage to answer your questions about the latest Superman related comic book he's written.

Visit the QfK page now to submit your questions about "Action Comics #850".

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Huh, so we're not good enough any more, he has to go to another website? Well, fudge.
Actually, he answers question on many websites. He posts at Comic Bloc, Millar World, the DC Message Boards, and probably some other places as well.
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2007, 12:20:31 AM »

I suspect one of the big reason for Jor-El having a beard is legal reasons. The first place we saw this new Jor_El was as a large giant holographic head in the Fortress. The beard prevents any claims by Marlon Brando's Estate of infringing on his likeness. I think DC is playing it safe. Geoff Johns confirmed this in a interview. Of course how to deal with this was up to artist choice.

It really is a fine line though. Does a white haired man automatically look like Brando as Jor-El? Depends on how specific the artist is in facial features. So many artists today are not good at specific faces. How about just giving him the traditional black hair? Or head band?

Personally this bearded look has grown on me. One thing I would have done differently would have been to leave out the mustache. Just the beard alone like Lincoln had. It would also echo the cowled look from Man of Steel and Birthright.
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2007, 12:27:11 AM »

he posted here not so long ago.

He seems busy these days Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2007, 12:43:24 AM »

I just got a few picks from 850. What do you guys think?

http://romney.homestead.com/files/E2.JPG

http://romney.homestead.com/files/E1.JPG

I really dig the transition page with the modern renditions of Superman. The Big S has come along way since 1986.  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2007, 03:17:00 AM »


"The multiversal stabilizer overcompensated for vibro-chronal flux" - I'll have to remember that one next time I'm late for an appointment.

What do you guys think?

Looks good.  I'm glad the Birthright Superman is in there.  I'd love to see tales or titles about some of these versions of Superman in addition to the single panel cameos.  Maybe down the road they could all team-up in a big crossover event called Infinite Supermen.
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2007, 06:21:36 PM »

I suspect one of the big reason for Jor-El having a beard is legal reasons.

The reason for the beard is because Adam designed him with a beard, Dan Didio told him to lose the beard, and Geoff and I went to bat for the beard because we think it looks good.

That's all it is.  More often than not, a creative choice is a creative choice, not a piece of legal maneuvering.

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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2007, 06:23:05 PM »

Check this out from the Superman Homepage:

The Superman Homepage "QfK" forum is now in session!
Writer Kurt Busiek joins the Superman Homepage to answer your questions about the latest Superman related comic book he's written.

Visit the QfK page now to submit your questions about "Action Comics #850".

http://www.supermanhomepage.com/inter-action/inter-action.php?topic=QfK/QfK


Huh, so we're not good enough any more, he has to go to another website? Well, fudge.
Actually, he answers question on many websites. He posts at Comic Bloc, Millar World, the DC Message Boards, and probably some other places as well.

And you guys haven't asked any questions in a long time, and rarely discuss the new books.

So I skim the board, but there's not much to respond to.

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