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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2007, 07:38:48 PM »


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.


I was very happy when I first saw the beard.  It looks great and it works very well for the character.  This was a really good move, many thanks to you, Geoff, and Adam.
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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2007, 09:59:43 PM »

And thank you on behalf of beards everywhere. Not that anyone's interested, but I spend about half the year with a beard, and the other half without, so I have some personal involvement here. You know what would be a cool plotline? What if Jor-El's beard actually turned out to be Streaky the Supercat hanging on to his jaw?
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2007, 10:07:46 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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In a Newsarama interview, Geoff Johns recounted that when they were first developing ideas for Action, Richard Donner asked if Jor-El could look like Brando. Geoff told him no. I guess I inferred to much from that. Sorry about that.
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2007, 10:11:36 PM »

And thank you on behalf of beards everywhere. Not that anyone's interested, but I spend about half the year with a beard, and the other half without, so I have some personal involvement here. You know what would be a cool plotline? What if Jor-El's beard actually turned out to be Streaky the Supercat hanging on to his jaw?
Good combination of the old stuff with the new stuff... Cool
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2007, 05:27:18 AM »

And thank you on behalf of beards everywhere. Not that anyone's interested, but I spend about half the year with a beard, and the other half without, so I have some personal involvement here. You know what would be a cool plotline? What if Jor-El's beard actually turned out to be Streaky the Supercat hanging on to his jaw?
Good combination of the old stuff with the new stuff... Cool

This borders on the truly bizarre -- 100% Weising-era approved!
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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2007, 11:58:31 AM »

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.
Makes sense. Incidentally, I post over at Comic Bloc as "Justin." I also really enjoyed the latest issue of Action Comics. It reminded me of the last annual you guys did.
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2007, 12:21:37 AM »

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 #23 on: June 06, 2007, 12:27:24 AM »

And thank you on behalf of beards everywhere. Not that anyone's interested, but I spend about half the year with a beard, and the other half without, so I have some personal involvement here. You know what would be a cool plotline? What if Jor-El's beard actually turned out to be Streaky the Supercat hanging on to his jaw?
Good combination of the old stuff with the new stuff... Cool

This borders on the truly bizarre -- 100% Weising-era approved!

Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! In this issue: "The SUPER-SECRET of Jor-El's BEARD!"
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