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18 July 2011 @ 02:29 pm
Annnnd I'm Glad I've Already Gone Through The Stages of Grief Here  
We all know that I have the world's worst fetish for having both sides of his heritage front and present and I love being able to use Kal-El, but this. Oh, DC, what a fuckarow you're causing here. *snort* It's fine. I have my 'verse, I have the films, go on with your ridiculous selves. Lose fans by the dozens. See if I care.

As posted in Newsarama:

“Husband and wife since 1996 in the comics, the new status quo will find Clark Kent and Lois Lane not only unmarried, but establish that they were never married in the first place. Clark will be a bachelor, and Lois will have a new boyfriend, one whose identity is yet to be revealed but is said to be a Daily Planet colleague.

Additionally, Superman’s alien origins will be emphasized in a big way, with the character described as “more Kal-El from the planet Krypton than Clark Kent from Kansas.” Superman’s deep connection to his Kryptonian heritage also explains his new costume, as seen on the cover of Superman #1. It’s “ceremonial armor” from his home planet, with the traditional red trunks abandoned.

Perhaps part of the reason Superman’s embracing his alien nature is the loss of his adopted parents. Jonathan and Martha Kent are both dead in DC’s post-Flashpoint continuity, a pronounced change from the recent past, and a return to the pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths status quo in that respect.

Action Comics, which focuses on Superman’s early superhero career, depicts a “younger, more brooding” Man of Steel adjusting to his adopted homeworld. His powers are still in development at this point, as he “can leap tall buildings but can’t fly in space.


On the Verge of: nauseatednauseated
scribblemyname: mild rant: likescribble_myname on July 18th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
:nearly chokes: Will attempt to forget this madness ever existed. Starting now.
Lois: Lois :: Me and A Gunkalalanekent on July 18th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
*hugs you tight* Just keep repeating "We'll always have fanfic, we'll always have fanfic..."
saavikam77: Clark Jimmy Photosaavikam77 on July 18th, 2011 06:43 pm (UTC)
GODDAMMIT, DC!! >_< *seethes*

What the hell is going on in their heads, that they think this shit is okay? O_o *twitch*

Time to get that Clois-Fest Challenge up and running.
Lois: Lois :: Badasskalalanekent on July 18th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
The only answer is that they've written themselves into a corner on all their books and they aren't clever enough to find their way out without scrapping everything.

The short version of this? THEY FUCKING SUCK.

That's what.
sean_montgomery: Superman - Clark sympathysean_montgomery on July 18th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)

*blinks* Once again, Marvel is gaining stock without even trying.
Lois: Lois :: Smokingkalalanekent on July 18th, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
I know, right? Completely unaware that they're alienating an entire cross-section of their fandom. And I don't just mean the girls, either.
Obsessed fangirl: SV - Lois 'rolls eyes'babettew54 on July 18th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
Is this the movie plot?! *rolls eyes* Maybe I could stomach it on the big screen 'if' they get together at some point (wishful) thinking, but to read it in print ???

Sounds like SR to me without the powers ... *rolls eyes again*

*heavy sigh* I have no desire to read any of it.. none at all..
Lois: Clois :: Never More Perfectkalalanekent on July 18th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
You know, I was sorta thinking the same thing. Only I don't know how much I like the level of alienness they're going for. It sounds like it's going to be to the point that there isn't and has never been a Kent family caring for him. At all. I'm all for showing that he's Kryptonian, but not to the detriment of the very human side of him. It's a delicate balance and they're messing with that VERY hard. Showing only the alien side is going to make it a LOT harder to sell the myth.

No, I'm staying as far away from these as I can. I keep looking at the update for hope that maybe they might not destroy EVERYTHING, but... yeah. Yeah. *sighs with you*
Obsessed fangirl: SV - Lois 'rolls eyes'babettew54 on July 18th, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
I keep looking at the update for hope that maybe they might not destroy EVERYTHING, but... yeah. Yeah

I really don't get what they're doing. EVERYTHING??? It's sad really. His parents, his home, the love of his life... I don't get it at all. His humanity is what makes him ... him...! Without that ... we won't know who he is anymore.

It's just so wrong on so many levels... I don't even know ...
Lois: Kal-El :: B&W Shieldkalalanekent on July 18th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
Superman is NOT a loner. Superman is NOT only an alien in a strange land [especially if it's true that the Kents did still raise him, as I just heard]. Superman is NOT Bruce Springsteen [despite the one damn cover]. Superman is NOT emo and angst-ridden.

And above all, Superman is NOT Batman. I love Bruce, but stop taking his basic mood and trying to pass on his essential moodiness on to the rest of the DCU. It's what makes him who he is.

Fuck you, DC, that is NOT my Superman.

And that's my final answer.

I figure they'll change it soon enough if the fanboys don't eat it up like a filet mignon. If they do, their loss because they won't be getting my money or anyone else's that loves the original, either.

Edited at 2011-07-18 11:51 pm (UTC)
Obsessed fangirl: SV - Lois 'seriously'babettew54 on July 19th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
Seriously!?? Is THAT what this is about?? *shameful DC, just SHAMEFUL!*

*argh* I don't feel good at all. I'm sick, just sick about this..

Yep, the fanboys will eat it up, no question about that...*feels sick*

athenesolon: Lois knocking on Perry's doorathenesolon on July 18th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
The official blog reads like the Kents did raise him growing up but as an "adult" (whatever that means in Action Comics #1) he doesn't have either the Kents or the planet Krypton to back him up, be his sounding-board/support group. They're exact words on this though are was turn me off to this (on top of the relationship reboot/ret-con) "He's a loner trying to find a place in the world."

To me that sounds WAY more like Batman than Superman.
Lois: Lois :: Smart-Ass Grinkalalanekent on July 18th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Well, this was posted earlier by a couple of friends on Tumblr and I have to back it up. Pretty much my thoughts in a nutshell.
athenesolon: Kal-smirk's @ Lois' reactionathenesolon on July 19th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
*snort* Love that and honestly does sum it up rather nicely, especially (as one of the other tumblr posts points out) considering about 1/5 of the new 52 are about a Gothamite.
dandellodandello on July 18th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
Needless to say, the people who are buying into DC's mind eff don't have any of us listed as their favorite authors. *grin*
Lois: Lois :: Gigglekalalanekent on July 18th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
You do have a point, lady. It's just irritating to know that there are people out there that are willing to let them just destroy how many years of canon. Inconsistent canon, but canon, nonetheless. *groans and rolls eyes*
glorygirl72glorygirl72 on July 18th, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
Why do they think this will work?

Really. I mean the most interesting part of Clark Kent was how even though he was an alien from a lost world he was also the most human character around. Just a guy who loved his family & friends, pretzels with spicy mustard, the Metropolis Sharks, reporting, helping people, and above all else Lois Lane.

I mean there is a reason that the term "superdickery" is named after the same Silver Age bullshit that all of this is a rehash of. Silver Age Superman was an asshole. Period. Full stop.

The dude was smug, superior, lacked empathy, was needlessly cruel often even down right sadistic, could not relate to anyone human or normal if his fucking life depended on it and thought he was better than everyone else on the planet. How are we as readers supposed to relate to that? It's not even like it's a fish out of water, discovering his own humanity scenario we're being given. Nope, just alien superior being who will act as judge and jury to "save" ( Not help, SAVE) the weak foolish humans from their own stupidity and helplessness. And of course the only woman he would be attracted to is one as "Above" the lowly humans as he is in his God like sense of his own awesome.

How is this man going to interact with humanity in any normal sense of the word? How is this being going to ever love someone not as "Super" as himself? How is he going to respect and befriend any one human, even Bruce who is as extraordinary as they come but still just that, merely human?

This retcon not only destroys the super marriage, but sets Clarks character development back thirty years. And the funny thing is that thirty years ago the PTB realized that Silver Age Superman was a ridiculous caricature of a hero and did their own reboot to make him a more interesting and relevant character who could compete in a would filled with all of the complexities as presented by not only marvel and their occasionally over emo mutants, alcoholic heroes and lost super-soldiers from another age, but also DC's own Batman and the rest of it’s fleshed out universe.

This is such a bad idea and is going to kill the book and possibly even DC itself. Mark my words

Err...Sorry about bombarding your comments with the rant. Clearly I had alot to say on the subject. My nerd rage, let me share is with you!
athenesolon: Lois knocking on Perry's doorathenesolon on July 18th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
Yah, not happy. I read the DCU blog as I was adamant about avoiding other sources (as only stuff at DCU could definitively tracked back to DC and therefore official.

I'm taking a step back from the "more Kal-El than Clark" thing as it doesn't matter on that part as long as they don't have Lois being more active in a relationship with at least ONE side of him.