And this was only repeated recently, with a new Starbrand and new BOOM, that boom being in the center of a college, with a teenage Starbrand exploding his classmates and teachers, leaving a crater and hundreds of lives snuffed out in a flash. Yes, exactly, like, Nitro. After that, he handily KOed the Avengers, only stopping when he was taken in by the new Nightmask and carted away to Mars. Recent books show him reaching a level of disconnect from the human race, now being the all-seeing protector of Earth n all. Sometimes more power really is a bad thing.Khrowley said:This "Super Flare" thing looks very much like Marvel's Nitro's ability to explode $%&# up. If this new power causes people to start turning on the DC Heroes I'm calling bull#&*% which it inevitably will since using it is so destructive and Sups can't control it. On the one hand if he doesn't cause massive civilian casualties it'll just be a wasted plot element; on the other if he does it'll be too similar to Marvel's Civil War.
Basically because anything involving Superman is inherently bad, regardless of what it actually is or what context it's presented in, because he's too powerful and is more boring than a wood plank and ohmygod who would ever think glasses would make such a great disguise!?!?!PunkRex said:Okay I'm not really in to western super-hero comics so take this with a pinch of salt but why is everyone calling this a bad thing?
Don't worry, I've been enjoying it too.Gizmo1990 said:I don't think it is a popular opinnion but I have liked most of the New 52 stuff regarding Superman but the last thing he needed was another power. Especially one that seems to have the power of a nuke on Steroids That being said I will try to reserve judgement untile I have read it.
To be honest, he actually is. "Superman" is supposed to be an iconic power house, one of the strongest characters anywhere, and is treated that way. However over the years, especially in the comics, he's been second or third rate, I mean there are plenty of characters running around that are as strong as he is. Darkseid, Lobo, Mongul, etc... and plenty of opponents with attacks that can hurt him (sometimes a lot) without even needing to resort to Kryptonite. Flying through space isn't all that unique anymore, and really energy projection is one of the most common powersUkomba said:Oh good. Superman is, of course, the one dc character in desperate need of a buff. He's so Under Powered right now after all. e_e
I was kind of hoping for Super Friction myself, I mean anyone could just bend the steel bars in a cage, but not every hero can do it by rubbing their hands together!Armadox said:Crap! Another chance to bring back his ability to generate tiny supermen out of his hands, and again they ignore this amazing power for trite! Anyone can bloody explode, but who can send flying supermen out of their hands?! Well.. that is Superman, who he is...