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    The setup to JMS's year long Superman arc...

    ...is one of the most hackneyed Super-plots I've ever read, and a copy of a Supergirl arc from last year.



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    So I just read Superman #700, and I'm pissed. Seriously, a selfish woman gets pissed off that Superman didn't diagnose her husbands cancer while he was saving the planet, and that gets him so melancholy that he walks around the country? Really?

    I so wanted to Superman to say to that lady, "Y'know what else would have helped your husband? An X-Ray machine. It's not my job to go around looking inside everyone's body for cancer. Did you ask me for help? No! What, am I supposed to go around invading everyone's privacy to see if they were going to die soon? Now, excuse me, I have to go stop Lex Luthor from blowing something up."

    And there already was a great Supergirl vs Cancer arc last year!


    Stupid, stupid JMS.

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    Re: The setup to JMS's year long Superman arc...

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFlack View Post
    ...is one of the most hackneyed Super-plots I've ever read, and a copy of a Supergirl arc from last year.

    Spoiler:
    So I just read Superman #700, and I'm pissed. Seriously, a selfish woman gets pissed off that Superman didn't diagnose her husbands cancer while he was saving the planet, and that gets him so melancholy that he walks around the country? Really?

    I so wanted to Superman to say to that lady, "Y'know what else would have helped your husband? An X-Ray machine. It's not my job to go around looking inside everyone's body for cancer. Did you ask me for help? No! What, am I supposed to go around invading everyone's privacy to see if they were going to die soon? Now, excuse me, I have to go stop Lex Luthor from blowing something up."

    And there already was a great Supergirl vs Cancer arc last year!


    Stupid, stupid JMS.
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    Re: The setup to JMS's year long Superman arc...

    That's pretty bad, not gonna lie.
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    Re: The setup to JMS's year long Superman arc...

    Hopefully his walk across america is to see just how stupid people are & set them straight.
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    Re: The setup to JMS's year long Superman arc...

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    Re: The setup to JMS's year long Superman arc...

    Quote Originally Posted by dougmac View Post
    Just wait until he fights Lionel Luthor and Lana's adult twin children and has to go into a cocoon to recover from his wounds
    That joke is old just in this thread, man. Come on, the dude could not have pissed in this many peoples corn flakes. It was one arc. Move on.


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    Re: The setup to JMS's year long Superman arc...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Callan View Post
    That joke is old just in this thread, man. Come on, the dude could not have pissed in this many peoples corn flakes. It was one arc. Move on.
    I just saw that I was late on that one, I was going to edit it now. It was that bad though.
    The only thing he's ever done that I liked was the beginning of Rising Stars and Midnight Nation was really good all the way through. His name on a book is a negative more than a positive I think.
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    Re: The setup to JMS's year long Superman arc...

    Quote Originally Posted by dougmac View Post
    I just saw that I was late on that one, I was going to edit it now. It was that bad though.
    The only thing he's ever done that I liked was the beginning of Rising Stars and Midnight Nation was really good all the way through. His name on a book is a negative more than a positive I think.
    You know, I don't really even read the writers I don't like. I barely read writers I like but don't love. There's just not enough time in the day. Who tunes in just to complain about a show they don't like?


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    I wonder if DC was scared to tell JMS that Superboy or Supergirl could do the same thing.
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    Re: The setup to JMS's year long Superman arc...

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFlack View Post

    Spoiler:
    So I just read Superman #700, and I'm pissed. Seriously, a selfish woman gets pissed off that Superman didn't diagnose her husbands cancer while he was saving the planet, and that gets him so melancholy that he walks around the country? Really?

    I so wanted to Superman to say to that lady, "Y'know what else would have helped your husband? An X-Ray machine. It's not my job to go around looking inside everyone's body for cancer. Did you ask me for help? No! What, am I supposed to go around invading everyone's privacy to see if they were going to die soon? Now, excuse me, I have to go stop Lex Luthor from blowing something up."

    And there already was a great Supergirl vs Cancer arc last year!


    Stupid, stupid JMS.
    There was this great Christmas issue of Superman that I had forgotten about where something very similar to this happens. Superman gets a letter from a boy who wants him to save his dad who's dying of, I actually think it was cancer. Superman arrives at the hospital and says, "I may be Superman, but I can't do everything, no matter how I wish I could." regardless of the boy screaming at him.

    What kind of makes this worse is the fact that even if Superman was around and even if this woman had somehow managed to contact Superman to inform him of her husband's cancer, could he have REALLY cured him anyway?

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