Tuesday, September 01, 2009

A Disturbing Trend

I'm a bit concerned about what's going on with the whole "New Krypton" thing. Specifically, I'm worried that it's becoming a bit too Marvellike.

In what way, you ask? Well, my biggest concern comes from how the "average" person on the street seems to be reacting to this whole thing. They're starting to get a wee bit too close to the way Marvel civilians react to superheroes. By that, I mean they're being easily fooled and stupid.

Now, to be fair the people trying to trick them are a lot more powerful and intelligent than any of the so-called masterminds of the Marvel Universe. And I can understand people being wary of Supergirl, considering that she's done a whole heap of stupid things up to and including recently.

But I never thought I'd see the day that the people of Metropolis lost their faith in Superman. Sure, we've seen similar stories where something like that happens. But never to this degree. People believe in Superman. They always have. And I thought they always would.

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3 Comments:

At 4:38 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

The average citizen in the Marvel Universe is a complete idiot. I REALLY hope that DC doesn't fall into that trap.

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger CalvinPitt said...

Hasn't Superman occasionally gone super-authoritarian on the world, took away all weapons, and enforced his dictates with a bunch of Superman-robots?

Plus he vanished for a year without a trace, then just showed up again. Would the populace have an idea why he was gone (that he didn't have his powers and they hadn't come back yet)?

Out here, we know they can trust Superman, but in there, he's made some questionable decisions.

 
At 11:48 PM, Blogger GL2814E said...

Don't forget that the average Kryptonian seems to have an arrogant jerk rating that approaches Luthorian levels.

I don't think that it is hard to believe that after interacting with the Kryptonians, the people of Earth are reasonably concerned with of the Kryptonians. (Plus lets not forget they arrived shortly after the Final Crisis invasion of the New Gods.)

And I would bet that more than a few Kryptonians kept referring to Earth as New Krypton to the natives.

Superman's fault? No. But its hard to blame the people of Earth for being wary of all things Kryptonian...

 

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