Date: 2017-04-15 08:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jetpack_monkey
Huh. That was unexpectedly sweet. I dig it!

Date: 2017-04-15 08:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
Thank you for posting this. It made quite a stir on tumblr some time ago, and I was curious to see the opinions of people here.

http://thediscourseblogs.tumblr.com/post/151804862330/deadpool-and-the-suicide-prevention-psa

I personally agree that this story is much better than the Superman one. Though I wouldn't go so far as to say that I disliked the Superman story, which I still found overall hopeful and heartwarming. I think both are good. But, imo, the Deadpool one is the superior story.

Date: 2017-04-16 02:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jaxjyls
I prefer the Superman one, but both characters handle it in the own unique way. The tumblr post seems very dismissive and seems to think there isn't more than that one page from All-Star

Date: 2017-04-16 01:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] silicondream
Given how different those stories are, it's hard to compare their quality. The Deadpool story is, as the blogger says, a lengthy dramatized suicide prevention manual. The Superman story is a much briefer scene in a larger story of Superman doing as many good deeds as he can in preparation for his own imminent death. What makes the scene with Regan powerful is that Superman manages to save her in between saving the world in a dozen different ways, and he manages to connect with her emotionally despite his own fear and exhaustion.

I would note, too, that Superman isn't shown as instantly and single-handedly fixing all of Regan's problems. There are already ordinary people, like her doctor, who are working very hard to help her. Superman simply appears at that one critical moment when their efforts aren't quite enough to save her, and bridges the gap. What happens after that is up to her and her caregivers and loved ones.

Date: 2017-04-16 02:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
The All Star Superman story is, ultimately, one touching scene, while this is a full proper story, so, yea, this one wins, but I wouldn't exactly say it's a contest and I think they're both *great*.

There's also the Reed Richards story where he talked a guy off a ledge which was also good.

Date: 2017-04-16 03:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leoboiko
Has it been posted yet?

Date: 2017-04-17 10:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leoboiko
Thank you! That was sweet. I wish we had more portrayal of superheroes doing social work.

Date: 2017-04-16 05:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sarahnewlin
I honestly didn't think Deadpool had a heart :)

Date: 2017-04-16 07:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lizard_of_aus
Oh, it's always there. Malformed and cancer-ridden, but his heart's there when it counts. Every one remembers the wacky adventures, and his flirtation with being a callous prankster jerkhole, but from time to time, you get these little soft moments of sober clearheadedness, where he puts everything aside to do the right thing.

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