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[personal profile] espanolbot2016-10-29 03:09 pm

A look back at Silver Age Metallo

With the recent debut of a new Metallo over in Supergirl's show, I thought that the time had come to have a look at one of Superman's longer running... B-list (I guess?) bad guys. Strictly speaking, the original Metallo was a couple of dudes in power-armour, but I'm focusing on the Silver Age version here.

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[personal profile] zapbiffpow2016-10-06 04:46 pm

Superman & Bugs Bunny #1

*DC's Rebirth JLA/Watchmen event, #6 of 7, last pages:

Doctor Manhattan disintegrates a downed Superman...but nothing happens. When the blue light clears, someone stands between them, chowing a carrot.

And then Batman's secret-weapon, final-plan savior turns out to be Bugs Bunny. Cliffhanger.


Also, in another separate idea that also reads like fever dream babbling, this fun little mini. Check it!

Final page, splash panel: "What's Up, Doc?" )

Superman #5-7

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Writers: Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Artists: Doug Mahnke, Patrick Gleason, and Jorge Jimenez


And now, a highlight of the past three Superman comics!

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Superman #2-3

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"It's one thing to stand up for the right thing, and it's another thing to teach your kid to stand up for the right thing. It's harder. They see through, they know the truth, they're there all the time. They ask hard questions. And it makes you examine your own self. I know as a father, I think about that all the time, about what our kids will think of us, and how we always have this little person watching.

For Superman, you would think that would come easily or naturally, but part of what we're exploring is that although he's not technically human, he actually is human like us. Being a dad isn't a superpower. He's a dad just like everybody else. He's trying to figure this out, just like anybody else.

Whether you've had a dad or been a father, you can probably understand or relate.
" - Peter Tomasi

Writers: Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason
Artists: Patrick Gleason & Jorge Jimenez

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Superman #1

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"What Pat and I loved doing on Batman and Robin, we want to do it here, with Superman and Jonathan, but explore the father-son dynamic from a whole different angle, because Bruce and Clark are very different people. And Damian and Jonathan are incredibly different characters.

So we've got a story that's right in our wheelhouse now, to explore the father-son relationship for this first arc.

And as Pat said, we're really playing with it from the eyes of a child, looking up at a father, who is someone he loves, but at the same time is a superhero, is an incredibly powerful being. And we'll be showing how Jonathan deals with that.
" - Peter Tomasi

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Patrick Gleason

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WORLD'S FINEST #10: Almost

WORLD'S FINEST was a ten issue miniseries that covered Batman and Superman's friendship over ten years in the post-Crisis post-Zero Hour DC Universe. For most of that decade, they thought their refusal to work together resulted in an innocent man dying. They find out they were wrong.

Alfred and Lois Dance )