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"The first Superman stories definitely saw him as more of a force for change against corrupt institutions, but the character himself wasn’t really actively used to interact with the real world until the 1940s radio show, and honestly, has rarely done so since.

"Maybe that’s because, traditionally, Superman has been too powerful to do so — considering everything he was able to do in the past, the idea of him dealing with real life injustices could easily have read as patronizing and insincere, not to mention potentially, accidentally legitimizing to the oppressors (Why didn’t Superman just dismantle Apartheid, for example? Wasn’t that unjust enough for him?) — whereas now, the newly-depowered Superman makes things more of a fair fight, perhaps.

"Or maybe it’s that Yang and Action writer Greg Pak, neither of whom get to enjoy the white privilege of previous Superman writers, feel that the character is super-equipped (Pun only slightly intended) to talk about things that are strange, unusual and problematic with 'the American way' because he stands apart from the societal norm in some way; finally, someone using the 'strange visitor' part of the mythos for the forces of good!

"Whatever the reason, both Superman and Action Comics currently feel exciting, entertaining and fresh in a way they haven’t done in a long time." - Graeme McMillan

"They want to sell comics. Unfortunately it's at the expense of some very great cops out there every day protecting the public. We are once again painted with the very broad stroke nobody wants to be painted with." - Patrick Colligan, president of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association in a statement to Fox News

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"We’ve been writing about Clark since day one. All of these stories were about Clark Kent and who that guy is deep down inside. We are absolutely continuing in that mission and this just gives us a very big way to dramatize those basic questions." - Greg Pak

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So Legion Lost #8 came out this week, and it's all about sucking the Losties into this big The Culling crossover plot with Teen Titans and Superboy. To that end, Rose Wilson & the Ravagers ambush the Losties at the behest of somebody named Harvest, who, according to telepathic Tellus, scares them.

But that's not what we're going to be discussing in the 2 and a half pages I'm posting here. No, that's Chameleon Girl, how the Ravagers get the drop on her, and what we learn from her musings.

I'll be your captor today. )

Incidentally, Rose herself goes up against Timber Wolf, and it's an interesting matchup.

If there's interest in it, I'm thinking of doing a History of Chameleon Girl post in a couple days. It's beginning to look like Yera is going to get a spotlight in this series, so it might not be a bad idea to do a primer.


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