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"I felt like the New 52 version, rightly or wrongly, was perceived by some people as being too Dr. Manhattan-ish, for lack of a better word. Of course, the irony is that Alan Moore's Dr. Manhattan was his riff on the Charlton Captain Atom. So the characters are inextricably linked. But that said, I think Greg [Weisman] and I both prefer our version from the '80s to some of the things that followed." - Cary Bates

Date: 2017-05-09 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
I'm not sure about Bates use of the word irony there

Date: 2017-05-09 11:42 am (UTC)
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Seems fairly apt in context.

Date: 2017-05-09 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
-"I felt like the New 52 version, rightly or wrongly, was perceived by some as being too Dr. Manhattan-ish"-
Can't imagine how that would happen.

But then, if you have Captain Atom, a man with fantastic abilities who's occasionally written with an increasing disconnection to his humanity and a tendency to do what he's told, then compare him with Dr. Manhattan, a man with fantastic abilities with an increasing disconnection to his humanity who does what he's told...

Of course, it might help if writers stopped looking like they were trying to turn the good Cap'n into Manhattan-lite.
... though how much of that is intentional "let's make him like Doctor Manhattan" and how much is just coincidence / bad writing / other...

Like certain depictions where he's incapable of disobeying an order or going against the government.
Which could just be writers making assumptions about soldiers and soldiering, that military-based superheroes are Just Like That.
(Y'know, that remark made about Carol Danvers in New Avengers. "You're military. You like being told what to do.")

Not entirely sure about Nate's new look.


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