Date: 2017-09-02 09:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
To a non-American this reads a little preachy and VERY "Mom's apple pie and the flag", but it's heart is in the right place and is perhaps rather timely.

Reminds me a little of the Shazam comic road trip across the USA in the 1970's.

Date: 2017-09-02 10:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shakalooloo
It reads a little like what Straczynski's 'Grounded' arc was aiming to be, but missed horrifically.

Date: 2017-09-02 10:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Fans said "Grounded" would have worked if it was Clark Kent walking America. Guess they were right.

Date: 2017-09-02 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
Though, I think the family bonding is nice and I like them showing the kent family spending time together.

Date: 2017-09-02 10:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miramira
This American finds it very preachy (and is side-eyeing the graffiti lecture), but I do approve of teaching people about Deborah Sampson.

Date: 2017-09-02 10:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] squirle
Yeah, it's good to showcase things like this in a comic, but I don't think a string of scenes with lectures is really the way to go about it.

I mean, I'm not a kid who needs it all spelled out for me. So when it is, I get bored quickly.

Date: 2017-09-02 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
well... comics ARE supposed to be aimed at kids...

Date: 2017-09-02 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
I am an American and thought the same thing.

Still it's inoffensive and fairly in character for the Kents.

Now the recent issue where Superman finds a missing Civil War veteran and dumps his skeleton on a relative's lawn, THAT is messed up.

Date: 2017-09-02 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
Well, it wouldn't be a Superman comic without ONE bit of superdickery, would it?

Date: 2017-09-02 10:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
Oh no. I'm an American, and I find this to be very in-your-face lecture-y.
I mean, I don't disagree with the message and sentiments, but it just feels very "here, let's shove a whole bunch of issues into one story and pound you with the information." Not organic at all, more like a "very special issue."

I wish that they'd somehow been able to be a little more subtle about incorporating the message into the story, or balance out the elements.

Though I will say that damn, I've missed this sort of Superman. Married with a child suits him.

Date: 2017-09-03 03:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
As an American: yeah, this is pretty heavy-handed. The dialogue is infodumpy. They run into convenient lesson opportunities, such as Jon asking about the Coexist sticker or the obnoxious waitress.

But it works. The Kents are exactly the sort of people to take a family trip to see historical memorials, then invite a homeless vet to have dinner with them. Lois being able to recite the life story of a badass female soldier is completely in character for her. Clark using super-speed to clean some graffiti off a memorial is corny - and a very Superman thing to do.

And yeah, we could all do with a little more Coexist these days.

Date: 2017-09-05 07:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
You know who beat the Ku Klux Klan? That bespectacled gentlemen right there. Via a radio show that reached millions.

I agree it's a bit on-the-nose and a tad preachy. I still find is on-point, a bit charming and a message that's badly needed now more than ever. If reading this illustrates empathy for a few kids, emphasizes tolerance and mutual understanding...well, I'm on board. This brand of patriotism is something we need more of, rather than the one we're currently seeing in the white house.

Date: 2017-09-03 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
This is actually really cool. I like comics that try to teach young readers something.

OK, I am an American, and this comic does elicit an emotional reaction for me. More the "Coexist" part than the stuff about veterans, given the way things are right now; but the whole thing.

Of course Clark and Lois are these kinds of parents. What else would they be?
Edited Date: 2017-09-03 12:23 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-09-03 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
Yeah, Lois is an army brat so you know she has strong opinions on America and Clark .... well Superman has never been subtle about his patriotism (which has lead to some cringe worthy moments depending on where public opinion and the writers fall at the time)

Date: 2017-09-03 01:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
Definitely a little heavy-handed... but not at all out of character for the good people Clark and Lois are, and are raising their son to be.

And it's nice to get a break from super-villains every now and then.

Date: 2017-09-03 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
I assume his full sentence was going to be "it's a good idea, Lo, but the last time I took a cross country trip across America it was a complete shitshow"

Date: 2017-09-03 09:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] candescencearia
Non-American here - certainly heavy-handed, but I can't deny it works quite well.

Date: 2017-09-03 12:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] theflames
'That's a good question Jon, ask someone else'

lmao, he asked you Clark, spill the tea and tell him the middle-hard truth!

Date: 2017-09-03 01:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
I love how the Kents look typically touristy. Love Clark in his shorts! Red, of course. ;)

Date: 2017-09-03 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mindsweeper
I don't know. His spindly legs are throwing me off. Somebody is skipping leg day. He needs to stop flying and start doing squats and calf raises.

Date: 2017-09-04 02:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Proportions are not this artist's friends.

Date: 2017-09-03 02:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
I'm digging this. Reminds me of reading TMNT Adventures when I was a kid and learning stuff, though that was a little more "worldly" -- that is, stuff not about the U.S. of A. Done right, as I think this is, I think hearing it come from familiar characters kind of means more.

Date: 2017-09-03 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kd_the_movie
LOL at the repeated shitting on hollywood. So petty.

Date: 2017-09-04 09:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] coldfury
Especially when it's getting thrown from a less popular medium, it's kind of hilarious.

Date: 2017-09-05 05:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
I think they did a pretty good job. the graffiti line was a little... on edge... but at least it wasn't a confederate monument, and while it was BIT preachy, it was preachy to the extent that it was like "Look, I know this is not an easy thing to discuss, and maybe we shouldn't, but we are going to try to do it in a away that acknowledges the good with the bad" thought it would have been good if they acknowledged more bad... like... slavery, or the native tribes.


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