Superman

Can somebody please save Superman? He seems to be going through a bit of a crisis.

New Superman would cry if you asked him to do this…

Eighteen months ago, he was a successful reporter for the Daily Planet, he was happily married to Lois Lane and he spent his spare time fighting for truth, justice and the American way.

Now, he’s pashing Wonder Woman, and this week we learnt he has quit his job and is starting up a blog. And by the way, you know we are in trouble when even the Man of Steel doesn’t think he can save print journalism.

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    06:06pm | 25/10/12

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  • stephen says:

    04:42pm | 25/10/12

    But you are right, Superman is a hero, and a hero is an archetype, and an archetype is always fictional. Therefore, the Man of Steel is fictional, therefore, he can, and should, get up to whatever derring-do’s his creator can think up, and his fans don’t like it then they… Read more »

 

As far as comic book characters go, few would argue that Superman is the most well-known.

My chemical superhero.

In fact, if you were to go up to an average Australian in the street and ask if they knew who Superman is, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a reply along the lines of “He flies”, or “He wears his underwear on the outside,” or “He has a big S on his chest.”

There’s also the old ‘Chuck Norris’ joke:  Superman and Chuck Norris once fought for the title of ‘strongest man in the universe’.  The loser had to wear their underwear on the outside.

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Spoiler alert: Life is complicated.

The finest, noblest and most powerful motion picture ever made, with the obvious exception of Weekend at Bernie’s, is without doubt Superman: The Movie.

Superman: The Movie is not just a work of staggering scale and genius, it was also the pioneer of movies identifying themselves as movies so as to avoid any confusion among the lower end of the demographic, who may have mistaken it for, say, Superman: The Stepladder.

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  • nanJ says:

    02:13pm | 01/02/10

    I got it out on video on the weekend. It was a brilliant to watch. Thanks Hildebrand. Read more »

  • Kayla says:

    01:24pm | 17/01/10

    A mild mannered reporter like yourself, should get it ‘on’ with Lois in a phonebox and not Tiger. You have to let her know that you’re Superman sometime and that you love a well scribed reporter, like Lois. Read more »

 

It’s the weekend @ The Punch

Today in 2004 Christopher Reeve aka ‘Superman’ died of heart failure, aged 52.

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  • Ornaccage says:

    12:16pm | 28/02/10

    The response to local and national disasters is noble but it’s a real shame that so many people take advantage of the negative situations. I mean everytime there is an earthquake, a flood, an oil spill - there’s always a group of heartless people who rip off tax payers. This… Read more »

  • James says:

    06:28am | 10/10/09

    The Nobel Peace Prize is now an insignificant joke. The 2008 winner had worked for 30 years to help resolve international conflicts, yet Barack Obama gets the prize for less than one years work to make promises, say “Yes we can”, and not achieve anything substantial or deliver on his… Read more »

 

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