And that is why you either love Superman or hate him, haha.
#cannot comprehend why you’d ever hate supes but w/e
I like how the bad guys starts to nod, like “Oh, yeah man, I totally get it, no need to explain.”
I don’t think you guys understand how utterly and completely I love Clark Kent and how beautifully unafraid he is to be kind and gentle and a total “Mama’s boy” and to hell with anyone who thinks that makes him less of a ‘real man’, I think he is everything a man should be. <3
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Still one of my favorite pieces of fanart of all time.
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Superman was like the hottest teenager in the world!!!
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taken from the source, instead of reddit, second set soon
These are beautiful.
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Superman & Lois
JLA (1997-2006) #117 art by Chris Batista
I love Chris Batista’s art so much. This is an absolutely adorable panel. <3 Isn’t Lois’s smile beautiful?
Also, note that all the people in the background have a unique appearance and facial expression. I always really appreciate it when artists put in the effort like that.
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Superman: Secret Origin Vol 1
Other than the Lois scene, this was absolutely my favorite part of the trailer. And it immediately made me think of the Secret Origins scene.
It’s probably an intentional reference, and that pleases me because even though I don’t feel superhero movies need to be slavish adaptations of comic story arcs, I like it when the writers show that they have actually read the comics. Not only because it’s a nice shout-out for the fans, but also because it means they’re more likely to understand the overarching themes and relationships.
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My Kryptonite is not being able to protect the ones I love. That really sort of spins me out, if I’m not there to look after someone and I’m worried something’s going to happen to them or people are taking advantage of them or manipulating them. That spins me out of control. It really drives me nuts.
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imagine your icon awkwardly babysitting a small child
I don’t need to imagine it! ;-)
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For those unclear, the reason a lot of us are calling it Lois Lane’s 75th anniversary is because while Superman is an enduring character we all love and the symbol we think of when we think “superhero”, he is not a ground-breaker. He is an all-around good guy who represents Truth Justice and the American way. He’s not unique though he is wonderful. Lois for a very long time went against the mold by being feisty and fearless and different. She was a role-model in a sea of uninspiring comic book ladies. It’s common now for girls to have amazing female characters to look up to. It wasn’t as common 75 years ago.
… Is that actually why?
Personally, as someone who’s been making a bigger deal about it being Lois’s anniversary (though I’m celebrating both), that’s not my reasoning at all.
Of course Superman is a ground-breaker. He literally created the superhero genre, from the code-name to the costume to the secret identity. The superhero genre as we know it would not exist without Superman. If that’s not the very definition of ‘ground-breaker’, what is?
Maybe you just meant that there’s nothing ground-breaking about his character today (though that contradicts what you wrote about Lois). But frankly, I think in this day and age of grimdark anti-heroes, having a hero who’s unabashedly idealistic and doesn’t feel the need to be ‘edgy’ or cynical in order to be cool is pretty darn unique, too.
No, to me the reason that I’m making a bigger deal about it being Lois’s anniversary is not because it being Superman’s anniversary isn’t important. It’s because everyone is acknowledging that Superman’s anniversary is important. DC is making a big deal about it. Major publications are making a big deal about it, writing articles about ‘Superman’s 75th anniversary’. I see it mentioned in almost everything I read about Man of Steel. It’s not as important for me to speak out about it being Superman’s anniversary, because it’s not being overlooked. Lois Lane is being overlooked. Lois Lane is, I would argue, being willfully ignored by most of the people currently in charge of Superman, and that’s why it’s all the more important to make a big deal about the fact that this is her anniversary, too. It’s necessary to counteract the sexism of people who try to erase her importance.
It’s not because Superman’s anniversary isn’t important. I mean, you’re entitled to your opinion, but I think that argument is just missing the point here. Of course Superman’s anniversary is a big deal. But everyone already knows that, so it’s not as important to speak up.
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Last post for tonight.
They are perfect, and that is all. You know a love story is truly timeless when it can survive this many years, go though so many different interpretations and adaptations and be brought to life by so many different actors, and yet the relationship remains powerful and compelling to audiences.
I look forward to seeing more fans fall in love with them when Man of Steel comes out, as I think will happen. I look forward to reading new, wonderful comic stories featuring them, and seeing new movies and TV shows come out.
75 years, you guys. 75 years, and people still love these characters. Still love their relationship. They haven’t faded into obscurity, but are as powerful and relevant as they ever were. That is amazing.
If that doesn’t tell you that they’ve got something special, I don’t know what does.
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“He smiles, never met anyone quite like her before” - Smallville ‘Crusade’ Script
He has that reaction in the comics, too:
I think what people who make the absurd “Lois is too ordinary for Superman” argument don’t get is, Clark would laugh in your face if you said that to him. He’s an alien with superpowers and she’s a human, but he thinks Lois Lane is absolutely the most extraordinary thing he’s ever seen. He’s in awe of her determination, her courage, the strength of her convictions, her refusal to tolerate wrongdoing, and above all the absolute, unabashed boldness of her personality. The way she always speaks her mind.
And he’s always both awed and taken aback by her fearlessness. The way she always speaks to him without fear, whether he’s Clark or Superman. He says that outright in the scene I posted, and I think we’re seeing that in the scene from Man of Steel, too. Clark’s not used to people who know about his powers looking at him with no fear or hesitation. The very first thing he says to her in Action Comics #1 is “You needn’t be afraid of me. I won’t harm you” - because that’s the reaction he’s expecting. That’s a theme throughout Birthright, and you see it in the Man of Steel trailer, too - “My father believed if the world found out who I really was, they’d reject me out of fear.”
But Lois has no fear. She always talks to Clark as an equal - not because she has powers equivalent to his, but simply because it never occurs to her that they wouldn’t be equals, and that’s that. And Clark loves that. He never wants people to walk on tiptoes around him because he’s the guy with godlike superpowers - he just wants to be treated as One of Us. And so the way Lois always speaks her mind to him, with no hesitation, is the most attractive thing in the world.
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You know what I love the most about this scene?
Clark’s smile as he’s listening to Lois talk. Especially that sixth gif: look at that.
He already knows her story, of course. But that doesn’t matter: He’s just utterly happy to sit there and listen to her talk, and soak in her enthusiasm and her attitude and her total Lois-ness, and you almost feel like it wouldn’t matter what she was talking about, if it was important to her then Clark would like nothing better than to stay there and listen to her tell him about it all day.
Now that, my friends, is a man who is truly in love. <3
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