• The Reserve Pool Podcast Season 2 Episode 21 World's Finest Draft


    This week, Isaac and Shadowmeld talk about the World's Finest draft pool, Riddler's Rumble game format and the weather.


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    1. zeon20's Avatar
      zeon20 -
      Fun fact about mon mothma actress, this isn't the first time she played mon mothma. She was also playing as a even younger version of mon mothma in a couple of deleted scenes in episode 3.
    1. 600pers's Avatar
      600pers -
      Come on Shadowmeld, you sound like everyone who doesn't actually read Superman comics. There was a story just last year where society in Metropolis was "de-evolving" just like you said could never happen in a Superman story, lol. It was a good read. Cops were fighting citizens even in the neighborhood where Clark Kent lived. The whole world knows his secret identity in the current canon. Anyway, try reading a good Superman comic one day. The stories will surprise you.
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      Shadowmeld -
      Quote Originally Posted by 600pers View Post
      Come on Shadowmeld, you sound like everyone who doesn't actually read Superman comics. There was a story just last year where society in Metropolis was "de-evolving" just like you said could never happen in a Superman story, lol. It was a good read. Cops were fighting citizens even in the neighborhood where Clark Kent lived. The whole world knows his secret identity in the current canon. Anyway, try reading a good Superman comic one day. The stories will surprise you.
      Oh, don't get me wrong, there are great story tellers and great stories that can be told, but Superman himself has no flaws. That was the intent. As such, any story told about him has the same problems as writing about a hurricane. He is the Deus ex machina, and it's the tales of those around him (the cops you mention for example) that make the story compelling.

      I'm just saying, the fact that supes is so perfect, there are two scales that his stories can be. Other perfect beings fighting him, or Superman having to hold back so as not to hurt the little people.

      Again, not to disparage DC itself, I'm just saying that they have painted themselves into a corner of how to write new stories. As such, remakes and retellings either feel too different or the wrong scale for folks familiar with the story, or are too complex or heavy handed plots for those new to the genre, and thus are difficult to make in a way to reach a wider audience.

      Meanwhile, DC villains are easily juxtaposed against these immutable heroes, and make much better film stories than the actual heroes themselves.
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      600pers -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shadowmeld View Post
      Oh, don't get me wrong, there are great story tellers and great stories that can be told, but Superman himself has no flaws. That was the intent. As such, any story told about him has the same problems as writing about a hurricane. He is the Deus ex machina, and it's the tales of those around him (the cops you mention for example) that make the story compelling.

      I'm just saying, the fact that supes is so perfect, there are two scales that his stories can be. Other perfect beings fighting him, or Superman having to hold back so as not to hurt the little people.

      Again, not to disparage DC itself, I'm just saying that they have painted themselves into a corner of how to write new stories. As such, remakes and retellings either feel too different or the wrong scale for folks familiar with the story, or are too complex or heavy handed plots for those new to the genre, and thus are difficult to make in a way to reach a wider audience.

      Meanwhile, DC villains are easily juxtaposed against these immutable heroes, and make much better film stories than the actual heroes themselves.
      Forgot to mention Superman also temporarily lost his powers in this story and the cops were beating the hell out of him. The people who still supported him, even after finding out he was an alien living among them in secret, had to come to his rescue. Almost every good Superman story I've ever read is about him facing problems that he can't simply punch his way out of. I still think you wouldn't say these things if you read his comics. NOW, as far as movies go, which is what I think you're actually talking about, you're absolutely right. They don't often live up to the intellectualism their printed counterparts possess. In my opinion The Watchmen was the only DC movie that did the comic justice.