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DC Comics: Do Me a Favor And Just Leave Superman Alone

Updated on July 7, 2016
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Kenneth has been a member of HubPages for five years. He is retired from a 23-year career in the weekly newspaper business.

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This piece may contain text, ideas or thought processes that could be offensive to the true Superman fans, God bless you for your loyalty. This is my honest view of what DC Comics has cooking on their ever-nauseating drawing board for the future of our hero: Superman.

Seeing this symbol has always given us a sense of well-being
Seeing this symbol has always given us a sense of well-being | Source

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Jerry SiegelJerry Shuster
Jerry Siegel
Jerry Siegel | Source
Jerry Shuster
Jerry Shuster | Source

Giving credit where is is due

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster co-created Superman in 1938. Then sold the publishing rights to DC Comics for a poultry $138.00. You read right. One hundred and thirty-eight smackeroos. Granted, this was "big bucks" in 1938, but I am under the impression that DC Comics who engineered this "deal of a lifetime," knew that Superman would be their ticket to even more bucks and fame.

If you doubt my word, just go and price a DC Action Comics No. 1 (published June 1938). Hate to stray from you, DC Comics, but as your chief rival, Stan Lee, who drove Marvel Comics to glory with his creations of Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and more, would say, "Nuff' said."

The late George Reeves was the original TV Superman. Here he is as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for The Daily Planet
The late George Reeves was the original TV Superman. Here he is as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for The Daily Planet | Source
Reeves in his Superman wardrobe
Reeves in his Superman wardrobe | Source

I ask you, DC Comics, why

I ask the CEO and lower officers of this mega-corporation (and I'm being generous here) this one easy question: Why? Seriously. Why are you again trying to not just foolishly tamper with and possibly bring asinine changes to someone that has only brought you boxcar loads of cash and success? I mean, are you that stupid? I do not want to let my commentary be of a cold nature, but speaking as one of Superman's loyal fans, I have had it with your non-complacency.

Let things be. Of course I mean Superman. I would and could understand your wanting to make changes to The Man of Steel, but to me, that is like tampering with the Mona Lisa. Dumb to say the least. What possible good could you get from making your future changes or any changes to Superman? Did you cave in to political correctness or some other spineless group? I know that you will not answer, but I have put it out there for all Superman fans to know.

So it is with a somewhat-settled mindset, I present

DC Comics: Do Me a Favor And Just Leave Superman Alone

"I cannot believe what I am reading!"

This could soon change if DC Comics has their way to make Superman less Super
This could soon change if DC Comics has their way to make Superman less Super | Source
The late Christopher Reeve did a great job portraying Superman
The late Christopher Reeve did a great job portraying Superman | Source
Just one of  DC Comics failed  costume changes  for Superman
Just one of DC Comics failed costume changes for Superman | Source
Superman vs Batman film with Henry Caville as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman
Superman vs Batman film with Henry Caville as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman | Source
Superman fans, remember this debacle
Superman fans, remember this debacle | Source
Wow! Finally
Wow! Finally | Source

Preface: here are a few of the "changes" I read about on a noted website (no names to anger HubPages editors, Christy, Matt, Camille and others) and if you are a true fan of the Man of Steel, then you will share my anger mixed with a hearty amount of good, old-fashioned disgust. (Kenneth).

Have Superman to be Less Super

that is do away with a few of his powers that has enabled him to come to the aid of countless humans and mutants over his adventure-filled adventure. To me this is the equivalent to the President of The United States proposing to the U.S. Congress that we cut off most of the funding for our Defense Dept. What? Sure. President Obama has gone so far as to propsose this mindless budget cut. So I guess DC Comics wanted to show Superman and his legions of fans world-wide just who was the boss.

Superman to be More Like Us

as in human failures, mistakes and bad choices. How stupid. Superman is the icon that we all can look to to feel good about our multiple human failings. So by making Superman be more like us would not prove that much except when he is the only thing that stands between us and a nuclear catastrophe if he fails to disarm the atomic device planted on Maui by Lex Luthor.

Let Superman be More Sensitive

DC Comics, why don't you just say it openly, "we are not thinking right?" More sensitive? Let's see here. Superman has went through several changes including a miserable presentation of his "dying," only to be reborn into several Superman personalities. Yeah. That went over great. Uh, DC Comics, now days do you wonder why your number one rival: Marvel Comics is producing movies and exciting comic books that are as rich as Fort Knox? The reason being is that Marvel does not make drastic changes in their iconic heroes. Finally, if you do go through with "this" change, would Superman stop to talk-out his feelings to Lex Luthor about how it feels to be bullied by him and sometimes Lois Lane? That would be silly defined.

Make Superman More Carnal

that is, Superman's secret identity, Clark Kent, can be good for just so long. So DC Comics feels that Kent needs to loosen up a bit by hoisting a few cold ones with a few bar room friends from the Daily Planet or even take a toke once in a while while flying to investigate some frightening event such as a sizeable earth tremor. DC feels that Kent has been deprived long enough of the carnal pleasures that humans delve into each day.

These are but a few changes being discussed by DC Comics. I urge you, the Superman fans on HubPages to "stick to your guns," and send DC Comics an email or letter of protest if you see any of these changes coming to our hero, Superman. I plan on it myself. Note: right now, I feel a lot like Joan Baez, but without the singing talent.

One thing I will say about Marvel Comics. In all fairness, I did read a few days ago from this same noted and (here, nameless) website that Marvel is seriously considering allowing probably their "main man," and "cash cow," Capt. America to have a boyfriend in the person of Bucky whom he found on the "dark side," in "Captain America: Winter Soldier."

Watch it, Marvel Comics. We of HubPages are living proof of "the hub is mightier than comic book CEO's."

Good night, Baton Rouge.

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"Just sayin'." (Kenneth)

© 2016 Kenneth Avery

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