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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I mean, I love Dick Grayson, and Dick Grayson as Batman, but there's really no need to have him be Batman while Bruce is. If Bruce took a different role, then sure

    But having two Batmen patrol the same city and interact with the same people is confusing. I mean, in Power Girl Dick kept appearing as Batman and then as soon as Bruce was back he was the Batman that was in it.

    Plus it was super confusing because artists would constantly draw the wrong costume

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  • ZonugalZonugal "I am burdened with glorious purpose." Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I always felt bad for Dick having to step into the shoes of Batman.

    Bruce Wayne, a man trained by experts in every field.

    Dick Grayson, a man trained by the man trained by experts in every field.

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    As a comic reader, I enjoy continuity, because otherwise, things just feel like endless episodes of unchanging thundercats.

    I realize that cycling through villains and never sticking to deaths is technically the same thing, but it at least gives that illusion.

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  • KrieghundKrieghund Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Perhaps you gents could enlighten me about something. I'm only peripherally aware of the whole DC universe. I see the various animated movies if they are on Netflix, read the occasional GN, but I don't keep, as it were. I'm only marginally better versed in the Marvel universe, so comaprisons aren't really what I'm after. Mostly what I want to know is, do the various titles reference one another to any degree? Aside from Justice League, (thats DC, right?) I mean. I think the only times I see two DC main people they are fighting one another, and yes, I know this is common. I just don't know the various relationships the charachters have with one another. Do Superman and Batman really have a hate on for one another, or is it just Batman being his normal paranoid self? And is Superman generally portrayed as that much of an idiot compared to Batman? Most of my memories of these things are the animated series both of them had years ago.

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  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Batman and Superman generally tend to start out not liking each other, but growing into good friends and trusted allies. This is true for both the animated continuity and the comic one.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Superman and Batman are actually really good friends, there's a monthly comic that's just about them having adventures together (called Superman/Batman, appropriately). Superman's not an "idiot" compared to Batan, but Batman is the best detective on the planet, and Superman's a bit more naive and not anywhere near as clever. DC characters definitely pop up in each others' books, and things are referenced between books and stuff.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Superman is only written to be stupid by stupid writers

    He's just a more optimistic and forgiving person (which could fall under Centipede Damascus's "naive" descriptor, but)

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    yeah "naive" is probably a bit harsh

    he's just an optimist where Batman is a pessimist

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  • ZonugalZonugal "I am burdened with glorious purpose." Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I always figured Superman's intelligence was just geared towards other things than deduction.

    You know, like building robots and creating miniature stars on his forge.

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    superman is a huge moron

    and he's always talking weird and hunched over and why does he have gray skin?

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Property of Amara_P Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    yeah "naive" is probably a bit harsh

    he's just an optimist where Batman is a pessimist

    Also, Superman can afford to be extremely optimistic when he literally has the power to change the world in a big way. He just prefers to make this happen by setting a super good example to inspire others to follow.

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  • MvrckMvrck Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Goatmon wrote: »
    yeah "naive" is probably a bit harsh

    he's just an optimist where Batman is a pessimist

    Also, Superman can afford to be extremely optimistic when he literally has the power to change the world in a big way. He just prefers to make this happen by setting a super good example to inspire others to follow.

    I think it's a little easier to be optimistic about everything when you go to stop a bank robbery, and they shoot you a hundred times and the only thing you have to do is sew up your wardrobe. Batman gets shot a hundred times and poor Alfred will be performing major heart/brain/lung/apendix surgery that night. I could see how that may dour your mood a bit.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Property of Amara_P Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Also, I liked how, in Brave and the Bold, Superman was kind of a numskull.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Goatmon wrote: »
    yeah "naive" is probably a bit harsh

    he's just an optimist where Batman is a pessimist

    Also, Superman can afford to be extremely optimistic when he literally has the power to change the world in a big way. He just prefers to make this happen by setting a super good example to inspire others to follow.

    Superman is optimistic because he was raised to be a good person

    Not because of his powers

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    batman only really hates superman in Red Son and The Dark Knight Returns

    and he doesn't really hate him in DKR, he just really disagrees with him.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon Property of Amara_P Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Keith wrote: »
    Goatmon wrote: »
    yeah "naive" is probably a bit harsh

    he's just an optimist where Batman is a pessimist

    Also, Superman can afford to be extremely optimistic when he literally has the power to change the world in a big way. He just prefers to make this happen by setting a super good example to inspire others to follow.

    Superman is optimistic because he was raised to be a good person

    Not because of his powers

    That helps, too.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Also, I liked how, in Brave and the Bold, Superman was kind of a numskull.

    i hope this is why you are jailed

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    superman is a huge moron

    and he's always talking weird and hunched over and why does he have gray skin?

    You're probably thinking of Igor.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Igor doesn't have gray skin

    he's talking about Superman's mixed-up twin, BIZARRO!

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    bizarro am friend

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    That means you're my enemy. You FIEND!

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Bizarro-speak is annoying because it's not consistent. I'd rather he just didn't speak at all

    On a similar note, they should decide whether Zatanna says the entire sentence backwards or just the words for her spells.

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  • I'd say to let paul dini decide but I don't want to imagine him thinking about zatanna

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I wonder if he makes his wife speak backwards to him in bed

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I see it as

    Superman is straight As smart

    Batman is skip several grades ahead smart

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  • JintorJintor Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Paul Dini thinks about zatanna all the time

    all the time

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  • SabreMauSabreMau ネトゲしよう 판다리아Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
  • ZonugalZonugal "I am burdened with glorious purpose." Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    I see it as

    Superman is straight As smart

    Batman is skip several grades ahead smart

    I don't know... Superman has been depicted as really smart, on par with heavy weights.

    His intelligence is just geared towards different aptitudes.

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  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Superman possessed super genius-level intelligence and an eidetic memory (average people from Krypton already had genius level intelligence—they learned calculus at ten or eleven years). These enhanced mental capabilities were a direct result of his exposure to a yellow sun. Superman also possessed the mental ability to screen out the enormous amount of information received by his enhanced senses and to focus on a single detail such as a particular voice or location.

    Modern era (John Byrne)
    His mental abilities were also curtailed to the point where intelligent humans, like geniuses Lex Luthor or Batman, could outsmart him.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    superman being a naive numbskull annoys the shit out of me, as does batman being the best at everything

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I wonder if he makes his wife speak backwards to him in bed

    his wife is hot and awesome.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there.Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Langly wrote: »
    batman only really hates superman in Red Son and The Dark Knight Returns

    and he doesn't really hate him in DKR, he just really disagrees with him.

    There's that issue in No Man's Land when Superman pops in and tries to help people and Batman is like "wtf Clark, you ain't from where I'm from."

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    there was also that time Batman was like "that last time you inspired anyone was when you died."

    But that was in Infinite Crisis and Infinite Crisis sucked

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Jordyn wrote: »
    I wonder if he makes his wife speak backwards to him in bed

    his wife is hot and awesome.

    Bizarro has a wife?

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Balefuego wrote: »
    there was also that time Batman was like "that last time you inspired anyone was when you died."

    But that was in Infinite Crisis and Infinite Crisis sucked

    which was patently untrue since it was after he died that he wrestled that angel in JLA

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Jordyn wrote: »
    I wonder if he makes his wife speak backwards to him in bed

    his wife is hot and awesome.

    Bizarro has a wife?

    they are talking about Paul Dini

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  • ZonugalZonugal "I am burdened with glorious purpose." Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Woah Woah WOAH!

    Superman wrestled an angel?!?

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Woah Woah WOAH!

    Superman wrestled an angel?!?

    JLA #7

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  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    flash's face in panel 2

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  • Kevin CristKevin Crist You've taken a human's Soul What a superb demon!Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Woah Woah WOAH!

    Superman wrestled an angel?!?

    I tried googling to find a scan. Didn't find one, but..
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    welp.

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