Hey, JMS...

Why yes, I HAVE been known to flog a dead horse.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This proves absolutely nothing, but. Back in the early 2000s "Martian Manhunter" series, there was an issue (maybe #23) where J'onn became aware of Kal-El's arrival on earth shortly after the Kents showed up; J'onn decided to quietly monitor this new alien's upbringing to make sure he wasn't a Kryptonian sleeper agent. What we are left with are scene after scene showing how Clark really is a child of earth, and the issue culminates with J'onn confronting a full-grown Superman, disguising himself as a Kryptonian holographic projection and telling Superman it's time to terraform earth into a New Krypton. Superman swears to fight to the death to prevent any such thing, and it is at this point that J'onn is finally certain that Superman is truly of earth.

One little-read comic from the early 2000s doesn't prove anything, but it's a nice read, and it certainly contributes to the mountain of precedent that Superman considers himself human despite his unearthly origins.

Siskoid said...

I've got to track that down.

You know, the more I think about "Grounded", the more I think it could work by simply changing Superman's motivation. Why can't it be about visiting cities other than Metropolis and making himself a hero for the world, not a single city? It's the "trying to connect with humanity" that's nonsense.

Anonymous said...

That would work handily, kind of like "Stephen Fry in America" (check it out on YouTube if you are bored).

Well, more than the motivation would have to change; I don't think we've got the right writer for genuinely down-to-earth adventures. JMS isn't happy unless he's trying to write something that people will talk about for years, and chronicling a straight-forward, helpful grown-up Boy Scout is probably something that JMS doesn't have much interest in.

 

Blog Archive

Category

5 Things to Like Activities Advice Alien Nation Aliens Say the Darndest Things Alpha Flight Amalgam Ambush Bug Animal Man anime Aquaman Archetypes Archie Heroes Arrowed Asterix Atom Avengers Awards Babylon 5 Batman Battle Shovel Battlestar Galactica Black Canary BnB 2-in1 Books Booster Gold Buffy Canada Captain America Captain Marvel Cat CCGs Charlton Circles of Hell Class Comics Comics Code Approved Conan Contest Cooking Crisis Daredevil Dating Kara Zor-El Dating Lois Lane Dating Lucy Lane Dating Princess Diana DCAU Deadman Dial H Dice Dinosaur Island Dinosaurs Director Profiles Doctor Who Doom Patrol Down the Rabbit Hole Dr. Strange Encyclopedia Fantastic Four Fashion Nightmares Fiasco Films Within Films Flash Flushpoint Foldees French Friday Night Fights Fun with Covers FW Team-Up Galleries Game design Gaming Geekly roundup Geeks Anonymous Geekwear Gimme That Star Trek Godzilla Golden Age Grant Morrison Great Match-Ups of Science Fiction Green Arrow Green Lantern Hawkman Hero Points Podcast Holidays House of Mystery Hulk Human Target Improv Inspiration Intersect Invasion Invasion Podcast Iron Man Jack Kirby Jimmy Olsen JLA JSA Judge Dredd K9 the Series Kirby Motivationals Krypto Kung Fu Learning to Fly Legion Letters pages Liveblog Lonely Hearts Podcast Lord of the Rings Machine Man Motivationals Man-Thing Marquee Masters of the Universe Memes Memorable Moments Metal Men Metamorpho Micronauts Millennium Mini-Comics Monday Morning Macking Movies Mr. Terrific Music Nelvana of the Northern Lights Nightmare Fuel Number Ones Obituaries oHOTmu OR NOT? Old52 One Panel Outsiders Panels from Sheena Paper Dolls Play Podcast Polls Questionable Fridays Radio Rants Reaganocomics Recollected Red Bee Red Tornado Reign Retro-Comics Reviews Rom RPGs Sandman Sapphire & Steel Sarah Jane Adventures Saturday Morning Cartoons SBG for Girls Seasons of DWAITAS Secret Origins Podcast Secret Wars SF Shut Up Star Boy Silver Age Siskoid as Editor Siskoid's Mailbox Space 1999 Spectre Spider-Man Spring Cleaning ST non-fiction ST novels: DS9 ST novels: S.C.E. ST novels: The Shat ST novels: TNG ST novels: TOS Star Trek Streaky Suicide Squad Supergirl Superman Supershill Swamp Thing Tales from Earth-Prime Team Horrible Teen Titans That Franchise I Never Talk About The Prisoner The Thing Then and Now Theory Thor Thursdays of Two Worlds Time Capsule Timeslip Tintin Torchwood Tourist Traps of the Forgotten Realms Toys Turnarounds TV V Waking Life Warehouse 13 Websites What If? Who's This? Whoniverse-B Wikileaked Wonder Woman X-Files X-Men Zero Hour Strikes Zine