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  1. I thought Marvel Ultimate Universe was a way of...

    I thought Marvel Ultimate Universe was a way of giving writers a means to mess with the origins and early adventures of the characters without rebooting their main continuity. With DC, you don't...
  2. That is the solution I would go with substituting...

    That is the solution I would go with substituting something else for WWII just as some versions of Marvel substitute Hydra for the WWII opponents. I think it's called "The Sliding 7 year rule" (or...
  3. I enjoyed the "Young All-Stars" stories but I...

    I enjoyed the "Young All-Stars" stories but I could never take them seriously because we all know that it was really Superman, Batman, etc. So, for instance, for me, Iron Munro was never anything...
  4. I would enjoy that as one version of him but, as...

    I would enjoy that as one version of him but, as THE main version, that would still have the problem that it's a total rewrite of his history when he doesn't even meet Lois, for example, until...
  5. I think what happens is, obviously, in the real...

    I think what happens is, obviously, in the real world, we know Superman was the first comic book super hero. But that sort of carries over into the comics world in the reboots. People in the...
  6. I guess my honest question is, why would they...

    I guess my honest question is, why would they "have to" do it at all? For instance, Marvel did quite well without rewriting their entire continuity. Now, you can throw in the more recent thing of...
  7. Hmm, by original or "canon", I probably meant...

    Hmm, by original or "canon", I probably meant stories before the first major reboot of "reality".
  8. Well, there you've got me. A lot of stuff done...

    Well, there you've got me. A lot of stuff done post-creators is considered essential to the concepts now. I realize "canon" is hard to apply to comic characters in the same way you would apply it...
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    I don't want to start getting into specifics...

    I don't want to start getting into specifics right now. For now, just want to say that this is the era that defined Superman. I honestly believe that this is what most people think of when they...
  10. Yeah, I'd say the shortlived television series,...

    Yeah, I'd say the shortlived television series, "The Master", would cinch this if it counted.
  11. Make that at least two Holmes vs. Dracula books...

    Make that at least two Holmes vs. Dracula books that never got made into movies. In the late 1970s, Fred Saberhagen did a Dracula series in which Dracul was the misunderstood hero. The first book,...
  12. Very tough call. I think we, on a board like...

    Very tough call. I think we, on a board like this one, may tend to be more aware of the Dracula stuff. But Holmes is highly influential. Even Agatha Christie, who apparently disliked the Holmes...
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    The Frankenstein Monster was clearly winning the...

    The Frankenstein Monster was clearly winning the fight against the Wolfman. On the other hand, the Universal Studios Dracula ran from the Wolfman. Not too familiar with the Phantom of the Opera....
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    Superman '41 would be great but, if they go...

    Superman '41 would be great but, if they go there, I would just as soon see Superman '38. More accurately, there was a period of time where the GA Superman's adventures intersected with the Silver...
  15. I've got no particular beef with the new...

    I've got no particular beef with the new continuity or the previous one(s). Sort of acknowledging that, even within a certain continuity (say, Post-Crisis), you've got mini-reboots. But there is a...
  16. I had that idea too. Marvel did something like...

    I had that idea too. Marvel did something like that in one of their animated versions where they had the Nazis and Hydra being around in WWII. But in order to take the Cold War stories of the early...
  17. I think that's an inevitable problem with all...

    I think that's an inevitable problem with all restarts. The same criticism could be made of Superman or any character and many fans do feel that way about Superman as they do about the JSA. I...
  18. True that. I very much enjoyed the "Smallville"...

    True that. I very much enjoyed the "Smallville" version of the JSA. But I also noticed they kept trying to give them a sort of 1940s or 1950s vibe in terms of doing some flashbacks in black and...
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    Liked it. Was surprised they didn't focus more...

    Liked it. Was surprised they didn't focus more on trying to prove the guy stole the research and seemed to just let that go except for Wells killing him to protect Barry based apparently on future...
  20. I don't know about "anyone" but I think Miller's...

    I don't know about "anyone" but I think Miller's story was much better and it stood the test of time. I'm more a Superman than a Batman fan and, honestly, what Miller started led to my no longer...
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    That would be my preference. In fact, shameless...

    That would be my preference. In fact, shameless plug, I wrote about it here

    http://www.writeups.org/fiche.php?id=5665
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    Or Superman Returns '14 in which Superman...

    Or Superman Returns '14 in which Superman pretends not to be happy when Lois's husband is killed so he can be with her again.
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    In some older comics, there were lots of stories...

    In some older comics, there were lots of stories where Batman "beat" Superman but he did it by appealing to their friendship. Sort of, "Woe, if my best friend says this is a bad idea I better...
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    Personally, I've loved every version of Superman...

    Personally, I've loved every version of Superman I've seen on-screen. George Reeves, Chris Reeve, Man of Steel, Smallville, etc. I haven't seen much of Lois&Clark but I like what I saw. I even...
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    I realize I'm responding to an older post here. ...

    I realize I'm responding to an older post here. When I was a kid, I loved the 1960s Batman. I saw them when they originally aired (cough cough). They were my introduction to Batman. As a young...
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