Superman goes back to school

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    Sep 04, 2008 3:26 AM GMT
    I... I really don't know how I feel about this.

    On the one hand they are so very cute! =D

    On the other, why not make some adorable original characters?

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    http://www.pinkkryptonite.com/2008/09/dc_gets_even_cuter_introducing.html
  • Mars

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    Sep 04, 2008 5:30 AM GMT
    Beacause these characters are their bread and butter and are needed in order to have people keep buying. Otherwise they might as well start all over again. I will give you that this is an extreme over correction to try and reverse the otherwise very dark brand image of superheroes in general, whose storylines were NEVER intended to be nearly as dark as they have been in more recent years, thanks to the Dark Knight movies that started back in '89.
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    Sep 04, 2008 5:33 AM GMT
    Where's the adorable token black hero?
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    Sep 04, 2008 5:45 AM GMT
    I get what you're saying, but it's not like they were originally meant to be in elementary school. =/

    And would there be something inherently wrong with starting all over again? I mean, of course it will be more expensive and risky, but it could work.
  • Mars

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    Sep 04, 2008 6:24 AM GMT
    As I said, its an OVERcorrection.

    and maybe the point is to bring the likes of Superman, Batman, and The Green Lantern back into favor with the young audiences for which it was origionally intended. I loved having these same superheroes to look up to that my dad did. In some way it gave us just one more thing to identify with each other on between generations.

    New characters are always needed as long as they are of quality in terms of imagination of storylines and asthetics, but you can hardly just toss aside the old establishment (i.e. Superman, Batman,etc). They are not only comic book characters but all out cultural phenomina.
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    Sep 04, 2008 6:47 AM GMT
    Oh, there's no doubt that they ARE cultural phenomena. Worldwide, even. But they are cultural phenomena from around fifty years ago. I'm not saying to get them out of the picture, but doing this instead of letting new heroes by new writers have a chance seems unfair to me.

    But I also never shared heroes with my dad (or mom, for that matter... unless you count Audrey Hepburn), so I can't say I care much for that. I'm not dismissing your point, mind you, I'm just saying that I can't relate to it.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 04, 2008 11:28 AM GMT
    I love it, but DC did Tiny Titans first.

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    DC has a separate line of comics for young kids called Johnny DC.