Thursday, December 23, 2004

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape.
This is a guy who can thread a tank through the eye of a needle. He can see the weather in Beirut and he knows what air freshener you used in your house six months ago by the smell of your clothes. You don’t mess with this guy.
It bugs me to see even minor villains all being so patronizing to Superman. That’s just asking for it. I don’t care how arrogant you are, this is a guy you treat with respect, and you’d damn well better say his name in all caps while you’re at it. People who call him the ‘big boy scout,’ should probably understand that very few boy scouts have heat vision, super-speed and an unbeaten track record for making despots and psychotic geniuses kiss his fist. I strongly suspect most of the villain community says his name in hushed tones, if they say it at all.

- Gail Simone, writer

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