• http://disinfo.com ralph

    I watched this the other day, yeah is very interesting. I haven't read “All Star Superman” but want to now based on Morrison's comments. It's interesting how he thinks of Superman as a very relaxed sort of guy, I guess if you are nearly invulnerable that would make sense.

    Also liked his description of Superman as embodying the zeitgeist of the times, never thought of Superman as a socialist champion during the Great Depression with the famous cover of “Action Comics” #1 (1938) of Supes lifting a car above his head and smashing it, but maybe Morrison has a point…

    • Broken_Finger

      All Star Superman was the first time the character was made interesting, outside of when Frank Miller portrayed him as a fascist back in the 80s. And yeah, if memory serves some of Superman's earliest fights were with corrupt politicians and social injustice, a tradition which has carried over with the modern day corporatist Lex Luthor (depending on who the writer is, of course).

  • Anonymous

    All Star Superman was the first time the character was made interesting, outside of when Frank Miller portrayed him as a fascist back in the 80s. And yeah, if memory serves some of Superman’s earliest fights were with corrupt politicians and social injustice, a tradition which has carried over with the modern day corporatist Lex Luthor (depending on who the writer is, of course).