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posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 11:22 AM
If all the superheroes of the main stream dc universe had to for some reason fight each other who do you think would come out as the ultimate champion?

posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 12:17 PM
When I saw your post, all I could think of was the scene in the film, "Stand By Me" where one little kid asks another "who would a fight between Superman and Mighty Mouse?" The other kid replied that it would be "Superman of course. Mighty Mouse is just a cartoon" (this is, of course paraphrased).

As to who would win a fight between the superheroes of the DC universe? To tell you the truth, I just really don't care. Comic books are simply throw-away entertainment. Yes, I know, it's art and sometimes it's good writing as well. Yes I know it's a graphic novel.... I know all of that. But when it comes to deciding which mythical character would win in a fight with another mythical character I just cannot become very excited or interested.

posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 12:37 PM
There are many out there who have yet to discover some of the great story arcs and characters in DC.

To each his own.

Scratch below the surface of the commercial comics industry and you might change your mind.

Check out the title "The Watchmen" or don't

Back to this thread, the concept has been tossed around alot and I think they have done episodes where Batman takes out the Justice League because he knew everything there was to know about his team mates , had done the research and planing and took them out one by one.

Not sure if that makes him the most powerful, probably the sharpest of all of them.

Sup's is probably the most powerful physically.

For mainstream characters anyway.

posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 01:30 PM

Originally posted by Grimholt
There are many out there who have yet to discover some of the great story arcs and characters in DC.

I don't know why but this comment seems to have been aimed at towards me. Before you make any judgements, I just want to let you know that this opinion is from someone who was involved in fandom for nearly twenty years! Besides hosting comic book, science fiction and comic book convenetions, I have been involved in publishing, editing and working in the comic book industry. Yes, the comic book medium is a wonderful medium but....BUT....I have noticed that quality of the medium, the art and the writiing has, over the years, deteriorated. Of course, there are still many wonderfully talented artists and writers but I believe that much has been sacrificed in the search of the big dollars that some comic books have managed to garner.

The comic book has become inaccessible to their original target -- children and instead it has become merely a collectible, often simply for the sake of "investment purposes" not for the art, the story or the character. It's become a genuine paper chase....but instead of trying to chase down and collect comic books because they are "faves", the chase has turned towards chasing down an investment.

Perhaps I have become rather jaded over the years but comic books and comic book fandom have lost its' luster and appeal since the silver age of comics .

posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 01:49 PM
No worries, sorry for my confusion.

I meant only that there are some worthwhile efforts out there and did not want obiwan15's original query crushed because the concepts old hat per say.

Simple discussions over these characters can be very inspiring for me at least.

I have a limited knowledge of several titles so I enjoy debates of this nature. Gives ideas for what people like and don't like etc.

I am a closet comic book artist/creator/writer wannabe

Now days I tend to skip over certain titles for classics like Lone Wolf and Cub which I have only just started collecting. There is a cinematic feel to this series that I have not encountered before and the story is very very cool.

What titles were you involved in if you don't mind sharing?

[edit on 3-10-2005 by Grimholt]

posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 02:10 PM
We are going back to the 70's here now but many of my friends from Detroit -- my home town -- went on to work in comics as their careers. I've worked as a member of the infamous "crusty bunkers" of that era working with Rich Buckler (FF), Greg Theakston, Mike Nasser (Green Arrow). I also was involved with the hosting of the Detroit Triple Fan Fair....credited with being the first comic book convention ever. I've done a bit of publishing as well, having published a number of books that are now considered collectors items such as the Wrightson Treasury. I also worked with the late underground artist, Vaughn Bode.

posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 02:17 PM
sorry if this is wrong but is that as in Bernie Wrightson?

posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 02:19 PM
yep, That's Bernie Wrightson.

posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 02:25 PM
Nice, Ok.

I love his work on Frankenstein. You do not see much of that quality now days come to think of it even back then.

I am currently finishing a grave shift so forgive any lack of depth to this last edit, I'll just say very impressive. I mean that. One of the reasons I like the internet, you can bump into some very interesting people.

Thanks for that.

[edit on 3-10-2005 by Grimholt]

posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 04:41 PM
cool. free to u2u me. As I think that any further discussion about comic books and fandom -- the post silver-age era -- has strayed too far off the topic of this thread.

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