Post by Ish Kabbible on Aug 29, 2016 7:01:26 GMT -5
So, I'm conversing with my bud Iccy the horn blower over at the Retcon thread about how Superman abandoned his adopted mother on the 1950s TV show Adventures Of Superman, leaving her as a widow on a farm, all alone, as he goes to Metropolis for me-time
Got me thinking of other Superman shenanigans that you got to shake your head about
In fact, there's a great website, SUPERDICKERY that's devoted to this subject and I'm sure others here have some examples
Here's one that's very, very disturbing
So his cousin Kara arrives on Earth when Supes is an adult. Krypton is gone, Argo City where she grew up is gone, every one she ever knew is dead. But lo and behold, she actually finds a survivor and lucky lucky her he's family
So what does he do. Sends her to an orphanage. WTF? Is this heartless or what. She's not a baby, she's a young teen but he thinks she is gonna cramp his style or something? This guy can juggle planets but can't figure out how to be her ward. Ask your buddy Bruce Wayne, he knows all about taking young kids off the streets and putting them in shorty super costumes
And to top it all off, Superman tells Kara to keep her mouth shut. Don't tell anyone you know me. "You'll be my secret weapon. kiddo"
No, he won't give proper comfort to the only other surviving relative from Krypton but he has plenty of time for his dog Krypto
Post by Ish Kabbible on Aug 29, 2016 7:29:57 GMT -5
Yeah, and Superman gives her the secret identity name of Linda Lee. Another LL name like Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Lori Lemaris and so on. What unmitigated conceipt, naming her like that to remind him of his girlfriends. You know, I'm really getting mad about this
Post by Ish Kabbible on Aug 29, 2016 8:01:18 GMT -5
My heart's breaking for poor Kara back in those early days. So she's forced into an orphanage and must take the vow of omerta. In order to fly around at night when no one can see her, she builds a tunnel that lets her exit in the forest This is exactly what convicts or POWs do to escape confinement. And what did she do wrong? She exists, that's all.
All this while Supes has his luxury fortress with the giant golden key, built-in interplanetary zoo, and statues of himself and his girlfriends.
He's the perfect, goody two-shoes Boy Scout who never really wrestles with any sort of moral dilemma.
Ah, but that's just the image he wanted you to see. Reading Silver-Age Supes in a certain light reveals something quite different There's a treasure trove of hideous schemes he played on his ''friends" to teach them lessons. And lots of spanking scenes in the Superman family books
If tolworthy wasn't so immersed in analyzing The Fantastic Four and other Kirby books, he'd have a field day on this subject