Friday, November 12, 2010

Recommended Reading: Siskoid's Reign of the Supermen

I mentioned this on the Twitter, but it's cool enough that I'll point it out here too. Having caught up with his Star Trek reviews, Blogger Extraordinaire Siskoid has taken on a new project that I'll let him explain in his own words:
Every day for at least the next year, I'll be presenting a different Superman. Different eras, alternate costumes, Elseworlds, Red K transformations, Bizarros, pastiches, alternate futures, replacements, tv and film versions, you name it.
I'm not a huge Superman fan, but I'm fascinated by the project. Superman's such an iconic character that there's a lot of room to tweak the details and still have him be Superman, though I suspect there would be disagreement about what's crucial and what can be gotten rid of. Can he be Superman without Jimmy Olson and Perry White? What about Lois Lane? Does he always have to work for a newspaper and fight a bald villain? Which of his powers does he absolutely have to have? How important is it that he have a weakness? It's extremely interesting to see the choices that storytellers have made over the decades and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
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