That’s totally fair. I can definitely see that being hard sells for some people.
That’s a good question. I think in this universe it’s definitely more of an “It’s Complicated.” You get the feeling from the time in between their start and their end that they had to have had at least some respect and comradery of each other’s specific skills at some point. I think there may have been some sort of friendship, but stuff like what happened with the government soured it for a long time.
It’s not a relationship I’d want to see in the main universe but I think it’s interesting to explore in an alternate one. It’s a shame that we haven’t got to really see how their dynamic shifted in this universe. Who knows, maybe we’ll see that one day.
Multiple natural disasters!
Super/Wonder isn’t inherently my jam, but I think it works in this universe even if they kinda kick things up to 11 with it.
The one thing that kind of annoyed me while reading this again for the club was Diana’s…okay, first, the whole “speaking through caption boxes” with Clark and Diana is odd. Like, do they have a psychic report or something like Scott Summers and Jean Grey? But the bit from their earthshaking ruckus that took me out for a second was her saying/thinking “I’m pregnant again.” Like, I guess you’re a demigod but…how do you know this?
You know, I wonder if that was a remark on the critiques of Luthor that were given for John Byrne’s Superman relaunch in the 80s. At the time, a lot of fans REALLY didn’t like the idea that Luthor was just a corrupt businessman and not the genius criminal scientist he was during the Golden and Silver Ages. While a lot of comparisons were made to Donald Trump at the time, but seeing this big time Marvel writer reboot the character, a lot of people also compared that take on Luthor to…the Kingpin.
Definitely – got some Sword of the Atom vibes while playing with his role as a scientist more.
And that went well for everybody.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!