It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the supporting cast of a Superman comic. And by “supporting cast” I don’t mean “even more people in spandex”. It’s great to see such a collection of Superman folk in one image.
And nerdy ol’ Ron Troupe. Man, it’s been a long time.
I mentioned on twitter yesterday that all the people on my Adventures of Superman cover were pulled from the comics. Some are obvious and a few are a little more obscure. Here, by the numbers, are all the names—
1. Dr. Jenet Klyburn
2. Lois Lane. Some have noted her look here is based on Amy Adams’ Lois in Man of Steel. Despite my problems with the movie I did really like Lois’ look.
3. Officer Jim Corrigan
4. Cat Grant.
5. Perry White.
6. Gabby, of the Newsboy Legion.
7. Jimmy Olsen.
8. Steve Lombard.
9. This was originally not meant to be anyone specific, but it was pointed out to me yesterday that it could be Keith White. So I’ll say it is.
10. Professor Jasper J. Pepperwinkle.
11. Ron Troupe.
12. Bibbo Bibbowski. Bibbo also appears briefly later in the first chapter.
13. Myra Allen.
Big thanks to Calamity Jon for helping me find some of the more obscure folks.
This is fantastic and I agree with every word.
The human supporting cast is the backbone of Superman. Not “even more people in spandex.” This is deeply missed in the new 52 and has created a hole in the mythos that can’t be filled with Wonder Woman or Batman or any other costumed hero.
"Since there have been men and women, there have been funny women. F***ing idiot-ass men keep saying that women aren’t funny, It makes me crazy. I find it disgusting and offensive every time.’
-Andy Samberg on men who think that women aren’t funny on the September 2013 issue of Glamour Magazine
(Source: Daily Mail, via sophielostandfound)
Sometimes I wonder if the people I follow here who I knew back in the LJ days actually realize I’m the same person, or if they think I’m a weirdo creeper. But “poisonivory” was taken here!
REMEMBER THAT TIME GUY POINTED OUT WHY TED KORD WAS AMAZING. BECAUSE YOU SHOULD.
why i think i can never truly accept the nu52, because THIS is the stuff they got rid of, friendships and history and respect.
What I love about this is that Ted and Guy basically hated each other. They were precisely designed to bring out the worst in each other (Guy: jock bully; Ted: makes himself feel better by belittling others’ intelligence), and they couldn’t be in a room together for 30 seconds without bickering. The one time they tried to settle their differences in the boxing ring (TERRIBLE IDEA), Guy lost his temper, cheated, and BROKE TED’S RIBS by KICKING HIM WHILE HE WAS DOWN.
But Ted was his teammate, and Guy saw his strengths and respected them for what they were. He didn’t like him, but they would have died for each other, because that’s what you do for your teammate.
(This also shows how much Guy has grown up from the physically and emotionally broken child he was in the 80s, and that’s another thing we lost. Nu52 Guy is the older-and-wiser Guy of the late post-Crisis universe, but it’s a lot less meaningful when we can’t see how hard he fought to get there.)