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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:45 pm 
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What am I missing? Why is it brilliant?

Well, it's symmetrical for one thing. We people should be able to appreciate that on some level.

Second, both works are by the same creative team. Furthermore, however, the first was made in response to the grittiness of 90's heroes with Captain Marvel succumbing to darkness and becoming a pawn for Lex Luthor while trying to strike down Superman. The second was made a decade later after this darker period of superhero comics had passed and represents the same scene, but this time Captain Marvel is back to his old do-gooder self and instead saves Superman from the likes of Metallo and The Parasite while helping him get back on his feet. It works on a metatextual level.

"It's okay, Superman. I got your signal. It's going to be okay."


Doesn't seem.........that brilliant to me.

I mean, writers and artists making self-tribute ? Nothing new in the comics industry.

It's not just paying tribute to themselves, though. It's creating a double meaning communicating a larger idea when it comes to both the literal interpretation of the scene and the meta meaning through symmetry in their own works.

Also, I just described large sections of Watchmen.

I noticed this symmetry ages ago, in a way.
When I was really little, I would read my dad's Kingdom Come comics.
Then he bought me all of Justice as it came out.
I kinda just thought, hey... where've I seen that before.
Also, I bought the TPB of Kingdom Come recently, and I can say I actually understand it and it's themes now.
It's really great.

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Huh. Darth Vader's true self as re-imagined by John Byrne is kind of a huge improvement. Though one could argue he needs to retain a little bit of his humanity for his character arc. Still, I think this is more fitting when thinking of the more machine than man abomination Obi-Wan described.

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Huh. Darth Vader's true self as re-imagined by John Byrne is kind of a huge improvement. Though one could argue he needs to retain a little bit of his humanity for his character arc. Still, I think this is more fitting when thinking of the more machine than man abomination Obi-Wan described.

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reminds me of andromon


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The robot eyes take it a step too far in the wrong direction. This is too ghastly for my liking.

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