Who’s Who In The DCU

Once again you get to read your infamous feedback to the questions that I ask at the end of every column. Y’see I had the foresight to realize that putting together a weekly column takes time. Some deadlines I may be sick, or have other work to do.

Aha! This just in: the reason for my lack of a column this week is that I just tonight I found out that a coworker was leaving to go to another job. Therefore we all went out after work and hung out. This being Vegas folks had “beverages” to drink and started gambling. Of course me being Uatu the Watcher (oops wrong company) I just observed and partook in nothing but good conversation. A fun time was had by all, but I don’t have time to put together a column this week. I swear next week with be worth the wait. Oh yeah pick up Common Grounds #4. Not only is a great issue, but also it features a letter from me! – M

Rather than deny you a column I thought of remixing the idea that James Robinson had for Starman. He too realized that an artist meeting a monthly deadline for years on end was an arduous task. Instead of having a fill in artist disrupt the visual continuity of a story he created “Times Past” to give his regular artist a break yet continue filling in the rich tapestry of Opal City and it’s denizens. This is my version of a Times Past issue. Now at this point I turn to the Guy Gardner to my John Stewart, B, what would say these columns are akin to? (The times past M is one groovy cat. He moves like John Travolta with Samuel L. Jackson’s hair…from when he had hair. –B)

No links this week because I am writing this in your past to be read in your present. Therefore I have no idea what would be good to read in my future. You feel me? B, do you have any links? (I’d like to plug my column for this week, which I’m already received lots of great feedback for, but I demand more! Also, I’ll plug 144 before Daron goes on a bender from all the Jolt Cola he’s been sucking down and pays you a visit in Vegas you’ll spend the rest of your life trying to forget. –B)

The same goes for my thoughts on last week’s comics. I will however give you a list of titles that are personally recommended by me.

The 1990’s Black Lightning series.

Chase

Starman (the post Zero Hour book)

Hourman

Chronos

Supergirl

Young Justice (I’ve heard good things about this book. –B)

The Creeper

Resurrection Man

Aquaman (the Peter David issues)

And now to your feedback;


In the 8/8/03 Column I inquired what your favorite DC Direct figures were

Dan Martin offered;

To me, Guy Gardner is the best DCD figure. Everything about it is dead-on. He’s even got a slight smirk.

Also very good:
Captain Cold – I don’t normally buy villains but that is just the perfect figure.
Modern Superman – strong sculpt, with a ton of articulation
Green Lantern and Green Arrow from the Hard Traveling Heroes
Blue Beetle – nice goggles, especially
Martian Manhunter – I prefer the lighter colored version from the JLA 5-pack. It reminds me more of the Kevin Maguire/Adam Hughes JLI version.
Kingdom Come Superman – if you can find one with a nice paint job
Silver Age Batman & Robin

B, I know Guy Gardner is your fave, do you agree with Dan? (Being a college student who has worked such illustrious jobs as Domino’s delivery boy and bartender, I’ve never been able to afford any DC Direct goodies, but their New Teen Titans set has always impressed me when I press my nose up to the frost covered window on Christmas Eve before Tim “Scrooge” Stevens whacks me with his cane. –B)


Also in the same column I addressed that Iconic nature of some of DCU’s finest. Nalydpsycho had this to say.

Great column, really helps me get into DC, although in many ways I’d rather not even try to understand things like Crisis and Zero Hour…

I think you underrate Lex Luthor’s icon status. If you say Lex Luthor in public, everyone immediately knows your talking about the mega rich nemesis of Superman. He may not have a logo or the visual recognition of Batman, but his name recognition is in the same league. I wonder if Batman is a bigger icon than Superman, it is damn close. He does have the catchiest TV show theme ever on his side.

It is funny how Bizzaro Superman is so well known because of Seinfeld…

JohnBritton decided to chime in on the same topic.

Column was terrific this week, as usual. I wanted to throw in my two cents for the iconic rankings of DC characters in the general public. I’m not going by just their image, but by their overall iconic presence in the public mind.

Superman is the obvious number one. I must confess, I think Wonder Woman might be number two. More than half the population is female, and there is no other female superhero that even comes close to her in the public mind. Any girl wanting underoos wears Wonder Woman. She has been on the cover of Time. She is considered a feminist icon. Her image is all over urban stores like Urban Outfitters as note paper and diaries. Although her series was in the Seventies, people still refer to Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. Your grandmother knows who she is, and your daughter knows who she is. I realize Batman is a big deal, but I think WW makes more inroads into female consciousness, and holds a more prominent role there.

Batman is a close third place for me. His greatest impact was from the 60s TV show. Comics since then seem to have been fighting to repress that image of superheroes, and I think they may have succeeded. In doing so, I think fewer people have as strong feelings about Batman as my first two choices.

Robin is a clear third, for the reasons you mentioned. I would put Lois Lane next. Superman is so big, that his girlfriend has a bigger presence than his enemies. Ask any woman who Lois Lane is, and they will almost definitely answer “Superman’s Girlfriend”. They may not know her on sight, but next to Superman, or by name, she makes an impression.

After that, I go with Joker. Just last night, my fiance saw a dapper thin man smiling in the shadows while flipping through channels, and commented that he looked like the Joker. It’s one of Jack Nicholson’s great roles, and Cesar Romero made a huge impression with his as well. It’s also such an iconic image on it’s own, from playing cards.

Surprising even myself, I put Bizarro as number six. For some reason, the expression “Bizarro” keeps coming up, even more often than “bizarre”. I’m not sure people would identify the character by name, but the concept seems to have taken hold.

The Batmobile is next on my list. Just as Lois Lane is incredibly famous by association, so is the Batmobile. Ask anybody, and they’ll answer “Batman’s car”. And as we all know, “chicks dig the car”.

I agree with your impression of Green Lantern’s impact, but I’m going to put him higher than you do. Again, I think the concept of the magic glowing green ring that can do anything seems to have resonated strongly, moreso than the Flash, who I’m putting next on my list. The Flash’s power of speed is redundant to Superman’s speed, in the public mind, thus doesn’t have as clear an inroad as does the green ring for staying power.

I’m going to put Catwoman next, because of all the ladies of the TV show, and Michele Pfeiffer. Lex Luthor is next, because I think his name is enormously catchy. I’ll slide in Shazam, because of Gomer Pyle and a catchy name, but I think he’s ebbing. I think “Brainiac” is a popular expression for genius, but I doubt he could be chosen out of a line-up by your average American. I think you’re exactly right about Aquaman, but I put him a little lower on my list.

DC characters who also are out there in the public mind include The Riddler, the Wonder Twins (Wonder Twin powers, activate!), Atom, Hawkman, the Hall of Justice, Batgirl, Jimmy Olsen. And as a point of comparison, I think Spiderman ranks just below the Joker, although he may skew a bit higher because of his recent movie. Suck on that, Marvel!


In the 10/29/03 column I made a reference to how Superman’s powers work. Dan had a correction to make.

Obvious mistake in the last Who’s Who: based on Byrne’s “man of steel”
miniseries (which “birthright” is supposedly making that story
obsolete), superman was the kryptonian version of a fetus when sent to
earth. He was “born” in space and found as a newborn by the kents. The
point is: the gravity issue was erased LONG ago. The true source of
supe’s powers is the earth’s yellow sun. How does this make him fly? I
dunno. Radiation absorption is the most common answer. The whole yellow
sun thing is also how the daxamites kick so much ass on earth.

You’re welcome.

But that wasn’t the only place I messed up in that column, as MG points out.

I’m pretty sure that the tv show Lois and Clark made the comic change their plans twice regarding the marriage of the two in the comics. I remember hearing that they were going to be married in issue 75 of Superman but the show was just starting and DC didn’t want the comic to have Clark and Lois married if the show wasn’t going to. (Instead they killed Superman instead in issue 75.) Then after the comic just separated the twosome, the show decided to have Lois and Clark marry and DC quickly put them back together so they could marry in the comic about the same time.

And the 1966 show had nothing to do with the yellow oval on Batman’s chest. The yellow oval was introduced in the comic books in May of 1964, nearly two years before the Batman television show debut.


Sven points out a homage that both B and I missed.

Forgot the funniest one of the bunch: in the Invasion! mini-series, Guy Gardner beats the snot out of a lunatic supervillian named Sunspot who’s determined to create a “New Universe.” He also has a haircut ugly enough for GUY to comment on – and think about that for a moment.

Anyway, he was a “tribute” to then-Marvel-editor Jim Shooter, and remains the best below-the-belt shot I’ve ever seen.


Brother D answers the question that I posed as to the worst comic of all time.

I’d say it would be a toss-up between ‘Obnixio the Clown vs. the X-Men’ and that horrid ‘Longshot’ one-shot they did a little bit ago . . .

Ugh . . .

Shiv’kala had another comic in mind.

Worst single issue, for me at least is Genesis #4. A really bad crossover and that’s from someone who tends to like most crossovers, or at least I can appreciate what they were intended to do.

What made this issue so bad was the awful ending, which, if memory serves, was basically “if we all think happy thoughts the Genesis Wave will just make remake the universe into something new, which will ultimately be the same old universe with Darkseid, Highfather, and Ares trapped in the source wall.”

The series dropped the ball in that it could have been interesting playing with the powers of the whole DCU, but it really shorted out some people’s powers and changed minor characters powers (Spark of LSH, for one and that was probably the best instance of the concept working out of the whole crossover).

At worst, crossovers should temporarily change the status quo, but Genesis did nothing. Darkseid was free of the wall before people even remembered he was trapped by it. Spark got her regular powers back less than a year later (actually I think it was something like 4 months later). And the rest of us yawned.

B. what was the worst comic you’ve ever read? (Wow, I forgot just how bad Genesis was, I’m glad I picked up the whole thing in a quarter bin. Worst comic I’ve ever read? Tough to encompass all that history, but last year’s Ultimate War mini-series springs to mind. For DC comics, the last few issues of Outsiders and any issue of Titans after Devin Grayson left are right up there. –B


In the 11/5/03 column I asked what character you would like to see killed off. Jaime replied;

In wrestling the people who always cheer the faces and always boo the bad guys are called marks. I dunno what the comic book equivalent is but I’m one of them. I can’t think of many heroes who should be killed off but I know a whole sh#tload of bad guys that I’m sick of.

I’d like to see Aquaman get the most extravagant and meaningful death ever written. In fact I want his death to have a major impact on the DC *AND* the Marvel universe. I feel sorry for him.

Wolverine from Marvel should just be destroyed — Enough is enough. He was semi interesting in the 70’s and 80’s but there’s nothing more to do with him. I also hate how everyone thinks the guy is totally invulnerable and can beat any other hero. I mean he’s won against entire teams of superheroes, he ALWAYS gets the last word and he even beat Spiderman in Spidey’s own comic. That’s just rude.

Don’t get me started on The Joker and Sabretooth though…

B, any character you want killed off? (Not really. I got no beef. I’d like to see Gunfire killed off, but only if Resurrection Man loans him his powers so he can be revived and killed ad nauseum…now that would be a sweet series! –B)


The 11/19/03 column saw me asking which hero had the most useless power. Again Jamie responded;

Stitch: The girl whose power was to manipulate small metal objects. Of course the only useful metal object she ever had was a needle, so that’s how she got her name.

Buddha Man1 had another character in mind.

Who has the lamest super power of all time? My vote goes to Stone Boy . . . I mean, he turns to stone and goes to sleep! What good does that do? Gotta be Stone Boy.

Warren Belfield offered;

Lamest super power = Arm-Fall-Off-Lad.

Rodd had yet another perspective.

That has to go to Male part of the Wonder Twins from the Superfriends.

I know you can think of a character with a lame power B. (Those guys were on the right track with Stone Boy and Arm-Fall-Off Lad. I’m not sure which one, but odds are a Legion reject wins this. –B)


In the 11/26/03 column B made a comment that Rich Johnson took issue with.

point out to ben that his ” (I think Tim Drake is a great choice that I never would have thought of. There’s the obvious Superman choice, but there’s another hero who was born to be a politician, who’s ruthless, great at kissing ass, and smarter than most give him credit that you’re overlooking: Booster Gold. –Ben)” misses the unconstitutionality of Supe’s being president–hes not american born and cant be president,for that matter neither can governor Arnold


In that same column I proposed an alternative chain of events for the aftermath of “A Death in The Family.” Vince took issue with that.

Vincent Ortega, a big fan of 411, all of it, especially wrestling and
comics. Now as to the Jason Todd/Tim Drake thing.

As a comic book fan that’s fun of the plot you thought of, but I have
to say that I don’t think your idea would ever have occurred and here’s
why, now this is only my opinion the only reason but I hope you don’t
think I’m doing this to be mean. If Jason Todd had lived then there
would be no Tim Drake. Tim Drake was created because they needed a
replacement for the dead Todd. They figured out that Robin was needed.
He wasn’t a thought; he wasn’t even an itch in his daddy’s pants so to
speak. If Jason had lived then Tim wouldn’t have existed.
The only way for Tim Drake to exist is if you kill Jason. He wasn’t
on board, he wasn’t waiting in the wings, he only came well after “A
Death in the Family.” There would be no Tim. Had Jason lived, they
never also would have turned him evil, the vote was in and they would
have kept him on the ‘island’

As a matter of fact, they had planned on having no more Robin, Batman
would be solo, but they decided after that it wouldn’t work, so that’s
when they went with creating Tim.

So they would have worked with the character probably to make him more
likable, to start he would have had his mother with him. They would
have invested more time with him. Done what they can to make him work,
it might not have come off, but we’ll never know. I don’t think they
would have tween him, because they had no reason to.

Like I said I’m not trying to knock you guys, it’s just that you’re
going through your idea has if Tim was always in the works, and he
never was. A good frame of reference is the Robin graphic novel, A
hero reborn. They had a great introduction by Chuck Dixon who
explained the whole situation, I highly recommend it.

Oh and two thing, One I hope I don’t come off like a d%ck, because I’m
not trying to dig at your idea, I’m just saying what I’m saying
because I wanted to give you my opinion. And second, I love Tim Drake,
he’s IMHO the best Robin, even better than Dick who didn’t come into
his own until he was Nightwing. Tim Drake is also one of my favorite
characters, and I have to admit this (but quietly for fear of being
beaten severely by fellow comic book fans) I’m not too sad they
cancelled Young Justice. I love the comic, but felt that Peter David
didn’t write Tim/Robin as good as he could of. I hope John will do a
better job with our boy.

Thanks and hope I wasn’t too much of a d@ck about it.


Also in that column I asked about what the best holiday themed comic was. Shiv’kala posted his thoughts.

Dan Jurgen’s “Metropolis Mailbag” issues of Superman (including the one that was a part of “World Without Superman.”) They were always touching and encapsulated the essence of Superman at the time, someone who took on bad guys on a regular basis, but also had time for the people who needed him. Especially the one with the kid who needed a transplant (or did his parent need the transplant, I forget?) where after responding to another letter and getting there too late to save a life, Superman convinces the family to donate the organs, one of which is a perfect fit.

Jeph Loeb revamped the idea into “Metropolis e-mail bag” two years ago, but also threw in a Toyman vs. Metallo plot and ruined the pureness of the idea. As much as I love Loeb’s Superman, I was disheartened to see this holiday tradition wedged into another story so abruptly. Not that the fight wasn’t fun in and of itself, but I wish those two plots had gotten seperate issues.

And then Shiv’kala posted;

After posting, I realized that I forgot about “A Christmas Knight” from Starman and another favorite of mine, Flash #73, where Wally and Jay spend the day together, save a family, and Wally gets the two things he wanted most for Christmas, a baseball glove and the return of his Uncle!

Do you have a favorite Holiday issue of a comic book B? (It’s pretty recent, but I like the issue of Superman where he gives the JLA each their own presents by Jeph Loeb and a dream team of artists. The gifts were very clever. Shiv is right though, the Metropolis Mailbags were classics. –B)


In the 12/10/03 column B made a comment that Dan really had an issue with.

Alright. I’ve taken all I can stand and I can’t stands no more…

In response to Ben’s slanderous JLI comment (“As always, my favorite
answer to all questions involving morally-bereft heroes: Booster Gold.
Most of the JLI crew would fit here, really.”), I’ve only one thing to
say: shut up.

Actually, I have more than that to say. In the despero story line
running through justice league america #38-42 (damn you, grant morrison! i can’t even shorten it to JLA anymore without people thinking about
that damn relaunch you did that made every fanboy crap his pants over
superman and wonder woman and the rest of those first class wienies…),
gypsy (of the old justice league OF america) sees her parents killed.
she’s saved at the last minute by j’onn j’onzz, with the rest of the
team in tow. in one of the most “serious” storylines of the giffen era,
we see a depleted team of heroes take on one of the oldest and toughest
villians ANY of the JL incarnations had ever faced. and despero was far
more pissed at this point than ever before. hate and all that jazz. and
what did those “morally-bereft heroes” do faced with this situation?
they fought. sure, they cracked wise a few times, but they met the
challenge while superman was back in metropolis sucking his thumb and
peeing his trunks thinking about having to fight the big d. and how
BRAVELY did the “morally-befeft heroes” fight? until one of them DIED.
well, a robot imposter died. but THEY didn’t know that, did they? DID
THEY? hell no! they kept fighting until despero killed them ALL and
destroyed the earth with his HATE. or at least they did in his mind…

the point is: there was no begging. versus the grey man? no begging. the
extremists? no begging (even after they were holding the world hostage
with nukes). invasion? no begging. and SURE, maybe booster and beetle
make jokes about being scared or giving up or what have you, but we all
know that they’ve got bigger coconuts than mr. supes and his JLImposters
could dream (except j’onn and batman, of course. those guys get it).

and while i’m on the subject, i hope i can take another paragraph to
point out how friggin’ AWESOME the giffen era justice league was. while
every other book on the shelf was turning dark and gritty (which people,
even today, seem to automatically associate with “realistic”), giffen &
co. made a truly realistic look at superhero life that was both inSANEly
entertaining and truly heartfelt. it was always funny, sometimes sad
(the mr. miracle robot’s funeral, beetle’s mental programming by the
queen bee, booster and beetle’s brief superheroes for hire business,
etc.), and gave a better look at how a bunch of people who get pleasure
out of dressing ridiculously and beating people up would REALLY behave
than “watchmen” or any of those books ever did.

if you can find anything funnier than the JLE taking french lessons at
night, i’d like to read it.

B, I know that you want to respond to this. (Man makes some good points. Goofy though they may be, the JLI bunch are heroes at heart. I still say Booster Gold looks out for number one when the chips are down though…but I’ll give a mea culpa to Beetle and the rest. –B)


Brian also gives some more info on one of the answers given.

Concerning the bit on the Superman character Adversary (see below):
Adversary turned out to be the projection of a handicapped boy living in
Clark and Lois’s apartment building. The kid was later used by Satanus,
but
made it out OK. I think it concluded between Adventures of Superman
#585-588, stories by J.M. DeMatteis to begin with and Joe Casey later.


Also in the same column I made a remark about Superman to which Shiv’kala replied.

Would Superman really sacrifice a loved one? I find that hard to believe. If you go by DC 1,000,000 this is the guy who was so despondent after Lois’ death that he left our solar system and didn’t return for something like 100,000 years (or more). And when he did, he just did so to stake out the sun as his new Fortress.

In Kingdom Come, he wasn’t so drastic, but Lois’ death and his inability to stop it (when newer heroes were making the case that they’d have killed the person responsible long before they had the chance to kill her) drove him into solitude again, though this time he was on Earth, just in his Fortress.

And his killing the Phantom Zone criminals left him so scarred, he actually had split personalities. Granted that was when he was responsible for their deaths directly, but still death weighs heavily on him.

We’re also talking about a guy who admitted to having survivor’s guilt over Krypton’s demise. He feels responsible for the destruction of a planet that happened when, technically, he wasn’t even born yet (since at least when the story took place, he was “born” when he emerged from the birthing matrix on Earth)!

When he thought his parents and Lois were dead, again he gave up his identity and hid out in California (See the “Death of Clark Kent” storyline).

Recently, we saw a Superman who experienced the death of all those close to him, which drove him to go back in time to attempt to kill himself to prevent the mistake(s) he made (see Superman/Batman #2). Did you get that? HE WANTED TO KILL HIS YOUNGER SELF TO PREVENT THE DEATHS OF HIS LOVED ONES.

Krypton, other realities/future realities, and the times when he thought his loved ones were dead–but they really were not aside, he hasn’t lost anyone that was close to him (post-Crisis wise at least). His parents are still alive, Lois is alive, Post-Crisis he never knew Kara Zor-El (until last year’s Supergirl story at least) nor her sacrifice in Crisis. Sure he’s lost some friends that were heroes (Barry Allen, Hal Jordan, etc.) but “loved ones,” no.

Given all these, I just can’t see Superman sacrificing a loved one for a greater good. Himself? Absolutely. But to sacrifice Lois, his parents, hell even Jimmy, Perry, or (dare I say it?) Krypto? No way. If placed in that situation, one where he couldn’t subsitute his life, he’d find a way to get around it* (say a “Sacrifice Lois and I, the evil villain, will spare Metropolis” situation) or accept the alternative (ie a “Sacrifice Krypto and I, mysterious future dude, will give you the antidote to all future diseases and cure cancer, AIDS, and acne.” situation.)

*I realize the question is if he would if there definately was no way around it, but I’m not sure Superman would accept that there was no way around it. The guy is famous for finding solutions to the “no-win” scenario, which, afterall, makes him SUPERman. I definately think he would procede thinking there’d be an alternative and then live with his decision (which may be what happened/will happen to the future Superman and would be a good answer to the question of what that mistake was that drove Superman to attempt to kill himself). I think the minute Superman is willing to give up a life that is not his own, is the minute he stops being Superman and starts being another character.


In the 12/10/03 column I asked what comic you would like to receive for Christmas. Freight Train replied;

I’d like Action Comics #1 for Christmas. Either that or Alf #1. But definitely one of the two.

He also adds how he would get rid of Superman.

I’d take out Supes by killing someone important, like a weak superhero or a prominent politician. Big Blue would show up at the funeral and make a nice, stationary target. Then I’d fire a kryptonite bullet at him from behind. But boy, that’s the kind of shot you don’t want to miss, because the fallout from missing would be sub-optimal.

Shiv’kala also posed his way of getting rid of Superman.

Re: Superman and how to take him down. I would personally get a few of his strongest opponents and lure Supes to an underground cave, lit by red solar energy and blocked off from the sun. Then I’d let him fight it out, without having the sun to keep him energized, making him grow weaker and weaker until he exhausted his energy. Then, remembering what Dr. Occult said about Supes last “death,” I’d be sure to keep him buried underground, to avoid his dying body from absorbing yellow solar energy.

Fellow 411er Mike Z offers this way to off the Kryptonian.

Steal Alan Scott’s ring and use it to remove all of Clark’s organs. Unlike the other Green Lanterns, Alan’s ring is powered by the starheart, the encapsulated form of all magic in the DCU universe. Superman’s weakness against magic, coupled with the unlimited possibilities it presents makes Alan’s ring the perfect weapon to use.

Now, on the off chance that Alan’s ring will only work for him, have a telepath take over Alan’s mind (or alter his perception so that he see Supes killing/torturing/destroying people he loves, and then he’ll do the job for you.


In the 12/17/03 column gave a rundown of which Golden Agers were alive. Christopher McGlothlin filled a few of the points that I missed.

The former Robotman Dr. Robert Crane –or at least his brain–still lives in Chuck Grayson’s body. This was most recently depicted in the late lamented _Stars & STRIPE_.

The second Firebrand is indeed dead, but the fate of the original remains unknown.

The original Air Wave was murdered back in an issue of DC COMICS PRESENTS in the early 80s.

What series/issue did the nutty Capt. Triumph appear in? (Titans…brr…-B)

The original Huntress/Tigress Paula Brooks Crock is alive, as shown back in INFINITY, INC. IIRC, her daughter also mentioned her in the present tense in JSA.

Miss America and the original Fury are alive, though the latter’s more than a bit nutty.

Sargon the Sorceror died during Alan Moore’s run on SWAMP THING.

Doll Man was said to have died in obscurity in an off-hand reference in James Robinson’s STARMAN. Robinson also delved into the fates of many old Quality Comics characters (like the Invisible Hood) who many Golden Age fans count as A-SS members.


In the 12/25/03 column we addressed Morgan Edge. DJ Hamrick points out what we got wrong.

Just a bit of clarification on the Morgan Edge thing…Vincent Edge (also known as Vinnie) is the man who was in charge of GBS, and the one Cat Grant brought down with a sexual harassment suit. Vinnie’s son is Morgan Edge, who was the one-time leader of Intergang before Ugly Mannheim took over. Cat Grant slept with Morgan Edge in order to get a story (I think that’s why) and had a son by him named Adam, who was killed by the Toyman. I’m not certain of the Smallville Morgan Edge because I don’t regularly watch it.


And thus we end another all Reader’s Feedback of your favorite weekly column covering aspects of the DCU. As usual you can email me your questions or comments. You can also post them on the Message Boards (where B and I pop up very regularly.) Answers to be on the look out for; Tons of Green Lantern queries posted by StarMatt on the Message Boards, what your favorite heroes favorite movies are, Qwisp, Batman vs someone in the Marvel U, friendly, reformed and formerly reformed villains, as well as whatever questions you pose. So get to sending those questions. Your question of the week is; What is your take on the whole Superman: Birthright controversy?

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