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DC looks back on 75 years of Superman, and for some reason they seem to see a loser

DC looks back on 75 years of Superman, and for some reason they seem to see a loser

The classic comic book characters have been around so long that you can make them look very different in retrospect depending on what stories you choose to highlight. They can be violent, they can be gentle, they can be unhinged, or they can be the lone center of sanity for a crazy world. Every writer and artist has a slightly different take on these icons.

So why did DC Comics provide us with such a downer look at Superman? These stories show a broken, defeated hero as much as they show someone who stands up for what's right, and that's a very odd way to remember one of the most famous characters in comic book history.

I have enough problems with the Man of Steel version of Superman, is it too much to ask that DC Comics themselves at least try to present an uplifting, or at least hopeful, version of the character?