15 September 2009

Doggone it, it's Superman

After reading this Superman comic, I've realized how much times have changed. You can tell how old it is by the art and the things they say like "doggone it". But what was the real give away way the distress call. It wasn't a robbery or a fire, it was a wife-beating! Man that part cracked me up. But this comic was pretty entertaining even though it was super corny. The styles have change too. The action isn't as brutal as it is now at days. It didn't even show the knife break off of Superman's skin probably because it was too graphic. Or maybe it was intentionally left out by the creator for closure. The comic is also very fast paced. I wanted to know more about Superman coming to earth and his childhood. I think if a comic like that would have been made today then people wouldn't like it because of this. Or maybe that part of Superman's life is just saved for another episode. But I can really see how this was really popular back in the day. It made people think and have better imaginations. It's still entertaining to even me today. Comparing this comic to the other one that we were assigned to read and blog about, this one pays much less attention to facial expressions than the more current one does. I think I can enjoy reading this one more than current ones just like I sometime prefer to play Super Mario on the Super Nintendo than X Box or something. The ideas were a lot more simple back then too. An alien from another planet lands on earth that has good morals and saves people is a really easy story to understand. The story now at days are what make it so interesting to follow. Like the new Wolverine Origins movie was about how he came to be. It is so complicated but that's what makes it good. I noticed that the panel transition were mainly subject to subject rather than todays comics that are action to action according to McCloud. I enjoyed reading this comic and I enjoyed reading the newer comic too. So guess now I like reading comics. I've become one of those people.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great response, Ed, and I'm glad you got such a kick out of it. But where's your summary?