Superman vs Batman? Oh, please!

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Eugene, Oregon
April 3, 2016 10:52pm CST
I read a ridiculous number of comic books when I was a kid. They were still a dime back then and my mother would only let me have a few every now and then, but when my dad came to visit. he would give me fifty cents and I could buy five at a time! I was thrilled of course. Superman and Batman were at or near the top of my "wants," but Donald Duck and old Bugs Bunny were favorites too. I never did care much for Mickey Mouse. Oh, I loved GI Joe comic books too. I bought a lot of Captain Marvel comic books; heck, he didn't even need to change clothes to go from little Billy Batson to a Superhero with all the power of Superman. All he had to do was say "Shazam!" But back to Superman and Batman. It never once occurred to me that they should be rivals and duke it out for any reason. They were good guys. Why would they fight? Apparently, in this new silly movie, Bruce Wayne (you know, Batman) starts becoming too much of a vigilante or something and Superman is called on to calm him down. But wait a minute. If I heard right on this radio review, Batman fights dirty? Gets some Krypton and tries to weaken the (immigrant) Man of Steel whose only vulnerability is this substance? That is where I got off. Batman would no more fight dirty than would Superman or Captain Marvel in my childhood memories, not would Bruce Wayne become some right wing nutcase. Needless to say, I will not be seeing this revisionist movie. Makes me huffy to think about it. I wish I had those old comic books now! I might be as wealthy as Bruce Wayne. Did you read comic books when you were a kid?
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@TRBRocks420 (82802)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Apr 16
I don't really like the idea of them fighting either, they were always friends and, both in the justice league.
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@Deepizzaguy (15037)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
26 Dec 16
I remember when they were billed as "The World's Finest" not tryouts for "Creed 2".
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• United States
4 Apr 16
A few, but not many. I was into novels even when I was a kid. My family subscribed to Readers Digest condensed books. We had lots of them. I read them when I was a kid and then the full sized novels as I grew older. As for this movie, it is making lots of money due to the violence and action, but it is otherwise being panned by all who have any brains at all. Zero storyline.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Apr 16
Comic books were not my only reading either. I had a library card at an early age and checked out the maximum number, especially in the long hot summers in San Antonio.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic Our summers were like that too. I lived in The Valley where 100F was common. I put an old bed sheet on the living room carpet and read while lying on the floor.
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5 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic yep, I loved the library when I was a kid and spent many allowances on books! (wish my kids would spend their money on books like i did)
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• Midland, Michigan
5 Apr 16
I don't know that I read them as a kid, but when I got a bit older I read the jughead ones that came in smaller booklets. I didn't realize the premise of the batman, superman idea bandied about right now. Like you said, it doesn't make a lot of sense. What knuckleheads dreamed up that one. Problem is, it will probably make them money just the same.
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• Eugene, Oregon
5 Apr 16
I hope it does not do very well. I don't want to encourage them!
@suziecat7 (3393)
• Asheville, North Carolina
4 Apr 16
Like Elizabeth, I started reading novels at a young age and left the comics to my brother. I wouldn't bother to see that movie either.
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@LadyDuck (176859)
• Switzerland
4 Apr 16
Yes, I read comic books when I was a kid, mainly Disney comics and Donald Duck was (still is) my favorite. My husband has a collection of very old comics, now my problem is to convince him to sell them.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Apr 16
Donald Duck has always been my favorite character too. I envy a friend of mine who can talk just like Donald. Those comic books may be quite valuable. Keep them safe.
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@LadyDuck (176859)
• Switzerland
4 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic They are downstairs, very well stored in the library. I cannot even mention the word "sell".
@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 16
Perhaps I'm a bit older than you but I liked any of the cowboy comic books and the Phantom of course. :)
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Apr 16
Hardly anyone is older than I. The Phantom was one I always read in the Sunday comics and I bought a few of those comic books as well.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic I wasn't allowed to buy comics too often but the ones I had I really cherished.
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@blitzfrick (2912)
• United States
4 Apr 16
Oh yes! Tales from the Crypt. Nancy. Superman. Wonder Woman. On and on and on. I had quite a collection. It got wiped out in Hurricane Carla along with my collection of Elvis Presley records. I'm with you on the latest superhero flick. Superman v Batman? Ridiculous.
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Apr 16
I had almost forgotten those Tales comics. I was on a kick of reading those for a while. They were really creepy, as I recall. I too read Wonder Woman and wasn't there a Supergirl? I remember Nancy too and reading your comment made me recall Andy Panda too. What was the name of the boy in Nancy?
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• United States
4 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic Sluggo. I used to have a night shirt w/the two of them on it, Sluggo w/his arm around Nancy. I finally gave it to a friend of mine who is addicted to using Sluggo in her garden.
@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
4 Apr 16
I agree James- just too silly- if they need help with movie titles we should both lend them a hand- ha!
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• Eugene, Oregon
5 Apr 16
Yeah, what do they know?
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
5 Apr 16
@JamesHxstatic Haha- enough to make a dumb movie0 I guess
• Calgary, Alberta
20 Apr 16
You know what is silly? They were both outshined by Wonderwoman, The Military background and Martial arts background of Gal Gadot makes her the bigger badass over those 2 dudes who dont seemed to have a good Martial arts background.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Apr 16
That's a riot!
@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Apr 16
I wasn't a big comic book reader--even if I had the necessary change I would not have been allowed to squander it on such a purchase--however I do think the premise of Superman vs Batman is entirely ridiculous. Since when do the good guys fight other good guys?
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Apr 16
Right, the premise is ludicrous.
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@josie_ (7781)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
Critics hate it but it was favorably receive by the general public. I'll go watch it to see what the ruckus is all about. Personally my favorite Marvel hero is the Daredevil...and Stan Lee
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Apr 16
I never got into the Marvel stuff at all, unless Captain Marvel was part of it.
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@Deepizzaguy (15037)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
26 Dec 16
I do remember when Batman and Superman were billed as "The World's Finest". Now there are the second coming of The Bronx Zoo.
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@KuznVinny (774)
• United States
4 Apr 16
I stopped following superheroes such as Superman. In its original conception in the 1930s, Superman was pretty cool stuff. But when he starts being angry, cursing, and fighting at the drop of a hat, it's time to say "Bye-bye."
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@Angel_15 (676)
• Manila, Philippines
4 Apr 16
I've watched the movie and I did enjoy it. Oh well, to each his/her own. When I was a kid the only comic books I read were Archie comics.
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@Dawwriter (248)
• Pakistan
4 Apr 16
I have not seen the movie as yet but I think after the Christian Bale trilogy, it will have to be something spectacular to please the people.
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
Those local ones. Tagalog comic books. It neverget into my head the same thing.too
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5 Apr 16
I loved the Archie comics when I was a kid. My son saw the movie twice. He said it was pretty good. And my husband, who didn't think he would enjoy it at all, actually liked it. I love most superhero movies, but I don't have a big desire to see this one either.
@celticeagle (119870)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Apr 16
I remember Superman, Jughead, and 101 Dalmatians as my favorite comic books. The latter I literally wore out completely. I have wondered about this movie.