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Re: [Earth-1 After the Crisis] Superman: The Unkindest Cut, part 23

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  • starsky_hutch76
    Byrne did do that, though I wish he could have done it without tossing out all the old continuity. I was really thinking of the writers afterwards who have
    Message 1 of 254 , Nov 1, 2010
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      Byrne did do that, though I wish he could have done it without tossing out all the old continuity. I was really thinking of the writers afterwards who have made him seem almost arrogant at times. Pre-crisis, even though his power level was so exagerated, he still had both traits of nobility and humility. Even though the other heroes might not have been as 'super', he still treated them as respected peers and didn't act like they should defer to him since he was the strongest.

      --- In Earth1AftertheCrisis@yahoogroups.com, "Frank Murdock" <bytor84@...> wrote:
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      > I don't know.. I thought Byrne's superman did that inn a more realistic manner. It showed a very human side of him with questions we all ask ourselves.. likke clark Kent did in the first five seasons of Smallville.. I rather like that.
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      > /FM
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      > From: starsky_hutch76
      > To: Earth1AftertheCrisis@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2010 7:40 PM
      > Subject: Re: [Earth-1 After the Crisis] Superman: The Unkindest Cut, part 23
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      > Thanks, Frank. It seems like a lot of writers who have worked on Superman over the last couple of decades have forgotten that it was the man, not the powers that made the character who he was.
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      > --- In Earth1AftertheCrisis@yahoogroups.com, "Frank Murdock" <bytor84@> wrote:
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      > > This was cool..
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      > > I like the Noble Signiture clause in the contract. Very nice way to explain Superman's beliefs have made him a spiritual fighter as well. :j
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      > > /FM
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      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: starsky_hutch76
      > > To: Earth1AftertheCrisis@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2010 5:01 PM
      > > Subject: [Earth-1 After the Crisis] Superman: The Unkindest Cut, part 23
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      > > Superman fought the urge to fall asleep as he slumped in the chair he had moved between the twin hospital beds in which his biological parents lay. He wasn't ready to give up hope that they might survive. But at the same time, he didn't want to miss a single second he might have left with them by giving in to sleep.
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      > > "This must be excruciating for you," he heard a voice say from behind him. Superman whipped around in his chair and jumped to his feet, half expecting to see Brainiac standing in the hospital room. The voice didn't belong to his android enemy, however. Its owner, from all indication, appeared to be completely human, yet he was wearing a green version of the robes Scrubb physicians wore. The human physician looked at his chart and said, "Acute Kryptonite-X poisoning. Nasty stuff."
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      > > Superman bristled at his horrible bedside manner. "So how does a human come to be practicing medicine in the Scrubb Empire?" he said, eyeing him suspiciously. With shoulder length blond hair, chiseled features, and pale blue eyes, he looked like he'd be more at home on the cover of a Terran romance novel than in a Scrubb hospital. Despite his appearance, there was something sinister about him.
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      > > "They called in a specialist," the physician said. "At the sake of appearing immodest, I'm the best there is at dealing with this sort of case. I can have your parents up and walking again within a day's time." He turned his clip board to Superman. "I simply need you to sign."
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      > > Superman thought it was odd that this physician used a clip board and paper rather than the sort of electronic tablet that the Scrubb physicians carried. Then again, he was an off-worlder like himself. He also didn't care for this doctor's manner. He was desperate, though. He took the pen that was offered to him.
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      > > At that moment, Jor-El opened his eyes and looked towards his son who was speaking to a man in physician's robes. Deathly ill, it was as if he were peering at them from the other side of a shallow pool, their images rippling and shifting.
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      > > The doctor's image shifted and his skin became jet black. His eyes turned red and his blond mane became billowing smoke. His medical robes became shadows that billowed in a way that seemed to defy gravity. "Shadu," Jor-El moaned
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      > > "The..anti-Rao," Laura Jor-El echoed from her own bed.
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      > > "Shadu?" Superman said, wide-eyed, recognizing the name from holo-records he had studied in the Fortress of Solitude. The physician's appearance suddenly seemed to shift back and forth between the fallen angel and the shadow god of ancient Kryptonian mythology.
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      > > "They would have to pick this moment to wake up," Neron said grimly. "I may have been less than forthcoming on my identity, but I was quite serious about being able to restore them . if you sign."
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      > > "No..," Jor-El moaned.
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      > > "We. *cough*. we could not bear it," Laura Jor El echoed in a pain wracked voice.
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      > > "I'll sign," Superman said, grimacing at the agonized cries of protest from his parents. "Just please help them."
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      > > Very noble," Neron sighed, running a hand over his blond locks. "Too damn noble. Unfortunately, a noble sacrifice would invalidate the entire contract." His face broke into a smile before shifting over to the image of Shadu. "Never let it be said Neron was a quitter. I'm sure our paths will cross again."
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      > > The shadows folded in upon themselves in a way that was too much for the mortal senses Superman was currently confined to under a red sun. He fell backwards into his chair and the sleep he had fought for so long finally overwhelmed him. While fitful, it finally gave him some much needed rest.
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    • johnreiter902
      You d have to replace Ne-buh-lo and Wotan with appropriate Earth-One characters though, since they don t exist on the same earth as Darkseid. I d suggest Krona
      Message 254 of 254 , Sep 26, 2014
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        You'd have to replace Ne-buh-lo and Wotan with appropriate Earth-One characters though, since they don't exist on the same earth as Darkseid. I'd suggest Krona and Garn Daanuth.

         

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