Wide And Nerdy wrote:They're not doing as much with it as I'd hoped. I think it would be more interesting if there were more moments of them each sort of being caught off guard by the differences and similarities. It almost feels like they're doing it just to do it sometimes, rather than doing it to explore it.
I think because these characters have always been written kind of broadly and reinterpreted so much, the writers struggle to pin down what's the same and whats different. This could be a real opportunity to take past issues, sift out issues that portray him differently and build two or three different takes on the character based on how he's been written, then take one of those takes and say "Thats who this guy is."
So far, the direction seems to be to use Dan Jurgens as the reference. Jurgens wrote Superman for the entirety of the 90's, starting prior to Death of Superman. And I think thats a good choice. That Superman is kind of different from the New 52 character, but I'm not seeing any reaction or discussion. The closest we get is Batman being suspicious about why this Superman hid all this time (after Convergence, he was punted back in time so that he's now been here in hiding with Lois and his son for almost ten years.) This is because Jurgen's Superman was always more reluctant about his role as a leader and more afraid of his own power than the N52 incarnation. While N52 Batman became accustomed to N52's exuberance, he might come to appreciate Superdad's reluctance in time.
That all sounds, well, it sounds rather underwhelming. There may be more on the Superman front though in Justice League. The last one I read (which I think was the latest issue) ended with the Justlce League showing up at Supes front door and asking his kid if 'dad' was home. It's taken a while. It's already issue 10 and Superman sightings have been few and far between. If i'm not mistaken the way they're framing Flashpoint, Convergence, N52 and Rebirth is that the N52 characters are all one and the same as the pre-Convergence characters (with the notable differences of N52 Superman and Lois Lane who split or something) and that while they were living their N52 lives they had their memories wiped. Is that what it is? It's so hard to follow sometimes. But my point is, if that's true, then I'm sure Batman and Superman will eventually come together again just like pre-Convergence.
Is N52 Superman even around now? I thought I read somewhere that he had reverted to Clark Kent without any superpowers.
Also, point of interest, I was browsing my local comic book store yesterday and they had the first couple of issues of the new Teen Titans. I flicked through them and it looks like Damian Wayne - Robin, Son of Batman - is going to be their new leader. That's interesting. He's a little shit but I've always liked him. I may have to add Teen Titans to my reading list just because of that.