SUPERMAN & CAPTAIN AMERICA: The Most Misunderstood Heroes
I will be starting off my article discussing the crown jewel of DC superheroes The Man of Steel.
I discuss the common misconceptions of Captain America and Superman.
"It is a remarkable dichotomy. In many ways, Clark is the most human of us all. Then... he shoots fire from the skies and it is difficult not to think of him as a god. And how fortunate we all are that it does not occur to him."
To me this is the perfect description of who exactly Superman is. He is man who holds enough power to decimate the entire earth yet he uses it humbly. Yet many people seem to think that because of the way he uses his power makes him to much of a pacifist. Personally I feel this proves just how awesome Superman is. Just imagine having as much power he has. You would have to constantly be on guard of how you use your abilities, you would constantly have to keep your anger in check so you don't just lose it and hurt those closest to you. I have also heard from people who say that he has no problems that he's just a giant symbol of perfection that he doesn't have any sort of internal turmoil but in reality he may very well be just as troubled as Batman the only difference is the way they deal with it.
Superman may be invulnerable physically but on the inside he is just as vulnerable as the rest of us. The Last Son of Krypton that is his identity a man without his real family and alienated by the fact that he is one of the few who have to deal with powers on the level that he has. My last case for the The Red/Blue Boyscout is that many people say that he has no physical threat and all I have to say to that is Google search Superman vs Doomsday nuff said.
Now onto The Star Spangled Acenger
“I’m loyal to nothing, general — except the dream.”
Him just like The Man of Steel deal with the misconception of being too much of a boyscout. What they seem to forget is that he served the U.S military as a soldier fighting the hard fight and a man who will never surrender.Also just like Superman he suffers from loneliness because he is "The Man Out of Time" a man who lost pretty much everyone he knew in what felt like a quick nap to him.
He also suffers from the reversal of what Superman suffers from that he is too weal of a hero and that he isn't interesting because anyone can take him out. Personally this makes him about 10 times better because just through strategy, skill, and sheer force of will to get through the battle.
Thank all of you who have read this I would like to hear how you all liked my first article on this site and would like to hear anything that can help me in writing my articles below.
: This article was submitted by a volunteer contributor who has agreed to our code of conduct
. ComicBookMovie.com is protected from liability under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and "safe harbor" provisions. CBM will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement. Please contact us
for expeditious removal of copyrighted/trademarked content. You may also learn more about our copyright and trademark policies HERE