My wife and I went to see Man of Steel this weekend and while my expectations were not overly high, I was disappointed with the ending, which I will not spoil here. However, the ending provided me with a desire to research Superman lore in the attempt to reconcile this new style of Superman with the comic book hero’s past.
In my research I found this well-written Entertainment Weekly article, which discusses the typical superhero scenarios, as well as some nice looks into broad-spectrum morality, Alan Moore, Superman, and President Obama. In addition, there need to be spoilers for this type of discussion, so don’t click the link unless you have seen the movie or don’t care.
I can’t really choose a good blockquote, so I will let the article as a whole stand on its own. Enjoy!
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.