[LNH/ACRA] Onion Lad #8

Jamas Enright thad at eyrie.org
Thu Jun 8 07:28:00 PDT 2006

On Wed, 7 Jun 2006, Tom Russell wrote:

> Of course, having Superman die at the hands of mindless muscle is
> incredibly stupid and shows a basic lack of understanding of Superman.
> Superman's true enemies are not beings of incredible physical prowress,
> but rather men of intellect.  Even someone like Metallo or the
> Kryptonite Man, who, in most interpetations, aren't exactly rhodes
> scholar material, they still pose a threat which Superman must
> outsmart-- hitting them with his fists doesn't solve the problem.

That was the point of Doomsday (and shows they did get Superman) in that 
here was someone he couldn't outthink. Whatever Superman tried, Doomsday 
just punched his way through it. This was the one opponent Superman had to 
take on physically and give his all to because there was no other way to 
stop Doomsday.

(At least until the later installments...)

Jamas Enright
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