For some reason, I feel like I’ve run into the “Superman is too powerful, which makes him boring and destroys suspension of disbelief” argument multiple times in recent days, and I’ve got to tell you: I hate it.  Still, if you had to pick a way to challenge the Man of Steel, you couldn’t do much better than Satan himself.  If you had to pick the winning side of Superman Vs. The Devil, you wouldn’t be worrying about Kryptonite or questions of super-breath, you’d be wondering how Satan got a cape, leading to today’s infernal query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) notices that you don’t hear as many people complaining that Batman is boring because he can purchase any gadget he wants, thanks to his super-power of “embezzlement”, asking: Place your bets: Superman Vs. The Devil, winner take all!  Who wins?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Malone_hasco on

    I’d like to think Superman. That “Superman is boring because of..” bs argument is usually from people who have not read a good comic book in their life, or if they have, its those same three Batman trades everyone has.

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