Read Tom King’s Complete “Of Tomorrow” Story From “Action Comics #1000”

DC Comics has released the complete five page “Of Tomorrow” story from the upcoming 1000th issue of “Action Comics”.

While “Action Comics #1000” is filled with exciting and poignant stories celebrating the Man of Steel’s legacy, today DC Comics has revealed the first of many tales from the landmark issue “Of Tomorrow,” written by Tom King with art by Clay Mann.

Read the complete story at DCComics.com

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bhof
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bhof

I enjoyed this story quite a bit.

lcmcbain
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lcmcbain

Not bad, but the church mention is just always out of place with Superman.

liheibao
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liheibao

It shouldn’t be, but eh.

Steve Eden
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Steve Eden

I don’t think so. Not where he was raised, it isn’t. He was brought up in Kansas as the son of a farmer and his wife. It’s not very hard to imagine how that his upbringing would include church. We know where he learned his moral ethic, his parents. But it is highly likely that theirs was instilled in them, in part, by a religeous influence. At least, that’s how I see it.

lcmcbain
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lcmcbain

While that makes sense in a way, (although I highly doubt most of Kansas goes to Church 😉 it also supposes that his parents cannot have learned those same moral lessons without organized religion. I take issue with that. One doesn’t need religion to be moral and kind and be reasoned and ethical. And I consider Superman non-denominational. He’s for everyone and should not represent any religion or non-religion. Same way he should be apolitical. It’s irrelevant to who he is and is therefore unnecessary for writers to inject their own beliefs and biases into him.

liheibao
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liheibao

And I consider Superman non-denominational. He’s for everyone and should not represent any religion or non-religion.

Superman would be for everyone regardless of his own personal beliefs. . .which is what he is right now. Some of the greatest humanitarians and heroes the world has known were people of great, deep, faith.

lcmcbain
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lcmcbain

Yes, all true, but some of the best humans have also been atheists. I think it detracts when he aligns himself with any particular group in regards to religion and politics. Plus, one can be a person of deep faith and believe in no organized religion.

liheibao
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liheibao

Plus, one can be a person of deep faith and believe in no organized religion.

So then what is the point? Have faith, just don’t have any religion behind it? That’s more than dodgy. It asks that the character believe in a manner in which you’re comfortable with, as opposed to something genuine.

lcmcbain
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lcmcbain

It asks that the character believe in a manner in which you’re comfortable with, as opposed to something genuine. No, not at all. I don’t care what anyone believes in. (as long as that belief is not forced on others – not that i’m saying it is in this case) But this particular fictional character should not stand with any such group imo. He should never be cornered like that. Religion is divisive to all that are not part of that particular religion. As for being dodgy for having faith, why would you think that? Are there not agnostics that… Read more »

liheibao
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liheibao

A really nice short.

MattComics
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MattComics

As I talked about in another thread I think that maybe Johnathan and Martha could be religious but I doubt that they were strict, dogmatic types about it when it came to raising Clark.

As for Clark himself I more or less view him as something along the lines of an agnostic humanist. Or rather believing in the potential of all sentient beings really, not just humans since obviously in his universe the existence of alien life is proven.