Video – Brian Michael Bendis Talks Superman

In a new DC All Access video Brian Michael Bendis talks about the challenges involved in writing Superman, living up to the ideals he stands for, and his plans for building the world of Metropolis.

The BMB section starts 3 minutes and 35 seconds into the video.

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Super Kal
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when I first read the quote from him concerning “truth, justice, and the American way” through here, i was excited… but now, after hearing it in context of what Bendis is talking about… not so much

MattComics
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I think he’s spot on with respect to truth, justice and the american way. Personally I have never viewed that phrase Superman’s endorsement of any particular administration or that it means America is always right or above all others. I also consider Superman a defender of the world and not just America but America is his where he lives and where he was raised so obviously it’s a place that means a lot to him and where he was shown humanities potential for goodness through Johnathan and Martha Kent and all his friends that he would meet later. The execution… Read more »
kal-bert
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I agree completely with the part of the “American Way”. Superman works better when he is not an american. With that I mean exactly what they did when he rejectecd american citicenship. He didn’t belong to a country, he belongs to the world. And this should be reflected more in the comics. I agree too with the Clark Kent part. We need to see more from him. In this Rebirth/Reborn era Clark has become his child’s caretaker. We all know he is currently one of the 2 best reporters but we just see him taking care of the family. He… Read more »