Superman is one of the most popular superheroes in the history of Mankind. He is the Last Son of Krypton and the last of his kind. He is also more or less, a God amongst men. Many idolize the big blue boy-scout for his ideals and virtues. With the power to literally movie the Earth, Superman still chooses to remain a subject of humility and piousness. But Superman also has some secrets of his own. While may argue his legitimacy as the King of all Superheroes, DC Comics has shown us that Superman may actually have some downsides, chief of them being incompetency as a superhero. That’s right folks!! The First ever true comic book superhero has been found to be an incompetent one and DC Comics is the one professing it. Presenting – DC Comics confirms Superman is the dumbest of all Superheroes!!
SPOILER ALERT: Major Spoilers for Tales from the Dark Multi-Verse: Death of Superman #1. Enter at your own risk….
Many have wondered a simple question ever since Superman debuted in DC Comics. If he truly is a God and possesses such immense powers, what is stopping him from solving the comic book world’s greatest problem – Super-Villains!! If Superman can take down villains like, say, the Joker and Lex Luthor, what is stopping him from doing so? Tales from the Dark Multi-Verse reveals that Superman actually had the power to do it but did not. He had the ability to let the world sleep peacefully at night but he just could not figure out the depth of his own abilities. And that, our dear friends, is the dumbest thing to do. Having the power to do the right thing but not doing it because you don’t know about it, even after such a long period of time.
In the comic book arc, the Man of Steel dies early on and the world is still grieving over his loss. Lois Lane is out for blood now. She blames the Justice League and the rest of the superheroes for not being able to protect Superman. She later on becomes the Eradicator and gains the same powers as Superman. Her new mission is rid the world of all evil by any means necessary. Her end objective is forming a shield around the world so that nobody else has to go through a loss like Lois did.
The Joker and Lex Luthor are two of the many casualties that die in the wake of Lois Lane’s global rampage. As she clears up the world of the criminal scum, she realizes one important fact. The world is now a rather happier place now that Lois has taken out the trash. And this leads her to one glaring question – What stopped Superman from doing it in the first place? If Lois Lane as the Eradicator could do it then why not Superman!!!
Think about it – Superman can listen to each and every voice in the planet simultaneously. He has the power of super speed and that means he could reach anywhere he wanted to, no matter how remote that corner of the world is, in mere moments. And he still chose not to. The World deserved a saviour 24/7 and Superman had the ability and skills to fill that gap. Now Lois is stuck doing what Superman was supposed to do a long time ago. Lois Lane is now stuck cleaning up Superman left.
And this brings us to the logical conclusion – If Superman would have done the same thing the whole world would never have descended into chaos. Millions of people would have been alive and the world would have been a much happier place.
The last movie to be released under the DC banner was Joker. The movie is currently in theatres. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.