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What makes [Superman] interesting other than that he’s really, really strong? That question led me to want to redefine Clark in ways that made him more interesting and more flawed as a person. Not in a dark, mean, cynical way, because that’s way too easy. But as a true outsider whose heart is vulnerable. I wanted to emphasize the loneliness of a kid growing up knowing just how different he was from everyone else, who had to keep his distance for their protection and his own.

Quote of the Day | ‘What makes Superman unique?’ | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

This is basically every kid ever, if you think about it for longer than a half-second. This isn’t a Superman thing. It’s not profound. It’s just the human experience. It’s how we do. It’s not special.

(via iamdavidbrothers)

The whole point is that he isn’t human. No kid on earth actually knows what that feels like because no matter how alienated they may feel, they aren’t actual aliens. Superman grew up with powers and abilities beyond anything the world had ever truly seen before- that’s unique, that’s different. The fact that he didn’t grow up to be dark or cynical about, but instead remained warm, friendly and optimistic, make him far more interesting than all the typical “edgier” characters that are out right now.

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  11. twiststreet said: That is a WEIRD question, and a WEIRD answer to that question.
  12. bairfanx said: Is it bad that I couldn’t tell if that was Snyder talking about his new Supes book?
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