View Single Post
Old September 25 2012, 02:23 AM   #441
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: They are going ahead with a Justice League movie

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
Why would Superman be built like a bodybuilder?
Good point. He's so much stronger than human that he could be built like Woody Allen and still be the strongest guy in the world. And really, how often would he be able to exert his muscles sufficiently to build them up in the first place?

Also, more generally, the modern trend in comics to base superhero physiques on bodybuilders rather than athletes is deeply unrealistic, since bodybuilder physique is exaggerated for display. People who actually need to use their muscles in a practical way aren't so overbuilt; in fact, they're often quite wiry.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 11/16/14 including annotations for "The Caress of a Butterfly's Wing" and overview for DTI: The Collectors

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is online now   Reply With Quote