M'rk, son of Mogh wrote:
When did this whole "I can't relate to the character, so I don't like him" thing become popular?
Do people really relate to (checks the highest grossing movies list) blue avatars, street-rats who die on sinking ships and rich, snarky men in iron suits that hang out with gods and green monsters?
The whole point of Superman isn't relating to him. It's seeing something to strive for that you WISH you could be. It's why we put on capes as kids and ran around pretending to fly. And maybe it's something we shouldn't have outgrown.
I never said I didn't like the iconic, larger than life version of the character (my two favorite Supermen will always be George Reeves and Christopher Reeve, who both embodied that idea perfectly).
But I also don't think it hurts anything to also make Superman feel more like a real, believable character
-- with actual emotions and desires and needs like anyone else.
I don't see why he has to be limited to being just a symbol or archetype.