Whats so funny about truth justice and the american way

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whats so funny about truth justice and the american way

Whats So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way? by Joe Kelly

Action Comics #775, titled Whats So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?, is considered to be one of the best single issues of Superman in existence. And rightfully so — while its no All-Star Superman or Superman: Secret Identity, Joe Kelly still did an impressive job with a story that attempts to answer all the skeptics, haters and nay-sayers why exactly Superman was, is and always will be the greatest and most relevant superhero. The story faces Superman against the new aggressive The Authority-like supergroup called The Elite, who think that his methods are outdated and his ideals are stupid. Through it we see the burden of what it means to treat everybody with justice, why everyone deserves it and why its so important. While The Elite are sort of cartoon-ish in how extreme and borderline villainous they are (not to mention that this poke at The Authority doesnt seem entirely fair) and the story may generally feel a bit preachy and on the nose, I cant deny the effectiveness of Kellys writing. It does show the Superman who is tired of being deconstructed, belittled and overlooked, and in the most straightforward way possible the story answers the question raised by its own title. Hope is the way to go, and theres nothing funny about Supermans way. To every Superman fan, and especially to every Superman skeptic I recommend checking out this single issue. Right now its just a dollar on Comixology as part of Road to Action Comics #1000 sale, and at the very least youll read one of the characters milestone issues, but who knows, it also might change your opinion on the Greatest Hero of All Time.
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‘Supergirl’ Recap ‘What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?’

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A group of metahumans calling themselves the Elite - consisting of Manchester Black, a psychokinetic; Hat, who has a supremely powerful magic hat; Coldcast, with power over subatomic particles; and Menagerie, who is covered with symbiotic creatures - suddenly appear on the world scene and proclaim themselves "super-heroes". They are able to stop a terrorist threat in Libya involving a giant genetically enhanced ape, but not without killing the perpetrators, and not without huge and unnecessary loss of civilian life. Upon learning about the Elite from reporter Jack Ryder , Superman heavily disapproves of the Elite's lack of morals and their willingness to kill. However, much to his dismay, many people tend to agree with the Elite's brutal methods, as they see it as the only way to deal with increasingly dangerous criminals and evil-doers. During a conversation he has with Steel after learning this, he wonders if the world has moved on without the need of Superman.

"What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?"

Sign in. Stars on the purple carpet at the Emmys decide which TV show characters would make great superheroes or supervillains , and more. Watch now. Manchester Black breaks out of prison with the help of his new team, the Elite. Supergirl tries to apprehend Black and his team while dealing with a shocking new development involving Ben Lockwood. Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video. Start your free trial.

This post contains spoilers for Supergirl. Check out our last review here. When we last left Supergirl and her team, Menagerie was apprehended and Ben Lockwood was released on Presidential pardon. With Lockwood free, the Children of Liberty expected to see a lot more action from their martyred leader. In an attempt to make use of his visit with the President, he asks that The Children of Liberty all be deputized to help validate their America Firs—er, sorry—Earth First initiative. Say what you will about Manchester Black, all of the best quotes of the episode belong to him.

Manchester Black has escaped prison and he brought some friends along with him. With the help of four others, Manchester is out for revenge against those who seek to hurt aliens. His method for doing things is radical, and Supergirl tries to talk him down. Manchester then tells her about a secret government operation to launch a satellite into space that will shoot down any incoming spacecrafts. Supergirl goes all the way to the top, asking the President to stop the operation. She tells him that if the project continues, a lot of innocent people are going to die, aliens and humans alike.


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