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Aquaman

[Executive speaks, dominating the meeting] Aquaman has been kind of a joke in the superhero world, so we need to reclaim him, and, you know, make him AWESOME. We need to get a beefy, manly guy, you know, no more blond wussy guy in spandex. Be sure he is naturally funny… you know, like that …

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Justice League

This is meant to be the origin story of DC Comics’ version of the Knights of the Round Table (or, I don’t know, the Avengers?). We’ve met the current Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck), Clark Kent/Superman (Henry Cavill), and Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), but they need a few other superheroes to pick up the slack …

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Suicide Squad

DC Comics’ Suicide Squad is a mishmash of bad guys and villains pulled together as the government’s secret weapon. Superman is dead, and an official posits the scary thought, what if another superhuman character showed up, but he didn’t happen to be nice like the flying man in tights? Who would be able to stop …

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Max Fleischer’s Superman: 1941-1942

Superman has gone through so many pop-culture incarnations, from the¬†campy television shows with George Reeves in ill-fitting tights, to the super-sleek (and still tight) costume of the most recent film Man of Steel,¬†Brandon Routh. But still, watching the original cinematic short films of Superman from the early 1940s, it doesn’t take even a stretch of …

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