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Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Marvel Counterpart of Superman-Prime

Kalinara's post on Superman-Prime got me thinking. Let's see, a character who's designed as a "fanboy" stand-in, complaining when their universe doesn't match "the way comics should be," and is, for all intents and purposes, unbeatable.

Does this sound like anybody in the Marvel Universe?

That's right...

The Earth-616 counterpart of Superman-Prime is...


The difference, of course, is that while Prime destroys everything he doesn't like, Squirrel Girl's reaction to a world that's "not right" is just to BE the hero she wants everyone to be like.

Well, that, and the fact that Geoff Johns writes Prime as an attack on the "fanboy" mentality, and Dan Slott writes Squirrel Girl as a celebration of it.

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