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Superman & Lois Comic Series Counters Controversial Scene from Man of Steel

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London, UK - 09/08/2018: Original Superman costume worn by Brandon Routh in Superman Returns (2006) on public display at the O2 Arena. ( Dan Jamieson / Shutterstock.com)

Key Takeaways:
– A controversial scene in Man of Steel gains redemption through a comic , Superman & Lois.
– The comic series Superman & Lois takes a warmer approach to a scene that was negatively received in Man of Steel.
– The scene in the Superman & Lois comic series appears to challenge the controversial scene in Snyder's Man of Steel.

Superman: A Gritty and its Backlash

Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is a beloved film, celebrated for its compelling blend of Clark Kent's identity crisis, action, and a touch of grittiness. However, it did not escape controversies and jokes within the universe, with digs taken at its controversial scenes in other storylines, such as the comic book series Superman & Lois.

Jonathan Kent's Controversial Remark in Man of Steel

Specifically, of Henry Cavill's character were thrown into a tizzy by a scene where 's character, Jonathan Kent, seemingly insinuates that it would have been better if his son, Kal-El or Clark Kent, had let a child drown to protect his real identity as a superhero with extraordinary powers. This suggestion came after Clark, while still a child himself, saved a school bus full of classmates from sinking, sparking rumors about his true identity.

Jonathan Kent's comments are both cold and unnerving, leading to much critique and unrest among fans and critics alike. Was it really a good move for Zack Snyder to paint such a harsh view of Jonathan Kent? Will the perception of this character be tarnished forever after this shocking turn of events?

Comfort in the Extended Universe: Superman & Lois Comic Series Responds

The creators of the comic book series prequel to CW's Superman & Lois, Earth-Prime #2, seem to have an answer. They addressed the controversial scene by creating a more comforting humane portrayal of Jonathan Kent.

The comic series reimagines the scene under a different light. As the story goes, Clark Kent and his father were walking down the Smallville streets when they witnessed a bus speeding towards a child. Without hesitation, Clark uses his superpowers to save the child. When Clark, aware that his powers were exposed, apologizes to his father, Jonathan responds differently than he did in the .

In an inspiring response, Jonathan asks his son, “What were you supposed to do, Clark? Just let him get hit?” This statement highlights Jonathan's acceptance and positivity towards Clark's superhuman abilities, contrasting starkly with the movie's darker approach.

A Return to Optimism in the Superhero Universe

The Superman & Lois comic series not only addresses the controversial scene in Man of Steel but also shifts the narrative toward a more optimistic outlook. It introduces Jonathan Kent's character as one that understands and supports his son's nature and , versus the fearful and harsh character seen in Snyder's film. This warm and reassuring depiction reinforces the idea that superheroes must use their abilities for good, even if it means risking their secret identities.

Man of Steel's depiction may have divided fan opinions, but this comic book response serves to remind fans and critics alike about the essence of being a superhero. It shows us that the true superhero spirit lies in doing what's right, irrespective of personal risks.

So, those yearning for a brighter portrayal of Superman's father can find in Earth-Prime #2. It sets a comforting precedent and serves as a reminder that the superhero universe is one that encourages actions for the greater good. To experience this roller coaster ride, fans can stream Man of Steel on Netflix today.

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