Alan Moore doesn’t have a problem with omnipotence.
Even in his earlier work, from the “Star Wars” short stories to “Marvelman,” Moore plays around with characters who are more physically powerful than any obstacle they might face... And here he is writing the pre-Crisis Superman, the hero known for using planets as bowling balls and flying forward and backwards through time at a whim. But Moore doesn’t depower his characters just to humanize them, which is the trap writers so often fall into.
So many writers tend to think that Superman, and his ilk, need to be stripped of their near omnipotence to become relatable. To struggle. But Moore punches holes through that lie... The struggle always exists. The person beneath the powers will always have doubts and fears, will always have passions and problems, no matter how much outward strength they exhibit. The humanity lies within the characters, not in the “Powers and Abilities” entry of their dossier.
goodm0urning, post: 6307945, member: 2992 wrote:
goodm0urning, post: 6413564, member: 2992 wrote:
Alan Moore steps out of his house for a bit and visits Occupy London.
Havatchu, post: 7196405, member: 44777 wrote:
So is he the real life Dr. Doom?