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Recently christopher nolan said “superman and batman cannot exsist in the same universe” and like most fanboys my kneejerk reaction was “WTF of course they can look at 70 years of continuity” but then i thought about it and creatively they can’t.

now i know how contreversial that statement is but think about it they can’t.
Here are 2 men who both fight crime yet in one city darkseid can attack every other week or a villian can throw a dumper truck at a hospital, cops wear armor and can shoot parisite with lasers. And in another it’s dark there’s drug dealers being beaten up and cops are just cops, no one throws cars no one leaps tall buildings with single bounds a crashing plane isn’t caught it just crashes but a mob boss never gets away.

In terms of tone as well batman won’t go out in day and superman rarely at night. You have a murderous psycopaths

Superman films should be about peoples problems blown up to heroic level mythological level even e.g. having a den but the den’s a crystal ice palace in the artic, having friends but they live in the future and expanding them you know lois dosen’t understand .

Batman films should be about taking super heroic themes i.e. fighting a guy who’s in a mask or driving on rooftops or jumping off buildings, taking those ideas those themes and brigning them down to a realistic level.
So therethore they cannot exist side by side or even on the same plane of reality

BUT…. and this is only hypothetically.But a director with a good script and some good ideas behind him might pull it off. Zack synder for example currently signed on to direct superman (can’t wait to see lex luthor’;s head being ripped off, as blood splatters at the camera in slow motion) could he make a superman vs batman film work. Anyway what are your opinions? i do love audience participation join the debate. is nolan right? who could direct supes vs bats? start commenting

ideas for comics symbol

“I gave you everything you could ever want, the finest education,the best training and what did you do become a stinking dirty hippy at that junkie hut you call a soup kitchen.”

“The finest schools?! you had me at military school before i could walk! you never cared about me i wasn’t a son to you, i was a science project you put me up for those experements to recreate the one man army formula to make me a a

“i tried to make you the best soilder you could be”

“you made me a weapon!!”

“And what did you do with, went to those protests with those hippies against the country,the government, our country our government set up some rats nest for the homeless”

“They served their country and now where’s there medal there parade? What there doing in vietnam is wrong what you’re doing in vietnam it’s wrong.”

and so symbol was born, His father was a general who had hoped his son to be the next “captain america” (i plan on doing several 60’s archetypes of different heroes including cap and a few others i’ve got an origin but no name yet) so he got him the best education,the best training he even put him up for experiments to recreate the conditions for the “super-soilders”. As a burning hatred for his father and a rebellious streak for anarky. He started going to protests at the age of 19 he started going to protests with his friends. They are shot on sight impervious to bullets he dosen’t die he then heads to his father and confronts him (scene above). His father asks him to leave he punches him in the face and the general sets security on him.

Two nights later a dirty cop is found beaten to a pulp next to a capital A on the wall symbolising anarky on the streets.

symbol’s base is an unused bunker as his father was high up in the military he knows where certain bunkers are. his cape is a flexible bullet proof material hidden under the fabric his car is an austin avenger and that’s preety much it please tell me what you think of his origin now that it’s written down i’m not so sure. thanks to Deemar and phil who’re doing some art ideas or even villians D did all the villians on that piece of work i have some of my own villian ideas i’ll post later if you want to name him post it in the comments section or tweet me what you want him to be called but for now here’s symbol in all his Deemar and Phil glory.

thanks again Phil proper awesome

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