The Superhero vs. Society's Advancements

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Dillinger, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    So today on the local morning radio show they somehow got on the topic of Superheros and how screwed they would be in today's modern culture. I was rolling when I got to thinking about it.

    Think about it for a minute.

    Superman doesn't have a phone booth to change anymore. There are no phone booths. :eek: The guy worked at a paper. How many jobs are there in that field anymore?! And who is going to put up with a "reporter" who is constantly late to the scene??

    Spiderman is just as screwed. As Peter Parker he was a free lance photographer and his claim to fame was capturing images of the allusive Spiderman. Now that everyone has a camera on their cellphone, and there are cameras at every ATM, all night parking lot and half the city corners, what are his future earning prospects looking like?

    Wonder Woman? Yeah, Invisible Jet. In a Post 9/11 age? I think not thank you very much. That broad is getting shot down by the first air jockey they can get to the scene. :cool:

    Give it some thought and think about who you liked as kid. Could their story be told today? And how would you have to change the story to make them still a viable superhero in today's tech friendly world....

    Discuss.

    JD
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Captain Caveman is timeless.
     

  3. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    I could see how having razor sharp claws might be an issue.
     
  4. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Forget about Captain America. He would be branded a right-wing extremist by the powers that be, and he would have to change his name to Captain United Nations. He would not be allowed to take on the enemies of America. He would be forced to bow to the leaders of other nations and he probably would be nutered.

    Superman could work for a blogging service. He might have to change in unisex bathrooms though; or better yet, porta potties at construction sites.

    Spiderman would have to be Spidey 100% of the time, thus he would have to go on welfare. No more income unless Peter Parker joined the UFC.

    Wonder Woman would have to start her own internet porn pay site. Her lasso of truth could be used in many ways.
     
  5. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I think Mild Mannered Janitor "Penry" or is he the number one super guy, is still safe to save the City.
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  6. saviorslegacy

    saviorslegacy New Member

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    My favorite superhero was and always will be the X-Men!
    I think that they would have the least ammount of trouble when compared to the other super heroes. This is of course, if you ignore the problems that have always been there. ie Causing destruction and not paying for it, having a bunch of random kids at a school and a private Blackbird.
     
  7. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    Aquaman would be destroyed by the Gulf Oil Spill!
     
  8. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Not fair Dave you beat me to the punchline on Aquaman..:mad:
     
  9. falseharmonix

    falseharmonix New Member

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    Captain Planet might be able to fix the oil spill, but he would also be the leader of the Rainbow People's Republic of Kalifornia.
     
  10. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    I think Mighty Thor might still do OK. But the Incredible Hulk would be sent to anger management classes.
     
  11. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Batman is cool, although he had the gay sidekick Robin!
    Although I think he could tough it out in the in the Batcave for years, if he had enough ammo ,and gas for the Bat mobile. I would think that Batman would survive!:confused:
     
  12. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    At least we can both agree that we're unrealisticly handsome!
     
  13. soldierman79

    soldierman79 New Member

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    regulated super hero's

    Well, they'd make Superman register his laser vision as a concealed weapon. He wouldn't be allowed to use his x-ray vision(invasion of privacy/spying). The FAA wouldn't allow him to travel any faster that regulated personal aircraft or exceed a 32,000ft altitude ceiling. They would force him to change in his own home due to public nudity ordinances. The title 'Superman' implies the he is superior to other men and he'd be sued for discrimination and racism.

    Sorry, I got carried away :)
     
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