Emily S. Whitten: Superman and Man of Steel

Emily S. Whitten

Emily S. Whitten writes everything from news, reviews, and interviews to how-tos, con round-ups, and opinion pieces for ComicMix and others; as well as comics featured on ComicMix, MTV.com, and Reelz.com; and occasionally even award-winning poetry and fiction. When she's not writing for fun or profit, she’s sharing geeky thoughts on the Fantastic Forum radio show and podcast Made of Fail. Emily is a convention organizer and consultant, and co-chair of the fourth North American Discworld Convention, which she co-founded. She has been Program Coordinator for Awesome Con and staff for several genre cons. Emily is a program moderator for Awesome Con and Fan2Sea; and you might also recognize her from her days of answering questions online as her alter-ego, Ask Deadpool. In her copious spare time, Emily enjoys crafting and cosplay, and looking after the cutest three-legged dwarf hamster in the world, ElliePuff. Oh, and when she's not doing all that, Emily is an active member of The National Press Club and holds down a 9-to-5 as a senior attorney for the federal government - although that may just be her superheroine cover identity.

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9 Responses

  1. Jarrod Buttery says:

    This doesn’t open Down Under for another two weeks (!) so I can’t read the column :-(

    Alternatively — may I ask (with the greatest respect) — was that you in the photo of the Carol Corps at HeroesCon?

    • Emily S. Whitten says:

      TWO WEEKS? That’s craziness. …Well, you can bookmark it? :)

      And no; I sadly wasn’t able to make it to HeroesCon this year.

      • Jarrod Buttery says:

        Great column, Emily. (Yes, I came back.)

        My overwhelming impression is that the filmmakers watched Marvel’s “Avengers” and decided, “Well, we can blow up more stuff than THAT!”

        • Emily S. Whitten says:

          Thanks! (I came back, too, waaaay later, haha. Oh well.)

          And…yeah, that could be part of the problem.

  2. mjike weber says:

    My first encounter with Superman was the George Reeves TV show in first run. (My mother believed Dr Wertham, so i didn’t see any non-Dell comics except at friends’ houses.)

    My image of Clark Kent remains George Reeves, standing there with his fedora tipped a little back and one hand tucked in his jacket pocket.

    OTOH, my image of Superman is Christopher Reeve. (One of the amazing things about his performance was that his Clark Kent looked bigger than his Superman…)

    • Emily S. Whitten says:

      I enjoy both of those interpretations of Clark/Superman. They are definitely both “canon” for me. :)

  3. George Haberberger says:

    George Reeves was also my first exposure to the character and he remains my favorite. Admittedly, a lot of that has to do with my age at the time, <10 years, but even watching those episodes today, Reeves performance holds up. If only he had lived to see the love that his fans had for him. Today he would be an honored guest at comic and film conventions.

    • Emily S. Whitten says:

      Yes! Could you imagine if he were around today and went to conventions?

      I always liked that version of Clark/Superman, although I also have great fondness for Christopher Reeve and Dean Cain, and, yes, even sometimes Tom Welling (on Red Kryptonite he’s pretty fun…)!

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