Has Superman been irrevocably broken by years of writers trying to fix a “perfect” hero? Writing for The Atlantic, Asher Elbein examines why lackluster comic sales and controversial mass media adaptations reveal the struggle to tackle DC’s iconic superhero—but also what makes a good Superman story.
Exactly one hundred years ago today, an ocean liner struck a block of ice and sank in the North Atlantic. The story of the ocean liner has been told hundreds of times. This story is about the block of ice.