Originally Posted by Derek_Evans
why is is so wrong for Superman to go home to visit his folks? He obviously loves his parents....is it that hard for you get through your mind? good grief! It doesn't make him any less SUPER or any less of a MAN.
Because the character is better off with his parents dead. Running home to mommy and daddy for pie and advice while Batman deals with his own issues like a man is a good bit of why people look at Superman as a loser. A perfect white picket fence family is boring. It's not a coincidence that the Fonz and not Ritchie Cunningham was the most popular character on Happy Days.
It just doesn't work.